Elisabeth L. Austin

Elisabeth L. Austin

Associate Professor of Spanish

Office

307 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

(540) 231-6739

Email

elaustin@vt.edu

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Expertise

  • 19th-Century Spanish America
  • Cultures of Reading and Writing
  • Subjectivity
  • Gender
  • Scientific Discourse

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A. College of William and Mary

Awards & Honors

  • Grant-Writing Incentive Grant, Virginia Tech, 2013
  • Humanities Summer Stipend, Virginia Tech, 2012
  • CTE (Certificate of Teaching Excellence) 2012

Selected Publications

Books

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

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.