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Zachary Erwin

Academic Biography:
In my sophomore Spanish class in high school, we read a play by the Spanish playwright, Antonio Buero Vallejo. Our teacher asked each student to lead the discussion of a few pages of the play. I enjoyed the experience so much that I thought to myself, "I could do this for a living." Thus began my journey toward becoming a Spanish language and literature professor. Since that day, more than two decades ago, I've had the chance to teach at a number of different institutions. Before coming to Monmouth in 2013, I taught at Oxford College of Emory University, Swarthmore College, and the University of Texas at Austin. Since May 2016, I have served as chair of Monmouth's Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Research Interests:
The nineteenth-century Spanish novel. Gender and Masculinity Studies. Galician Studies. Spanish theater of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Twentieth-century Spanish narrative.

Selected Research and/or Creative Work:

Erwin, Zachary. “Teaching Masculinity in Pardo Bazán’s Novels.” Approaches to Teaching the Writings of Emilia Pardo Bazán, edited by Margot Versteeg and Susan Walter, Modern Language Association, 2017, pp. 58-63.

Erwin, Zachary. “Fantasies of Masculinity in Emilia Pardo Bazán's Memorias de un solterón.” Revista De Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 46, no. 3, Oct. 2012, pp. 547-568.

Conference Presentations:

Erwin, Zachary. “The Crisis of Masculinity in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s La Tribuna.” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures, University of Kansas, November 2016.

Erwin, Zachary. “The Violence of Competing Masculinities in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s Los Pazos de Ulloa.” 23rd Annual Conference of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (International Association of Hispanic Women’s Literature and Culture), Claremont Colleges, October 2013.

Erwin, Zachary. “Regenerations: Masculinity and Politics in Emilia Pardo Bazán’s La madre Naturaleza.” “Escritoras: From Enlightenment to Modernismo” Symposium, Florida International University, March 2013.

Courses Taught:
SPAN102 Elementary Spanish II
SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish
SPAN210 Spanish Conversation
SPAN230 Advanced Grammar
SPAN310 Introduction to Literary Analysis
SPAN325 Spanish Peninsular Literature
SPAN335 History and Cultures of Spain
SPAN336 Topics: The Theater of Nineteenth-Century Spain
INTG326 Self-Made Men?: Gender and Modern Masculinities
MLLC420 Independent Study: Don Quijote

Ph.D. Duke University 2010
M.A. Duke University 2007
B.A. Emory University 2000

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 305C McMichael Academic