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Ruth K. Crispin

Professor Emeritus of Spanish
University of the Sciences
United States of America


Dr. Crispin teaches classes in both Spanish language and Spanish literature as well as Intellectual Heritage: Belief and Thought, which she has taught since its inception in 1992. In addition to her courses in intermediate Spanish language and general Spanish and Latin American literature, she has created two literature-in-translation courses: "Don Quijote and other Spanish Anti-Heroes" and "Spain through Art, Literature and Film", as well as the chamber reading class "Playreading in Spanish". She also works with Spanish minors on a wide variety of topics.

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Dr. Crispin’s main area of interest and expertise is Spanish literature. She has published extensively on the twentieth-century Spanish poet, Pedro Salinas, and is currently concentrating principally on literary translation, both of poetry and of prose. Her recently completed translations include Salinas’ love trilogy and the nineteenth-century novel "Meow", by Benito Pérez Galdós, Spain’s leading realist author. Other research interests include Spanish and English poetry of the seventeenth century (comparative study), Lacanian psychoanalytic theory as applied to poetry, and English Romantic poetry.

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