- Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty
- Jianhua Bai
- Jean Blacker
- Mary Jane Cowles
- Simone Dubrovic
- Paul Gebhardt
- Mortimer Martin Guiney
- Robert Goodhand
- Daniel Hartnett
- Katherine Hedeen
- Travis Landry
- Linda Metzler
- Evelyn Moore
- Simona Moti
- Natalia L. Olshanskaya
- Charles Piano
- Patricia Lyn Richards
- Leo W. Riegert, Jr.
- Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez
- Clara Román-Odio
- Marta Sierra
- Chengjuan Sun
- Hideo Tomita
Professor of Spanish (on leave 2012-2013)
Acland House 20
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Linda Metzler came to Kenyon College in 1979 from Rutgers University, where she held a visiting position in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. At the core of her teaching endeavors and her intellectual inquiries lies the Spanish language, and the literature, art, and music of the Hispanic world—particularly of Spain. She teaches courses in all levels of language, and offers classes in Spanish poetry, novel, film, short story and drama. She has recently devised and taught two new courses focused on works that explore ideas of the nation: "Spain's 'Generation of 1898' and the Quest for a National Identity" and "Family and Nation in Francoist and Post-Francoist Spanish Film." She has served as chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures; director of the Kenyon Intensive Language Model; and director of the Poetry Circuit of Ohio. In 1993, she received the Kenyon College Trustee Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Senior Faculty category. As a scholarly specialist in the poetry of Spain, she has written essays on Ángel Crespo, María Victoria Atencia, Carlos Edmundo D'Ory, José Hierro, José Ángel Valente, and on the "Congresos de Poesía" held in Spain in the early 1950s. Scholarly issues that continue to engage her are: the ways in which apostrophe and dialogue help to constitute the lyric self by bringing into focus the linguistic, cultural, and ontological other; the ethical and aesthetic thrust of rhythm and musicality in contemporary Spanish poetry; the intersection of the poetic word, the human voice, and history; and the impact on current Spanish cultural production of the evolving relationship among Spanish autonomous communities, the central government, the European Community, and the global economy.
M.A., Ph.D., University of Kansas
B.A., University of Kansas
"Imagenes corporales en la poesia de Maria Victoria Atencia." Acercamiento critico a Maria Victoria Atencia. Ed. Sharon Keefe-Ugalde. Madrid: Huerga & Fierro, S.A., 1998.
"Radical Musicality and Otherness in the Poetry of Jose Angel Valente." Contemporary Spanish Poetry: The Word and the World. Eds. Sylvia R. Sherno and Cecile West-Settle. New Jersey: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005.
SPAN 337 Literature and Popular Culture in Spain
SPAN 345 Spanish Drama of the Twentieth Century
SPAN 373 Spanish Short Story of the Twentieth Century
SPAN 374 Spanish Poetry of the Twentieth Century
SPAN 376 Family and Nation in Francoist and Post-Francoist Spanish Film
SPAN 391 Spain's 'Generation of 1898' and the Quest for a National Identity