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Elizabeth M. Willingham

Associate Professor of Spanish

Baylor University
One Bear Place #97393
Waco, TX 76798-7393
254-710-6012
D 219A 
Beth_Willingham@baylor.edu

Fall 2014 Office Hours: TR 10:00-11:00, 3:15-4:30, and by appointment.

Education
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
M.A., Baylor University
B.A., Baylor University

Courses Taught
Romance Linguistics and Old Spanish; Hispanic film and popular culture in electronic and print media. Introduction to Hispanic Literature; Conversation and Composition (in the context of Hispanic film

Selected Publications

Books

Willingham, Elizabeth Moore. The Mythical Indies and Columbus's Apocalyptic Letter: Imagining the Americas in the Late Middle Ages. Sussex, UK: Sussex Academic P, [2014].

---,ed. La queste del Saint Graal: (The Quest for the Holy Grail) From the Old French Lancelot of Yale 229 with Essays, Glossaries, and Notes to the Text. The Illustrated Prose Lancelot of Yale 229. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2012.

---,ed. Laura Esquivel's Mexican Fictions. Sussex, UK: Sussex Academic P, 2010.

---,ed. La mort le Roi Artu: (The Death of Arthur) From the Old French Lancelot of Yale 229 with Essays, Glossaries, and Notes to the Text. The Illustrated Prose Lancelot of Yale 229. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2007.

---, ed. Essays on the Prose Lancelot of Yale 229. The Illustrated Lancelot Prose of Yale 229. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2007.

Recent essays, review articles

---. "Yearning after landscapes in Gonzalo de Berceo's Milagros de Nuestra Señora and Cristóbal Colón's 'Letter to Luis de Santángel' (1943)." La corónica: Seeing Through Words: Ekphrasis in Medieval Iberian Literature. [Forthcoming 2014-2015].

---. "A 'Companion' for Interdisciplinary and Comparative Research on European and Trans-Atlantic Women's Lives and Gender Issues at the Early Modern Period:Poska, Couchman, and McIver's The Ashgate Research Companion to Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe." Sixteenth-Century Journal [forthcoming 2014].

---. "Reconsidering the Poema de mío Cid and Spanish Epic in Historical Literary Critical Contexts in Heroes and Anti-Heroes: A Celebration of the Cid. Ed.

---. "Dissertation to Book: Three New Studies of Chretién's Conte del Graal and its Continuations: Thomas Hinton's The Conte du Graal Cycle: Chrètien de Troyes's Perceval, the Continuations, and French Arthurian Romance; Luke Sunderland's Old French Narrative Cycle: Heroism between Ethics and Morality; and Leah Tether's The Continuations of Chrétien's Perceval: Content and Construction, Extension and Ending." Arthuriana 24.2 (June 2014): [TBA].

---. Las voces del Románico: Arte y epigrafîa en San Quirce de Burgos by Daniel Rico Camps. Murcía, Spain: Nausícaä, 2008." La corónica 40.2 (2012): 52-58. (Review article).

---. "Madness and Illness in Laura Esquivel's Como agua para chocolate." Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica: Hysteria, Hallucination, and Madness in Hispanic Literature 26 2010 (August 2011): 100-115.

---. "Celtic Ornament, Irish Gospel Book Decoration, and the Illustrated Prose Lancelot of Yale 229." Proceedings of the Twenty-third Harvard Celtic Colloquium 23 2003. Department of Celtic Languages and Literatures, Faculty of Art and Sciences. Harvard University. Harvard UP. 2009. 299-326. [Refereed proceedings.]

Books under contract

---,ed. l'Agravains: From the Old French Lancelot of Yale 229 with Essays, Glossaries, and Notes to the Text. Turnhout: Brepols. (Expected, late 2014, early 2015).

---. Critical Companion to the Text, Narrative, and Decoration of the Lancelot of Yale 229. Turnhout: Brepols. (Expected 2015).

Public presentations (Selective, 2013-2014)

Willingham, Elizabeth M. "Incunabula printings of Columbus's Barcelona Letter in Spanish, Latin, Italian, and German-and Perhaps in Catalán." 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University (WMU), May 2014.

---. "Goals and challenges of teaching Old Spanish and Romance Linguistics from a historical perspective in an MA program" Roundtable in Old Spanish. 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University (WMU), May 2014.

---. "Texts and images of desire in the anonymous 'Cantilène de sainte Eulalie' and Prudentius's 'Hymn in honor of the passion of the Most Holy Martyr Eulalia': Virgin death and celestial marriage." SCCCL. New Orleans, March 2014.

---. "Young Female Characters Respond to Psychic Trauma in Twentieth-century Fiction and Memoir: Three Examples from Latin America in the work of Nellie Campobello, Isabel Allende, and Laura Esquivel." 47th Southwest Council of Latin American Studies (SCOLAS) Congress. San Diego. March 2014.

---. "Monstrous Mothers and Villainesses in the Mexican Telenovela: Masks and más caras." South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA). New Orleans, October 2013.

---. "Antiphony, strategy, whim, and nodding in the construction of Yale 229." Early Book Society. 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies. Western Michigan University (WMU), May 2013.

---. "Separation from God in the Vulgate Lancelot: From the Estoire to the Queste" SCCCL. New Orleans, March 2013.

Recent Honors

-Bill L. and Gerre D. Andrist Prize in Hispanic Gender Studies for a paper entitled "Monstrous Mothers and Villainesses in the Mexican Telenovela: Masks and más caras." New Orleans, 2013.

-Southwest Council of Latin American Studies' Harvey L. Johnson Book Award. Miami, FL, March, 2012 for Laura Esquivel's Mexican Fictions.

-Department of Modern Foreign Languages Nominee for the University Research Award, 2011.

-NEH Fellow, Research Fellowship for University Teachers, 2009-2010 for an edition of the Agravains from Yale 229. (Expected 2014-2015).

Research Interests

Periods: Medieval Europe; 19th - 21st century Latin American; Approaches: Comparative, interdisciplinary, text and discourse criticism, contextual. Theory: ideas of nobility and the hero; Judeo-Christian interpretations; gender studies; translation. Materials: medieval European visual, religious, and literary culture, language, linguistics, and texts; scribal and early print-period culture; medieval-themed, Hispanic, and global film; Mexican fiction, film, and telenovelas; Tudor drama; 19th -century fiction and poetry.