Maria Dolores Morillo

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Lecturer IV of Spanish

Office Location(s): 4417 MLB
Phone: 734.936.5459

  • About

    I am the coordinator of Spanish 295 (Introduction to Hispanic Literatures), which I currently teach, and the Spanish 296 topics sections.  I also teach survey and topics courses on Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature and Cultures.

    One of my areas of interest is the theatrical production before and after Lope de Vega’s Arte Nuevo. My dissertation explored the concepts of decorum, verisimilitude and mimesis as the symptoms of the anomalous nature of Cervantes’ comedies and interludes.  I have published several articles stemming from my dissertation research.  I am currently working on an article about “Carta a su hijo Isaac,” by 15th century exiled Jewish poet and philosopher, Judá Abravanel.

    Currently, the projects I am working on include the creation of a website for Spanish 295 and 296, which will serve as a database of teaching materials for incoming and veteran instructors at the 295 and 296 level.  To get this project started, I was awarded the 2011 CRLT’s Lecturers’ Professional Development Grant.  I am also currently working on an upper-level course that will be co-taught in the Fall 2012 with a colleague from Mt. Holyoke College (MA). This course explores different female representations in Medieval and Imperial Spain, and is being designed with the use of technological tools and computer applications in mind to support and enhance both the learning and the teaching experiences.

    Recent and selected publications:

    • “El engaño como mecanismo de subversión de la verosimilitud en El viejo celoso” in Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos IV (2008). 201-214.
    • Luces de Bohemia.” Encyclopedia of Modern Drama.  New York: Columbia U. P., 2005.
    • “El Sainete Segundo de Sor Juana: el Festejo como pre-texto para hacer teatro.” Theatralia 6 (2004): 111-122.
    • “El Retablo de las maravillas: ver para hacer creer.” Cuadernos Cervantes 45 (2003): 26-31.

  • Education
    • B.A. in English [University of Seville]
    • M.A. in Spanish [Ohio University]
    • Ph.D in Spanish [Columbia University]
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Medieval and Early Modern Spanish Literature and Cultures, Cervantes’ Theater, Theater Studies, Colonial Latin American Literature (Crónicas de Indias)