COURSES

 

Fall 2013

Spanish 312: Spanish Film and Culture
Spanish 363: Hispanic Autobiography

Spring 2014

Spanish 304.1: Introduction to Modern Spanish Literature and Civilization
Spanish 304.2: Introduction to Modern Spanish Literature and Civilization


RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

Professor Ellis has published five books.  His most recent, They Need Nothing: Hispanic-Asian Encounters of the Colonial Period, was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2012.  His previous books include a comparative analysis of Miguel de Unamuno and Jean-Paul Sartre, The Tragic Pursuit of Being (1988); an existentialist analysis of St. John of the Cross, San Juan de la Cruz (1992); a study of contemporary Spanish autobiography, The Hispanic Homograph (1997); and a study of Latin American autobiography, They Dream not of Angels but of Men (2002).

In 1997 he received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities for his research on Latin American autobiography. In 2005 he was granted the Norman Bridge Distinguished Professorship in Spanish at Occidental College. In 2008 he was appointed to the PMLA Advisory Committee for a three-year term in the area of post-1800 Spanish literature.

At Occidental he is the faculty advisor for the Occidental-in-Spain programs. He is also an advisor for the Latin American Studies major.  Beginning in the fall of 2013 he will be the chair of the Department of Spanish and French Studies.
 

Department of Spanish and French Studies -  1600 Campus Rd.  Los Angeles, CA 90041