DONA M. KERCHER
Professor of Spanish (1992)
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures
Chairperson of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Cultures
B.A., University of Michigan; German/Spanish, 1972
M.A., The Johns Hopkins University; Spanish, 1975
Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University; Spanish, 1980
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Strategies of Censorship: Critical Readings of Four of Quevedo’s “Sueños”
Sample of Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Cinematic Cities, Latin American Cinema, Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction
Sample of Publications
Kercher, Dona M. “Children of the European Union, Crossing Gendered Channels: Javier Marias’s Novel, Todas las almas, and Gracia Querejeta’s Film, El último viaje de Robert Rylands.” Cine Lit III: Essays on Hispanic Film and Fiction. Portland, OR: Portland S.U., (1998): 100-112.
Kercher, Dona M. “Marketing Cervantine Magic for a New Global Image of Spain.” Refiguring Spain: Cinema/ Media/ Representation. Ed. Marsha Kinder, Chapel Hill, NC: Duke U.P., (1997): 98 132.
Kercher, Dona M. “The ‘Magical Episodes’ of the Quijote on Film: Gutiérrez Aragón’s Maravillas.” Cine-Lit II: Essays on Hispanic Film and Fiction. Portland, OR: Portland S.U., Oregon S.U. & Reed C., (1995): 86-95.
Faculty Development Grant Recipient, 2007
Sample of Presentations
“Dance Move-Ease: After-images of the New Global Body.” Media Industries and the Global Popular: Marketing the Transnational City, Society for Cinema Studies Conference , Florida Atlantic U., West Palm Beach , FL, April 1999.
“Massive Fear Between Horror and Humor: Tracing a Goyesque Tradition of Violence in Alex de la Iglesia’s Film, Día de la Bestia.” Fear: Discourses of the Unknown, First Annual Conference on Hispanic Literatures and the Visual Arts, University of Connecticut, March 1999.
“On the Ellipse of Satanic Comedy: Tracing a Goyesque Tradition of Violence in Alex de la Iglesia” Film Día de la Bestia (1995), Conference of La Sociedad Internacional de Estudios sobre el humor Luso-Hispano, sponsored by Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, October, 1998.