Jeff Zamostny joined the Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures in the Spring of 2012. His research focuses on the culture and literature of Silver Age Spain (1898-1936), placing special emphasis on questions of gender, sexuality, celebrity, and fandom. Zamostny is interested in how understudied forms such as kiosk novels, illustrated magazines, silent film, and modern dance open new windows onto the study of early twentieth-century Spanish culture. His volume Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture (co-edited with Susan Larson) appeared with Intellect in 2017 and was presented at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid. His publications on early twentieth-century Spain appear in the edited volumes Dinamitar los límites: Denuncia y compromiso en la literatura de la Otra Edad de Plata (2017) and Miradas de progreso: Reflejos de la modernidad en la Otra Edad de Plata (2016), as well as in journals such as Hispanófila (2015), L'Erudit franco-espagnol (2015), and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2013). Zamostny teaches Spanish language, literature, and culture courses across the undergraduate curriculum as well as courses for the Minor in Gender and Sexuality Studies, which he directs. He also enjoys teaching courses for study abroad in Costa Rica and FLAIR, the Foreign Languages and International Relationships Living-Learning Community for first-year students. Zamostny was UWG's nominee for the USG Regents' Teaching Award for Individual Faculty Excellence (2016) and winner of the Foreign Language Association of Georgia Teacher of Promise Award (2014).
Education / Degrees
- B.A., Spanish, McDaniel College (Westminister, Maryland), 2007
- Graduate Certificate, Social Theory, University of Kentucky, 2010
- Ph.D., Hispanic Studies, University of Kentucky, 2012