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Jeffrey Zamostny

Jeffrey Zamostny

Spanish Faculty

Phone: 678-839-5959 | Fax: 678-839-5931

Email:  jzamostn@westga.edu

Office: Cobb Hall 102

Biography

Jeffrey Zamostny has been teaching Spanish and Gender & Sexuality Studies at the University of West Georgia since the Spring of 2012. He completed his doctorate in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kentucky (2012) and his bachelor's degree in Spanish at McDaniel College (2007), as well as a Graduate Certificate in Social Theory at the University of Kentucky (2010). At UWG, he enjoys teaching courses across the curriculum in Spanish language, culture, and literature; directing the Minor in Gender & Sexuality Studies; working with first year students in the FLAIR (Foreign Languages and International Relationships) Living-Learning Community; and directing summer study abroad in Costa Rica. His research focuses on the popular culture of early twentieth-century Spain, and particularly on questions of gender, sexuality, celebrity, and fandom. He is currently co-editing the volume Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture with Dr. Susan Larson of the University of Kentucky, for which he has written the chapter "Virtual Alvaro Retana: Rescue Work and Fandom in the Digital Age." He is also preparing English translations of three of Retana's kiosk novelettes from the 1920s. Zamostny's publications appear in such venues as Revista de Estudios Hispanicos (St. Louis, MO), Chasqui, Decimononica, and MELUS.


Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I)    
    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II-BLOCK)    
    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I)    
    • SPAN-2001B (Intermediate Spanish I-Block)    
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II)    
    • SPAN-2002B (Intermediate Spanish II-Block)    
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature)    
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition)    
    • SPAN-4012 (Spanish Culture & Civilization)    
    • SPAN-4200 (Hispanic Film and Literature)    
    • SPAN-4205 (Hispanic Lit & Cult in Context)    
    • XIDS-2002 (WDYK Abt: Learning a Language)