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Martha García

Martha García, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Martha.Garcia@ucf.edu
  • Office Hours: Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. & Wednesday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. by appointment. These office hours may be subject to change.
  • Campus Location: CNH528B

Education

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, Golden Age / Early Modern, from Vanderbilt University (2005)
  • M.A. in Spanish, Medieval, from University of Central Florida (2000)
  • B.A. in Spanish, Language & Literatures, from University of Central Florida (1997)
  • A.A. in Human Services from Miami Dade College (1996)

Research Interests

  • Coordinator of the Honors in the Major of the College of Arts & Humanities
  • Cervantes / Don Quixote
  • Spanish Medieval & Golden Age / Early Modern
  • Spanish Enlightenment Literature
  • Reformation(s)
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Theological aspects of the narrative and theatre
  • Contemporary adaptations of literary classics
  • Rhetoric
  • Applied theory

Recent Research Activities

Martha García is Associate Professor [Profesora Titular]. She is currently the Coordinator of the Honors in the Major programs of the College of Arts & Humanities. Her research, teaching, and publications ponder and concentrate on Medieval, Early Modern, and Enlightenment language, literature, and culture. Her research considers the female voices within the literature, the dialogue within and among the texts, the theological aspects of the narrative and theatre, the interdisciplinary application of knowledge, and the applied theory. Dr. Martha García is the author of two academic books published in Spain, La función de los personajes femeninos en Don Quijote de la Mancha y su relevancia en la narrativa (2008), and Dialogismo teológico: Devotio moderna, Celestina & Quijote (2013). She is the editor of one scholastic edition of a masterpiece of the Golden Age theatre, El condenado por desconfiado de Tirso de Molina, published in the United States (2010). Prof. Martha García has been awarded two National Endowment for the Humanities, NEH Summer Seminars (2009 and 2016). She has been the recipient of teaching and research awards and recognition.  Dr. Martha García has presented her research at regional, national, and international conferences and she has published books, essays, book chapters, book reviews, interviews, and encyclopedia entries. She is currently working on her next forthcoming book manuscript and academic projects. Prof. Martha García has been a faculty member of the Modern Languages & Literatures Department since 2005.

Selected Publications

Books

Edited Editions

  • García, Martha. Introduction. El condenado por desconfiado de Tirso de Molina, Delaware: Cervantes & Co., Juan de la Cuesta, 2010. [May]

Articles/Essays

Book Sections/Chapters

  • García, Martha. “Géneros & cogéneros en Cervantes: Anthony J. Close & Ruth A. El Saffar." Nómina cervantina Siglo XX, edited by José Ángel Ascunce and Alberto Rodríguez, Kassel: Reichenberger, 2016, pp. 297-315.
  • García, Martha. "Forma, reforma y neorreforma: texto, contexto y neotexto en Moradas del castillo interior” [Teresa de Ávila]. Perspectives on Early Modern Women in Iberia and the Americas: Studies in Law, Society, Art and Literature in Honor of Anne J. Cruz, edited by Adrienne Martin and María Cristina Quintero, New York: Escribana Books, 2015, pp. 332-49.
  • García, Martha. "Del candor al discernimiento: Ovidio, Lope de Vega y Suñer Casademunt." El teatro barroco revisitado: textos, lecturas y otras mutaciones. Actas del XV Congreso de la AITENSO, edited by Emilia I. Deffis, Jesús Pérez Magallón and Javier Vargas de Luna, Puebla, México: El Colegio de Puebla de México, 2013, pp. 427-46.
  • García, Martha. El uso del orden y el desorden como técnica de expresión estética en La Numancia.Teatro clásico español: Hacia la tragedia, edited by Frederick A. de Armas, Luciano García Lorenzo and Enrique García Santo-Tomás, Madrid: Universidad de Navarra; Iberoamericana; Vervuert, 2008, pp. 255-63.

