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Alison M. Maginn, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Director, Study Abroad program in Cadiz, Spain

World Languages and Cultures
Plangere Center 128
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Alison M. Maginn, Ph.D.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Interests

Proficiency-oriented language

Spanish history and art history

18th Century through 21st Century Spanish literature

Spanish film and cultural studies


Scholarly Articles

Dr. Maginn has published in AIH/University of Birmingham‚Äč,Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Ciberletras, Letras femeninas, Siglo XXI, on issues related to female subjectivity; the intersection of postfrancoism and postmodernism; the transgressive drive of contemporary genre literature such as detective narrative, fantasy and female erotica.

Current work in progress and recent conference presentations have dealt with issues of memory and the Spanish Civil War; contemporary Spanish film and the radical force of street theatre and the carnivalesque.


Frequently Taught Classes

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Discourse (FS 300A)
  • Advanced Spanish: Composition and Conversation I (FS 300A)
  • Advanced Spanish: Grammar and Stylistics (FS 409)
  • Culture and Civilization Spain (FS 309)
  • Elementary Spanish I (FS 101)
  • Elementary Spanish II (FS 102)
  • Intermediate Spanish I (FS 201)
  • Intermediate Spanish II (FS 202)
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature (FS 301)
  • Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries (FS 403)
  • Spanish Literature of the Twentieth Century (FS 404)
  • The Literature and Culture of Post-Franco Spain (FS 415)