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Leslie Susan Nord, Ph.D.

Lecturer of Spanish
California State University, Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd. 
Long Beach, CA 90840 
562 985-4310| Fax: 562 985-4259 
Leslie.Nord@csulb.edu | Office: AS-336

Research Interests

Leslie Nord is interested in the literature and culture of 19th and 20th Century Spain, in Romanticism, and in the Generation of 27.

Education

1989 Yale University, Ph.D., Spanish Poetry of the Twentieth Century
1979 University of California Los Angeles, M.A., Spanish
1973 University of California Los Angeles, B.A., Spanish

Publications

“The Keeper of the Keys: Rewriting El beso de la mujer araña.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica. Vol. XI. Texas Tech University, 1996.

“When Words are not Enough: The Spanish Civil War, Committed Poetry and the Graphic Arts.” La Chispa ’93. Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisana. December 1993.

“Ironic Tension in the ‘Romance de la guardia civil española.” In Cuando yo me muera…”: Essays in Memory of Federico García Lorca. Ed. C. Brian Morris. Lanham: University Press of America, 1988.

Papers and Presentations

“Business Spanish in the Curriculum,” American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Scripps College, Claremont, Ca, April 2002

“Notes on Cataluña,” American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, Ca., Oct. 2000

“The Keeper of the Keys: Rewriting El beso de la mujer araña,” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Sept. 1994

“When Words are Not Enough: The Spanish Civil War, Committed Poetry and the Graphic Arts,” La Chispa International Symposium, New Orleans, Louisiana, Tulane University, February 1993

Select Awards and Grants

2008 and 2010 International Projects Award: For encouraging the internationalization of course offerings between Spanish, French, and Italian programs.

2007 Intellectual Events Award: For presentation by Prof. Rubén Benítez, Professor Emeritus, UCLA

2001 Most Valuabe Professor: College of Liberal Arts, CSULB. For work with Outstanding Graduate of the College.

1998 Commendation for Distinguished Faculty Contributions to Department of Romance, German, Russian Languages and Literatures as Graduate Students Advisor, CSULB.