Faculty Profile

Margaret Frohlich

Assistant Professor of Spanish (2007)

Contact Information

frohlicm@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 5M
717.245.1155

Bio

She specializes in 20th century and contemporary narrative 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.

Education

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

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

FLST 210 Writing about Sexuality & Film
Cross-listed with SPAN 231-03. The primary goal of this writing intensive course is to develop students’ writing skills in Spanish. Both in class and homework assignments approach writing as a process, and students will engage in drafts, peer editing, and revisions of their work. The course’s central aim is to help students in the development of ideas, creativity, organization, and basic research skills that shape strong academic writing. Throughout the semester students will broaden their lexicon and knowledge of Hispanic cultures through the critical analysis of film and literature. As we analyze various representations of sexuality, we will discuss what these expressions of pleasure and desire tell us about cultural practices, beliefs, values, and social institutions. In addition to readings, you will be asked to watch films outside of class.

SPAN 231 Writing About Sexuality & Film
Cross-listed with FLST 210-04. The primary goal of this writing intensive course is to develop students’ writing skills in Spanish. Both in class and homework assignments approach writing as a process, and students will engage in drafts, peer editing, and revisions of their work. The course’s central aim is to help students in the development of ideas, creativity, organization, and basic research skills that shape strong academic writing. Throughout the semester students will broaden their lexicon and knowledge of Hispanic cultures through the critical analysis of film and literature. As we analyze various representations of sexuality, we will discuss what these expressions of pleasure and desire tell us about cultural practices, beliefs, values, and social institutions. In addition to readings, you will be asked to watch films outside of class.

AMST 301 Examining Tropes Latino/a Film
Cross-listed with FLST 310-03, LALC 386-01 and SPAN 385-01. Permission of Instructor Required. This course examines the cultural meaning and production of Latino/a cinema. In particular, we will focus on film’s representation of space in relation to the spatial imaginary of Latino/a communities. As we study racial and ethnic grouping in the U.S., we will reflect on how transcultural subjects negotiate space and border crossings. Students will develop basic research skills; demonstrate, orally and in writing, basic understanding of some of the historical and cultural contexts in which literary and visual texts are produced; and put their voices in conversation with other scholars in their written assignments. In addition to readings, students will be asked to view films outside of class.

FLST 310 Examining Tropes Latino/a Film
Cross-listed with AMST 301-02, LALC 385-01 and SPAN 385-01. This course examines the cultural meaning and production of Latino/a cinema. In particular, we will focus on film’s representation of space in relation to the spatial imaginary of Latino/a communities. As we study racial and ethnic grouping in the U.S., we will reflect on how transcultural subjects negotiate space and border crossings. Students will develop basic research skills; demonstrate, orally and in writing, basic understanding of some of the historical and cultural contexts in which literary and visual texts are produced; and put their voices in conversation with other scholars in their written assignments. In addition to readings, students will be asked to view films outside of class.

SPAN 385 Examining Tropes Latino/a Film
Cross-listed with AMST 301-02, FLST 310-03 and LALC 385-01. This course examines the cultural meaning and production of Latino/a cinema. In particular, we will focus on film’s representation of space in relation to the spatial imaginary of Latino/a communities. As we study racial and ethnic grouping in the U.S., we will reflect on how transcultural subjects negotiate space and border crossings. Students will develop basic research skills; demonstrate, orally and in writing, basic understanding of some of the historical and cultural contexts in which literary and visual texts are produced; and put their voices in conversation with other scholars in their written assignments. In addition to readings, students will be asked to view films outside of class.

LALC 385 Examining Tropes Latino/a Film
Cross-listed with AMST 301-02, FLST 310-03 and SPAN 385-01. This course examines the cultural meaning and production of Latino/a cinema. In particular, we will focus on film’s representation of space in relation to the spatial imaginary of Latino/a communities. As we study racial and ethnic grouping in the U.S., we will reflect on how transcultural subjects negotiate space and border crossings. Students will develop basic research skills; demonstrate, orally and in writing, basic understanding of some of the historical and cultural contexts in which literary and visual texts are produced; and put their voices in conversation with other scholars in their written assignments. In addition to readings, students will be asked to view films outside of class.

Spring 2015

WGST 202 Intro to Sexualities Studies
This course will explore how sexual representations, identities, and behaviors shape and are shaped by political, cultural, social, religious, and economic practices of societies across time and space. We will approach these questions by analyzing a variety of cultural texts that address sexuality, desire, and erotic expression. The course is designed to expose you to core concepts, methods of analysis, and critical debates in sexuality studies that convey the interdisciplinary character of the field.

SPAN 305 Intro Literary Analysis/Theory
This course introduces students to different methods of reading and analyzing literary and non-literary texts. These may include - among others-formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, semiotic, and postructuralist approaches. Students will read both primary texts and theoretical studies, and they will be required to analyze texts themselves. Prerequisite: 231. This course fulfills the WR graduation requirement.