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Dr. Ela Molina Morelock
Associate Professor

E. Morelock

Dr. Molina joined the University of the Cumberlands Department of English and Modern Foreign Languages when the university began offering a major in Spanish, in 2008. Dr. Molina earned her BA in Sociology of Latin America at UNAM-Mexico, her MA in Spanish at Miami University, Ohio, and her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies at The University of Kentucky.
On campus, Dr. Molina serves on the International Studies Committee and the Faculty Evaluation Committee. She is a member of the Modern Language Association, The Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi. National Spanish Honor Society, and the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. In addition to teaching Spanish classes, Dr. Molina is a member of the Board of Directors of Kentucky Advocate Services, a Christian non-profit organization.

COURSES TAUGHT

  • SPAN 131 Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 132 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 333 Survey of Hispanic Literature
  • SPAN 334 Survey Of Spanish American Literature (Latin American Literature)
  • SPAN 334 Survey of Spanish American Literature ((Hispanic Literature of the USA)
  • SPAN 335 Culture And Civilization Of Spain
  • SPAN 336 Culture And Civilization Of Spanish America
  • SPOL 336 Culture and Civilization Of Spanish America (Online)
  • SPAN 433 Topics In Hispanic Literature (Literary Analysis And Criticism In Spanish)
  • SPAN 434 Topics in Hispanic Culture (History of the Spanish Language)
  • SPAN 434 Topics in Hispanic Culture (Technical and Commercial Spanish)

ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT

“Teaching Second Languages in the Good Ol’ USA”. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. Vol. 5 (Co authorship. In Press). 2010.

“Latin American Perspectives in Southeastern Kentucky” Symposium on Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Transylvania University, Kentucky. October 16, 2010.

“Pedagogical Implications of Wireless and Mobile Technologies.” NITLE Workshop. Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee. September 9, 2010.

“Preludios del barroco novohispano a la Raza de bronceCincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, Ohio. May 9, 2010.

Teaching Online/Workshop Training. University of the Cumberlands. April 2010.

“Memoria y testimonio en Tinísima, de Elena Poniatowska. 18th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures. Literatures and Linguistics: Merging Textualities, Emerging Paradigms. University of Texas at Austin. November 14, 2009

Historia, memoria y literatura: Tina Modotti y Elena Poniatowska. Análisis de la novela ‘Tinísima’ Elena Poniatowska. Köln: Lambert Academic Pub, 2009.

“Memoria y polifonía indígenas en la obra de Nellie Campobello”. V Coloquio Internacional Literatura Hispanoamericana y sus valores: Los indígenas en la literatura hispanoamericana.  University of Passau, Germany. September 25, 2009.

Náhuatl: una ventana hacia la Mexicayotl. El Colegio de Jalisco, A.C. México. May 25-June 19, 2009.

“La veta política y social del modernismo dariano.” Espéculo: Revista de Estudios Literarios XIV.40 (2008)

“El ‘Disparate general’: una sociología de masas ilustrada y carnavalesca.” Romance Quarterly 54.1 (2007) 33-38.

María Candelaria: o todos los males nos vienen de los hombres.” Cincinnati Romance Review 26 (2007) 79-99.

Session Organizer and Chair: Postmodernity and Literature in Mexico. 60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky. April 21, 2007.

Session Organizer and Chair: History as Literature-Literature as History in Mexico. 60th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky. April 19, 2007.

“Redescubriendo la veta política y social en el modernismo dariano.” Simposio Internacional “Poéticas de las Américas.” Texas A&M University. April 13, 2007.

María Candelaria o: todos los males nos vienen de las hembras.” 26th Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Cincinnati. May 13, 2006.

Session Chair :Heroes and Antiheroes in Modern Mexico. 59th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky. April 22, 2006.

“Disparate general: An enlightened and Carnivalesque Crowd Sociology.” Goya at the Equinox. Francisco de Goya’s Los Disparates. Exhibition and Colloquium. University of Kentucky. September 21, 2005.

“La maldad de Pascual Duarte.” Second Annual Graduate Student Conference. Miami University of Ohio, February 8, 2003.

Potpourri for Foreign Language Teachers – Something for Everyone. University of Cincinnati. October 12, 2002.