Spanish 304.1: Introduction to Modern Spanish Literature and Civilization
Spanish 304.2: Introduction to Modern Spanish Literature and Civilization
Spanish 312: Spanish Film and Culture
Spanish 363: Hispanic Autobiography
RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY
Professor Ellis has published four books: 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 (2002). His fifth book. They Need
Nothing: Hispanic-Asian Encounters of the Colonial Period, will be
published in 2012.
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 a member of the Advisory Council, and the faculty advisor for the Occidental-in-Spain programs. He is also an advisor for the Latin American Studies major.