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April D. Marshall Faculty Profile

April D. Marshall

Professor of Hispanic Studies
International Studies and Languages Division, Seaver College
PLC 195

Education

  • PhD, Spanish, New York University, 2003
  • MA, Spanish, University of Louisville, 1998
  • BA, Spanish and History, University of Louisville, 1996

Publications:

Book Review:

  • Growing Up Bilingual: Puerto Rican Children in New York. Language Problems and Language Planning 21.3 (1997): 295-97.

Awards:

  • Helen M. Young Leadership Fellow, 2015-2016

Current Professional Memberships:

  • ACAD – American Conference of Academic Deans
  • AATSP - American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • CUR – Council of Undergraduate Research
  • MLA - Modern Language Association

Papers Presented:

  • "Spanish for Specific Purposes: Overview and Examples." Co-presenter Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville. 99th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Chicago, IL. July 2017.
  • "Hispanic People and Events on U.S. Postage Stamps." Co-presenter Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville. 98th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Miami, Florida. July 2016.
  • "Six Ideas for the Elementary Spanish Classroom." Co-presenter Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville. 97th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Denver, Colorado. July 2015.
  • "Understanding Spanish cyberspeak: Some pedagogical applications." Co-presenter Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville. 96th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Panama City, Panama. July 2014.
  • "Language Games in the Spanish Classroom." Co-presenter Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville. 94nd Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. San Juan, Puerto Rico. July 2012.
  • "Cyberspeak, netspeak, and textspeak in Spanish." Co-presenter Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville. 92nd Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Guadalajara, Mexico. July 2010.
  • "Spanish Proverbial Language: Practical Recommendations for Use in Elementary and Intermediate Classrooms." Co-presenter Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville. 91st Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Albuquerque, New Mexico. July 2009.
  • "Love in the Time of Cholera's Framing of Elderly Passion." Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. New Orleans, Louisiana. April 2009.
  • "Maladies on the Move: Travel and Disease Metaphors in Julia Álvarez's Saving the World." Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. San Francisco, California. March 2008.
  • "The Integration of Songs and Music into the Spanish Language Curriculum." Co-presenter Frank Nuessel, University of Louisville. 89th Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. San Diego, California. August 2007.
  • "Representing Suffering: El dolor de Colombia en los ojos de Botero." Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. Boston, Massachusetts. April 2007.
  • "Testimonial Literature, Torture and Language: Reading and Surviving the Lessons of The Little School by Alicia Partnoy." VI Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Riviera Maya, Mexico. March 2007.
  • "Antes que anochezca: Reinaldo Arenas and AIDS as Plague." Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. Atlanta, Georgia. April 2006.
  • "Imagining Tubercular Beauty." International Word and Image Conference. Worcester, Massachusetts. June 2005.
  • "Portraying Plague: The Possibilities in Puenzo's La peste." Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations. San Diego, California. March 2005.
  • "La tuberculosis y lo romántico en La ciudad de los tísicos de Abraham Valdelomar." III Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica. Lima, Peru. March 2004.
  • "The Pathology of Conquest: Disease and the Spanish in the Americas." Patologías, 10th Annual NYU/Columbia Graduate Conference on Spanish and Portuguese Literatures, New York University. New York, New York. April 2001.
  • "Testimonial Literature: Reading and Surviving the Lessons of The Little School by Alicia Partnoy." Time, Memory, Text Conference, State University of New York at Binghamton. Binghamton, New York. March 2001.
  • "Writing the Asylum as Autobiography." Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville. Louisville, Kentucky. February 2001.
  • "Intertextualidad e intratextualidad en 'Te amaba tanto'." Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky. April 1998.
  • "Morirás si da una primavera y la narrativa de la homosexualidad." Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February 1998.
  • "The Missing Element of Exile in Next Year in Cuba." Cincinnati Graduate Conference on Literature, University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. April 1997.
  • "La catarsis como proceso creativo en 'Conversación con Emily Dickinson' de Kyra Galván." Nuevas ideas, viejas creencias: La cultura mexicana hacia el siglo XXI. Mexico City, Mexico. July 1995.

Topics

  • Disease and Culture
  • Disease as a Historical Force in Latin America
  • Disease as Metaphor in Latin American Literature
  • Incorporating Technology in the Language Classroom
  • Onomastics and Metaphor

Courses

  • Elementary Spanish I and II
  • Intensive Elementary Spanish
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition, and Creative Writing
  • Freshman Seminar - Imagining Illness: Representations of Disease in Literature, Art, Music and Film
  • Survey of Spanish-American Culture and Civilization
  • Literature of Spanish America I and II (Pre-Conquest - 1880 and 1880 -Present)
  • Latin American Texts
  • Nobel Prize Literature of the Hispanic World
  • Gabriel García Márquez: Story Magic
  • Latin American Prose of the Boom 
  • Introduction to Hispanic Studies
  • Imagining the Conquest