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					                             INMACULADA CÍVICO-LYONS

                           Department of Literature and Languages
                            Texas A & M University-Commerce
                                      P.O. Box 3011
                                  Commerce, Texas 75429
                                       903-468-8774
                             Inma_Lyons@tamu-commerce.edu

                                       EDUCATION

Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin
       Doctor of Philosophy in Spanish Language and Literature, May 2006.
       Dissertation: “The Construction of Male Subjectivity by Four Contemporary Spanish
       Women Writers” - Committee: Virginia Higginbotham (Supervisor), Vance Holloway,
       Enrique Fierro, Leopoldo Bernucci, Denise DuPont, and Charles Berg.

M.A. Texas A & M University-Commerce
      Master of Arts in Spanish Language and Literature, December 1998.

B.A. Universidad de Sevilla (Seville, Spain),
      Anglo-Germanic Philology, June 1981.

Languages:
Spanish: Native speaker.
English: Near-native fluency.
Portuguese: Good reading knowledge, and writing ability.
French: Good reading knowledge, some speaking and writing ability.

                                  WORK EXPERIENCE

Texas A & M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas                August 2006 to present
      Assistant Professor of Spanish
      Undergraduate Adviser
      Net-Olé - Vice President and Contest Director

       Courses taught:
       Graduate
           Spanish Literature of Siglo de Oro.
           The Spanish Avant-Garde in Art and Literature
           Survey of Modern Spanish Literature – Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century
           Twentieth Century Spanish Theater and Theories of Reception
           Stylistics, Bibliography and Methods of Research
       Undergraduate
           Elementary Spanish I, II (Spa 131 and 132)
           Intermediate Spanish I, II (Spa 231 and 232)
           Advanced Spanish Conversation (Spa 331)
           Advanced Spanish Composition and Grammar (Spa 332)
           Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (Spa 333).
           Spanish Culture and Civilization (Spa 353))
           Introduction to Hispanic Literature (Spa 341)
           Latin American Literature from Pre-Colombian Period to Modernism (Spa 471)
           Survey of Early Spanish Literature (Spa 481)
           Survey of Modern Spanish Literature (Spa 482)
           Seminar in Spanish Film and Literature (Spa 485, offered for
             graduate credit)
           Women’s Narrative in Postwar Spain – Independent Study (Spa 489)

       Administrative Responsibilities:
       -Spanish undergraduate advisor
       -Member: Spanish Committee (Spring 2008, Fall 2008)
       -Member: History Dept. Search Committee (Fall 2008)
       -Department Advisory Committee (Fall 2008)
       -Member: Literature and Languages Spanish Professor search committee (Fall 2007,
       Spring 2008)
       -Spanish ExCET-TExES and TOPT adviser (Fall 2006 – Fall 2007)
       -Coordinator: Teacher certification (Fall 2006 – Fall 2007).
       -Member: Undergraduate Committee (Fall 2006, Fall 2008)
       -Member: Graduate Committee (Spring 2007, Fall 2007)
       -Member: Professional Development Committee (Fall 2007)

Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas
      Visiting Lecturer II                                      August 2005 to May 2006
      Courses taught:
      -Elementary Spanish Language II (Span 1023).
      -Intermediate Spanish I (Span 1033).
      -Spanish Composition, Grammar, and Literature I.
      -Spanish Composition, Grammar, and Literature II.

Texas A & M University-Commerce, Commerce, Texas
      Instructor of Spanish                                        August 1998 to May 2005
      Courses taught:
      -All levels of Spanish Language including Advanced Grammar,
       Composition, and Conversation.
      -Spanish for TOPT: a course in preparation for the Texas Oral
       Proficiency Test.
      -Spanish for the Professions: Social Work and Criminal Justice.
      -Spanish Culture and Civilization.
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        Literature courses:
        -Introduction to Hispanic Literature.
        -Latin American Short Story.
        -Peninsular narrative from Middle Ages to Present.
        -Peninsular Short Story.
        -Hispanic Literary Movements.
        -Survey of Early Peninsular Literature.

       Administrative responsibilities:
       - Spanish ExCET-TExES and TOPT adviser and coordinator, 1999-2005.

       Other responsibilities:
       - Spanish 1st and 2nd year Coordinator, 1999-2001.
       - Multimedia Language Center Coordinator, 1999-2001.
       - Spanish Tutoring Coordinator, 1999-2001.
       - Study Abroad Coordinator, 2000-2004.
       - Coordinator: ExCET/TOPT Practice Test Development Committee, 1999-2000.
       - Coordinator: Spanish Placement Exam Development Committee, 2000-2001.
       - Member: Spanish Master’s Exam Committee, 1999-2005.
       - Member: ExCET Committee, 2000-2005.
       - Member: Student Development Committee, 2001-2002.
       - Member: Spanish Search Committee, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005.
       - Member: Professional Development Committee, 2002, 2003.

Sherman Independent School District
     Teacher of Spanish                                           1995-1998
     Taught Spanish Language levels I and II, and E.S.O.L.
     Professional responsibilities: U.I.L. coordinator for
     Ready Writing, Spelling, and Literary Criticism.

