Elizabeth Scarlett


Elizabeth Scarlett.

Elizabeth Scarlett


Elizabeth Scarlett


Scholarly Interests

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

Contact Information

913 Clemens Hall

Fall 2020 Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday -

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

Office hours are via zoom. Please email Dr. Scarlett for your zoom invitation

Phone: (716) 645-0873



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

Selected Publications

  • “Luis Buñuel.” Oxford Bibliographies Online: Cinema and Media Studies. Ed. Krin Gabbard. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • “The Metaphysics of Espronceda’s Romanticism in El estudiante de Salamanca.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 93.1 (2016): 46-62.
  • Religion and Spanish Film: Luis Buñuel, the Franco Era, and Contemporary Directors. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014.
  • “Pedro Almodóvar and the Professions: The Case of La piel que habito.” MIFLC Review 16 (2012-2014): 81-92.
  • Under Construction: The Body in Spanish Novels. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994. Selected for "Outstanding Academic Books of 1995" by the American Library Association journal CHOICE.

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