Spanish 312: Spanish Film and Culture
Spanish 363: Hispanic Autobiography
Spanish 304.1: Introduction to Modern Spanish Literature and
Spanish 304.2: Introduction to Modern Spanish Literature and Civilization
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.