Faculty Profile

Margaret Frohlich

Associate Professor of Spanish (2007)

Contact Information


Bosler Hall Room 5M


She specializes in 20th century and contemporary literature and film with a focus on the construction of national and sexual identities. Her book, Framing the Margin: Nationality and Sexuality across Borders, won the international competition for the Victoria Urbano Monograph Prize of the Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Her articles have appeared in Studies in Documentary Film; Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas (formerly Studies in Hispanic Cinemas); Letras Femeninas; and Romance Review.


  • B.A., University of Colorado-Denver, 2001
  • Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2006

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish
This course is designed for students who have never taken Spanish previously. The course focuses on all four language skills: listening, reading, writing, speaking, with an emphasis on vocabulary development and listening comprehension development. Prerequisite: No prior study of Spanish and permission of department.

LALC 390 Spain at Turn of Century
Cross-listed with SPAN 410-01 and WGSS 301-03. This seminar will focus on literature and culture in Spain from 1875-1898. We will read several novels, short stories, and a play, as well as primary texts from the period such as magazine and newspaper articles and excerpts from legal and medical texts. Topics of inquiry will include representations of normative masculine and feminine gender roles and gender and sexual deviance, emerging theories about alternative sexualities during the late nineteenth century, the intersectionality of categories of race, class, gender and sexuality, and national identity and empire in the context of the loss of the last Spanish colonies.