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Stacey Mitchell
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Stacey E. Mitchell is a doctoral candidate (ABD) in Penn State’s Department of Spanish Italian and Portuguese, where she specializes in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spanish literature with a secondary interest in the visual arts. She holds a BA in Spanish and Adolescent Education from St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY), an MA in Spanish from Middlebury College (Middlebury VT), and an MA in Spanish literature from Penn State.

In her dissertation, “Moving through Modern Spain (1888-1923): Revelatory Darkness as Critical Medium,” Stacey examines literary and artistic manifestations of movement through space in its various iterations (regional travel, urban walking, religious procession), which evoke the unsettled and shifting essence of Spanish modernity. Stacey’s research interests include late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Spanish literature and visual art, Spanish Modernism, travel literature, spatial theory, the city, religion, and tertulia culture. Her dissertation research laid the groundwork for her peer-reviewed article, “The Landscape of Pío Baroja’s Madrid: The Search for Meaning in La busca (1904)” (Cincinnati Romance Review, fall 2017), as well as her current article project, “Darío de Regoyos as authorial voice in España negra (1899).”

Stacey is a frequent participant in high-visibility (inter)national conferences like the South Atlantic MLA (2016, 2018), the Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (2018), the Carolina Conference for Romance Studies (2016), and the Kentucky Foreign Language Conference (2016).

At Penn State, Stacey has taught Introduction to Hispanic Literature (SPAN 253W) both on campus and abroad, as well as courses in the Spanish Basic Language Program (SPAN 002 and SPAN 003) during regular and summer semesters. She will be traveling to Ronda for the second time this summer (2019) as Assistant Program Director and instructor of SPAN 497, a special topics course entitled Civilización española. Before coming to Penn State, Stacey taught high school and middle school in New York and Pennsylvania, and served as a student advocate and mentor for students in the Pittsburgh Public School District.