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Wan Sonya Tang
Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

romance language and literatures

Academic Degrees

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

PhD. Dissertation

“Haunting Modernity: The Fantastic Short Story in Nineteenth-Century Spain,” 2012.

Research Areas

Contemporary Peninsular literature and culture, with an emphasis on the nineteenth century; the fantastic in literature and the visual arts; Spanish women authors.

Recent Articles

“La princesa, el granuja, y el obrero condenado: El retrato de las clases sociales en dos cuentos fantásticos de Galdós.” (Forthcoming in Anales Galdosianos)

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

Recent Papers and Presentations

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

“‘My Dear, These Things Are Life’: A Woman in the Spanish Civil War in La plaza del diamante.” 45th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Susquehanna University, Harrisburg, PA. 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.” 44th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Tufts University, Boston, MA. March 21-24, 2013.

“Pida y recibirá: La palabra como arma en ¡Ecué-Yamba-O! de Alejo Carpentier.” 18th Annual Conference of the New England Council of Latin American Studies. Yale University, New Haven, CT, November 3, 2012.

“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, NE, 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.

“A Woman Possessed: How Emilia Pardo Bazán’s 'Possession' Raised Hell in Her Day.” 42nd Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Convention. Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. April 7-10, 2011.

“Haunted Modernity: A Case Study of Galdós's Fantastic Fiction.” 63rd Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY. April 15-17, 2010.

Wan Tang

Contact Information

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