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Claudia Schaefer

  • Rush Rhees Professor
  • Professor of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Professor of Film and Media Studies
  • Advisor to majors, transfers, and study abroad credit (on leave spring 2024)

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis

418 Lattimore Hall
(585) 275-5569

Office Hours: On leave spring 2024 semester

Research Overview

Research Interests

  • Nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Hispanic literatures and cultures
  • Spanish cinema
  • critical theory
  • popular culture
  • the visual arts
  • Spanish modernity
  • the culture of science in Spain
  • surrealism in Spain
  • digital humanities

Courses Offered (subject to change)

  • SP 200:  Advanced Spanish Composition (Fall 2018)
  • SP 202:  The Forging of a Nation: Literary Ideas and Aesthetics from the Romantics to Democratic Spain (Spring 2018)
  • SP 205:  Spain: Past, Present, and Future (Spring 2017)
  • SP 249D:  Buñuel, Dalí, Lorca: Surrealism in Spain and Beyond (Fall 2018)
  • SP 249M:  Out of the Wings: Contemporary Spain on Stage (Spring 2016)
  • SP 272:  Postcards from Spain: Visitors, Observers, and Imaginary Geographies (Fall 2015)
  • SP 280:  The Transhispanic Supernatural: Ghosts, Witches, and Vampires in Film and Literature from Spain and Spanish America – co-taught with Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández (Spring 2017)
  • SP 281:  Other Worlds and Underworlds (Spring 2014)
  • SP 288:  Spanish Film (Fall 2014)
  • SP 292:  Politics, Portraits, Public Spaces: The Power of Photography in Spain and Spanish America (Fall 2014)

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs

Articles and Book Chapters

Honors and Activities

  • Book for Understanding the World award for "Bored to Distraction," Association of American University Presses, 2003
  • Book for Understanding the World award for "Danger Zones," Association of American University Presses, 1996