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Willem, Linda

Professor - Spanish
Modern Foreign Languages

lwillem@butler.edu
317/940-9251

Jordan Hall - 374D
MW 2:30-3:30


Resumé/Vitae

Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise

Cinema and Literature of Spain, with a focus on the films of Carlos Saura and Pedro Almodóvar, the novels of Benito Perez Galdós, and the short stories of Emilia Pardo Bazán.

Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)

Books: Editor, Náufragas y otros cuentos de Pardo Bazán (Newark DE: Cervantes&Co., 2010).; Editor, Doña Perfecta by Benito Pérez Galdós (Newark DE: Cervantes&Co., 2004); second ed. 2005; Editor, Carlos Saura: Interviews (Jackson: U of Mississippi Press, 2003); Galdós's Segunda Manera: Rhetorical Strategies and Affective Response, North Carolina Studies in the Romance Languages and Literatures 260 (Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina Press, 1998); Editor, A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Galdós 1843/1993 (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 1993.

Articles: “Revolutionizing La Regenta: Parodic Transformation and Cinematic Innovation in Oviedo Express,” forthcoming in Hispania; “The Story Not Told: Sex and marriage in Pardo Bazán's 'Los cirineos' and 'La argolla', Hispania 95.4 (2012): 587-95;“High Fidelity: Scoring the Text in TV’s La Regenta.” Studies in Honor of Vernon Chamberlin (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2011) 277-92; “Fernando Fernán Gómez,” World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia, vol 1 (Santa Barbara, Denver, Oxford: ABC-ÇLIO, 2011) 391-92; “Saura and Storaro: A Professional Friendship,” [interview with Carlos Saura], Post Script 29.2 (2010): 111-17; “Televisualizando Arroz y tartana,” Historias de la pequeña pantalla: Representaciones en la televisión de España democrática (Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2009) 73-87; “La Africana y Galdós: De La Nación a Fortunata y Jacinta,” Actas del XIII Congreso Internacional Galdosiano (Las Palmas: Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Spain, 2009) 548-52; “From the Streets to the Screen: The Music of Madrid in Saura’s Deprisa, Deprisa,” Letras Peninsulares 21.1 (2008): 7-17; “The Music of Borgesian Destiny in Saura’s El Sur,” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 83 (2006): 957-69; “Tristana,” Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature (Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 2002): 610-12; “Rewriting Rendell: Pedro Almodovar's Carne tremula,” Literature/Film Quarterly 30 (2002): 115-118; “Latent Narratives: Sideshadowing in Fortunata y Jacinta,” Anales Galdosianos. 36 (2001): 299-306“Places in the Mind: Evocative Walks Through Galdos's Madrid,” Letras Peninsulares 13 (2000): 319-28; “Almodóvar on the Verge of Cocteau's La Voix humaine,” Literature/Film Quarterly 26 (1998): 142-47; “Encircling Linearity in Carlos Saura's Peppermint frappé,Romance Languages Annual 10.2 (1998): 859-61; “Text and Intertext: James Whale's Frankenstein in Víctor Erice's El espíritu de la colmena,” Romance Languages Annual 9 (1997): 722-25; “Highlighting the Hidden: Visual Representation in Gutiérrez-Aragón's Demonios en el jardín,” Romance Languages Annual  8 (1996): 678-80; “Metafictional mise en abyme in Saura's Carmen,” Literature/Film Quarterly 24 (1996): 267-73; “Jacinta's 'visita al cuarto estado': The Galley Version,” Anales Galdosianos 31-32 (1996-97): 97-103; “Anticipating Postmodernism in Two Galdosian Fantasies: ‘¿Dónde está mi cabeza?’ and the Final Episodios Nacionales,” A Sesquicentennial Tribute to Galdós 1843/1993 (Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 1993) 249-60; “Moreno-Isla's Unpublished Scene from the Fortunata y Jacinta Galleys,” Anales Galdosianos 27-28 (1992-93): 179-83; “A Dickensian Interlude in Galdós' Rosalía,” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 69 (1992): 239-44; "The Narrative Premise of Galdós's Lo prohibido," Romance Quarterly 38 (1991): 189-96; “The Narrative Voice Presentation of Rosalía de Bringas in Two Galdosian Novels,” Crítica Hispánica 12 (1990): 75-87; “Turning La incógnita into Realidad: Galdós's Metafictional Magic Trick,” MLN 105 (1990): 385-91; “The Narrative Premise of the Dual Ending to Galdós's La Fontana de Oro,” Romance Notes 28.1 (1987): 51-56; “Variations on Engaño and Honra in the Interpolated Novelettes of Guzmán de Alfarache,” Hispanic Journal 8.2 (1987): 7-20; “Narrative Voice, Point of View, and Characterization in Graciliano Ramos's Vidas Sêcas,” Mester 16.1 (1987): 18-28; “Catálogo de los manuscritos de Galdós y de las galeradas de sus obras en la Casa-Museo,” Anales Galdosianos 21 (1986): 247-49; “Folkloric Structure and Narrative Voice in Bécquer's Leyendas,” Mester 13.1 (1984): 55-63.

Translations: “Grab the Fame and Run” (translation of “Toma la fama y corre” by Agnes S. Harguindey) Pedro Almodóvar: Interviews, ed. Paula Willoquet-Maricondi (U of Mississippi P, 2004) 32-39; “Interview with Pedro Almodóvar: The Flower of My Secret” (translation of “Entrevista con Pedro Almodóvar: La Flor de mi secreto,” by Maruja Torres) Pedro Almodóvar: Interviews, ed. Paula Willoquet-Maricondi (U of Mississippi P, 2004) 110-18; “Almost All about Almodóvar” (translation of “Casi Todo sobre mi madre” by Alicia G. Montano) Pedro Almodóvar: Interviews, ed. Paula Willoquet-Maricondi (U of Mississippi P, 2004) 130-38; “The House Guest” (translation of “El huésped” by Amparo Dávila) Latin American Literary Review 18 (1990): 106-10.

Also, over 40 papers presented at National or International Conferences.

 

 

 

 

Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)

Teach all levels of Spanish literature, civilization (history, culture, film, art, music), and language.

Founder and on-site director of Butler's Semester-in-Spain Program in Alcalá de Henares (2003, 04, 06, 08, 10, 13)


Education/Experience

Education/Degrees
5/88 - Ph.D., Spanish Languages and Literatures, University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA); 5/77 - MA, Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; 8/71 - BS, Spanish and French Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Awards/Honors

Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Galdós Scholars (first term 2007-2011, second term 2012-2016); Betty Blades Lofton Chair in Spanish (2006 to present); National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Princeton University. Topic: Opera (2002); LAS Teaching Excellence Award (Butler University 2000); National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, Ohio State. Topic: Rhetorical Theory of Narrative (1995); Namcy N. Wing Award for Outstanding Performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Exams (UCLA 1985); James A. Phillips Award for Outstanding Article Published by a UCLA Student (1985); National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, UCLA. Topic: Case History and Fiction (1979)

Association Memberships (professional/educational)

Honor Societies: Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Delta Pi, Phi Sigma Iota, Phi Beta Delta 

Memberships: International Association of Galdosian Scholars; International Association of Hispanists; American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese; Society for Cinema and Media Studies; Modern Language Association; Society for the Study of Narrative Literature

Professional Experience
1997-2000 - Head, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures