Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.

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Catherine Nelson, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Modern Language Department Chair and Prestige Scholarship Coordinator
Spanish Culture and Literature; Literary Translation; Spanish Language Acquisition
Modern Language
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Old Main 216

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Ph.D. (2000) University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Modern Languages and Literatures
Dissertation: Explorations in the Postmodern Mode: Postmodern Sensibilities in the Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel. This study proposes a new way of conceptualizing postmodern sensibilities in order to observe their manifestation and development throughout the history of the narrative.
Dr. Harriet Turner, Dissertation Advisor

M.A. (1994) New York University, Madrid, Spain
Spanish Culture and Civilization
Master’s Essay: El matrimonio en la novela contemporánea española (1880-1990)
Professor José Avello-Flórez, Thesis Director

B.A. (1993) Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth, Texas
Magna Cum Laude with Honors in Spanish; Phi Beta Kappa
Majors: Spanish and Latin American Studies

Research and academic interests

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