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Ruth Z. Yuste-Alonso is the Murphy Visiting Fellow in Spanish at Hendrix College. She holds a PhD in Spanish Studies from the University of Connecticut (2021). Her research focuses on the intersections between gender and film genres in the works of contemporary Spanish women filmmakers. Besides feminist film and media criticism, her research interests include Hispanic women's literature, translation, and critical pedagogies in language, literature, and culture college-level instruction.
August 2015 - present
- PhD Student
- My research interest focuses on the analysis from a literary lens of audiovisual products and their impact on of Spain's identity and historical memory.
August 2013 - present
- Spanish courses: - SPAN 1001 Elementary I - SPAN 1002 Elementary II - SPAN 1004 Intermediate II - SPAN 3171 Spanish for Engineers - SPAN 3172 Spanish for Health Professionals - SPAN 3178 Intermediate Composition - SPAN 3242 Communicative Grammar
April 2011 - June 2011
Colegio Sagrada Familia
- Spanish and French Substitute Teacher
- Secondary educational level instruction of Spanish language and literature, and French. Designed supplementary material to assist students with learning difficulties and enhance students' communicative skills.
August 2015 - August 2020
University of Connect
Field of study
- Spanish Literature, Culture and Language
August 2014 - May 2015
August 2013 - May 2015
ESPAÑOL En la docencia de lenguas extranjeras, las imágenes suelen pasar desapercibidas, quedando relegadas a un segundo plano por carecer aparentemente de relevancia lingüística. Sin embargo, las imágenes en general, y las publicitarias en particular, po- seen un potente trasfondo verbal, por lo que no están exentas de capacidad comu- nicativa. La...
This paper explores the workings of media representations in defining what to be a sportswoman is and how these representations shape notions of femininity and female identity in sport. In particular, I focus on Nike’s Da Da Ding Indian campaign, launched in July 2016 in the midst of the Rio Olympics, that aims to reconceptualize Indian women and...
In Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (1994), bell hooks warns readers about a serious crisis in education marked by the increasing reluctance of students to learn and, ultimately, of teachers to teach. In order to fight apathy in the college classroom and the 'banking system' into which higher education is often trapped,...
As a porous and allegorical cinematic genre, horror has inspired convincing theoretical analyses that unveil its political potential. Horror movies, especially in their depiction of the Other and definition of evil, have increasingly become a significant ground for interpreting shifting modern dynamics of gender and race. However, as Christopher Sh...
Feminist film critics have pioneered work on the intimate relationship between gender and genre, thus problematizing and unsettling long-standing dominant narratives, structures of looking, and spectatorial positions. Indeed, much of the work by feminist filmmakers showcases an innovative use of genre conventions that opens up new narrative avenues...
Talk given as part of the LCL Graduate Lecture Series at the Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, University of Connecticut (March 5, 2019).
In Ways of Seeing (1972), John Berger notes that the idea of gaze has been traditionally defined as masculine, for there is an underlying assumption that "men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at" (47). Berger's observation unravels a hegemonic scopic regime, which oftentimes privileges men's perspective a...
Michel Foucault described the twentieth century as the century of space, and encouraged the study of the human being in the light of the spatial dimension (“Des Espaces Autres” 12). Although space had been theorized previously, industrialization and the quest for progress and modernity revolutionized its conception and had a significant impact on h...
Encouraging students to express themselves orally or in written in a foreign language continues to be a challenge in the classroom. Whether is fear or disinterest, students prefer to remain in their silent, comfort zone. As such, teachers must devise different strategies to foster participation and help them communicate ideas. While words seeming...
In the current hyper-connected world, visually driven codes are materializing the saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Given this scenario of emoticons and touch screens, where imagery appears to have almost debunked the written word, one may wonder how this affects the future of translation. The reality is that 21st century translators...