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Dr. Vanesa   Landrus

Dr. Vanesa Landrus

Associate Professor of Spanish

Office: 1355 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-3890
Email: vmlandrus@eiu.edu


Office Hours: MF 1-2 pm. W 12-2 pm
                       

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

Pronunciation and Conversation in Spanish
 
Introduction to Spanish American Literature
 
Race and Gender in Spanish America
 
Women’s novels in Spanish America
 
Introduction to Modern Spanish American Literature
 
Space and Identity in Spanish American Literature 

Education

Universityof Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign, IL
Ph.D, Hispanic Literature, May 2007
Spanish Literature
 
 Universityof Illinoisat Urbana-Champaign, IL
Masters Degree, May 2003
Spanish Literature
 
Eastern Illinois University. Charleston, IL
Bachelor of Arts, December 2000
Major: Foreign Languages
Concentration: Spanish                      
 
University of Río Cuarto.Córdoba, Argentina
English Professor. 1996- Transferred 1999 

 

Professional Organizations

  • International Associationof Hispanic Women's Literature and Culture, 2008-Present
  • Midwest Modern Language Association, 2008-Present
  • Latin America Studies Association, 2007-2009, 2011-Present
  • Modern Language Association, 2005-2008
  • Midwest Association for Latin American Studies, 2007-Present 


 

Research

Nineteenth Century Latin-American Literature. Women essayists and their perception of politics, gender and class issues. Focus on Argentine newspapers and magazines.

Colonial Latin-American Literature.  

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES
 
 “Mujeres al mando de la imprenta: La educación científica de la mujer en la prensa femenina argentina del siglo diecinueve.” Revista Iberoamericana .  236-237 (2011):   717-730. 

BOOK CHAPTER
 
“Alteridad, ciudadanía y política nacional en el periodismo femenino argentino”Retomando la palabra:las pioneras del xixen diálogo con la crítica contemporánea.Eds. Claire Martin and Nelly Goswitz.Madrid: Iberoamericana.   Forthcoming November  2012 

Conference Presentations

“La periferia se resiste: El caso de las hermanas Echenique”
Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature
Washington University in Saint Louis
October 28-30, 2010
 
“Alteridad y política nacional en Rosa Guerra y Juana Manso”
XV Congreso Nacional de Literatura Argentina
 Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
 July 1-3, 2009
 
"Entre la copia y la originalidad: Moda, ciudadanía y orden social en La Aljaba, La Camelia y Álbum de Señoritas"            
Latin American Studies Association XXVIII International Congress
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
June 11-14, 2009
 
“Women’s Journalism in 19th Century Argentina.”
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Brownbag Lecture
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 March 5, 2009.
 
 
“Modelos extranjeros en los proyectos educativos del periodismo femenino argentino del siglo diecinueve.”
18th Congress of the International Associationof Hispanic Women's Literature and Culture
Agnes Scott College, Atlanta
October 16-18, 2008
 
“Maternidad y domesticidad en los idearios nacionales de la prensa femenina argentina del siglo diecinueve.
61stAnnual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference
 April 17-19, 2008
 
“Corporalidad y nacionalismo en la prensa femenina argentina del siglo diecinueve.”
Midwest Association of Latin American Studies Conference
Saint Louis, Missouri
November 2-4, 2007.
 
"Las mujeres toman la palabra: El debate de la educación científica en el periodismo femenino de la Argentina del siglo diecinueve."
Latin American Studies Association XXVII International Congress
Montréal, Canada.
 September 5-8, 2007.
 
“Género sexual y racial en el ciudadano/a emblemático/a de la Argentina decimonónica.”
Midwest Association of Latin American Studies Conference
Webster University, St. Louis
November 2-4, 2005.
 

Funding & Grants

Conference Travel Grant Award, March 2005
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Faculty Development Support Grant, March 2008      
Eastern Illinois University
 
Graduate Program Initiative Award, March 2008
Eastern Illinois University

 College of Arts and Humanities Travel Award, March 2008, April 2009            
Eastern Illinois University
 

Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Travel Award, December 2010
Eastern Illinois University 

 

Community

Latin American Studies Coordinator, Spring 2012-Present
Latin American Studirs Advisory Borad, Fall 2007-present
Chair of the LAS award sub-committee, Spring 2010-2012.
  
Speakers Committee, Center for Translational Humanities, Fall 2010-present

 Latino Heritage Celebration, Fall 2004-Present
 
Financial Grants Committee, Spring 2009-Present
 
College of Arts & Humanities Curriculum Committee, Fall 2007-Spring 2009  

Women’s Studies Committee affiliate, Fall 2007-Present  

Departmental Personnel CommitteeForeign Languages Department
 Spring 2010-present
Chair: Spring 2012
 
Scholarship CommitteeForeign Languages Department, Fall 2008, Spring 2009 


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