Maryanne Leone, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Spanish

508-767-7126 Founders Hall - Room 220

Degrees Earned

Ph.D., University of Kansas, Spanish Literature, 2003
M.A., Middleburg College, Spanish, 1996
B.S., University of Connecticut, Finance, 1988

Undergraduate Courses Taught

Food in the Hispanic World. (SPA 400) 
Women Writers in Post-Civil War and Democratic Spain: Feminist Revisions (SPA 370, 401)
Contemporary Spanish Novel (Post-Civil War) (SPA 365)
Border Identities in Spain (SPA 317, 400)
Main Currents of Spanish Literature II (19th – 21st centuries) (SPA 252)
Introduction to Literature: Spanish Language (SPA 140)
Spanish V: Conversational Spanish and Grammar Review (SPA 120)
Spanish IV/V (SPA 110)
Spanish IV (SPA 104, SPA 202)
Spanish III (SPA 103, SPA 201)
Honors Thesis: Junior Seminar (HON 300)
Images of Women in American Popular Culture (CLT/HIS/PSY/SOC 285)
Women of the World (CLT/ENG/HIS/SOC/WMS 385)
Main Currents of Spanish Literature II (SPA 252) 
Spanish V: Conversational Spanish and Grammar Review (SPA 120) 
Intensive Spanish IV/V (SPA 110) 
Images of Women in American Popular Culture (CLT/HIS/PSY/SOC 285) 
Contemporary Spanish Novel (SPA 365)

Publications & Editorships

Unorthodox Theories and Beings: Science, Technology, and Women in the Narratives of Rosa Montero.” Women and Science in Peninsular Cultural Production. Debra Faszer-McMahon, Victoria Ketz, and Dawn Smith-Sherwood. Proposal accepted.

“Trans-species Collaborations in Response to Social, Economic, and Environmental Violence in Rosa Montero’s Lágrimas en la lluvia and El peso del corazón.” Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment. Special Issue on South Atlantic Ecocriticism. 8.1 (2017): 61-78.

“Migrating Virgin: Ecuadorian Immigration and the Transformation of Religious and Civic Space in Madrid.” Toward a Multicultural Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces. Eds. Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock. Madison [NJ]: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2015. 97-110.

“Trafficking and Consuming Sex in Global Spain: Facing Ethical Global Citizenship in Juan Bonilla's Los príncipes nubios.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. Monographic volume “Tráfico y produccion cultural: Trazas de una globalización fragmentada.” 38.1 (Fall 2013): 145-65.

“Narrating Immigration, Gendered Spaces, and Transnational Feminism in Lucía Etxebarria’s Cosmofobia.” Letras Hispanas 9.1 (Spring 2013): 47-64.

“Colonizing Voices and Visions: Lourdes Ortiz’s ‘Fátima de los naufragios’ and ‘La piel de Marcelinda.’” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. 30.3 (Spring 2006): 449-69.

“Madrid y la inmigración en el cuento ‘La piel de Marcelinda’ de Lourdes Ortiz: ¿Un espacio de libertad o un colonialismo contemporáneo?” Madrid en la literatura y las artes. Eds. Jorge H. Valdivieso and L. Teresa Valdivieso. Phoenix: Orbis Press, 2006. 62-70.

“Going Global: Spain's Entrance into the European Union and National Anxiety in Cristina Fernández Cubas’s El año de Gracia.” Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea 31.1 (2006): 199-224.

Book Review

Review of Feminine Agency and Transgression in Post-Franco Spain: Generational Becoming in the Narratives of Carme Riera, Cristina Fernández Cubas and Mercedes Abad, by Maria DiFrancesco. Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature. 35.2 (Summer 2011): 350-52.

Pedagogy-Related Publications

Contributor. Pedagogical Tool to Evaluate Student Participation. On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching, by James M. Lang. Cambridge: Harvard UP, 2008. 313-15.

Contributor. Chapters 1-3 of the companion website for Voces de España: Antología literaria, by Francisca Paredes Méndez, Mark Harpring, and José Ballesteros. Heinle, 2004.

Presentations

“The State of Ecofeminist Criticism in Spain.” XXV Congreso Anual de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH). “History, Agency and Gendered Narratives.” Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Forthcoming November 2017. 

“Unorthodox Scientist Women and Scientific Theories in Recent Works of Rosa Montero.” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. November 2016. 

“Women Embodying and Disembodying Consumption in Contemporary Spanish Narrative: An Ecocritical Perspective.” Panel: “The Female Body: The Consumed, The Contested, The Created.” XXV Congreso Anual de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH). “Equality, Difference, Inclusion.” Marquette University. October 8-10, 2015. 

