Department of Latin American & Latino Studies

Dr. Ellen Frye

Office:   Atrium 252
Phone:   (973) 720-3724
Email:   frye@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   TT, Th 12:30-1:45 pm

Department: Languages and Cultures
Position: Associate Professor
Area Specialization: Golden Age Literature; Spanish Drama from Middle Ages to Present; Medieval Literature

EDUCATION 

  • Ph.D. in Spanish Literature and Language, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. in Spanish Literature and Language, University of Virginia
  • B.A. with Honors in Spanish Literature and Language, University of North Carolina

PUBLICATIONS

  • «Taxonomía del sistema monológico de García en La verdad sospechosa.»  Locos, figurones y Quijotes en el teatro de los Siglos de Oro.  Eds. Germán Vega García-Luengos y Rafael González Cañal.  Cuidad Real, Spain: Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 2007.  153-66.
  • “Talking to Himself:  A Taxonomical Analysis of Segismundo’s Soliloquies by Performance Circumstance.”  Comedia Performance 4.1 (2007): 124-51.
  • “The Metatheatrical Function of Dream Sequences in the Comedia.”  Aquel Breve Sueño: Dreams on the Early Modern Spanish Stage.  Eds. Ricardo Saez and Sharon Voros.  New Orleans: University Press of the South, 2004.  115-39.
  • “Meta-imitation in the Comedia:  Don Gil de las calzas verdes.”  Comedia Performance (2004): 126-42.
  • “Secret Portraits of Serafina:  Portraiture in the Golden Age Comedia of Spain.”  Romance Studies 21.1 (2003): 3-10.
  • “The Consequences of Jealousy:  A Study of Calderón’s Leading Men.”  Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts 7.1-2 (2001): 41-50.
  • “Sheila Kaye-Smith.”  Catholic Women Writers.  Ed. Mary Reichardt.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.  193-99.
  • “Elizabeth Cullinan.”  Catholic Women Writers.  Ed. Mary Reichardt.  Westport, CT:Greenwood Press, 2001.  74-80.
  • «La subversión de las metáforas místicas en La Regenta.»  Cincinnati Romance Review 17 (1998): 35-41.

CURRENT RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

Articles:

  • “Constucting Communication:  Calderón’s Manipulation of Monologue”
  • “The Function of Prayer in the Narrative Structure of the Poema de Fernán González
  • “The Exemplary Approach to Teaching Languages”
  • «La función comunicativa de los apartes en El médico de su honra»

Translations of plays:

  • I Live My Life within 300 Yards (Mi vida gira alrededor de 500 metros), by Inmaculada Alvear
  • In a Minute, (En un minuto), by Inmaculada Alvear
  • Pieces of Me, (Pedazos de mí), by Inmaculada Alvear

