Tamara Townsend, Ph.D.



Assistant Professor of Spanish
On Faculty since 2007

Phone: (630)752-5906


Ph.D., Spanish Literature - The Ohio State University, 2007

M.A., Spanish Literature - The Ohio State University, 2003 

B.A., Spanish and English, Wheaton College, 2001

Courses Taught

  • Accelerated Elementary Spanish (SPAN 103)
  • Elementary Spanish (SPAN 102)
  • Adv Grammar and Composition (SPAN 332) 
  • Survey of Spanish Literature (Span 336)

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Modern Language Association


  • Memory in contemporary narrative of Spain
  • Photography in Literature

Papers Published and/or Presented

  • "Nostalgia and Homesickness in 'La corriente del golfo' by Soledad Puértolas," Women, Home and Nation: Private and Public Spaces, 17th Annual Conference, Binghamton University (SUNY),March 14-15, 2008.
  • “Memory and Photography in Historia de un abrigo by Soledad Puértolas,” Twelfth Annual Carolina Conference on Romance Literature, March 23-25, 2006.
  • “Mujeres desocupadas, mujeres desesperadas: Las protagonistas de Soledad Puértolas y su búsqueda del reconocimiento en unos cuentos de La corriente del golfo,” Cincinnati Romance Languages and Literatures Conference for 2005, May 12-14, 2005.
  • “Acercarse a Jaime Gil de Biedma: El amor y la función del monólogo dramático,” Sixth Annual Ohio State University Graduate Student Symposium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature, Linguistics and Cultures, March 7-8, 2003.

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