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Mary Hartson

POSITION: Assistant Professor

312 O'Dowd Hall
(248) 370-2001

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Masculinity and Gender Studies, 20th and 21st century Spanish literature and film, Spanish Peninsular Cultural Studies, and Instructional Methodology.

Prof. Hartson joined Oakland University as an Assistant Professor in 2009. She teaches Spanish language and grammar, Peninsular Spanish literature and culture, and translation. She is also the coordinator for first- and second year language instruction and is currently serving as advisor for Spanish language Study Abroad students and the Spanish Grammar Club. Her current research focuses on issues related to gender and subjectivity in the 20th and 21st centuries, especially regarding masculine identity and consumerism as represented in Spanish and American cinema.


"The False-Bottomed Suitcase: Historical Memory and Textual Masochism in Carmen Martín Gaite's El cuarto de atrás." Romance Notes 48:1, Fall 2007, 35-48.

"Mujer indomable: el positivismo latinoamericano y el personaje femenino en Blanca Sol," Tropos, Spring 2006, 16-27.