Eunice Rojas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Spanish

Experience/Background

  • July 2009 - Present - Lynchburg College, Assistant Professor of Spanish
  • August 2008 - May 2009 - University of Richmond, Visiting Instructor of Spanish
  • August 2004 - May 2008 - University of Virginia, Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • August 2002 - July 2004 - University of Georgia, Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • August 2003 - July 2004 - Gainesville College, Adjunct Professor of Spanish

Degrees and Certifications

  • PhD in Spanish Literature - University of Virginia - 2010
  • MA in Spanish Linguistics - University of Georgia - 2004
  • J.D. cum laude -University of Puerto Rico Law School - 2001
  • Licenciatura en derecho - University of Barcelona - 2001
  • J.D./MA Candidate, Joint Degree program in Law and International Affairs - American University (transferred after one year) - August 1997 - May 1998

Research Interests

20th-Century Latin American Literature

  • Contemporary Argentine narrative
  • Contemporary Cuban narrative
  • Madness and irrationality
  • Postmodern detective fiction
  • Dictatorial and Post-dictatorial narrative in Argentina, Cuba, and Spain

Linguistics

  • History of the language
  • Ser and estar in Spanish and Catalan

Publications

  • “Ricardo Piglia’s Schizophrenic Machine: The Madness of Resistance in La ciudad ausente.” Hispanet Journal 6 (2013) (Forthcoming).
  •  “El efecto del pronombre locativo hi/ý en la evolución de los usos locativos de ser y estar en castellano y catalán.” Estudis Romànics 35, (2013) (Forthcoming).
  •  “Pulling at the Stake of Oppression:  Lluís Llach’s Catalan Nationalism from Dictatorship to Democracy.” The Sounds of Resistance: The Role of Music in Multicultural Activism. Eds. Lindsay Eades and Eunice Rojas. New York: Praeger Press, 2012. (Forthcoming)
  • “Madness as Redemption in Ulysses’ “Circe” Episode” Papers on Joyce 16 (2010).
  • Translation of "Mujeres en sociedad en el setecientos español." by Maria Victoria López-Cordón Cortezo in Eve's Enlightenment: Women's Experience in Spain and Spanish America1726-1839Ed. Catherine Jaffe and Elizabeth Franklin Lewis. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009.

Conferences

  • “Detecting Space Outside the Asylum: A Rhythmanalysis of Barcelona in Eduardo Mendoza’s Ceferino Trilogy.”  Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference.  Winston-Salem, VA. October 18-20, 2012.
  • “Visiones y re-visiones del tiempo imaginario:  Intentando “Volver” a “El milagro secreto” at the Carolina Conference of Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC. March 23-25, 2012.
  • “The Mad Detective in Post-Dictatorial Spain and Argentina.” at South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA.  November 4-6, 2011.
  • “Insane Inception: Saer’s Las nubes as a Foundational Text for Argentina.” Carolina Conference of Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC. March 24-26, 2011.
  • “Tumor or Tuber:  Lezama’s Fibroma as Deleuzian Rhizome.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference.  Roanoke, VA. October 7-9, 2010.  Presented as part of one of several panels honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Cuban novelist and poet, José Lezama Lima.
  • “Bordering on Madness: Luisa Valenzuela’s Characters Return to Argentina.”  Carolina Conference of Romance Literatures, Chapel Hill, NC. March 25-27, 2010.
  • “Writing about Riding: From Pedro de Aguilar to Don Quixote.” Lynchburg College Medieval and Renaissance Evening. Lynchburg, VA. March 24, 2010 and March 17, 2011.
  • “Ricardo Piglia’s Schizophrenic Machine.”  Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, Greenville, SC, October 8-10, 2009.
  • “Cuerpos de modelo en Modelos de mujer de Almudena Grandes.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 20-22, 2006.
  • “Ser/Ésser y estar en la época medieval: un estudio comparativo del castellano y el catalán.” Internacional Congreso on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 5-8, 2005.
  • “Ser/Ésser y estar:  Análisis comparativo-diacrónico de su uso en castellano y en catalán.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, KY, April 21-22, 2005.
  • “Verdad, mentira y locura en ‘Delirio’ de Laura Restrepo.” International Conference on Truth and Mendacity, Atlanta, GA, October 22, 2004.

Information on Classes Taught

  • Hispanic Prose
  • Advanced Language Practice
  • Spanish for International Relations and Criminology
  • Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • Literary Analysis
  • Advanced Grammar and Composition
  • Spanish for the Legal Profession
  • Grammar Review
  • Intermediate Spanish 1 & 2
  • Intermediate Spanish II
  • Elementary Spanish I
  • Accelerated Elementary Spanish

Awards and Grants

  • Dissertation Acceleration Award - University of Virginia
  • Departmental Dissertation Fellowship - University of Virginia
  • Outstanding teaching assistant award - University of Georgia
  • Highest grade in law school class: Legal Methods, Property II, - American University

Languages

  • English - Native language
  • Spanish - Native language
  • Catalan - Proficiency
  • Italian - Reading proficiency
  • French - Reading proficiency

Professional Associations

  • Modern Language Association
  • State Bar of Georgia, 2002 to present
Phone: 
434.544.8617
Email: 
rojas.e@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Carnegie 321A