Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Mahmoud Amer
Department Chairperson
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Maria Van Liew

Maria Van Liew
Professor of Languages
Ph.D., M.A., University of California at San Diego
B.A., Clark University

(Recent Activities)

Research interests:

Spanish culture and cinema, European immigration, feminist film theory

Recent Publications/Activities:

- Study Abroad Intersession 2012 "Islamic Spain"
- Spanish Language Book-length Anthology: “La lengua de reciprocidad: La amiga latinoamericana en Princesas” is a chapter in Migración y cine en el contexto español. Editors: Maria Van Liew (West Chester University); Mónica Cantero-Espojo (Drew University); José Carlos Suárez  (Migration and Cinema in Spanish Context).

- “New Modernity, Trans-national Women, and Spanish Cinema,” Comparative Literature and Culture 12.2 (2010)

Classes regularly taught:

SPA301 Advanced Grammar and Composition

SPA315 Spanish Readings

SPA320 Cultures of Spain

SPA330 Survey of Spanish Literature

SPA415 Spanish Cinema

ESP319 Cultures of Spain (English)

ESP305 Spanish Cinema (English)