Jonathan Wade

Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures

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Office: 222 Martin Hall
Phone: (919) 760-8738


Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative Iberian Studies (1500-1680)
  • Spanish Golden Age Theater
  • Don Quixote and Cervantes

Professional biography

Professor Wade began his career at Meredith College in 2009, having completed his doctoral studies at Vanderbilt University the same year. He regularly teaches beginning and intermediate language as well as upper-division literature and culture courses. He has also had occasion to teach honors students, including two colloquia (Don Juan and Don Quixote) and two mini-courses (as part of the honors fall retreat). Beyond his passion for the classroom, Professor Wade maintains an active research agenda, including frequent conference presentations and a number of publications. His primary research interests focus on the cultural cross-pollination occurring between Spain and Portugal during sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. When he’s not teaching or developing his research, Professor Wade can be found advising students, organizing cultural events on campus, directing the summer study abroad program in Spain, or working on his sub-specialty: soccer!


Academic Credentials

PhD, Spanish (2009). Vanderbilt University. Portuguese Minor and Latin American Studies Certificate.
MA, Spanish (2005). Brigham Young University. Portuguese Minor.
BA, Spanish (2003), University Honors. Brigham Young University. Latin American Studies Minor.


Research

  • "Beyond Words: A Ballet Adaptation of Fuenteovejuna.”
  • "Longing for the Right Word: Saudade in Spanish American Verse.”
  • “The Wheel of (Mis)fortune: Manuel de Faria e Sousa’s Poetic Autobiography.”
  • Being Portuguese in Spanish: Situating Portugal on the Early Modern Iberian Landscapes
    • This book manuscript examines the shades of post-imperialism and proto-nationalism evident in Portuguese literature written in Spanish from 1580 to 1640. Despite emerging from an ambiguous state of social, political, and cultural heterogeneity, Portuguese writers such as Manuel de Faria e Sousa, Ângela de Azevedo, and Jacinto Cordeiro clearly identified with and claimed allegiance to their native land. Their writings uniquely address the complex intersection of language, literature, politics, and identity in early modern Iberia.

Awards

  • Scholarly Productivity Grant. Faculty Development and Instructional Technology Committee. Meredith College. Summer 2012.
  • Honors Faculty Recognition Award. Meredith College Honors Program. May 2012.
  • Honors Faculty Recognition Award. Meredith College Honors Program. May 2011.
  • Faculty Development Grant. Faculty Development Committee. Meredith College. 2010.
  • Newberry Renaissance Consortium Grant. Newberry Library. 2008-2009.
  • 2008-2009 Robert Penn Warren Dissertation Fellowship, Mary and Joe Harper Fellow. Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University.
  • 2008-2009 Mary and Joe Harper Fellow. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Vanderbilt University.
  • 2008-2009 Robert Penn Warren Dissertation Fellow. Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University.
  • College of Arts and Science 2008 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Nominee. Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Vanderbilt University.
  • Summer 2008 Dissertation Fellow. Center for Ethics, Vanderbilt University.
  • Everett Hesse Graduate Student Travel Grant. Association of Hispanic Classical Theater (AHCT). El Paso, Texas. March 2008.

Publications

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • “Manuel de Faria e Sousa and Comedia Culture: Resituating Portugal on the Early Modern Spanish Stage.” Miríada Hispánica 4 (2012): 109-21.
  • “Personajes que se le olvidaron a Montalvo: La caracterización femenina en Capítulos que se olvidaron a Cervantes.” Hispania 94.4 (2011): 637-47.
  • “Patriotism and Revolt: Uncovering the Portuguese in Ângela de Azevedo.” Bulletin of the Comediantes 59.2 (2007): 325-44.

Book Essays:

  • “The Passion of Quixote: Re-marking the Quixote/Christ Parallel.” Framing the Quixote, 1605-2005. Ed. Alvin F. Sherman, Jr. Provo: Brigham Young University, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, 2007. 47-57.

Reviews:

  • Shuger, Dale. Don Quixote in the Archives: Madness and Literature in Early Modern Spain. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2012. Forthcoming in Hispania 96 (2013).
  • Los milagros del desprecio by Lope de Vega. Cambalache Teatro de Murcia. Dir. Francisco García Vicente. Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival. El Paso, Texas. March 10, 2012. rthcoming in Hispania 65.2 (2013).
  • Gerli, E. Michael. ‘Celestina’ and the Ends of Desire. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2011. Hispania 95.4 (2012): 751-52.
  • Marta the Divine by Tirso de Molina. Department of Theater at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Dir. Gina Kaufmann. Siglo de Oro Spanish Drama Festival. El Paso, Texas. March 5, 2010. Bulletin of the Comediantes 62.2 (2010): 160-61.
  • Childers, William. Transnational Cervantes. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2006. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 12 (2008). 279-80. Graf, E. C. Cervantes and Modernity: Four Essays on Don Quijote. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2007. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 11 (2007): 229-30.
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