Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature
Yolanda Gamboa, PhD Purdue University
Associate Professor of Spanish Studies
Areas of Expertise: Golden Age Spanish Literature, Early Modern Women, Renaissance Cultural Studies, Translation Theory and Practice
Dr. Yolanda Gamboa teaches Peninsular Spanish literature and culture as well as seminars and workshops in Translation Studies. Her research is devoted to Early Modern women writers and Early Modern Cultural Studies, and she has authored interdisciplinary articles on architecture and María de Zayas as well as chocolate and the Comedia. Her current research is on Spanish women in Early Modern Florida. She is also a literary translator, a task of theoretical importance in questioning the canon. Her translation of Rafael Argullol’s El fin del mundo como obra de arte [ The End of the World as a Work of Art] (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2005), with an introduction to the Spanish contemporary essay and a critical afterword, was nominated to the 2006 MLA Aldo & Jean Scaglione Award for a translation of a literary work.
“María de Zayas, or Memory Chains and the Education of a Learned Woman.” Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World. ed. Anne Cruz and Rosilie Hernández. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2011. 209-224.
Cartografía social en la narrativa de María de Zayas [Social Cartography in Maria de Zayas’s Prose Works]. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2009.
“Nápoles y la España imaginada” [Naples and Imaginary Spain]. La ciudad en la literatura y el cine. Ed. Joan Torres-Pou and Santiago Juan-Navarro. Barcelona: Promociones and Publicaciones universitarias, 2009.
’Who done it?’: Teaching Lazarillo de Tormes to Undergraduate Students Via the Unknown Author and Reader-Oriented Theories.” MLA Approaches to Teaching Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque Tradition. Ed. Anne Cruz.
“Consuming the Other, Creating the Self: The Cultural Implications of the Aztec’s Chocolate From Tirso de Molina to Agustín Moreto and Pedro Lanini y Sagredo.” Crosscurrents: Transatlantic Perspectives of Early Modern Spanish and Spanish American Theater. Ed. Mindy Badía and Bonnie Gasior. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2006.
“ Argullol, Rafael. The End of the World as a Work of Art: A Western Story.
Translation, Introduction, and Afterword by Yolanda Gamboa. Lewisburg, PA: