Yolanda Gamboa

Yolanda Gamboa in historic costume

Purdue University

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise
Literature and Culture of Golden Age Spain

E-mail: ygamboa@fau.edu
Phone: 561-297-2530

Dr. Yolanda Gamboa teaches Peninsular Spanish literature and culture as well as seminars and workshops in Translation Studies. Her research is devoted to Early Modern women writers and Early Modern Cultural Studies, and she has authored interdisciplinary articles on architecture and María de Zayas as well as chocolate and the Comedia. Her current research is on Spanish women in Early Modern Florida. She is also a literary translator, a task of theoretical importance in questioning the canon. Her translation of Rafael Argullol’s El fin del mundo como obra de arte [The End of the World as a Work of Art] (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2005), with an introduction to the Spanish contemporary essay and a critical afterword, was nominated for the 2006 MLA Aldo & Jean Scaglione Award for a translation of a literary work.

Selected Publications

"María de Zayas, or Memory Chains and the Education of a Learned Woman." Women’s Literacy in Early Modern Spain and the New World. Edited by Anne Cruz and Rosilie Hernández. Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2011. 209-24. http://bit.ly/1NJUCZv

Cartografía social en la narrativa de María de Zayas [Social Cartography in Maria de Zayas's Prose Works]. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2009.

"Nápoles y la España imaginada" [Naples and Imaginary Spain]. La ciudad en la literatura y el cine: Aspectos de la representación de la ciudad en la producción literaria y cinematográfica en español. Edited by Joan Torres-Pou and Santiago Juan-Navarro. Barcelona: Promociones and Publicaciones universitarias, 2009. http://amzn.to/1KEx0ab

"'Who done it?': Teaching Lazarillo de Tormes to Undergraduate Students via the Unknown Author and Reader-Oriented Theories." Approaches to Teaching Lazarillo de Tormes and the Picaresque Tradition. Edited by Anne J. Cruz. MLA, 2009. http://bit.ly/1HFXkjA

"Consuming the Other, Creating the Self: The Cultural Implications of the Aztec's Chocolate from Tirso de Molina to Agustín Moreto and Pedro Lanini y Sagredo." Crosscurrents: Transatlantic Perspectives of Early Modern Spanish and Spanish American Theater. Edited by Mindy Badía and Bonnie Gasior. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2006.

Argullol, Rafael. The End of the World as a Work of Art: A Western Story. Translation, Introduction, and Afterword by Yolanda Gamboa. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2005. http://bit.ly/1ID7kZV