Paola Ehrmantraut  portrait

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
On Sabbatical - Spring 2017
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.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
FILM 200 - 03 Introduction to Film Studies - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 454
CRN: 43063 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.

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FILM 200 - 53 Intro to Film Studies Lab - T - - - - - 1715 - 1915 OEC 313
CRN: 43066 0 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.

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SPAN 211 - L07 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 317
CRN: 42725 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

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SPAN 332 - L01 Latin Amer Cult & Civil - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 308
CRN: 42721 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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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 305U - A01 Spanish in Spain - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10118 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Irene Domingo, Paola B. Ehrmantraut

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SPAN 320U - A01 Spanish in Spain - - - - - - - -
CRN: 10119 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Irene Domingo, Paola B. Ehrmantraut

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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
SPAN 211 - L15 Intermediate Spanish I - T - R - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 319
CRN: 21316 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

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SPAN 335 - D01 Intro to Spanish Literature - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 OEC 319
CRN: 20307 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.

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SPAN 380 - W01 Rebels, Warriors, Lat. Am. Lit - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 OEC 212
CRN: 22293 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Paola B. Ehrmantraut A comparative study of major themes in Latin American literature with the goal of understanding their cultural relevance. Works studied represent several of the following historical periods; the pre-Columbian era, the age of Spanish exploration of the Americas, the colonial era, the nineteenth and twentieth centures, and beyond. Genres may include poetry, theater, narrative, and essays, among others. 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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