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Elisabeth L. Austin

Elisabeth L. Austin, Associate Professor of Spanish

Elisabeth Austin
Elisabeth Austin, Associate Professor of Spanish

Department of Modern and Classical Langauage and Literatures
307 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-6739 |

Elisabeth L. Austin is an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. 

  • 19th-Century Spanish America
  • Cultures of Reading and Writing
  • Subjectivity
  • Gender
  • Scientific Discourse
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, College of William and Mary
  • Grant-Writing Incentive Grant, Virginia Tech, 2013
  • Humanities Summer Stipend, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • CTE (Certificate of Teaching Excellence) 2012


Exemplary Ambivalence in Late Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: Narrating Creole Subjectivity (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2012)

Journal Articles

  • “Natural Science and Empire in Carlos Octavio Bunge’s  `La sirena’ (1908).” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 49.2 (2015): 315-37.
  • “Reading Transgression in Ricardo Palma’s Tradiciones en salsa verde.” Revista Hispánica Moderna 67.2 (2014): 127-42.
  • “Darwin’s Monsters and the Politics of Race in Eugenio Cambaceres’s En la sangre.” Symposium 67.4 (2013): 175-88.
  • “Insufficient Motherhood and Ideological Psychosis in Matto de Turner’s Aves sin nido.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 34.3 (2010): 517-36.

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