Silvia Ruiz-Tresgallo

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin- Stout
Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, and Performing Arts Department
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 215 Tainter Hall
Phone: 715-232-1237
Email: ruiz-tresgallos@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION 2002 Teacher’s Education Center (Santander, Spain). Course: Pedagogic Techniques for English Teachers. 2002 Macmillan and Heinemann Publishing Company (Spain). Course: Pedagogic Techniques for English Teachers. 2002 APB Computer Academy (Spain). Intensive Computer Science (Windows 98 – Office 2000) and Internet course. 2001 Universidad de Cantabria (Spain). Department of History. Spanish Ph.D. Course: Funerary Archaeology. 2000 Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain). Facultad de Medicina. Fundación Universidad-Empresa. Course: Anthropology for Archeologists. 2000 Universidad de Verano de Castilla y León (Spain). Summer Course: Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons. 2000 Universidad de Cantabria (Spain). Department of the Education Sciences. Teacher Training Course (Curso de Aptitud Pedagógica). 1999-2000 University of Cambridge First/Advanced Certificate in English as a Foreign Language.

Teaching Interests: COURSES I AM PREPARED TO TEACH Literature General Courses Medieval & Early Modern Spanish Literature Spanish American Colonial Literature Spanish American Contemporary Literature U.S. Latino Literature and Culture Transatlantic Studies Film and Literature Specific Seminars ▪ De-witching Female America: Gender and Power in Spanish American Literature ▪ Women in the Picaresque Novel ▪ The Transatlantic Picaresque ▪ Imperial Eyes: Race, Gender, and Power in Colonial Spanish American Literature ▪ Transatlantic Baroque Literature: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz’s Intellectual World Ruiz-Tresgallo 6 ▪ Imagining America: Myths, Fantasies, and Monsters of the New World in Spanish American Colonial Literature ▪ Re-writing America: The Conquest and the Colony in the Contemporary Spanish American Narrative ▪ Spanish American Women Writers: Corporeality, Identity, and Power ▪ Magic and Religion in the Contemporary Spanish American Narrative ▪ U.S. Latina Writers: Challenging Borders and Remapping the American Imagination ▪ Women in Spanish American Cinema Spanish Culture/Language/Grammar Latin-American Civilization and Culture Iberian Civilization and Culture Advanced Oral Expression and Communication Advanced Grammar and Composition through Reading Advanced Writing and Stylistics in Spanish for Heritage Students GRADUATE-LEVEL COURSEWORK Spanish American Literature Early Spanish American Literature (Prof. J. Cuervo-Hewitt) Survey Colonial through Modernismo (Prof. J. Febles) Survey XX and XXI centuries: Poetry and Prose (Prof. I. López) Religion and Novel in the Spanish American Narrative (Prof. A. González-Pérez) Hispanic Negrismo & Harlem Renaissance (Prof. L.E. Prescott) Revolution and (Post) Modernity in Mexican Literature (Prof. P. Meléndez) The Latin American “Boom” Literature (Prof. J. Benson) Coincidence & Discussion Manuel Puig and Mario Vargas Llosa (Prof. G. Martí-Peña) Spanish American Women Writers (Prof. I. López) Spanish American Essay (Prof. B. Torres) Nation, Self & Other: Hispanic Travel Writing on the USA (Prof. L.E. Prescott) Spanish Peninsular Literature Medieval Short Story: Didactic Prose and Wisdom Literature (Prof. J. Burgoyne) The Poetic State: Poetry in the Time of the Trastámara Dynasty (Prof. J. Burgoyne) Survey Medieval and Golden Age (Prof. M. Tasende) Corporeality, Desire, and Identity in Golden Age Poetry (Prof. M.E. Barnard) Golden Age Theatre (Prof. W.R. Blue) Don Quijote (Prof. R.W. Felkel) Literary Criticism, Film, and Anthropology Literary Theory (Prof. J. Cuervo-Hewitt) Trends in Literary Criticism (Prof. A. Isea) Global Counter Cinema (Prof. S. McClennen) Anthropology and History (Prof. R.C. Ulin) Teaching Methodology Teaching College Spanish with Technology (Prof. N. Sagarra) Methods for Teaching College Spanish (Prof. H.J. Nibert

