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Languages and Cultures

Maria Van Liew

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Languages and Cultures

224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Dr. Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause
Acting Chair July 2018-June 2019

Maria Van Liew

Maria Van Liew

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

Research Interests

  • Spanish Culture and Cinema
  • European Immigration
  • Feminist Film Theory

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)

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)