Viki Zavales Eggert

Assistant ProfessorSpanish

Originally from New Jersey, Viki Zavales Eggert is an Associate Professor of Spanish and at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland. She was formerly an Assistant Professor at Dickinson College and Morgan State University. Dr. Eggert wrote her doctoral dissertation on the construction of Federico García Lorca as a cultural icon in the English-speaking world and continues to research and present on the ways in which Lorca’s legacy continues to impact the representation of marginalized groups throughout the globe. She has worked extensively on Langston Hughes’s contributions to the scholarship of the Spanish Civil War and has published on monstrosity and motherhood in Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother.”  She is currently working on a study of Orson Welles’s relationship with the Spanish speaking world. As the former president of the Baltimore Chapter of PFLAG (Parents, Family and Friends of Gays and Lesbians) and a member of the Greek-Orthodox Gay Activism group AXIOS, Dr. Eggert has spent much of her per sonal life hoping to forward the rights of the LGBTQ community. While living in Pennsylvania, she translated documents to help formerly incarcerated individuals regain their voting access.

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Research, Scholarship, Creative Work in Progress

She is currently working on a study of Orson Welles’s relationship with the Spanish speaking world as well as a paper entitled,”The Mindfulness of Twitter: The Power of Santa Teresa’s Message in the Age of Social Media.

Publications

2013 “Brothers Under the Skin: Metatextual, Intertextual and Homosexual Connections between Federico García Lorca and Langston Hughes.” Common Ground. Vol. 12, No. 1.

“Authentic Monsters and Artificial Mothers: Maternal Frustration in Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother” Film/Literature Quarterly. (forthcoming).

“Coming Out and Coming Together.” Revistas Hogueras. (forthcoming).

Review of Merino, Eloy. Con la pluma caliente, el escritor: El joven Camilo José Cela en su contexto (1939-1945): la obra y su expediente cívico. Newark, DE: Hispanic Monographs, 2102. Hispania.(forthcoming).

Review of McVey Gill, Mary and Teresa Mendez-Faith. Cine y cultura: Hispanoamérica hoy. Boston: Focus Publishing, 2012. Hispania. (forthcoming).

Exhibits or Performances

2012 “Brothers Under the Skin: Metatextual, Intertextual and Homosexual Connections between Federico García Lorca and Langston Hughes” presented at the International Conference on Diversity on June 14, 2012 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

2005 “All About My Mother: An Introduction of The Films of Pedro Almodóvar,” presented at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD on June 23, 2005.

2004 “Willing Travelers and Unreliable Guides: Reading and Teaching Galdós’s La novela en el tranvía in the Age of Reality Television”, presented at El Congreso Anual de Literaturas Hispánicas on October 8, 2004 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

“Authentic Monsters and Artificial Mothers: Maternal Frustration in Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother and García Lorca’s Rural Tragedies,” presented and chaired at the Film and Literature Association Conference in Towson, MD

“A un dios desconocido: Lorca como el dios de la Nueva República,” presented at the Congreso Interna cional de la Literatura Hispánica on March 6th in Lima, Perú

“Flirting with National Disaster: A Queer Reading of The Disappearance of García Lorca,” presented at the Mediterranean Studies Association Conference on June 2nd in Granada, Spain

Conference Papers & Panel Participation

2012  “Brothers Under the Skin: Metatextual, Intertextual and Homosexual Connections between Federico García Lorca and Langston Hughes” presented at the International Conference on Diversity on June 14, 2012 at the University of British Columbia,Vancouver, Canada.

2005  “All About My Mother: An Introduction of The Films of Pedro Almodóvar,”  presented at the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD on June 23, 2005.

2004  “Willing Travelers and Unreliable Guides: Reading and Teaching Galdós’s La novela en el tranvía in the Age of Reality Television”, presented at El Congreso Anual de Literaturas Hispánicas on October 8, 2004 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

“Authentic Monsters and Artificial Mothers: Maternal Frustration in Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother and García  Lorca’s Rural Tragedies,” presented and chaired at the Film and Literature Association Conference in Towson, MD

“A un dios desconocido: Lorca como el dios de la Nueva República,” presented at the Congreso Internacional de la Literatura Hispánica on March 6th in Lima, Perú

“Flirting with National Disaster: A Queer Reading of The Disappearance of García Lorca,” presented at the Mediterranean Studies Association Conference on June 2nd in Granada, Spain

Academic or Professional Associations

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugues