Frieda H. Blackwell

Frieda H. Blackwell
Professor of Spanish
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Research/Teaching Interests

  • Spanish literature and culture, especially 19th and 20th centuries

Education

Ph.D., Spanish, Vanderbilt University

M.A., Spanish, Vanderbilt University

B.A., English and Spanish, Mars Hill College

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Elementary Spanish I & II (SPA 1301 & 1302)

  • Intermediate Spanish (SPA 2310)

  • Exploring the Spanish-Speaking World (SPA 2320)

  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature (SPA 3305)

  • Spanish Civilization (SPA 3310)

  • Survey of Spanish Literature from the Eighteenth Century (SPA 3352)

  • Nineteenth-Century Spanish Literature (SPA 4364)

  • Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature (SPA 4366)

  • Topics in Hispanic Language and Literature: Women Writers, Civil War & Dictatorship (SPA 4388)

  • Spanish Poetry and Drama: 19th and 20th Centuries (SPA 5324)

  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Spanish Narrative (SPA 5326)

Selected Publications

Textbook

Co-authored with Paul Larson. Guía básica de la crítica literaria y el trabajo de investigación.  (Boston, MA: Thomson Heinle, 2006; 2nd edition, updated and expanded, Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2021).

Articles

  • “Roots of a Religious Crisis: García Lorca and the Libro de poemas.” Hispania 88:2 (2005): 245-256.

  • “Narrative Perspective in La novela de Pepe Ansúrez by Torrente Ballester.” Tabla redonda: Anuario de estudios torrentinos 5 (2007): 67-80.

  • “Hidden Politics and Serious Humor in Los ladrones somos gente honrada by Enrique Jardiel Poncela.” Letras peninsulares (2006-2007): 223-233.

  • “Delibes’ El hereje, the Historical Novel, Protestantism and the Critique of Spain’s Catholic Church.” Hispanic Journal 34.1 (2013): 43-56.

Book Chapter

  • “El tiempo, la memoria y las huellas de la Guerra civil española y la postguerra en Los aires difíciles de Almudena Grandes.” In Almudena Grandes: Memoria, compromiso y resistencia. Helena Talaya and Sara Fernández, eds. (Granada: Valparaíso Ediciones, 2017): 43–56.

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