Joan Cammarata, PHD

Joan Cammarata, PHD

Professor

Department : Modern Language & Literature

Email : joan.cammarata@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7348

Office : MEM 425

Education

PHD, Columbia University
MA, Columbia University
MPHIL, Columbia University
BA, Fordham University

Research

The literature of early modern Spain and its socio-historical context; Cervantes’s Don Quixote; comparative approaches to early modern Spanish and British drama; the epistolary and didactic writings of St. Teresa of Ávila; women’s discourse.

Publications & Professional Activities

Books:

Author: Mythological Themes in the Works of Garcilaso de la Vega (Porrúa, 1983).

Editor and introduction: Women in the Discourse of Early Modern Spain (University Press of Florida, 2003).

 

Articles in books and journals:

 “Sancho Panza: portavoz de la actualidad cervantina.” El español y su literatura en los Estados Unidos. Homenaje a la Real Academia Española. Ed. Enrique Ruiz-Fornells Silverde. Burgos: Instituto Castellano y Leonés de la Lengua, 2011. 121-141. 

“The Transnational Legacy of Early Modern Iberian Women.” Ámbitos Feministas 1 (2011): 45-57.  

“Teaching Imagery and Allegory in Teresa of Ávila’s Interior Castle.” Approaches to Teaching Teresa of Ávila and the Spanish Mystics. Ed. Alison Weber. New York: Modern Language Association, 2009. 218-24. 

“Professional Collaborations: Reflections on NeMLA’s 40th Anniversary.” Modern Language Studies 38.2 (2009): 111-112. 

“Sancho Panza and the Algerian Fellowship.”  “Aquí se imprimen libros”: Cervantine Studies in Honor of Tom Lathrop. Ed. Mark Groundland. University, MS: U of Mississippi, Romance Monographs, 2008. 15-31. 

“Letters from the Convent: St. Teresa of Ávila’s Epistolary Mode.” The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers. Eds. Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke and Ana Kothe. New York: Palgrave, 2007. 41-53. 

The Social Code of Don Quixote: Utopia vs. Meritocracy.” Annali dell’Universitá degli Studi di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’” 47.2 (2005): 509-21. 

“Descifrando los códigos de clase, cultura y poder en el mundo de Cervantes.” Cervantes y su mundo. Ed. Kurt Reichenberger and Darío Fernández Morera. Kassel: Edition Reichenberger, 2005. 2: 83-100. 

“El espectáculo y la divinidad: La Relación de las fiestas por la beatificación de Santa Teresa de Jesús.” Actas delXIV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. Ed. Isaías Lerner, Robert Nival and Alejandro Alonso. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2004. 2: 59-65. 

“Nuyorican Theater” (chapter). Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater. Eds. Eladio Cortés and Mirta Barrea-Marlys. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2003. 343-56. 

“La actitud cervantina hacia las Américas: ¿tierras de oportunidad o de infortunio?” Hispanica Polonorum 3 (2001): 23-32. 

“Teresa de Cartagena: Writing from a Silent Space in a Silent World.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica 16 (2000): 38-51. 

“Epistola consolatoria y contemptus mundi: el epistolario de consuelo de Santa Teresa de Ávila,” Actas del XIII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. Ed. Florencio Sevilla y Carlos Alvar. Madrid: Editorial Castalia, 2000. 1: 301-308. 

"Como agua para chocolate: gastronomía erótica, mágicorrealismo culinario." Explicación de textos literarios 25.1 (1996-97): 87-103. 

"Introducción." (an introductory essay in): Toscano, Filippo Maria. El universalismo del pensamiento cristiano de Don Luigi Sturzo. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1997. ix-xii. 

"St. Teresa's Language of Love: the Spiritual Eroticism of the Kiss." Semiotica del Testo Mistico. Atti del Congresso Internazionale. Ed. Giuseppe De Gennaro. L'Aquila, Italy: Edizioni del Gallo Cedrone, 1995. 111-117. 

"El discurso femenino de Santa Teresa de Ávila, defensora de la mujer renacentista." Actas del XI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas. Ed. Juan Villegas. Irvine: University of California, 1994. 2: 58-65. 