Research Interests: Latin-American Literature and Culture, Colonial & Contemporary Transatlantic Studies

Professional Interests: Manuscripts: Submitted Ruiz-Tresgallo, Silvia. “Nación y mujer: de conquistado a conquistador en Los Estados-Unidos (notas y episodios de viaje) de Alberto Lombardo” (extended version). Submitted for publication in Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana. In progress Ruiz-Tresgallo, Silvia. “Picaresca y hechicería en Un negocio con Juana García de El Carnero.” To be submitted for publication in Revista Iberoamericana. In progress “Doña Bárbara by Rómulo Gallegos: Female Monsters, Male Fears.” To be submitted for publication in Latin American Research Review. In progress “The Imperfections of Perfecta: Parody of Sainthood and Echoes of Celestina in the Film Doña Perfecta (1951) by Alejandro Galindo.” To be submitted for publication in Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. In progress Book: Ruiz-Tresgallo, Silvia. De-witching Female America: Gender and Power in Latin American Literature. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS MLA, Modern Language Association LASA, Latin American Studies Association AATSP, The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese ALARA, Afro-Latin/American Research Association

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent/Native/Near Native)
  • Portuguese (Conversational)
  • Italian (Beginner)
  • French (Beginner)

Education

    • Ph D Spanish
      The Pennsylvania State University
      2011
    • MA Spanish
      Western Michigan University
      2005
    • BA Pre-history and Archeology
      Universidad de Cantabria
      , Spain, 1999

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin- Stout
        Assistant Professor
        2010 -
      • The Pennsylvania State University
        Teaching Assistant
        2005 - 2009
      • The Pennsylvania State University
        Supervisor
        2006 - 2008
      • Western Michigan University
        Teaching Assistant
        2003 - 2005

    Academic - P-12

      • Secondary School I.E.S Penacastillo
        Teacher
        2000

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2013). “Hibridismo, ambigüedad y contradicción en la representación del afroantillano en Écue-Yamba-Ó de Alejo Carpentier. .

    Book, Chapter

    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S., & (2010). Letras Femeninas. Rev. of Crónicas del bufón: Aproximación crítica a Maluco, la novela de los descubridores .
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S., & (2010). Romance Notes. “Nation and Woman: from Conquered to Conqueror in Los Estados-Unidos (notas y episodios de viaje) .

    Web

    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2006). “Parodia de las vidas de los santos y subversión del discurso místico en Santa. (Web). .

