Hall Center For The Humanities


Roberta Johnson
Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA

"Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory"
Seminars : Latin America & Its Diasporas Seminar

Mon., Oct. 24, 2011, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Open to faculty, staff, and graduate students. Co-sponsored by the Gender Seminar.
Location: Hall Center Conference Hall

Roberta Johnson, Professor Emerita, received her B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of California, Davis and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She taught at K-State and the Claremont Colleges in California before joining the faculty at the University of Kansas in 1990. She has been a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Valladolid in Spain, an NEH Fellow at Duke University and has received research grants from the Graves Foundation, the NEH, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Her monographs include Carmen LaforetEl ser y la palabra en Gabriel MiróCrossfire: Philosophy and the Novel in Spain 1900-1930Las bibliotecas de Azorín, and Gender and Nation in the Spanish Modernist Novel. Her articles on twentieth-century Spanish fiction have appeared in journals such as HispaniaRevista Canadiense de Estudios HispánicosKentucky Romance Quarterly, Los EnsayistasLetras Femeninas,Anales Azorinianos, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea and Letras Peninsulares, among others. Her research interests include the intersection of philosophy and literature, women writers and women's concerns in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spanish fiction. She has held visiting professorships at the University of California at Irvine, the University of California at Los Angeles, and Claremont McKenna College. Prof. Johnson has recently finished an edited collection on Contemporary Spanish feminist thought. Currently she is completing her monograph Major Concepts in Spanish Feminist Theory. In her presentation at the Gender Seminar Prof. Johnson will present a paper "Major Concept in Spanish Feminist Theory," which is part of her work in progress. Her paper discusses some of the major Spanish feminist writers of the twentieth century and how their works have impacted current notions of feminism in Spain.

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