Faculty Profile

Margaret Frohlich

Associate Professor of Spanish (2007)

Contact Information

frohlicm@dickinson.edu

Bosler Hall Room 5M
717.245.1155

Bio

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.

Education

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

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

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.

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 300 Cubania and Cuban Cinema
Cross-listed with SPAN 380-01 and FLST 310-04.Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.This course, taught in Spanish, investigates the role of Cuban cinema in visualizing the nation, Cubanness, and cultural belonging. We will explore how film and documentary media shape national subjectivities in their presentation of history, culture, gender, sexuality, and politics. We will further our inquiry through readings, both in English and Spanish, from books and scholarly articles. Students should expect to invest a significant amount of time on film viewings outside of class, assigned readings, and multiple writing assignments as they sharpen their ability to analyze film content and technique.

FLST 310 Cubania and Cuban Cinema
Cross-listed with LALC 300-01 and SPAN 380-01.Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.This course, taught in Spanish, investigates the role of Cuban cinema in visualizing the nation, Cubanness, and cultural belonging. We will explore how film and documentary media shape national subjectivities in their presentation of history, culture, gender, sexuality, and politics. We will further our inquiry through readings, both in English and Spanish, from books and scholarly articles. Students should expect to invest a significant amount of time on film viewings outside of class, assigned readings, and multiple writing assignments as they sharpen their ability to analyze film content and technique.

SPAN 380 Cubania and Cuban Cinema
Cross-listed with FLST 310-04 and LALC 300-01.Part of the Cuban Mini-Mosaic.This course, taught in Spanish, investigates the role of Cuban cinema in visualizing the nation, Cubanness, and cultural belonging. We will explore how film and documentary media shape national subjectivities in their presentation of history, culture, gender, sexuality, and politics. We will further our inquiry through readings, both in English and Spanish, from books and scholarly articles. Students should expect to invest a significant amount of time on film viewings outside of class, assigned readings, and multiple writing assignments as they sharpen their ability to analyze film content and technique.

Spring 2016

SPAN 202 Advanced Grammar
The primary goal of this course is to develop students' formal knowledge of Spanish by reviewing and studying the more challenging grammatical structures. The course will also work on development of skills in reading, oral expression, and vocabulary development. The purpose of the course is to equip students with the formal grammatical background necessary to be successful in courses on Hispanic literatures, linguistics and cultures. Prerequisite: 201, 120, or the equivalent.

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.