Noël Valis

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Professor of Spanish, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
(203) 432-1155
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Has written on the literature, culture, and history of modern Spain; the Spanish Civil War; religion and literature; Federico García Lorca; and the study of celebrity and cultural icons. Her work in women’s and gender studies was recognized with the Victoria Urbano Academic Achievement Prize. A Corresponding Member of the Royal Spanish Academy and past member of the NEH’s National Council on the Humanities, she is also the recipient of Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships. Her book, The Culture of Cursilería: Bad Taste, Kitsch, and Class in Modern Spain, won the MLA’s Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize. Her translation of Noni Benegas’s poetry, Burning Cartography, was awarded the Best Book Translation Prize from the New England Council of Latin American Studies. A novella, The Labor of Longing, was a Finalist in the Novella and Regional Fiction categories of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.


Lorca After Life, 2022

Realismo sagrado, 2017

The Labor of Longing. A Novella, 2014

La cultura de la cursilería, 2010

Sacred Realism: Religion and the Imagination in Modern Spanish Narrative, 2010

Burning Cartography, translation, 2007

Teaching Representations of the Spanish Civil War, 2007

The Culture of Cursilería: Bad Taste, Kitsch, and Class in Modern Spain, 2002

In the Feminine Mode: Essays on Hispanic Women Writers, 1990

The Novels of Jacinto Octavio Picón, 1986

The Decadent Vision in Leopoldo Alas, 1981