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Riordan, Julia M

Julia Riordan-Goncalves, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures
  • Director of Spanish for Business Minor

Department: World Languages and Cultures

Office: Plangere Center 123

Phone: 732-263-5808

Email: jriordan@monmouth.edu


Education

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A., Dickinson College

Research Interests

  • Spanish women writers of the 21st Century
  • Spanish novel of the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Memory and Trauma in the Spanish novel of the 20th and 21st centuries
  • Sociological and Psychological theories and the novel
  • Spanish Post-Civil War literature and the novel written under/after dictatorship
  • Spanish and Spanish-American novels written under/after dictatorship

Books

  • Dictatorships in the Hispanic World: Transatlantic and Transnational Perspectives. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2013. Co-editor and contributor.

Scholarly Articles

  • “The Body Speaks: Pain, Discipline and Agency in Ana Cañil’s Si a los tres años no he vuelto.” Letras hispanas, Vol. 14, 2018, pp. 139-53.
  • “The Discourse of Silence as Testimony in Jenn Díaz’s Es un decir.” Hispania, Vol. 101, No. 1, March 2018, pp. 125-35.
  • “Trauma and the Family Emotional System in Jenn Díaz’s Es un decir and Marisa Silva Schultze’s Apenas diez.” Cincinnati Romance Review, Vol. 43, Fall 2017, pp. 197-215.
  • “National History and Resistance in Ricardo Piglia’s Respiración artificial and Juan Goytisolo’s Reivindicación del Conde don Julián.” Dictatorships in the Hispanic World: Transatlantic and Transnational Perspectives. Ed. Julia Riordan-Goncalves and Patricia Swier. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2013. 79-102.

Book Reviews

  • Review of Reading Twentieth-Century Spanish Literature: Selected Essays, by Noël Valis. Hispania, Vol. 101, No. 1, March 2018, pp. 156-57.
  • Review of Sites of Memory in Spain and Latin America: Trauma, Politics, and Resistance, by Aída Díaz de León et al. Hispania, Vol. 99, No. 4, 2016, pp. 680-81.
  • Review of Histories, Cultures, and National Identities: Women Writing in Spain, 1877-1984, by Christine Arkinstall. Hispania, Vol. 94, No. 4, 2011, pp. 753-54.

Dissertation Review

  • Review of Zones of Influence: The Production of Madrid in Early Franco Spain, by Adam Winkel. Dissertation Reviews. 15 Feb. 2015.

Presentations/Invited Talks

  • “La búsqueda de la historia en La identidad perdida de María Dolores Moreno Burgos.” NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March 2022
  • Organizer and Panel Chair – “Towards a Greater Inclusion of Women Authors of the Spanish Novel of Historical Memory.” NeMLA Convention, Baltimore, MD, March 2022
  • “La identidad femenina en transición en Media vida de Care Santos.” Presented at South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, Birmingham, AL, November 2018
  • “Building Proficiency in the L2 Classroom: Tools, Strategies and Activities.” Workshop presented at Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey Conference, West Long Branch, NJ, August 2018
  • Organizer and Panel Chair– “Confronting a Painful Past: Historical Memory in Novel and Film of the Hispanophone World”. Northeastern Modern Language Association Convention (NeMLA), Hartford, CT, March 2016
  • “Trauma, Memory, and Family in Jenn Diaz’s Es un decir and Marisa Silva Schultze’s Apenas diez.” NeMLA Convention, Hartford, CT, March 2016
  • “Reclaiming the Past and Reshaping the National Identity in Pedro Amoros’s La extraña victoria.” NeMLA Convention, Toronto, Canada, May 2015
  • Organizer and Panel Chair – “Teaching Business Spanish: Approaches and Challenges.” NeMLA Convention, Boston, M.A., March 2013

Awards

  • 2016 Distinguished Educator Award – Kappa Delta Pi Undergraduate International Honor Society in Education at Monmouth University

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2022 Fall

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Proficiency – FS 402

2022 Spring

  • Commercial Spanish – FS 313
  • Intermediate Spanish II – FS 202
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature – FS 301

2021 Fall

  • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Proficiency – FS 402
  • Intermediate Spanish I – FS 201
  • Intermediate Spanish II – FS 202

2021 Summer D

  • Intermediate Spanish II – FS 202

2021 Spring

  • Commercial Spanish – FS 313
  • Intermediate Spanish I – FS 201

2020 Fall

  • Conversation Practice – FS LAB
  • Current Issues in Business in the Spanish-Speaking World – FS 414
  • Intermediate Spanish II – FS 202

2019 Spring

  • Commercial Spanish – FS 313
  • Intermediate Spanish I – FS 201

Frequently Taught Classes

  • Advanced Business Spanish I (FS 412)
  • Advanced Spanish Conversation and Oral Proficiency (FS 402)
  • Commercial Spanish (FS 313)
  • Conversation Practice (FS LAB)
  • Current Issues in Business in the Spanish-Speaking World (FS 414)
  • Intermediate Spanish I (FS 201)
  • Intermediate Spanish II (FS 202)
  • Introduction to Hispanic Literature (FS 301)