Modern Languages & Literatures - Spanish

Katy Ross

Associate Professor of Spanish

Areas of expertise

Twenty and twenty-first century peninsular Spanish literature and film

Women's Literature

Immigration Studies

Film Studies



Education

PhD, University of Texas 2004
MA, University of Kansas 1997
BA, Davidson College 1995

Positions

Chair of Spanish Program
Southwestern University
August 01, 2011 - July 31, 2015

Teaching Philosophy


Previous Courses

Spanish I-IV

Cultures of Spain (in Granada)

Post Franco Spanish Women Writers

Gender, Race and Nationalism in Spanish Cinema

Race and Immigration in Spanish Literature

 


Research

20th and 21st century Spanish women's writing

Spanish film since 1992


Professional Work


Publications

Journal articles

·         ¡Mami qué buena estás! Representations of the Immigrant Woman in I love you baby.  Letras femeninas 34.1 (Summer 2008):  217-229.

·         Trauma, Violence and Pornography:  Un mal año para Miki by José Ovejero.  Letras hispanas 5.1 (Spring 2008).  http://letrashispanas.unlv.edu/vol5iss1/Bourland_Ross.pdf. 

·         The Postfeminist Question in Almudena Grandes's Atlas de geografía humana.  Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica XXIII (Fall 2007):  93-105.

·         Carmen de Icaza:  Novela Rosa as Feminist Discourse?  Letras peninsulares 18.1 (Spring 2006):  99-108.        

·         Ser mujer hoy en día:  una entrevista con Esther Tusquets.  Confluencia 20.2 (Spring 2005):  214-20.

·         Paloma Pedrero:  el escape de los roles tradicionales de la mujer. Romance Notes 43.3 (2003):  279-284. 

Chapter in an edited volume:

 Why We Are All in the Club:  El club de las malas madres (2009). The Changing Spanish Family:  Essays on New Views in Literature, Cinema and Theater.  Ed. Tiffany Trotman.  Jefferson, NC:  Macfarland Press, 2011.  9-23.

The Changing Faces of Motherhood:  Lucía Etxebarria's Un milagro en equilibrio  (M)Othering the Nation: Constructing and Resisting National Allegories through the Maternal Body.   Ed.  Lisa Bernstein.  London: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008.  147-158.

 Sex, Drugs, and Violence in Lucía Etxebarria's Amor, curiosidad, prozac y dudas. Novels of the Contemporary Extreme.  Ed. Alain-Philippe Durand.  London: Continuum Publishing, 2006.  153-62.


Seminars & Presentations

Being Good is Bad:  the Ethics of Mothering According to El club de las malas madres by Lucía Etxebarria.  AILFCH XX Congreso Anual, Austin, TX, October 14-16, 2010.

Mujer, inmigración e identidad:  El último patriarca de Najat El Hachmi.  Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades IV Congreso Internacional, Sevilla, Spain, June 24-27, 2009.

Is Spain Still Spanish?  Bigas Luna's Yo soy la Juani.  SCMLA, San Antonio, Texas, November 6-8, 2008.  Winner of The 2008 Bill L. and Gerre D. Andrist Award for Hispanic Gender Studies.

From Feminism to Post-Feminism:  Acts of Violence in Alicia Giménez-Bartlett's Ritos de muerte (1996).  61st Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 17-19, 2008.  Co-presented with student Violeta Gómez.

Jamón, jamón and Yo soy la Juani:  Bigas Luna's Changing Notion of Spanishness. Second International Conference on Spanishness in the Spanish Novel and Cinema of the 20th-21st Century, Denton, Texas, March 14-15, 2008.

The Erotic Quest Romance:  Lucía Etxebarria's Nosotras que no somos como las demás.  XXXIII Congreso Anual de Literaturas Hispánicas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, October 19-21, 2007.

¡Mami qué buena estás! Representations of the Immigrant Woman in I love you baby.  60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 19-21, 2007.

 Maternal Instinct Does Not Exist:  Representations of Motherhood in Two Works by Lucía Etxebarria.  XXXII Congreso Anual de Literaturas Hispánicas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, October 6-7, 2006.

¿En qué consiste ser madre?:  Representaciones de la figura materna en Un milagro en equilibrio de Lucía Etxebarria.  Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades IV Congreso Internacional, Madrid, Spain, June 24-27, 2006.

The Post Feminist Question in Almudena Grandes's Atlas de geografía humana.  59th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 19-21, 2006.

9/11, Technology, and Pornography: Un mal año para Miki by José Ovejero.  2006 Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, February 22-24, 2006.

Esther Tusquets:  Women and Fairy Tales in El amor es un juego solitario.  58th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 21-23, 2005.

Honors & Awards

The 2008 Bill L. and Gerre D. Andrist Award for Hispanic Gender Studies for "Is Spain Still Spanish?  Bigas Luna's Yo soy la Juani." 2008.

Groups & Affiliations

MLA

SCMLA

ACTFL

AILCFH