ACADEMIC THEATER REVIEWS

  • El castigo sin venganza.  By Lope de Vega.  Dir. Eduardo Vasco, Compañía Nacional de Teatro
  • Clásico.  Teatro Hospital de San Juan, Almagro, España.  17 July 2005.  (Play’s run:  14 July – 24 July 2005.)  Comedia Performance 3.1 (2006): 246-53.
  • La hija del aire.  By Pedro Calderón de la Barca.  Dir. Jorge Lavelli, Complejo Teatral de Buenos
  • Aires – Teatro San Martín.  Teatro Español, Madrid.  9 January 2005.  Comedia Performance 3.1 (2006): 241-45.
  • Cervantes entre palos.  A compilation of entremeses by Miguel de Cervantes.  Dir. Jesús
  • Salgado, Teatro del Duende. Veranos de la villa.  Jardines de Sabatini, Madrid.  25 July 2004.  (Play’s run:  21 July – 25 July 2004.) Comedia Performance 2.1 (2005): 254-61.
  • Auto de los cuatro tiempos.  By Gil Vicente.  Dir. Ana Zamora, Nao D’Amores Teatro. Patio de
  • los Fúcares, Almagro, España.  22 July 2004.  (Play’s run:  22 July – 25 July 2004.)  Comedia Performance 2.1 (2005): 248-53.
  • El Caballero de Olmedo.  By Lope de Vega.  Dir. José Pascual, Compañía Nacional de Teatro
  • Clásico. Teatro Hospital de San Juan, Almagro, España.  21 July 2004.  (Play’s run:  16 July – 25 July 2004.) Comedia Performance 2.1 (2005): 238-47.
  • Don Gil de las calzas verdes.  By Tirso de Molina.  Dir. Fernando Urdiales, Teatro Corsario.
  • Teatro Galileo, Madrid.  1 June 2003.  (Play’s run:  28 May - 8 June 2003.)  Comedia Performance 1.1 (2004): 257-59.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • “The Mediating Functions of the Asides in Tirso de Molina’s Don Gil de las calzas verdes”; Association for Hispanic Classical Theater Conference, El Paso, TX, March 2010.
  • «El retrato como recurso dramático en la comedia barroca»; International Conference on El duque de Lerma:  mecenazgo y literatura en el Siglo de Oro, Burgos, Spain, January 2010.
  • “Who’s Your Daddy?  Paternity Testing in the Comedia”; Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2010.
  • “The Exemplary Approach to Teaching Languages”; Annual Conference of AESLA (Spanish Applied Linguistics Association), Ciudad Real, Spain, March 2009.
  • “Constructing Communication:  Calderón’s Manipulation of Monologue”; Association for Hispanic Classical Theater Conference, El Paso, TX, March 2009.
  • “All My Comedias:  Susan Lucci, the Soap Opera, and 17th Century Theater of Spain”; Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2009.
  • «Las trinidades cambiantes en la Comedia del Infamador»; Centro Internacional de Investigación de la Lengua Española Conference on the Bible in Spanish Theater, San Millán de la Cogolla, Spain, November 2008.
  • “All My Children:  Pregnancy in the Comedia”; Association for Hispanic Classical Theater Conference, El Paso, TX, March 2008.
  • “The Mediating Function of Cervantine Metatheater”; Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2008.
  • «Una cruz de teatro:  Las fuentes peninsulares de las obras dramáticas de Inmaculada Alvear»; Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica Conference, Sevilla, Spain, October 2007.
  • “Publish or Parish:  Cervantes and the Comedia”; Newberry Library Cervantes Symposium, Chicago, IL, April 2007.
  • “A Baroque Paint-By-Numbers:  The Cervantine Rainbow”; Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2007.
  • “Multiple Metatheatrical Situations in Tirso de Molina’s El vergonzoso en palacio”; Association for Hispanic Classical Theater Conference, El Paso, TX, March 2006.
  • “The Reader and the Spectator:  The Imaginative Text”; Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Honolulu, HI, January 2006.
  • «La trinidad profana y mentirosa creada por Alarcón»; Asociación Internacional de Teatro Español y Novohispano de los Siglos de Oro Conference, Almagro, Spain, July 2005.
  • “Liberating the Spectator through the Use of Dramatic Devices in the Comedia”; Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Cambridge, MA, March 2005.
  • “Segismundo’s Soliloquies:  Communicating with the Spectators in La vida es sueño”; association for Hispanic Classical Theater Conference, El Paso, TX, March 2005.
  • “García’s Monological Lies in La verdad sospechosa”; International Conference on Truth and Mendacity in Literature and the Visual Arts, Atlanta, GA, October 2004.
  • «El aparte en la comedia:  Su función mediadora entre el actor y el espectador»; Association for Hispanic Classical Theater Conference, El Paso, TX, March 2004.
  • “The Goofy Gracioso:  Relieving the Spectator’s Tension in Golden Age Drama of Spain”; International Conference on Silence and Laughter in Literature and the Visual Arts, Atlanta, GA, October 2003.
  • “Bad Girls!  False Self-Victimization Routines in the Comedia”; Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Boston, MA, March 2003.
  • “Shifting Subject Positions of the Hero in Romantic Theater of Spain”; International Conference on Romanticism, Tallahassee, FL, October 2002.
  • “Sacred and Profane:  Mystical Images in Las moradas”; Northeast Modern Language
  • Association Conference, Hartford, CT, March 2001.
  • “Holy and Unholy Trinities in Juan de la Cueva’s Comedia del infamador”; Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Buffalo, NY, April 2000.
  • “«La fuerza de la sangre» or the Power of the Word?”; Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, April 1999.
  • “The Comedia:  The (Dis)Advantage of Canonical Texts”; Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Newport, RI, November 1998.
  • «La subversión de las metáforas místicas en La Regenta»; Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, May 1997.
  • “Threading through the Labyrinth:  María de Zayas’s Desengaños amorosos”; Carolina Conference on Romance Literatures, University of North Carolina, March 1997.
  • «La vinculación entre el amor y el arte en El pintor de su deshonra»; The Society on Stage:  A Symposium on Golden Age Drama, University of Virginia, November 1996.
  • «Doña Inés, la burladora de Madrid»; The Sesquicentennial Conference on Don Juan Tenorio, 1844-1994, Michigan State University, March 1994.

