Leslie Harkema

Leslie Harkema
Associate Professor of Spanish
Division Director of Spanish & Portuguese
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Research/Teaching Interests

  • Literatures and cultures of modern and contemporary Spain

  • Spanish and Iberian Modernisms

  • Gender Studies

  • Theory, practice, and history of translation


Ph.D. Hispanic Language and Literatures, Boston University

M.A. Comparative Literature, University of Georgia at Athens

B.A. English and Spanish, Calvin College

Courses Taught at Baylor

  • Conversation and Composition (SPA 3302)

  • Survey of Spanish Literature from the 18th Century to the Present (SPA 3352)

Selected Publications


  • Faithful Betrayals: Translation, Nationhood, and Gender in Modern Spain’s Multilingual Republic of Letters. (Manuscript in Progress).

  • Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura. Toronto Iberic Series. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2017.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Teaching the Multi-Faceted Unamuno in a Semester-Long, Undergraduate Course.” Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno. Ed. Luis Álvarez Castro (New York: Modern Language Association, 2020): 42-48.

  • “Speaking in Tongues: On Maragall, Unamuno, and Pentecost.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 96.8 (2019): 815-833.

  • “Translation, Gender, and the Republic of Letters in José de Cadalso’s Los eruditos a la violeta and Its Suplemento.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 96.3 (2019): 399-424.

  • “‘Felices años veinte’?: Las chicas del cable and the Iconicity of 1920s Madrid.” Televising Restoration Spain: History and Fiction in Twenty-First Century Costume Dramas. Ed. David R. George and Wan S. Tang (Cham: Palgrave MacMillan, 2018): 221-239.

Book Reviews

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Curriculum Vitae