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Christine Blackshaw, Ph.D.

Christine Blackshaw, Ph.D.


Department of World Languages and Cultures

Bradley Hall
Room 308 C

+ (301) 447-5832
Christine Blackshaw, Ph.D., was hired in the fall of 2005 to teach Elementary Spanish and to open a track in peninsular (Spain) studies in the Spanish major. She is passionate about teaching all levels of Spanish, and this fall she will host skills-building workshops every Monday for students who want to succeed in their 100-level foreign-languages classes. She traces her interest in organizing these workshops to her time mentoring freshmen in the Freshman Seminar and Symposium courses.

Blackshaw has created over a dozen upper-level courses in Spanish, and she has served on the Undergraduate Academic Committee, the Assessment Committee, and curriculum committees for a variety of courses in the Core Curriculum. A specialist in nineteenth-century Spanish literature, Dr. Blackshaw has recently expanded her research interests to include Spanish historical fiction in contemporary television and cinema.

Outside of the Mount, Blackshaw serves on the Board of Referees for the journal LEF-E (L'Érudit franco-espagnol) and she regularly reviews manuscripts for other peer-reviewed journals. In the past, she served as a Middle-Atlantic Regional Delegate for the Modern Languages Association.
Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2005
M.A., University of Virginia, 2000
B.A., University of Virginia, 1997
Nineteenth-Century Peninsular Literature, Twentieth-Century Peninsular Literature, Romantic Drama

Peer-reviewed Articles

“Constructing the Don Carlos Legend in Nineteenth-Century Spain.” Forthcoming in Bulletin of Spanish Studies.

“Martínez de la Rosa’s Edipo and Antonio García Gutiérrez’s El paje and Lessons on Penning an Oedipal Drama in 1830s Spain.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 94.3 (2017): 283-298.

“Duque de Rivas’s Ataúlfo and Aliatar: Exploring and Containing Monarchical Authority and Romantic Expression During the Early Fernandine Era.” Decimonónica: Journal of Nineteenth-Century Hispanic Cultural Production. 13.2 (Summer 2016): 18-31.

“Lovers and Mothers in Antonio García Gutiérrez’s El trovador.” Decimonónica: Journal of Nineteenth-Century Hispanic Cultural Production. 12.1 (Winter 2015): 1-16.

Book Chapters

“Perversions and Reversals: Hormesinda in Manuel José Quintana’s Pelayo.” Forthcoming in Perversiones decimonónicas. Literatura y parafilia en el siglo XIX. Ed. Jorge Avilés Díz. Valencia, Spain: Albatros Hispanófila, 2018.

Additional Publications

“Nineteenth-Century Spanish Costumbrista Writers.” (Volume Advisor). Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Ed. Michael J. Hartwell. Vol. 304 (2015): Columbia, SC: Gale Cengage. 239-323.

“José de Zorrilla. 1817-1893.” (Volume Advisor). Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Vol. 298 (2015): Columbia, SC: Gale Cengage. 245-322.

“Ángel de Saavedra, Duque de Rivas1791-1865.” (Volume Advisor). 978-1-58871-037-6. Ed. Katrina Oko-Odoi. Vol. 295 (2014). Columbia, SC: Gale Cengage. 175-322.

El desengaño en un sueño y las contradicciones simbólicas e ideológicas del duque de Rivas.” Actas del XVII Congreso de la Asociación de Hispanistas. Vol. IV. Teatro. Ed. Debora Vaccari. Roma: Bagatto Libri, 2012. 325-330.

"Duque de Rivas's El desengaño en un sueño: A Contradictory Repudiation of Romanticism." Bulletin of Spanish Studies 89.3 (May 2012): 369-389.

"Joaquin Pacheco's Alfredo and the Father-Son Conflict in Spanish Romantic Drama." Hispanófila 164 (May 2012): 21-38.
"Between Enlightenment and Romanticism: Muslim Spain in Húmara y Salamanca's Ramiro, conde de Lucena." Romance Quarterly.58.1 (2011): 2-15.

"Don Álvaro or the Force of Paternal Impotence." Letras Hispanas. 6.2 (Fall 2009): 64-80.

"It is the East and Zulima is the Sin: Shifting Representations of Muslim Spain in Hartzenbusch's Los amantes de Teruel." Decimonónica: Journal of Nineteenth-Century Hispanic Cultural Production. 6.1 (Winter 2009):1-18.