Sessional Lecturer of Spanish

María Adealida Escobar is originally from Colombia where she initially studied Philosophy and Literature to then pursue her studies in English and Hispanic Literature and Cultures. Her main interests are transcultural interactions, identity and gender dialogues in and between the cultures of Spain and Latin America. She specializes in modern –Francoist– and contemporary Spanish literature and culture and transatlantic cinema.  In her current research she is exploring the relationship between mothers and daughters, with focus on the transmission of personal and historic memories, in Spanish and Latin America women’s filmmakers and writers. Parallel to this, she is also investigating how Hispanic women film directors use visual and performance arts in their films in order to counter hegemonic elaborations of normativity.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Transcultural interactions between Spain and Latin America
  • Modern and contemporary Spanish literature and culture
  • Contemporary Spanish and Latin American women film makers
  • Theatre and Performance Studies
  • Francoist history and culture
  • Gender identity and gender transcultural dialogues

AWARDS

  • 2009, 2011, 2012 McCall MacBain Fellowship in Arts, McGill University.
  • 2011-2012 McGill Graduate Excellence Fellowship, McGill University.
  • 2011 Frank & Judith Kunz Fellowship in the Humanities, McGill University.
  • 2010 McGill Principal’s Graduate Fellowship, McGill University.
  • 2010 McGill, Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, McGill University.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

“El simulacro teatral en el cine español: Los farsantes (1963) de Mario Camus.” Studies in Hispanic and Latin American Cinemas (submitted).

“El teatro como antídoto contra la opresión en Cómicos  (1953) de Juan Antonio Bardem.” Hecho Teatral 15 (2015): 109-130.

“De alimento a poesía: la identidad cubana en Paradiso de José Lezama Lima.” Perífrasis Revista de Literatura, Teoría y Crítica 5.3 (2012): 65-80.

“A las doce pasa el muerto.” Yesca y Pedernal 2.5 (2003): 7-13.

Winter 2017

SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish II Sections

Expands on the fundamentals of the Spanish language, and presents more complex structures in a variety of tenses and modes; interacting through discussions and gaining cultural awareness through literature and film.

Winter 2017

SPAN302 Advanced Spanish II Sections

Advanced grammar structures in context; students expand lexical repertoire, and gain fluency and flexibility as they deepen cultural awareness through reading, listening, discussion, and writing.

Winter 2017

SPAN301 Advanced Spanish I Sections

Advanced grammar structures in context, lexical repertoire, fluency and cultural awareness to broaden and develop language skills.