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Juli Kroll

Associate Professor of Spanish
Degree
Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
M.A., University of Minnesota.
B.A., University of Minnesota.
Office
OEC 320G
Phone
(651) 962-5293
Fax
651) 962-5293
Mail
#4104

I teach courses in Spanish language, grammar and composition, Latin American cultures and civilization, Hispanic literature, and Hispanic and world cinema. I have led multiple study abroad courses to both Cuernavaca and Mérida, Mexico, which gels well with my research interest in contemporary Mexican literature and film. My other research interests include contemporary Latin American literature and cinema, with special attention to gender and indigenous identity. 

My book chapter on border crossing in Hispanic cinema, “Embodying Childhood Social Agency in Gustavo Loza’s Al otro lado” was published in Screening minors in Latin American Cinema, edited by Carolina Rocha and Georgia Seminet (New York: Lexington Books - Rowman & Littlefield, 2014). The 1994 Cuban novel La nada cotidiana spurred a recent article, “The Kiss of the Marble Statue: Existentialism and Cuba’s Special Period in La nada cotidiana by Zoé Valdés,” which will appear in Hispanófila in 2015. Examining the construction of indigenous video culture in southern Mexico, my latest project is titled “Ethnology of the Proximate in Chiapas’ Proyecto videoastas indígenas de la frontera sur.”

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 300 - 01 Advanced Spanish Grammar - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 319
CRN: 40367 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juli A. Kroll Advanced Grammar with emphasis on review of grammatical structures, language development, mechanics, and expansion of vocabulary. Writing of basic structures in expository prose. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 212 or its equivalent with a C- or better average in all lower division language courses (SPAN 111, 112, 211, 212).

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SPAN 300 - 03 Advanced Spanish Grammar M - W - - - - 1335 - 1510 MHC 201
CRN: 40529 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juli A. Kroll Advanced Grammar with emphasis on review of grammatical structures, language development, mechanics, and expansion of vocabulary. Writing of basic structures in expository prose. Prerequisite: Completion of SPAN 212 or its equivalent with a C- or better average in all lower division language courses (SPAN 111, 112, 211, 212).

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SPAN 335 - 01 Intro to Spanish Literature - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 207
CRN: 40370 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juli A. Kroll An introduction to Spanish and Spanish American narrative, drama and poetry. Strongly recommended for students who minor in Spanish. The course is designed to teach students the skills of critical reading and literary analysis. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 or their equivalent with a C- or better in each course

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - 01 Intermediate Spanish I - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 OEC 308
CRN: 10014 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juli A. Kroll Designed to increase listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Intensive review of grammatical structures of Elementary Spanish I and II. Continued exposure to Hispanic culture. Prerequisite: SPAN 112 or its equivalent

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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 300 - 01 World Cinema - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 302
CRN: 21528 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juli A. Kroll In this course, students will view, discuss, and read and write about feature-length films from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, and possibly India and/or the Middle East. Following critical viewing of films both in and outside of class, students will engage in critical reflection, discussion, and analytical writing as a way of practicing the art of film analysis. This course asks students to think critically about the ways in which cinema engages the world as a form of entertainment, as art, as historical document, and as an instrument of social change. The course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement of the core curriculum at UST by addressing issues of race, ethnicity, gender, and geopolitical status. It scrutinizes the ways in which institutionalized and structural power and privilege are reflected in the subject matter, creation, and audience reception of film. Prerequisite: FILM 200

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SPAN 415 - 01 Hispanic Cinema Studies - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 317
CRN: 22163 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Juli A. Kroll Examination of the cinematic arts as they relate to the cultures and literatures of the Spanish-speaking World. Course topics may include some of the following: gender, class, and/or ethnicity/race in Hispanic Cinema, discussion of film techniques, narrative structures, major directors, cinematic movements of Spain, Latin America, and/or U.S. Latino film, or the relationship of film to history, culture and society. May be taken twice with different topics. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 and 335 or their equivalents with a C- or better in each course.

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