Areas of interest: Spanish Studies – Iberian Studies – Gender Studies – Translation Studies

Leslie Harkema is Associate Professor and Director of the Spanish and Portuguese Division, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at the Baylor University. She specializes in modern and contemporary Spanish and Iberian literature, with particular attention to the work of Miguel de Unamuno, as in Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura (Toronto UP, 2017). She is currently working on a second book-length project, tentatively titled Translation within the Nation: Linguistic Diversity and Literary Modernity in Spain, in which she questions how the multilingual character of the Iberian Peninsula has shaped the Spanish literary sphere since the late eighteenth century.

Leslie Harkema’s most relevant contributions to Iberian Studies include her participation in “Resituar la modernidad, el modernismo y la vanguardia en España”, “Speaking in tongues: on Maragall, Unamuno and Pentecost”, or her recent reflection on the crossings of Iberian Studies and Gender Studies in “Haciéndonos minoritarixs. Canon, género, traducción y una propuesta feminista para los estudios ibéricos”.

 

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Leslie Harkema’s publications in the IStReS database:

Harkema, Leslie J. 2019a. ‘Haciéndonos minoritarixs. Canon, género, traducción y una propuesta feminista para los estudios ibéricos’. In Perspetivas críticas sobre os estudos ibéricos, 137–52. Biblioteca di Rassegna iberistica 16. Venice: Edizioni Ca’Foscari. https://edizionicafoscari.unive.it/libri/978-88-6969-324-3/.

———. 2019b. ‘Speaking in Tongues: On Maragall, Unamuno, and Pentecost’. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 96 (8): 815–33. https://doi.org/10.3828/bhs.2019.49.

Herrero-Senés, Juan, Susan Larson, Andrew A. Anderson, Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles, Nicolás Fernández-Medina, Leslie J. Harkema, Juli Highfill, et al. 2019. ‘Resituar la modernidad, el modernismo y la vanguardia en España: Un debate transatlántico en la Residencia de Estudiantes’. Romance Quarterly 66 (4): 173–86. https://doi.org/10.1080/08831157.2019.1677416.