INVITED LECTURES

  • “Monological Sequencing in Calderón’s La dama duende”; University Research and Scholarship Day, William Paterson University, April 2007.
  • “Actor + Spectator = Actator!”; Faculty-Student Lecture Series, Department of Languages and Cultures, William Paterson University, November 2006.
  • “The Imaginative Text and the Actator:  New Theories on the Comedia”; Lecture for William Paterson University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty Research Lecture Series, March 2006.
  • “¡No hablo inglés!  How to Communicate with Your Students”; Lecture for William Paterson University’s Professional Development Day for Student Teachers, March 2006.
  • «La inestabilidad barroca de La española inglesa»; Lecture for Dr. Octavio de la Suarée’s Cervantes course, February 2006.
  • «La viuda de Tediato:  Las noches lúgubres»; Lecture for Dr. Octavio de la Suarée’s Romanticism course, April 2005.
  • “The Seven Sacraments in Dante’s Inferno”; Lecture for Dr. Octavio de la Suarée’s Humanities course, November 2004.
  • “The Seven Sacraments in Dante’s Inferno”; Faculty-Student Lecture Series, Department of
  • Languages and Cultures, William Paterson University, November 2004.
  • «San Juan de la Cruz:  El hombre, el santo, y la poesía mística suya»; Two Lectures for Dr. Orlando Saa’s Golden Age Poetry and Prose course, October 2004.
  • «La poesía mística de Santa Teresa de Ávila»; Two Lectures for Dr. Orlando Saa’s Golden Age Poetry and Prose course, October 2004.
  • “Managing Language Diversity”; Lecture for William Paterson University’s Professional Development Day for Student Teachers, October 2004.
  • «Los juegos cervantinos de La española inglesa»; Lecture for Dr. Octavio de la Suarée’s Cervantes course, April 2004.
  • «Santa Teresa de Ávila:  La mujer, la monja, y la obra mística»; Lecture for Dr. Octavio de la Suarée’s Golden Age Literature course, April 2004.
  • “The Guide to Goodness:  Imagery in Santa Teresa de Ávila’s Las moradas”; Interfaith Dialogue Center Conference, Rutherford, New Jersey, November 2003.

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS 

  • As signed Release Time for Research, William Paterson University, 2010-2011
  • Career Development Award, William Paterson University, 2010
  • Assigned Release Time for Research, William Paterson University, 2009-2010
  • Career Development Award, William Paterson University, 2009
  • Assigned Release Time for Research, William Paterson University, 2008-2009
  • Assigned Release Time for Research, William Paterson University, 2007-2008
  • Assigned Release Time for Research, William Paterson University, 2006-2007
  • Career Development Award, William Paterson University, 2006
  • Assigned Release Time for Research, William Paterson University, 2005-2006
  • Summer Fellowship, Research Center for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2005
  • Career Development Award, William Paterson University, 2005
  • Assigned Release Time for Research, William Paterson University, 2004-2005
  • Career Development Award, William Paterson University, 2004
  • Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1997-1998
  • University Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 1996-1997
  • Dean’s Acknowledgment for Excellence in Teaching, University of Pennsylvania, 1993-1995
  • Andrew W. Mellon Summer Award, University of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Pennsylvania, 1994-1996
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Virginia, 1990-1992
  • Sterling Stoudemire Award for Excellence in Spanish, University of North Carolina, 1990

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Sigma Delta Pi:  Vice-President of the Northeast, 2001-2004; New Jersey State Director, 1999-2001; Monmouth University chapter advisor, 1998-2003; advisor and active role in the rechartering of the University of Pennsylvania’s chapter, 1996-1998; member, 1988-present.
  • Modern Language Association:  member, 1996-present.
  • Northeast Modern Language Association:  member, 1996-present.
  • Association for Hispanic Classical Theater:  member, 2003-present.