Other Activities

       Vice President - North East Texas Organization of Language Educators (Net-Olé), 1999
       to present.
       Contest Co-director – Net-Olé, 2008-2009.
       Contest judge - Net-Olé Foreign Language Symposium, 1999-present.
       Recruiting trip to Grayson County Community College for Texas A & M University-
       Commerce,          Fall 1999.
       Recruiting trip to Sherman High School, December 2004, 2006, and 2007.
       Coordinator – workshop for students preparing for the Texas Oral Proficiency Test;
       Texas A&M-Commerce Metroplex Center, Mesquite, Texas, January 2000, and
       Commerce, January 2006.



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                               SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Papers presented at conferences

      “Valle-Inclán and the Culture of Galicia: A Semiological Approach to
       El embrujado,” at A Symposium in Rhetoric: Rhetoric in a Changing
       World. Texas Woman’s University, Denton, Texas, February 2002.

      “Continuidad en la lucha por la fe, la esperanza y la caridad en dos novelas
       de Camilo José Cela: San Camilo, 1936 y La colmena,” at the 12th Colloquium
       on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature and Romance Linguistics.
       The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, March 2002.

      “Revitalización de la literatura mexicana a través de la Ciudad: Ubicación
       vanguardista de la escritura en el espacio urbano,” at South Central Modern
       Language Association (SCMLA) – Literature in global contexts. Austin,Texas,
        October 31, 2002.

      “La búsqueda del sujeto criollo en Mateo Rosas de Oquendo,” at Inversions of the
      New World: Writing Race, Religion & Sex in Colonial Latin America. Texas Tech
      University, Lubbock, Texas, March 15, 2003.

      “Descubriendo el sujeto en Cinco horas con Mario,” at the 14th Annual Colloquium on
       Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Romance Linguistics.
       The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, April 2004.

      “Macedonio Fernandez o la metafisica del humor,” at South Central Modern Language
      Associacion (SCMLA), New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2004.

      “Manuel Maples Arce y la vanguardia mexicana,” at South Central Modern Language
      Association (SCMLA), Houston, Texas, October 2005.

      Panel Chair: Asociación de literatura femenina hispánica. “La literatura femenina como
      sumisión y/o resistencia.” South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA),
      Houston, Texas, October 2005.

      “Intertextuality and the Construction of Masculinity in Rosa Regás´s Azul” at South
      Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA), Dallas, Texas, October 2006

      “Satire in the Colonies: The Expression of a Criollo Consciousness” at The Federation of
      North Texas Rhetoric Symposium, Commerce, Texas, February 23, 2007.

      “The Representations of Masculinities by Contemporary Spanish Women Novelists” at
      “´Spanishness´ in the Spanish Novel and Cinema of the 20th -21st Century,” The
      University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, May 4-5, 2007.

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        “Psicoanálisis, maternidad y poesía: discursos desestabilizadores en Irene Gracia y
       Diamela Eltit” at International Association of Hispanic Women Writers (AILCFH), 17th
       congress, Seville, Spain, October, 2007.

       “Poniendo fin al luto: el triunfo de las hijas en Mujeres de negro de Josefina Aldecoa” at
       International Association of Hispanic Women Writers (AILCFH), 18th congress, Atlanta,
       Georgia, October 16-18, 2008.

       “Más allá del estereotipo: novelistas españolas y su representación de géneros” at South
       Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA), San Antonio, Texas, November 6-8,
       2008.


       Publications
       “The Disintegration of Masculinity in Irene Gracia’s Fiebre para siempre.” Letras
       Femeninas 33.2 (Winter 2007): 41-56.

       “El sujeto colonial en la Sátira de Mateo Rosas de Oquendo” Espéculo: Revista Literaria
       de la Universidad Complutense (March 2008).
       http://www.ucm.es/info/especulo/numero38/satirama.html

       "Intertextuality and the Representation of Masculinity in Rosa Regas's Azu.l" Letras
       Hispanas 5.2 (Fall 2008): 84-96.

       "Writing Gender in Revolutionary Times: Male Identity in Dulce Chacón´s La voz
       dormida.” Forthcoming in Hispania, September 2009.

       Invited Book Review: Ávila López, Enrique. Imaginación, memoria, compromiso. La
       obra de Rosa Regas: Un ámbito de voces. AILCFH, 2007. Forthcoming in Letras
       Peninsulares, 21.2/21.3, 2009.



On-going work

       An article: “Estudio semiológico de El embrujado de Ramón del Valle-Inclán.”

       A book project on the construction and representation of masculine identities by
       contemporary Spanish women novelists.

Articles reviewed
       “Humor as a Strategy in the Work of the Spanish Poet Gloria Fuertes” by Hilda
       ten Hacken for the International Journal of Humor Research.



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                                 RESEARCH INTERESTS

       Twentieth Century Spanish Literature.
       Stylistic and theme development in modern and contemporary Spanish women’s
       narrative.
       Colonial Literature and the development of a “criollo” consciousness in Sixteenth and
       Seventeenth Century Spanish-American Literature.
       Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Spanish Literature.
       Modern Spanish Drama
       The Avant-Garde in Spanish and Latin American Literature.




                    HONORS and PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Norton Outstanding Graduate Student in Spanish. Texas A & M University-Commerce, April
1998.

Member: The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
        Modern Language Association.
        South Central Modern Language Association.
        Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica.
        American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
        Texas Ex, an alumni association of the University of Texas at Austin




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