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Francisca González Flores, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840
Fax: 562-985-4259
Francisca.GonzalezFlores@csulb.edu | Office: AS-

Research Interests

Francisca González Flores was born and grew up in Badajoz, Spain. She received her B.A. in Spanish Literature and Linguistics (Licenciatura en Filología Hispánica) at the University of Salamanca, Spain. After graduating, she was awarded an Erasmus teaching scholarship and became a part of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), where she worked as a lecturer and student advisor, and taught courses in Spanish literature, culture, and language. She then earned the MAE-AECI Scholarship from the Spanish Foreign Ministry, and went to work as a lecturer at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of California at Berkeley where she taught Spanish linguistics and language courses. She received her PhD from Stanford University in June 2014 with a dissertion on imperial nostalgia and national identity. Her work focuses on 19th-21st Century Peninsular literature with an emphasis on transatlantic studies and cinema.

Education

2014: Stanford University, Ph.D., Iberian and Latin American Cultures

2007: Stanford University, M.A., Iberian and Latin American Cultures

2001: University of Heidelberg, Germany, in German Literature and Linguistics

1995: University of Salamanca, Spain, B.A. (“Licenciatura”), Spanish Philology (Literature and Linguistics)

Select Publications

2013 “El imperio ultramarino y la España de entre siglos en Los Ayacuchos.” Actas del X Congreso Internacional de Estudios Galdosianos.

2012: “América en la España de Antonio Machado: la presencia y función de Ultramar en Soledades. Galerías. Otros poemas y Campos de Castilla.” Hispanic Review 80, 1: 85-106.

2010: “Rulfo y Goethe: la imposibilidad de una vuelta a casa.” Nuevo Texto Crítico 23, 45-46:349-59.

2010: “Mujer y pacto fáustico en el narcomundo. Representaciones literarias y cinematográficas en La vendedora de rosas de Víctor Gaviria, La Reina del Sur de Arturo Pérez Reverte y María llena eres de gracia de Joshua Marston” Romance Quarterly 57, 4: 286-99.

2008: “Gabriel García Márquez y Yasunari Kawabata: el bel morir y el bel vivir. A propósito de Memoria de mis putas tristes.” Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, 34, 67: 335-45.2

2005: Introducción a la lingüística española: Workbook and Answer Key. With Milton M. Azevedo. Upper Saddle River: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Select Awards and Grants

2011: Centennial Teaching Assistant Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University

2007-2008: Graduate Working Group Grant (“Literary Dialogs Reading Group”), Center for Latin American Studies, Stanford University

2006-2011: Stanford University Fellowship, School of Humanities and Sciences

2002-2005: MAE-AECI Scholarship, Spanish Foreign Ministry, Madrid, Spain

1996-2001: Erasmus Teaching Scholarship Spanish Education and Culture Ministry, Madrid, Spain