Martha García

Martha García, Ph.D.

Martha García is Professor [Profesora/Catedrática], Faculty Liaison of the Honors Undergraduate Thesis Programs of the College of Arts & Humanities and Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Program & the Minor in Spanish.

She graduated from Vanderbilt University earning her doctoral degree in early modern Spain. Her research, teaching, and publications ponder and concentrate on Medieval, Early Modern, and the Spanish American 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 a trilogy of academic books published in Spain as part of the Biblioteca Miguel de Cervantes: La función de los personajes femeninos en Don Quijote de la Mancha y su relevancia en la narrativa (2008), Dialogismo teológico: Devotio moderna, Celestina & Quijote (2013), and Cervantes entre la Reforma y la Contrarreforma. España en el contexto literario de las reformas religiosas (2019). 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 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.

Dr. Martha García has been teaching at the university level at private and public institutions of higher education since 1998. She has supervised undergraduate research projects and honors and graduate thesis. Prof. Martha García has been faculty member of the Modern Languages & Literatures Department since 2005.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Spanish, Golden Age / Early Modern Spain 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

  • Faculty: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor
  • Cervantes / Don Quixote
  • Spanish Medieval & Golden Age / Early Modern Spain
  • Renaissance
  • Baroque
  • Spanish Enlightenment Literature
  • Reformation(s)
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Theological aspects of the narrative and theatre
  • Contemporary adaptations of literary classics
  • Rhetoric
  • Applied theory

Selected Publications

Books

Articles/Essays

Book Sections/Chapters

  • García, Martha. “Embajador cervantista: Geoffrey Leonard Stagg." Nómina cervantina Siglo XX, 2. Eds. José Ángel Ascunce and Alberto Rodríguez. Kassel: Reichenberger, 2019. 205-219.
  • García, Martha. “Géneros & cogéneros en Cervantes: Anthony J. Close & Ruth A. El Saffar." Nómina cervantina Siglo XX. Eds. José Ángel Ascunce and Alberto Rodríguez. Kassel: Reichenberger, 2016. 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. Eds. Adrienne Martin and María Cristina Quintero. New York: Escribana Books, 2015. 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. Eds. Emilia I. Deffis, Jesús Pérez Magallón and Javier Vargas de Luna. Puebla: El Colegio de Puebla de México, 2013. 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. Eds. Frederick A. de Armas, Luciano García Lorenzo and Enrique García Santo-Tomás. Madrid: Universidad de Navarra; Iberoamericana; Vervuert, 2008. 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. Ed. Blanca Oteiza, Real Academia Española, 2012. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 91.8 (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, Miami: Ediciones Baquiana, 2007. Caribe 10.2 (2008): 196-98.  
  • Historia, ficción y exilio en las novelas de Hilda Perera by Antonio A. Fernández Vázquez, New York: Peter Lang, 2005. Círculo: Revista de Cultura 35 (2006): 215-17.
  • Gravitaciones teatrales by Maricel Mayor Marsán, Ediciones Baquiana, 2002. Theatralia 5 (2004): 536.
  • Un corazón dividido/A Split Heart by Maricel Mayor Marsán, Ediciones Hispamérica, 1998. Hispamérica 30.89 (2001): 114-15.        
  • Jiménez, Onilda A. La mujer en Martí: En su pensamiento, obra y vida. Sardiña, Ricardo R. Martí el poeta. Repensando a Martí. Ed. Uva de Aragón. SELA 44.2 (2000): 109-12.

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • 2020. [August] "Hugh Blair and Benito Feijoo. The Quest for Truth in the Religious Textuality of the Enlightenment in Scotland and Spain." Religion & Enlightenment in Eighteenth-Century Scotland, Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies Society & The Institute for the Study of Scottish Philosophy. Virtual Conference.
  • 2019. [October] “Ingeniería e ingeniosidad en Don Quijote y en La mujer Quijote.” XII Florida Cervantes Symposium. University of Florida (UF), Gainesville, Florida.
  • 2019. [July] "Sinfonía de sonidos y palabras. Instrumentos musicales en el relicario Ángeles músicos y en el texto literario del teatro de la temprana edad moderna." The 47th Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference 2019. The Musik-Akademie Basel (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis), The Basel section of the Swiss Society of Musicology, The Institute of Musicology of the University of Basel, Switzerland.
  • 2019. [July] "Avant-garde y la continuidad del texto cervantino: Man of La Mancha (1965), Don Quixote (2000) & The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018)." Cervantes and Beyond: American Studies and the Spanish Literary Canon I. IX International American Studies Association World Congress, Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamín Franklin, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain.
  • 2019. [June] "Estética pictórica y textual de la peregrinación: Las mocedades de Rodrigo & Santiago Peregrino.” The 88th Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences: The 55th Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists / Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas / Association canadienne des hispanistes. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • 2018. [October] “Atenea y Minerva en la temprana edad moderna: Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y María Isidra de Guzmán." Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas (pre-1800), Biennial Conference "Transatlantic Perspectives", Charleston / Madrid. The College of Charleston, South Carolina, and The UNED in Madrid, Spain.
  • 2018. [September] "Mnemósine & Moneta. La doble cordura del (re)cuerdo en la obra de Miguel de Cervantes" (La Galatea). Cervantes Society of America Conference. University of Calgary, Canada.
  • 2018. [May] “Espacios públicos y privados: la herencia de la cultura medieval ibérica en la primera novela moderna.” The 87th Congress of the Humanities & Social Sciences: The 54th Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists / Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas / Association canadienne des hispanistes. University of Regina, SK, Canada.
  • 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." Proyecto colaborativo entre estudiantes graduados, pregraduados y de escuela superior secundaria. 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 83rd 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.
  • 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

  • 2020. (TIP) Teaching Incentive Program Award, UCF
  • 2020. Second UCF Faculty Authors' Celebration Award
  • 2020. (Spring semester) Research Sabbatical Award, UCF
  • 2019. (RIA) Research Incentive Award, UCF
  • 2018. First UCF Faculty Authors' Celebration Award
  • 2017. UCF Scroll and Quill Society
  • 2017. Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, College of Arts & Humanities, UCF
  • 2016. NEH Summer Institute, 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. 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 semester) Research 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

  • Faculty Liaison [Coordination] of the Honors Undergraduate Thesis Programs of the College of Arts & Humanities (Spring semester 2014 to present)
  • Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Program & Minor in Spanish (Fall semester 2019 to present)
  • 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
  • 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
10467 SPN3234 Advanced Directed Readings World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
19585 SPN3420 Spanish Composition World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92143 SPW3100 Survey of Spanish Literature Ⅰ World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
92159 SPW6405 Medieval Spanish Literature World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51315 SPN3420 Spanish Composition World Wide Web (W) B Unavailable
No Description Available

No courses found for Spring 2020.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
92968 SPN4510 Spanish Civilization & Culture World Wide Web (W) Unavailable
No Description Available
91908 SPW6315 Golden Age Drama Mixed-Mode/Reduce Seat-Time(M) M 06:00 PM - 08:50 PM Unavailable
No Description Available

Updated: Sep 1, 2020