“Visions of Migration, Climate Change, and Women’s Role in Europe’s Future in Contemporary Narratives from Spain.” Panel: "Migrations in 21st Century Iberian Cultures.” The Council for European Studies "Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures” Mini-Symposium. Paris. July 8-10, 2015. 

“The Future of Memory, Migration, and Global Society: Rosa Montero’s Lágrimas en la lluvia.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 23-25, 2015. 

“Ecuadorian Migration and Madrid: Negotiating Global Communities in Local Spaces.” VII Congreso de la Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades (AHH). “El humanismo hispánico en la encrucijada universal de la comunicación: lo impreso, lo visual, lo electrónico.” University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. June 2014. 

“Migrating Virgins: Resurrection and Reformation of Religious and Civic Madrid.” XXII Congreso Anual de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH). "Feminismo, Post-feminismo, Neo-feminismo". Claremont Colleges. October 2013. 

“Trafficking Sex, Consumption, and Global Spain in Juan Bonilla's Los príncipes nubios.” Mid- America Conference of Hispanic Literatures (MACHL). University of Nebraska, Lincoln. October 2012. 

“Transnational Feminism in Spanish Immigration Narratives” X Jornadas Internacionales de la Mujer. Facultad de Filología, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain. May 2012. 

“Feminist Agency and Transnational Subjectivity in Urban Spaces: Lucía Etxebarria’s Cosmofobia (2007)”. XXI Congreso Anual de la Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica (AILCFH). Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. October 2011. 

“The Question of Agency: Ethnic Enclaves and Feminist Resistance in Lucía Etxebarría’s Cosmofobia (2007).” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures. University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. November 2009. 

“Transnational Sex: Consumer Culture and Trafficking Democracy in Juan Bonilla’s Los príncipes nubios.” Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. University of Buffalo and SUNY Erie Community College, Buffalo, New York. April 2008. 

“Forbidden Memories and Ghostly Presences in Suso de Toro’s No vuelvas.” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures. University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri. November 2006. 

“Re/creating the Past to Shape a More Humane Future: Carme Riera’s Por el cielo y más allá.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky. April 2006.

Grants and Awards

Faculty Development Teaching Grant. Assumption College. “Food in the Hispanic World.” Summer 2017.

Faculty Development Grant. Assumption College. “Ecocriticism and Contemporary Spanish Narrative.” Academic Year 2016-17.

Faculty Development Grant. Assumption College. “Global Migration/Local Consumption: Ecuadorian Immigration and The

Transformation of Religious Space in Madrid.” Summer 2013.

Course Reduction Grant, Assumption College, “From Global Consumption to an Ethics of Representation in Spain’s Immigration Texts.” AY 2013-2014, 2014-2015.

Faculty Development Grant. Assumption College. “Borderland Spaces and Identities: Fictional Realities in Democratic Spain.” Summer 2011.

Faculty Development Grant. Assumption College. “Borderland Spaces and Identities: Fictional Realities in Democratic Spain.” Summer 2009.

Nominee. Summer Stipend. National Endowment for the Humanities. “Trafficking Democratic Spain: Cultural Representations of Immigration.” Summer 2008.

Application to Assumption College selection committee for NEH Summer Stipend. National Endowment for the Humanities. “Democracy and the Sexual Revo/Devolution in Spain and Its Literatures.” Summer 2007.

Faculty Development Grant. Assumption College. Research for second book project, “Trafficking Democratic Spain: Cultural Representations of Immigration.” Summer 2007.

Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship. University of Kansas. Fall 2002 - Spring 2003.

Research Grant. Program for Cultural Cooperation of Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture, and Sports and United States Universities. Archival and ethnographic research in Madrid, Spain, on “Border Crossings, National Identity, and Globalization in the Narratives of Democratic Spain: A View from the Outside.” Summer 2002.

Tinker Foundation Grant. To conduct archival and ethnographic research in Madrid, Spain. Summer 2002.

Robert Granberg Award for Excellence in Teaching. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas. Fall 2001.

Nominated Spring 2002 (award may be received once only).

Excellence in Italian Studies Award. Department of French and Italian, University of Kansas. Fall 2000 - Spring 2001 and Fall 2001 - Spring 2002.

Peninsular Fellowship Award. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas. Fall 1998 - Spring 1999 and Fall 1999 - Spring 2000.

Professional Affiliations

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina

Sigma Delta Pi, Hispanic Studies Honors Society

Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honors Society