Dr. Yun Shao
2013/2014 Department Chair
Ph.D., Princeton University
Office: 208B Davis Hall
Office Hours: MW 2:00-3:30; F 2:00-3:00
SPAN 151 MWF 11:00-11:50
SPAN 152 MWF 12:00-12:50
SPAN 282 MWF 1:00-1:50
Areas of specialization:
* Spanish Golden Age Literature
2006 “Painting and Perspective in Calderón’s El principe constante”, Bulletin of the Comediantes, 2006; 58 (2): 399-420 (journal article)
2009 The Visions of Rome in Spanish Golden Age Narrative: Alemán, Cervantes, and Gracián. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, Germany, UK and USA (book)
2010 “Crisis, Xenophobia, and Pulp Fiction in Early Modern Spain: An Exemplary Case in María de Zayas’ Romance Writings”, Rondas Literarias de Pittsburgh 2008, edited by Gregory Martin, Grelin Press (article)
2011 “Romancing the Iron Age: Trade, Migration, and Class Mobility in Cervantes’ Novella La española inglesa”, Crítica hispánica, 2011; 33 (1-2): 205-214 (journal article)
2012 “No te digo más sino que la veas: Rhetoric and Perception in Cervantes’ La ilustre fregona”, Rondas literarias de Pittsburgh 2011, edited by Gregory Martin, Grelin Press (article)
My philosophy of language teaching:
I would like to challenge students with different concepts and perceptions, and to make them rethink their own language, culture and life.
Animals and pets; Books: mostly literary works of various genres and all cultures; occasionally scientific writings; Creative writing; Films, including really bad ones so that I can make fun of them.
I rarely surf for fun; Internet is no more than a tool for me to find information, and I try NOT to spend too much time on it.