Performances

  • 2017. "Life is a Dream Project: Adapting Language & Performance for Multicultural Theatrical Settings and Audiences." With Julia Listengarten. Faculty Focus, vol. 16, no. 2, pp.11-12.
  • 2016. The Life is a Dream Project [La vida es sueño]: Inspired by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Co-advisers: Julia Listengarten and Martha García. Produced by Julia Listengarten. Academic Textual Adaptation in Spanish by Martha García. Music Conducted by Nora Lee García. Dir. Joseph D’Ambrosi. UCF Celebrates the Arts, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Orlando, FL. 9 April.
  • 2015. The Life is a Dream Project [La vida es sueño]: Inspired by Pedro Calderón de la Barca.Co-producers: Julia Listengarten and Martha García. Academic Textual Adaptation in Spanish by Martha García. Music Conducted by Nora Lee García. Dir. Joseph D’Ambrosi. UCF Theatre, Orlando, FL. 5 and 6 Dec.

Book Reviews

  • El vergonzoso en palacio de Tirso de Molina, edited by Blanca Oteiza, Real Academia Española, 2012. Bulletin of Spanish Studies, vol., 91, no., 8, 2014, 1261-62. [United Kingdom]
  • Calipso eclipsada. El teatro de Cervantes más allá del Siglo de Oro by Jesús G. Maestro, Verbum, 2013. Crítica Bibliográphica, 2014. [Spain]
  • Celestina and the Ends of Desire by E. Michael Gerli, U of Toronto P, 2011. Crítica Bibliográphica, 2013. [Spain]
  • José Lezama Lima y la mitificación barroca, edited by Maricel Mayor Marsán. Caribe, vol. 10, no. 2, 2008, pp. 196-98.  
  • Historia, ficción y exilio en las novelas de Hilda Perera by Antonio A. Fernández Vázquez. Círculo: Revista de Cultura, vol. 35, 2006, pp. 215-17.
  • Gravitaciones teatrales by Maricel Mayor Marsán. Theatralia, vol. 5, 2004, p. 536.
  • Un corazón dividido/A Split Heart by Maricel Mayor Marsán. Hispamérica, vol. 30, no. 89, 2001, pp. 114-15.        
  • Jiménez, Onilda A. La mujer en Martí: En su pensamiento, obra y vida. Sardiña, Ricardo R. Martí el poeta. Repensando a Martí, edited by Uva de Aragón. SELA, vol. 44, no. 2, 2000, pp. 109-12.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • 2017. [July] "Síntomas, diagnóstico y prescripción facultativa. El arte médico calderoniano y la práctica de la medicina en el discurso feijoniano." International Conference on Medicine, Literature and Culture in the Early Modern Hispanic World / Medicina, cultura, y literatura en el mundo hispánico de los siglos XV-XVIII. University of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom.
  • 2017. [June] “Reforma diplomática: la voz del silencio en el personaje de Zoraida.” Los cristianos nuevos y la reforma religiosa en Europa medieval y moderna / The New Christians and Religious Reform in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares & St. Louis University Madrid, Rectorado del Colegio de San Ildefonso, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
  • 2017. [February] "Paz(ciencia): la ciencia de la paz en Cervantes." Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda (1617-2017). XI Florida Cervantes Symposium. Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
  • 2016. [November] “¿Convicción o convención en la narrativa de Las dos doncellas?” The 88th South Atlantic Modern Language Association. SAMLA. Jacksonville, Florida.
  • 2016. [June] “Correspondence between Dialogue & Performance in the Early Modern Spain: From the Scriptural Groundwork to the Narrative in Don Quijote & the Theatrical Text in Life Is a Dream.” Fourth Annual Symposium on Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2016. [March] “Diálogo(s) y monólogo(s): Cervantes y Calderón de la Barca." X Annual Florida Cervantes Symposium. University of Miami, Florida.
  • 2016. [June] E-Poster Presentation: "Lectura colectiva y aprendizaje colaborativo: leyendo, escribiendo, y preservando la herencia de la literatura y cultura hispana." AP Spanish Literature & Culture, Louisville, Kentucky.
  • 2015 [June] “Don Quixote en el contexto ibérico-peninsular: de la literatura a la cultura a través de la práctica interdisciplinaria.” The International Conference on Spanish in Study Abroad Programs: Learning in a Cultural Immersion Context, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamín Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
  • 2015. [February] "Forma, reforma y neorreforma: Texto, contexto y neotexto en el Castillo Interior [Teresa de Ávila]." The XXI Biennial Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Conference, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
