My name is Erin Alice Cowling, and I am an Assistant Professor of Spanish in the Department of Humanities at MacEwan University (2017-). Previously I have been an Assistant Professor of Early Modern Spanish at Hampden-Sydney College (2015-2017), a Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish at Grinnell College (2013-2015), and an Instructor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University (2012). My research focuses on the Transatlantic Colonial Period, particularly how characters of the Other (women, Indigenous peoples, and other marginalized characters) are portrayed in Spanish Golden Age theatre.
Current interest: getting people to consider submitting proposals for the MLA Options for Teaching British and American Satire volume: http://commons.mla.org/groups/teaching-modern-british-and-american-satire/
I am an interdisciplinary scholar of literature and performance, with research and teaching experience in literary approaches to drama and the novel, in performance studies and theatre history, and in feminist and critical race theories.