Associate Professor of Spanish, Advisor - Spanish (A-G)
Dr. Emily Joy Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Sonoma State University. Emily completed her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2016. Her dissertation, titled “Gambling in the Nineteenth-Century Latin American Social Imaginary,” focused on economic questions in literature of the independence era in Latin America. While she specializes in Latin American Literature of the late colonial period and the nineteenth century, Emily is a generalist with a broad background covering topics throughout Latin America and Spain prior to the twentieth century in both her publications and teaching. Her research interests include transatlantic women’s writing of the Golden Ages, the Colonial Period, and the nineteenth century, the Latin American essay, Romanticism, and economic questions in literature. Prior to her Ph.D., Emily earned her M.A. in Hispanic Literature at UNC Chapel Hill (2011), her M.A.T. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Memphis (2008), and her B.A. in Spanish and Psychology at Rhodes College (2006). Before coming to Sonoma State, Emily taught a variety of Spanish language and literature courses, first at the high school level for two years in Memphis City Schools and later at the college level for six years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has a variety of conference presentations and publications in top-tier journals in her field, including Letras Femeninas, Decimonónica, and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.
What I Do At SSU
Emily enjoys working to bridge the classroom and the community by engaging in volunteer work and by incorporating service learning components in some of the courses that she teaches. She currently serves as acting Secretary-Treasurer of the CSU World Languages Council.
COURSES TAUGHT AT SONOMA STATE:
SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 300: Advanced Spanish Language
SPAN 301: Advanced Composition and Conversation
SPAN 305: Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Research
SPAN 307: Cultures of Latin America
SPAN 401: Peninsular Literature
SPAN 402: Latin American Literature
SPAN 491: Seminar in Literature
SPAN 505: Hispanic Literature II
Clark, Emily Joy. “What the Forest Hides: Gothic Dreamscapes and Landscapes of Soledad Acosta de Samper’s Teresa la limeña (1868) and ‘Un crimen’ (1869)” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura y Cultura Latinoamericana e Indígena, vol. 52, no.1, Mayo 2023, pp. 29-49.
---. “Arranged Marriages and Imprisonment: The Domestic Gothic Horrors of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda’s La baronesa de Joux (1844) and Dolores (1851).” Hispania, vol. 105, no. 4, December 2022, pp. 495-507.
---. “Creative Flights of Fancy and Imagination in Virginia Elena Ortea’s Modernist Tome, Risas y lágrimas (1901).” Revista Hispánica Moderna, vol. 73, no. 2, 2020, pp. 160-75.
---. “Discovery Learning and Miguel de Unamuno’s San Manuel Bueno, mártir.” Approaches to Teaching the Works of Miguel de Unamuno, edited by Luis Alvarez-Castro. The Modern Languages Association of America, 2020, pp. 213-18.
---. “Rocambor, Malilla, and Matrimony: Gambling in Mercedes Cabello de Carbonera’s Naturalist Novels” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 43, no. 3, 2019, pp. 507-30.
---. “The Cloister, Mystic Privations, and the Conflictive Negotiation of Subjectivity in Lastenia Larriva de Llona’s Un drama singular (1888).” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 95, no. 2, 2018, pp. 199–216.
---. “Women’s Education and the Gothic in Latin America: Luisa Pérez de Zambrana’s La hija del verdugo (1865).” Decimonónica, vol. 31, no. 1, 2016, pp. 1-17.
---. “Risky Business, Gender Roles, and Reform in Regina (1886) by Teresa González de Fanning.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 49, no. 3, 2015, pp. 433-56.
---. “The Caged Bird and the Female Writer: A Recurring Metaphor in Women’s Hispanic Prose from the Mid-Nineteenth Century.” Letras Femeninas, vol. 40, no. 2, Winter 2014, pp. 199-214.