  • 2014. [May] “La deconstrucción de la insignia sacra: de la devoción privada en el Poema del Cid a la proscripción pública de la gran pantalla en la producción fílmica El Cid.” The 50th Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences: The 50th Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists / Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas / Association canadienne des hispanistes. Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2014. [April] "Signo dialógico: redefinición performativa de paradigmas elípticos mediante caballeros andantes en el Quijote." National Cervantes Symposium. University of Illinois at Chicago & Instituto Cervantes of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.
  • 2014. [February] “Cultural and Dialogic Landscape: Female Portrait in the Book of True Love." First International Women’s Issues Conference: Women at Crossroads: Literacy, Leadership, Power and Technology. University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
  • 2013. [June] "Rereading the Entrances and Exits in El Cantar de mio Cid." First Annual Symposium on Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 2013. [April] "Subterfugio del mal: las tres hipóstasis de Plotino en la caracterización de los  personajes de El condenado por desconfiado." XV Jornadas Internacionales de Theatralia. Sociedad Cervantina de Madrid / Imprenta Juan de la Cuesta & Universidad de Vigo, Madrid, Spain.
  • 2012. [August] "Symbiotic Dialogism: Cervantes & Calderón de la Barca in the Arts & Humanities." St. Catherine's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England.
  • 2012. [March] "Synecdoche Effect: Literature and Painting in the Spanish Middle Ages and Renaissance." The 18th Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Sarasota, Florida.
  • 2011. [October] “Intellegentĭa, inteligencia e intel ligència: Ovidio, Lope de Vega y Suñer Casademunt." XV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Teatro Español y Novohispano de los Siglos de Oro AITENSO, Université Laval, Québec, Canada.
  • 2011. [February] "Vita Activa & Vita Contemplativa: The Stewardship of Flesh and Mind through Food in Libro de Buen Amor by Juan Ruiz, Archpriest of Hita." The Medieval, Renaissance & Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium. University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
  • 2010. [August] "Devotio Moderna: Theological Dialogues within Celestina and Don Quixote de La Mancha." St. John's College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England.
  • 2010. [July] “Cervantes y El Quijote: Gnosis, razón y axioma teológico." The 30th Congreso de Círculo de Cultura Panamericano. Miami, Florida.
  • 2010. [March] “Oratoriae Libri: The Theological Discourse within Celestina by Fernando de Rojas." The 17th Biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Sarasota, Florida.
  • 2010. [March] “Mysteries and Early Detection in the Spanish Golden Age Period: Searching the Truth Between the (In)formation and (In)sight of Christianity in Daily Lives." Northeast Conference on Christianity and Literature: Pace University, Manhattan, New York.
  • 2009. [April] “Incorporating Service-Learning in Spanish Advanced Courses: An On-going Journey." First Service Learning Symposium. Rollins College. Winter Park, Florida.
  • 2009. [February] “La  Biblia en El condenado por desconfiado de Tirso de Molina: Intertextualidad y arte escénico." Congreso Internacional sobre Literatura, Cultura y Religión en el Mundo Hispánico. The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas.
  • 2008. [May] "Jimena: figura estética y su función diegética en El Cantar de mio Cid." The 28th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages & Literatures, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 2007. [November] El uso del orden y el desorden como técnica de expresión estética en  La Numancia." Teatro clásico español: Hacia la Tragedia. University of Chicago & Instituto Cervantes of Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.
  • 2006. [November] “La mujer en Cervantes: Dorotea y su triple función en la narrativa." The 78th SAMLA. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • 2005. [November] “La Canción de Grisóstomo en el episodio de Marcela en Don Quijote: Su recepción ante el pueblo." The 7th Biennial Conference Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry. University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
  • 2004. [April] “El personaje de Marcela en Don Quijote: ¿defendida o defensora?” The 57th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • 2003. [April] “El caso de Marcela: Una corte cervantina." Colloquium on Latin American and Iberian Literature and Culture. Vanderbilt University. Nashville, Tennessee.

