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Wan Sonya Tang
Assistant Professor

romance language and literatures

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., M.Phil., M.A., Yale University; B.A. University of Southern California

Doctoral Dissertation

“Haunting Modernity: The Fantastic Short Story in 19th-Century Spain”

Research Areas

19th-21st Century Spanish Literature and Visual Culture, Realism and the Fantastic, the Short Story, Benito Pérez Galdós, Gender Studies, Women in the Spanish Civil War

The Sacred and Modernity in Spain: Beyond the Secular City

“Sacred, Sublime, and Supernatural: Religion and the Spanish Capital in Nineteenth-Century Fantastic Narratives.” The Sacred and Modernity in Spain: Beyond the Secular City. Ed. Antonio Córdoba and Daniel García Donoso. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Forthcoming in 2016.)

La princesa, el granuja

“La princesa, el granuja, y el obrero condenado: El retrato de las clases sociales en dos cuentos fantásticos de Galdós.” Anales Galdosianos 49 (2014):107-20.

Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

“'Mirar tapices flamencos por el revés': Elogio implícito de la traducción en Don Quijote.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 42:3 (2008): 483-502.

“Églogas épicas y comedias trágicas: El elogio del poeta en Garcilaso de la Vega y Shakespeare.” LLJournal (2008): n. pag. Web.

“Pida y recibirá: Palabra, poder y fiesta en Ecue-Yamba-O de Alejo Carpentier.” LLJournal (2007): n. pag. Web.

Selected Talks and Conference Presentations

The Aesthetic Appeal of Ahistorical History in the Spanish Television Series Gran Hotel.” Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington. April 14-16, 2016.

"The Art of the Spanish Historical Drama: A Case Study of the Television Series Gran Hotel." Aquí y Ahora: TV and Film Production in Contemporary Spain Conference. Swarthmore College, Swarthmore. March 25-26, 2016.

Two Spains in Alberto Rodríguez’s La isla minima/Marshland (2014).” Spanish Film Series. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY. November 5, 2015.

“Gendered Trauma and the Spanish Civil War in La plaça del Diamant by Mercé Rodoreda.” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. University of Washington, Seattle. March 26-29, 2015.      

“Sacred and Supernatural: Representations of Madrid in Fantastic Narratives from 19th-Century Spain.” Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association. New York University, New York. March 20-23, 2014.

“‘My Dear, These Things Are Life’: A Woman in the Spanish Civil War in La plaza del diamante.” Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Susquehanna University, Harrisburg. April 3-6, 2014.

“El retrato de las clases sociales en dos cuentos fantásticos de Galdós.” X Congreso Internacional Galdosiano. Casa Museo Pérez Galdós, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. June 18-21, 2013.

“Haunted House/Scary Street: Crises of Self and Space in 19th-Century Spanish Fantastic Narrative.” Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Tufts University, Boston. March 21-24, 2013.

“Of Trams and Trains: Fantastic Movement Through Madrid and Spain in Galdós's Short Fiction." Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln. October 12-14, 2012.

“The Haunted City: Madrid in the Fantastic Fiction of Galdós.” Invited talk before the Whitney Humanities Fellows. Yale University, New Haven, CT. March 28, 2012.

Wan Tang

Contact Information

Boston College
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Lyons Hall 311B
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3804

Phone: 617-552-1096
Email: wan.tang@bc.edu