Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Dr. Yolopattli I. Hernández Torres

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Assistant Professor of Spanish Language

410-617-2463
yihernandez@loyola.edu
Office: 456 Maryland Hall

Education

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., Ph.D. 
  • Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, México, B.A.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Colonial Spanish American Literatures and Cultures
  • Visual Culture in Spanish America

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • Teaching Excellence Nomination in the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their students. Campus-wide semester evaluations carried out by the Center of Teaching Excellence, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009.
  • Professional Development Grant. Awarded by the Office of the Provost, Lycoming College. Research Project: “Body, Space, and Social Order in the Late Colonial Period in New Spain.” Mexico City, Summer 2011.
  • Faculty Development Fund. Awarded by the Office of the Provost, Lycoming College. Presentation at the SEA Biennial Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. Spring 11.
  • Tinker Field Research Grant. Awarded by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Research Project: “Processions and Festivities: Visual Representations in Written Texts and Paintings in the Viceroyalty of Peru.” Peru &Chile, Summer 2006.

Recent Courses Taught at Loyola University Maryland

  • SN 201: Spanish Composition and Conversation

Lectures and Presentations

 Presentations at Scholarly Conferences (Recent and upcoming)

  • “Withcraft, Power, and Death: Dangerous Women in Northern Mexico in the Late Colonial Period.” Society of Early Americanists’ Seventh Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, PA. March 3-5, 2011.
  • “Cuerpos abyectos y orden social: quién queda fuera en el plan para sanar a la Nueva España en Enfermedades políticas que padece la capital de esta Nueva España (1787) de Hipólito Villarroel.” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KA. November 5-7, 2009.
  • “Money and Faith: A Secular Plan to Heal Mexico City in Enfermedades políticas que padece la capital de esta Nueva España by Hipólito Villarroel.” 2009 ASECS Annual Meeting, Richmond, VA. March 25th-28th, 2009.
  • “Controlling Moving Bodies: Sixteenth-Century Visual and Textual Representations of the Indigenous People in Colonial Mexico.” Brownbag Series, Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. December 4th, 2008.
  • “The Imposition of Faith: Sins Depicted in the Images of Rhetorica Christiana by Diego de Valadés.” Latin American Studies Association, LASA 2007, Montreal, Canada. September 4- 7, 2007.
  • “Processions and Festivities: Visual Representations in Written Texts and Paintings in the Viceroyalty of Peru.” Tinker Grant Workshop, sponsored by the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. October 19th and 20th, 2006.
  • “La Historia de Yucatán de Bernardo de Lizana: el intento franciscano por controlar y vigilar el espacio y el cuerpo en Yucatán.” Kaleidoscope 2nd Annual Graduate Conference. University of Wisconsin, Madison. March 24th & 25th 2006.
  • “Visual Culture and Religious Iconography in Peregrinaciones de una paria by Flora Tristán.” Multiplicities and Transitions, 8th Annual Graduate Symposium. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. March 3rd & 4th 2006.

Service, Activities, and Memberships in Academic Societies

Service: College Activities (Representative assignments)

Memberships in Academic Societies

  • 2010 - present: Society of Early Americanists
  • 2009 - present: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • 2007- present: Latin American Studies Association
  • 2003- present: Modern Language Association of America

Publications

Encyclopedia Entry

  • “Retablos (Religious Paintings)”, Encyclopedia of Latino Folklore, Forthcoming 2012.

Articles

  • “Cuerpo, conversión y sujeto religioso en la Retórica cristiana (1579) de Diego ValadésSubmitted to Estudios de Historia Novohispana.