Miscellaneous Publications

Awards

  • 2017. UCF Scroll and Quill Society
  • 2017. Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Arts & Humanities, UCF
  • 2016. NEH Summer Seminar, National Endowment for the Humanities, Meeter Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 2015. Summer [June] Visiting Scholar Appointment: Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos: Benjamin Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain
  • 2015. (TIP) Teaching Incentive Program Award, UCF
  • 2015. "2015 UCF Woman Making History"  UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty
  • 2013. Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Arts & Humanities, UCF
  • 2013. Spring Visiting Scholar Appointment: Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos: Benjamin Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain 
  • 2013. Spring Sabbatical Award, UCF
  • 2012. St. Catherine's College, Oxford University, England: Scholar, Ambassador & Speaker
  • 2011. (RIA) Research Incentive Award, UCF
  • 2010. (TIP) Teaching Incentive Program Award, UCF
  • 2010. St. John's College, University of Cambridge, England: Scholar, Ambassador & Speaker
  • 2009. NEH Summer Seminar, National Endowment for the Humanities, University of Virginia, Virginia
  • 2009. International Peace Prize, The United Cultural Convention of the United States of America
  • 2008. Outstanding Achievement Award Winner for CAH Open House, University of Central Florida
  • 2008. Woman of the Year in Education, Oxford, England
  • 2004. Arts & Sciences Research Award, Summer, Vanderbilt University
  • 2002-2003. Master Teaching Fellowship, Vanderbilt University
  • 2001-2002. Excellence in Teaching, Vanderbilt University
  • 2000-2001. Excellence in Teaching During the First Year of Instruction at Vanderbilt University
  • 1995. Outstanding Minorities Award, Miami Dade College
  • Graduate Assistantship Awards:
  • 2000-2004. Graduate Teaching Assistantship, Vanderbilt University
  • 1998-1999. Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Central Florida
  • 1997-1998. Graduate Research/Administrative Assistantship, University of Central Florida

Activities

  • Teaching Activities: Undergraduate & Graduate
  • Research Activities: Research Projects & Publications
  • Service Learning: Selected Upper Division Courses
  • Director of the Spanish MA Graduate Program:
  • Fall of 2013 to Summer of 2014
  • Coordinator of the Honors in the Major for the College of Arts & Humanities
  • Service Activities: Departmental, College of Arts & Humanities, University, Editorial Service & Local Community
  • Study Abroad Activities:
  • 2016-2017. Faculty Director of the Study Abroad Program - Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos: Benjamin Franklin at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. Course Taught in Spain: Cervantes / Don Quixote
  • 2015 [June]. Course Taught in Spain: Cervantes / Don Quixote, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos: Benjamin Franklin at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
  • 2009-2013. Faculty of Record -- Study Abroad in Spain
  • 2012-2013. Faculty Director of the Study Abroad Program [UCF campus] - Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos: Benjamin Franklin at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain
  • 2010-2011. Faculty Director of the Study Abroad Program - Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos: Benjamin Franklin at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. Course(s) Taught in Spain: Advanced Spanish Oral Communication / Spanish Conversation
  • 2008-2009. Faculty Director of the Study Abroad Program - Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos: Benjamin Franklin at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain. Course Taught in Spain: Cervantes / Don Quixote


Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10327 SPN3234 Advanced Directed Readings Rdce Time M,W 11:30AM - 12:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
11557 SPN4510 Spanish Civilization & Culture Rdce Time M,W 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
20531 SPW4400 Spanish Medieval Literature Rdce Time M,W 1:30PM - 2:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90992 SPN5505 Spa Peninsular Culture & Civ Face2Face M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
80309 SPW3100 Survey of Spanish Literature Ⅰ Face2Face M,W 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61679 SPN1121C Ele Spanish Language & Civ Ⅱ Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
61680 SPN2200 Int Spanish Language & Civ Ⅰ Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
61681 SPN3234 Advanced Directed Readings Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
61682 SPN3300 Adv Spanish Grammar & Comp Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
61683 SPN3420 Spanish Composition Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
61684 SPN3760 Advanced Spanish Oral Com Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
61685 SPN4410 Advanced Spanish Conversation Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
61686 SPN4510 Spanish Civilization & Culture Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
61687 SPW4604 Cervantes Face2Face C - Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11494 SPN3343 Adv Rhetoric for Native Speak Rdce Time M,W 12:30PM - 1:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
18818 SPN4510 Spanish Civilization & Culture Rdce Time M,W 1:30PM - 2:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
18521 SPW4604 Cervantes Rdce Time M,W 2:30PM - 3:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80316 SPW3100 Survey of Spanish Literature Ⅰ Face2Face M,W 4:30PM - 5:45PM Not Online
No Description Available
90611 SPW6825 Seminar Series Face2Face M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
60368 SPN3420 Spanish Composition Web A Web Not Online
No Description Available
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