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2013). Marisela como monstruo racial: de bestia mestiza a ángel del hogar en Doña Bárbara de Rómulo Gallegos.. 66th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2013). The Imperfections of Perfecta: A Parody of Sainthood in the Film Doña Perfecta (1951) by Alejandro Galindo.. Second International Congress on History, Literature, and Art in Spanish and Portuguese Cinema, Spain.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2012). La política de la hechiceria: “El caso de Juana de Mansilla” en Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España de Bernal Díaz del Castillo. 30th International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association, San Francisco, CA.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2012). La ficción gótica y la política del terror en El beso de la mujer araña de Manuel Puig. 39th Congress of the International Institute of Ibero-American Literature, Cadiz, Spain.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2012). The Terrible Mother as a Metaphor of History in Los funerales de la Mamá Grande by Gabriel García Márquez. 65th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2012). Doña Bárbara by Rómulo Gallegos: Female Monsters, Male Fears. Foreign Languages Faculty Forum,
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2011). Literary Criticism. 4th Annual International Conference on Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, Athens, Greece.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2011). The Devil within: Misogyny and Abjection in El Carnero by Juan Rodríguez Freyle. 4th Annual International Conference on Literature, Languages, and Linguistics, Athens, Greece.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2011). “Doña Bárbara de Rómulo Gallegos: monstruos femeninos, mitos masculinos.. 64th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2009). “Nation and Woman: from Conquered to Conqueror in Los Estados-Unidos (notas y episodios de viaje) by Alberto Lombardo. 2009 Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, PA.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2009). Transatlantic Cultural Issues II: Reflections on Iberian Transatlantic Phenomena. 2009 Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, New Orleans, LA.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2009). “Raza, género y sociedad: la picaresca de la hechicería en Un negocio con Juana García de El Carnero. 2009 Popular Culture/American Culture Conference, New Orleans, LA.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2008). Mito, fe y fantasía: de la Colonia al siglo XX. 4th Graduate Student Symposium on Hispanic Literature,
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2007). El diablo por dentro: misoginia y abyección en El Conde Lucanor.. Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2007,
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2007). La Cava Florinda y Malinche: La rueda de la fortuna y el paraíso perdido en la pérdida de España y la conquista de la Nueva España. Third Symposium on Tranatlantic Visions,
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2006). Realismo y conspiración: una mirada irónica de la realidad político-social española. 2nd Graduate Student Symposium on Hispanic Literature,
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2006). Parodia de las vidas de los santos y subversión del discurso místico en Santa. La Jornada Literaria 2006, NJ.
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2006). Doña Bárbara como hechicera indígena y europea. Penn State University Americanists' Graduate Conference,
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2006). La desmitificación del idealismo épico en El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha de Miguel de Cervantes y Los de abajo de Mariano Azuela. Second Graduate Symposium on Hispanic Literature,
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. (2006). Hibridismo en Écue-Yamba-Ó de Alejo Carpentier.. VI International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Afro-Latin/American Research Association, Veracruz, Mexico.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. Professional Development Conference Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout .
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. Provost's Faculty Travel Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout .
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. Professional Development Conference Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout .
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. Provost's Faculty Travel Grant. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout .
    • Ruiz-Tresgallo, S. Conference Travel Grant. Sponsored by The Pennsylvania State University.

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Curious Stout Innovator Award, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2012)
    • Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Department, The Pennsylvania State University (2008)
    • Teaching Excellence Award, The Pennsylvania State University (2007)

    Honor

    • Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Student Support and Encouragement as an Educator, University of Wisconsin- Stout (2011)

    Fellowship

    • Noakes Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, The Pennsylvania State University (2011)
    • Sparks Fellowship for Academic Excellence, The Pennsylvania State University (2006)

Service

    Department / School

    • Officer, Chancellor’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Coalition (2011 - Present)
    • Officer, Faculty Senate (2011 - Present)
    • Advisor, Undergraduate Honors Thesis (2010 - Present)
    • Faculty Rep, CEA Familiarization Trip to San José, Costa Rica (2013)
    • Director, Study Abroad (2013)
    • Officer, Dean Search Committee Member (2012)
    • Officer, Chancellor’s Coalition on Alcohol and Drugs (2010 - 2012)
    • Faculty Rep, CEA Familiarization Trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina (2011)

    University

      The Pennsylvania State University

      • Officer, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Graduate Student Organization (2005 - 2010)
      • Officer, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Graduate Student Organization (2005 - 2010)
      • Officer, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Graduate Student Organization (2005 - 2010)
      • Officer, Coloquio Iberoamericano (2006 - 2008)
      • Co-Director, Spanish and Latin American Film Series (2007)
      • Coordinator, Debunking the Myths of the Spanish Conquest (November 2007)
      • Director, Hispanic Film Festival (2006)

    Professional

    • Organizer, 4th Graduate Student Symposium on Hispanic Literature (2008)
    • Organizer, 3rd Graduate Student Symposium on Hispanic Literature (2007)
    • Organizer, 2nd Graduate Student Symposium on Hispanic Literature (2006)