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Paola Ehrmantraut

Associate Professor, Spanish
Degree
Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis.
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis.
B.A., University of Missouri in St. Louis.
Profesorado y Traductorado., Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.
Office
OEC 463
Hours
TR: 8:45 am to 9:45 am and by appointment.
Phone
(651) 962-5159
Fax
(651)962-5266
Mail
#5027
CV

I have been in St. Thomas since 2009. I have taught language courses, Latin American Culture and Civilization courses and co-taught, with Prof. Meg W. Karraker, an Aquinas Honors course titled “Latin American Women in the Zone of Conflict”. My interest is in gender and its representations in Latin American culture. Currently, I am researching how masculinities are negotiated in Argentine film and literature.

I am a member of the Film Studies Advisory Board, the Women’s Studies Advisory Board and an affiliated faculty to the American Culture and Difference to Women’s Studies Programs.


Selected publications:
“Nueva pobreza: ansiedades de la clase media en clave apocalíptica en El oficinista de Guillermo Saccomanno” Chasqui, forthcoming 2016.

Masculinidades en guerra. Malvinas en literatura y el cine. Córdoba, Argentina: Editorial Comunicarte, 2013.
   
“Embattled Masculinity: the Malvinas War Hero in Halcones de Malvinas. Experiencia de aquellos que lucharon ‘Con Dios en el alma y un halcón en el corazón’ by Pablo M. R.Carballo.” Argentine Modern Masculinities. Ed. Carolina Rocha. London, UK: Intellect, 2013.

“The Aftermath of Violence: Coming to Terms with the Legacy of the Malvinas/Falklands War” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. Volume 15. 2011.

Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L15 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 319

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 319

Course Registration Number:

21316 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

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 with a grade of C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 211 - L17 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 212

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 212

Course Registration Number:

22809 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

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 with a grade of C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 335 - D01 Intro to Spanish Literature - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 319

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

OEC 319

Course Registration Number:

20307 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

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.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - 02 Introduction to Film Studies M T W - - - - 1015 - 1215 OEC 313

Days of Week:

M T W - - - -

Time of Day:

1015 - 1215

Location:

OEC 313

Course Registration Number:

30475 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
FILM 200 - 52 Intro to Film Studies Lab - - - R - - - 1015 - 1215 JRC 126

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1015 - 1215

Location:

JRC 126

Course Registration Number:

30476 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

FILM 200 introduces students to film analysis, providing the basic tools to understand, appreciate, and analyze the technical and aesthetic dimensions of film and to understand how these elements come together to create meaning. The course will focus on specific filmmaking techniques, provide a brief overview of film history, and introduce students to the concepts of genre, ideology and style. In addition to attending class sessions, students will be required to attend a weekly film screening (lab). This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L06 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 317

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

OEC 317

Course Registration Number:

42125 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

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 with a grade of C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 211 - L12 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

Course Registration Number:

40333 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

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 with a grade of C- or better

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
SPAN 332 - L01 Latin Amer Cult & Civil - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 317

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1525 - 1700

Location:

OEC 317

Course Registration Number:

42122 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Paola B. Ehrmantraut

Physical and human geography. History of Latin America from pre-Hispanic civilizations through modern times. Political problems. Rural Latin America. Latin American society, cultural values. Religion. Economic problems. Offered in spring semester. Prerequisites: Successful completion of SPAN 300, 301, 305 or their equivalents with a C- or better in each course.

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