FLL Faculty Fall 2016
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Jennifer Valko 2018

Jennifer M. Valko

Associate Professor
Hispanic Studies
252-328-5526 (phone)
252-328-6233 (fax)
valkoj@ecu.edu
Austin 314 (office)
Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University Mailstop #556
Greenville, NC 27858-4353



Director, Global Living-Learning Community

http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/globalliving-learningcommunity


Background

Ph.D. Spanish American Literature, University of California, Davis
· Special Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition
M.A. Spanish, Washington University, St. Louis
B.A. Spanish and Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder Magna Cum Laude


Courses

FORL 2760 Latin American Cinema
FORL 2662 Latin American Culture through Film
SPAN 4700/5700 Seminar: Latin American Travel
SPAN 4562 Latin American Texts of the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
SPAN 4560 Major Latin-American Authors
SPAN 3700 Latin American Popular Culture and Conversation
SPAN 3550 Introduction to Cultural Analysis
SPAN 3441 Latin-American Culture and Civilization
SPAN 3210 Advanced Spanish Composition
SPAN 1001-2003 Spanish Levels I-IV


Research Interests

Nineteenth-Century Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies
Nation Building and Identity Formation
Migration and Diaspora
Tourism and Travel Writing

Dr. Valko researches and teaches in the fields of 19th and 20th century Latin American literary and cultural studies. Her research examines such issues as tourism, immigration, nationalism, and identity. She is particularly interested in Germanic migration and diasporic communities, the rhetoric of transnational commerce, and cross-cultural representations in Argentina and Chile.


Select Publications

· "Transnational Mercenaries as Agents of Argentine National Construction in Moritz Alemann's Immigration Propaganda (1874-1908)." German Studies Review, vol. 40, no. 1, Feb. 2017, pp. 41-60.

· "La negociación de una identidad germano-argentina en Der Medizinmann am Lanin, de Bertha Koessler-Ilg." Revista Iberoamericana , vol. 77, no. 236-237, July 2011, pp. 1001-1018.

· "Desmitificación del inmigrante alemán en Don Helmuth, El Colono de Carlos Fuenzalida Valdivia." Acta Literaria, vol. 40, 2010, pp. 45-69.

· Valko, Jennifer M. "Tourist Gaze and Germanic Immigrants in Roberto Arlt's Aguafuertes Patagónicas." Revista Hispánica Moderna, vol. 62, no. 1, June 2009, pp. 77-92.

· "Soñar con el futuro: Proyectos inmigratorios para la patagonia argentina en Teodoro Alemann y Roberto J. Payró." Iberoamericana: América Latina-España-Portugal, vol. 8, no. 30, June 2008, pp. 27-45.

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