Elizabeth Scarlett


Elizabeth Scarlett.

Elizabeth Scarlett


Elizabeth Scarlett


Scholarly Interests

Modern and Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature and Film; Romanticism; Realism; Avant garde movements; Feminism


  • PhD, Harvard University
  • BA, Washington University in St. Louis

Selected Publications

• “Martyrs and Saints of the Spanish Civil War Era: Enshrinement of the Right and Historical Memory.” Rite, Flesh, and Stone: The Matter of Death in Contemporary Spanish Culture, 1959-2020. Ed. Daniel García Donoso and Antonio Cordoba. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2021. Pages 97-118.

• “RECording the End Time in Twenty-First-Century Spanish Film.” Writing in the End Times: Apocalyptic Imagination in the Hispanic World. Ed. David R. Castillo and Bradley J. Nelson. Hispanic Issues On Line (HIOL) 23 (2019): 184-205.

• “Transatlantic Musical Crossover: Miguel Bosé in the U.S.A. and Bruce Springsteen in Spain.” Imperialism and the Wider Atlantic: Essays in the Literatures, Politics and Aesthetics of Transatlantic Cultures. Ed. Francisco LaRubia-Prado and Tania Gentic. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. Pages 135-156.

• “The Metaphysics of Espronceda’s Romanticism in El estudiante de Salamanca.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 93.1 (2016): 29-44.

• Religion and Spanish Film: Luis Buñuel, the Franco Era, and Contemporary Directors. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014.

• Under Construction: The Body in Spanish Novels. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994.

Courses Taught

  • SPA 628: The Trans-Atlantic Dynamic in Modern Hispanic Poetry
  • SPA 623: Post-War and Contemporary Spanish Novel and Film
  • SPA 524: 19th Century Spanish Literature
  • SPA 324: Medical and Health-Related Spanish
  • SPA 409: The Age of Lorca
  • SPA 408: History of Spanish Cinema


  • Beta Nu Chapter Adviser, National Collegiate Spanish Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi
  • Advisory Board, MVM: Cuadernos de Estudios Manuel Vázquez Montalbán
  • MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize Selection Committee: appointed term 2020–2023
  • MLA Religion and Literature Trans-disciplinary Connections Forum Executive Committee: elected term 2019–2024