"Mystical Psychagogue, Cultural Other: St. Teresa of Ávila." Homage to Bruno Damiani. A Festschrift. Ed. Filippo Maria Toscano. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1994. 31-42. 

"Sacred and Profane Love: St. Teresa of Ávila." Selected Proceedings of the 1988-1990 Pennsylvania Foreign Language Conference. Ed. Gregorio C. Martín. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University, 1992. 74-78. 

"The questione della lingua: Garcilaso, Spain, and Italy." Nemla Italian Studies 15 (1991): 29-40. 

"Motivational Strategies for Communication in the Foreign Languages." Vistas. Journal of the School of Education and Human Services 37 (1992): 4-5. 

"The Development of Communicative Interaction in the Classroom." Bulletin of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers 37.4 (1986): 18-20. 

"Garcilaso's Artistic Language: Some Remarks on the Development of Castilian." Hispanic Journal 7.1 (1985): 7-16. 

"Avian Metamorphoses in Garcilaso's Eclogue II." Proceed­ings of the 32nd Mountain Interstate Foreign Languages Conference.  Winston-Salem, NC:  Wake Forest University, 1984. 57-63. 

"Luis de Vargas, an Oedipal Figure in Pepita Jiménez." The Analysis of Hispanic Texts: Current Trends in Methodology.  Eds. Lisa Davis and Isabel Tarán.  New York:  Bilingual Press/Editorial Bilingüe, 1976. 206-225. 

 

Coauthor of:

"La composición mitológica de La Diana." Quaderni Ibero-Americani 76 (1994): 5-34. 

"Music in La Galatea and the Visual Arts." Crítica Hispánica 12 (1990): 15-25. 

"La mitología en La Galatea cervantina y las artes figurativas." Explicación de Textos Literarios 18.1 (1989-90): 63-72. 

"Actio in Cervantes' Galatea and the Visual Arts." Arcadia 21.1 (1986): 78-83.

 

Contributor of book reviews to scholarly journals:

Cervantes, Modern Language Studies, South Central Review, Hispanic Review, Crítica Hispánica, Cross Currents: Religion and Intellectual Life, Cuadernos de ALDEEU, Italian Culture, Quaderni Ibero-Americani.       

Conference Papers:

Invited lecturer and regular presenter of more than sixty scholarly papers at national and international conferences.

Honors & Awards

  • Fordham University: B.A., summa cum laude; Spanish medal;
  • Columbia University: President's Fellowship, University Fellowship
  • Recipient of the Manhattan College Bonus et Fidelis award
  • Member of Sigma Delta Pi and Alpha Mu Gamma Honor Societies
  • Honorary faculty member in The Pen and Sword Society.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas
  • Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica
  • The Cervantes Society of America
  • GEMELA (Grupo de Estudios sobre la Mujer en España y las Américas)
  • Modern Language Association
  • Northeast Modern Language Association
  • Renaissance Society of America
  • Society for the Study of Early Modern Women
  • Society for the Study of Women in the Renaissance
  • South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Grants

Recipient of research grants from: National Endowment for the Humanities; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spain's Ministry of Education and Culture and United States' Universities; Northeast Modern Language Association; Manhattan College; New York University Faculty Resource Network; New York University Scholar-In-Residence.

 

 

Other

Professional Activities: 

Member of the Editorial Board of Quaderni Iberoamericani

Member of the Executive Council of the Cervantes Society of America

Past President of the Northeast Modern Language Association

MLA Regional Delegate (New York State)

Member of Editorial Board Modern Language Studies

External evaluator for eight applications for university tenure/promotion

Articles reviewed for Cervantes; PMLA (Publication of the Modern Language Association); Modern Language Studies; Explicación de Textos Literarios; Letras Femeninas.

Book manuscripts reviewed for Yale University Press; North Carolina Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures; University Press of the South; D.C. Heath; Wiley; Mc-Graw Hill; Heinle.

 

Courses Taught/Teaching

SPAN 201      Spanish for Communication I
SPAN 202      Spanish for Communication II
SPAN 350      Masterworks in Spanish I
SPAN 427      Cervantes
SPAN 429      The Spanish Golden Age