Associate Professor of Spanish

Georgia Seminet is Associate Professor of Spanish at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. Her areas of interest are modern Latin American narrative, globalization, childhood and children's literature in Latin America and Latin American cinema. She coedited the volume Representing History, Class and Gender in Spain and Latin America: Children and Adolescents in Film (Palgrave 2012) and Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema (Lexington 2014). She has also previously published in academic journals. Professor Seminet enjoys being able to teach a variety of courses in Spanish at St. Edward's University as well as sponsoring study abroad programs.

Ser bilingüe y poder viajar me abrió una ventana a otras culturas. Creo que es algo fantástico y me encanta compartir este interés en las culturas globales con amigos, colegas, estudiantes y todos los que tienen el deseo de ver el mundo.

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2000-2014

Associate Professor of Spanish, 2014-present

Year Started

1969

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish and conversational French

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish at University of Texas at Austin

MA in Spanish at University of Florida, Gainesville

BA in Spanish at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Publications & Articles

Publications

  • Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema. Eds. Carolina Rocha and Georgia

Seminet. Lexington Books/A division of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. August, 2014.

  • Representing History, Class and Gender in Spain and Latin America: Children and

Adolescents in Film. Ed. Carolina Rocha and Georgia Seminet. New York:

Palgrave Macmillan, July 2012.

Articles

  • “A Post-Revolutionary Childhood: Nostalgia and Collective Memory in Viva Cuba.”

Studies in Hispanic Cinema 8(2) (2011): 189-202.

  • “Imagining Globalization and Interculturality through Latin American Literature.” Arts

and Humanities in Higher Education 8(I) (January, 2009): 89-101.

  • “Positioned Between Limits and Desire: National Reality vs. National Romance in Mal

de Amores.” Hispania 90.4 (2007 Dec.): 662-671.

  • “La estética del espacio y la memoria en La Madriguera de Tununa Mercado.” Ed. Sara

Beatriz Guardia. Mujeres que escriben en América Latina. Lima, Perú:

CEMHAL, 2007. 289-295.

  • “La pareja/patria perfecta: el liberalismo y el amor conyugal en dos novelas de Galdós.”

Siglo Diecinueve (Valladolid, España) 10-11 (2004-2005): 165-180.

  • “La recepción de Minotauromaquia: crónica de un desencuentro.” Revista de

literatura mexicana contemporánea. 21 (March 2004).

  • “De Macondo a McOndo: nuevas voces en la literatura latinoamericana.” Chasqui:

Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 27.2 (1998 Nov): p. 14-26. (Essay and

interview coauthored with Kelly Hargrave.)

  • “La nostalgia y el anacronismo en la novela mexicana: una conversación con Luis Humberto Crosthwaite y Luis Eduardo Reyes.” Dactylus 17 (1998): 77-91.

Presentations

Presentations

  • "Liberty and 'The Awkward Age:' Adolescence in a Recent Mexican Novel by Xavier Velasco." Children's Literature Association Conference. June 18th-20th, 2015. Richmond, VA.
  • "What does the Future Hold? Teen Protagonists and the Representation of the Future in Latin American Cinema." Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association. Panel title: Adolescents, Youth and Emerging Practices in Latin American Cinema. Track: Film Studies. May 27 – May 30, 2015, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  • "The Representation of State Violence and Terrorism in El violín (México, 2005)." Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association. Panel title: Representaciones de la violencia en el cine de América Latina. Track: Film Studies. May 21 – May 24, 2014, Chicago, IL.
  • "Child Soldiers and Moral Agency in Innocent Voices (Mexico/El Salvador, 2004) and Paper Dove (Peru, 2003)." Conference presentation: Canadian Latin American and Caribbean Studies Association. 16-18 May 2014
, Quebec City, Canada.
  • "Resisting Consumer Society: Youth and Nostalgia in La hija natural." Annual Conference of the Latin American Studies Association. Panel title: Consuming Youth/Youth Consuming: Children and Teenagers in Film. Track: Film Studies. May 29 – June 1, 2013, Washington, D.C.
  • "Redefining the Symbolic: Patriarchy, Desire, and Coming-of-Age in Joven y alocada/Young and Wild (Chile 2012)." Conference presentation: Society for Cinema & Media Studies; March 6-10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois.
  • El diálogo con el pasado en La chica del trombón. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, Kentucy, April 19-21st, 2012.
  • El silencio a gritos: la historia postcolonial en "En silencio de Neto" (1994, Luis Argueta). Latin American Studies Association, Toronto, Canada, October 6th-10th, 2010.
  • “Ontological Insecurity in El fin de la locura.” Latin American Studies Association, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 12th-15th, 2009.
  • “La memoria transgeneracional en La voz dormida y En el tiempo de las mariposas.”Asociación Internacional de Literatura Femenina Hispánica. Seville, Spain, October 24th-26th, 2007.

For Students

Why I Teach

Many of my family members have been teachers, and I think my grandmother, aunts, mother and cousins who chose to teach all influenced me in some way. I enjoy the interpersonal and social aspects of teaching, and sharing experiences with students, in particular study abroad, has always been invigorating. It is so exhilarating to see students delve into the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and become excited about what they are learning!