Emmy Herland

Emmy Herland
Emmy Herland

Visiting Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies

Christian A. Johnson 401-A

Emmy Herland focuses on Golden Age studies. Her research interest is the representation of ghosts in theater and literature, particularly the ways in which ghosts play with the limits of reality and falsehood. Although Herland’s work centers on the ghosts of Baroque Spain, she is interested in the interdisciplinary potential of a broader study of ghosts.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College, she spent several years living in Spain before returning to her hometown of Seattle to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in Hispanic studies from the University of Washington.

Recent Courses Taught

Spanish Immersion I
Early Modern Spanish Drama: Aesthetics, Ideology and Society

Select Publications

“The Haunting Letter: Presence, Absence and Writing in Sab.” Tropical Gothic, special edition of eTropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics vol. 18, no. 1, 2019, pp 156-173. 

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Comprehension-based Communicative Language Teaching Special Interest Group (ACTFL)

Appointed to the Faculty: 2020

Educational Background

Ph.D., University of Washington 
M.A., University of Washington 
B.A., Sarah Lawrence College


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