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Elizabeth Scarlett

Professor, Department Chair
924 Clemens Hall
Office Hours: Fall 2017 - Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1:00-2:00 p.m.
(716) 645-0873


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • B.A., Washington University in St. Louis

Courses Regularly Taught

  • SPA 628: The Trans-Atlantic Dynamic in Modern Hispanic Poetry
  • SPA 623: Post-War and Contemporary Spanish Novel and Film
  • SPA 524: 19th Century Spanish Literature
  • SPA 324: Medical and Health-Related Spanish
  • SPA 409: The Age of Lorca
  • SPA 408: History of Spanish Cinema

Fields/Research Interests

  • Modern and Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature and Film
  • Romanticism; realism; avant garde movements; feminism; Pierre Bourdieu

Selected Publications

  • “Luis Buñuel.” Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • “The Metaphysics of Espronceda’s Romanticism in El estudiante de Salamanca.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 93.1 (2016): 46-62.
  • Religion and Spanish Film: Luis Buñuel, the Franco Era, and Contemporary Directors. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014.
  • “Pedro Almodóvar and the Professions: The Case of La piel que habito.” MIFLC Review 16 (2012-2014): 81-92.
  • “Comparative Crime Narrative: Muñoz Molina’s Plenilunio and Ellroy’s My Dark Places.” Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura, Special Issue: La novela española actual: Desde 1975 al presente. Ed. Ellen Mayock. 16 (Fall 2011): 248-55.
  • “Listening to Writers of the 1980s and Generation X.” Generation X Rocks: Contemporary Peninsular Fiction, Film, and Rock Culture. Ed. Christine Henseler and Randolph Pope. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2007. Pages 97-111.
  • “Mapping out the Cartas marruecas: Geographical, Cultural, and Gender Coordinates.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 33.1 (January 1999): 65-83.
  • Under Construction: The Body in Spanish Novels. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994.


  • Beta Nu Chapter Adviser, National Collegiate Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi
  • Advisory Board, MVM: Cuadernos de Estudios Manuel Vázquez Montalbán