Spanish Faculty

Biography

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
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • XIDS-2100 (Intro to Gender Studies) Section: 08
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 01W
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 02W

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 02
    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 08
    • SPAN-4785 (Gender/Nation/Narrative) Section: 01W

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I) Section: 04
    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I) Section: 12
    • XIDS-2002 (WDYK about Learning Languages) Section: 05
    • SPAN-4260 (Modern Spanish Poetry) Section: 01

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 02
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 03
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature) Section: 01

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 01
    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II) Section: 02
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 01W

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • SPAN-2001 (Intermediate Spanish I) Section: AB1
    • SPAN-2001B (Intermediate Spanish I-Block) Section: 01
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: AB1
    • SPAN-2002B (Intermediate Spanish II-Block) Section: 01

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I-BLOCK) Section: AB1
    • SPAN-1002 (Elementary Spanish II-BLOCK) Section: AB1
    • XIDS-2002 (WDYK Abt: Learning a Language) Section: LXK
    • XIDS-2002 (WDYK Abt: Learning a Language) Section: L2K
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature) Section: 01

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-4205 (Hispanic Lit & Cult in Context) Section: 01S

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I) Section: 11
    • SPAN-1001 (Elementary Spanish I) Section: 13
    • SPAN-4012 (Spanish Culture & Civilization) Section: 01W

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • XIDS-2002 (WDYK Abt: Foreign Languages) Section: LCK
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 01
    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 02
    • SPAN-4260 (Modern Spanish Poetry) Section: 01W
    • SPAN-4484 (Senior Capstone) Section: 01

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • SPAN-3102 (Spanish Composition) Section: 01S
    • SPAN-4785 (Special Topics in Spanish) Section: 01S

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • SPAN-2002 (Intermediate Spanish II) Section: 04
    • XIDS-2100 (Intro to Gender & Sexuality) Section: 05 Download Syllabus [DOC]
    • SPAN-3030 (Intro to Hispanic Literature) Section: 01W
    • SPAN-4484 (Senior Capstone) Section: 01
  • Publication List

    “Blasco Ibáñez’s Piedra de Luna: Whitewashing Global Stardom.” Revista de Estudios sobre Blasco Ibáñez/Journal of Blasco Ibáñez Studies 4 (2016-2017): 147-60.

    “Homosexualidad masculina y ferrocarril en la Otra Edad de Plata.” Dinamitar los límites: Denuncia y compromiso en la literatura de la otra Edad de Plata. Ed. P. Barrera Velasco and J. M. González Soriano. Madrid: Ed. Complutense, 2017. 113-38.

    “Traducción y teoría poética en Saliendo de la estación de Atocha de Ben Lerner.” La teoría literaria ante la narrativa actual. Ed. Manuel Martínez Arnaldos and Carmen Pujante Segura. Murcia: Ediciones de la Universidad de Murcia, 2017. 229-41.

    “Virtual Álvaro Retana: Recovery and Fandom in the Digital Age.” Single-authored chapter for Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture. Ed. Jeffrey Zamostny and Susan Larson. Bristol: Intellect, 2017. 155-74.

    “Introduction: Kiosk Literature and the Enduring Ephemeral.” Single-authored introduction for Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture. Ed. Jeffrey Zamostny and Susan Larson. Bristol: Intellect, 2017. 1-27.

    Zamostny, Jeffrey, and Susan Larson, eds. Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture. Bristol: Intellect, 2017. 493 pp.

    "Locating Tragedy in El ángel de Sodoma: Inversion and the Unchanged Name." L'Erudit franco-espagnol 7 (2015): 22-34. [View Publication]

    "El lector como admirador y corresponsal creativo: Fan mail y fan fiction en La Novela de Hoy." Miradas de progreso: Reflejos de la modernidad en la Otra Edad de Plata. Ed. M. Mañas Martínez and B. Reguiero. Madrid: Ediciones del Orto, 2016. 87-114.

    "Jacinto Benavente's De muy buena familia and Early Twentieth-Century Discourse on Crime and Homosexuality: Three Readings." Hispanófila 173 (2015): 183-99.

    "Ricardo Darín and the Animal Gaze: Celebrity and Anonymity in El aura." Confluencia 30.2 (2015): 154-66.

    "Pimping the Text: Gendered Tropes in Spain's Mass Literary Market, 1907-1936." Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 47.1 (2013): 55-78.

    "Constructing Ethical Attention in Lucía Puenzo's XXY." Representing History, Class, and Gender in Spain and Latin America: Children and Adolescents in Film. Ed. Carolina Rocha and Georgia Seminet. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2012. 189-204.

    "Canon Formation and Diversity: Latin American Gay Literature in the Global Market." Chasqui 40.2 (2011): 80-94. Accompanying dossier of images in Chasqui 41.1 (2012): 187-90.

    "El malestar estomacal en La de Bringas de Galdós." Decimonónica 7.1 (2010): 61-75. [View Publication]

    "Comings Out: Secrecy, Sexuality, and Murder in Michael Nava's Rag and Bone." MELUS 34.3 (2009): 183-204.

    "¡Todos a bordo!: Viajes al tercer sexo madrileño en A Sodoma en tren botijo de Alvaro Retana." Divergencias 7.1 (2009): 55-60. [View Publication]