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Department of Modern Languages
The University of Mississippi

Diane Marting, Ph.D.

Professor of Spanish

Office: Bondurant Hall E-104
Phone: 662-915-7104

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University
M.A. in Comparative Literature, Rutgers University
B.A. in American History and Comparative Studies, The Ohio State University

Teaching and Research Interests:
Twentieth-Century Comparative Literature and Film, Spanish-American and Brazilian Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Women Writers and Directors in Latin America

Courses Taught:
Span 322: Spanish-American Culture/Civilization
Span 331: Introduction to Literature and Literary Analysis
Span 361: Cinema in Spanish
Span 561: Advanced Topics in Cinema in Spanish
Span 580: Survey of Spanish-American Lit II



Marting, Diane, Eva Paris-Huesca and Yamile Silva, eds. Agencia, historia y el empoderamiento femenino. Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana, 2018.

Marting, Diane. The Sexual Woman in Latin American Fiction: Dangerous Desires. University Press of Florida, 2001.

Marting, Diane, ed. Clarice Lispector: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Publishing, 1993.

Marting, Diane, ed. Escritoras de Hispanoamérica. Spanish edited by Montserrat Ordóñez. Bogotá, Colombia: Siglo XXI, 1991.

Marting, Diane, ed. Spanish American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Source Book. Greenwood Publishing, 1990.

Marting, Diane, ed. Women Writers of Spanish America: An Annotated Bio-Bibliographical Guide. Bibliographies and Indexes in Women’s Studies, No. 5.  Greenwood Press, 1987.

Recent Articles

Hunger Games in ‘Vacío era el de antes’ by Luisa Valenzuela.” Ciberletras #45. June 2021.

“Postmodern Parody of The Enchanted Cottage in El beso de la mujer araña: Molina Leaves the Woods.” PostmodernParody in Latin American Literature: The Paradox of Ideological Construction and Deconstruction. Ed. Helene Carol Weldt-Basson. Literatures of the Americas. Palgrave-MacMillan, 2018. 49-71.

“The Early Comedies of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.” Humor in Latin American Film. Juan Poblete and Juana Suarez, eds. New Directions in Latino American cultures. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 85-108.

Professional Activities:
Member of Editorial Board, L’Érudit Franco-Espagnol (LEF-E), 2011-present.
Vocal (Representative) of Associate Professors to the Executive Board of the Asociación de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades (AEGS), 2018-2020).
Book Review Editor, Letras Femeninas, 2014-2018
M. A. Graduate Program Coordinator for French, German, and Spanish, University of Mississippi, Fall 2009-Jan. 2015.
President, Mississippi Foreign Language Association, 2004-2006

Awards and Honors:
Distinguished Service Award, Mississippi Foreign Language Association (2016)
Fulbright Dissertation Year Grant to Brazil, 1984-1985
Fulbright Senior Lecturer Faculty Year Grant to Colombia, 1988-1989
ACLS Semester Research Grant to France, Spring 1992
Philip and Ruth Hettleman Award for Distinguished Teaching, Columbia University (1991)

Web Resources:
Dr. Marting on
Spanish Program