Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Jana Gutiérrez

Jana Gutiérrez Associate Professor
6064 Haley Center
(334) 844-6842

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-12:00pm; and by appointment



  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • M.A., Middlebury College/University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa
  • B.A., Southern Methodist University

Department and Other Appointments

Undergraduate Director, Spanish

Research and Teaching Interests

Hispanic Poetry, Spanish American Women Writers --Caribbean and Southern Cone--, Afro-Hispanic Expression, Urban Studies, Gender Studies, Queer Theory, Illness and Aesthetic Bodies, Ecofeminism, Exile and Immigrant Literature, Literary Translation and Creative Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom.

Representative Publications

  • Gutiérrez, Jana F. and Socarrás, Gilda. “Molding Minds: Community and University Seek Equal Partnership through Language Studies.” Scholarship in Action: Communities, Leaders, and Citizens. Eds. Barbara A. Baker, Kathleen Hale, and Giovanna Summerfield. 66-78.
  • “Daisy Zamora.” and "Josefina Plá." Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia. Eds. María Claudia André and Eva Paulina Bruno. Routledge, 2007.
  • “Two Havana Love Songs: Reconsidering ‘Amor, ciudad atribuida’ by Nancy Morejón." Utah Foreign Language Review (2005): 14: 47-60.
  • “Finally Free: The Female Artist and the City in Dulce María Loynaz’s Jardín     (Feministas Unidas Essay Prize)” Letras Femeninas. (Dec. 2005): 11-26.
  • “Her Havana: Cuban Women Writers Imagining a City of One’s Own.” Women and Environments International Magazine. (May 2004): 16-17.
  • “POESIdA: Hispanic Writers Respond to AIDS.” MIFLC Review 11 (2002): 1-24.
  • "Fina García Marruz." Dictionary of Literary Biography: Modern Spanish American Poets.  Ed. María A. Salgado. 283.1: 109-16.

Classes Taught

  • FLSP 3010, Spanish Phonetics
  • FLSP 3020, Spanish Syntax
  • FLSP 3030, Spanish Conversation
  • FLSP 3030, Conversación en la comunidad: Spanish Conversation Service Learning Component
  • FLSP 3040, Spanish Composition
  • FLSP 3100, Introduction to Hispanic Literature
  • FLSP 3130, Topics in Hispanic Music
  • FLSP 3150, Topics in Hispanic Media: Latinos in Mass Media
  • FLSP 3200, Languages Across the Curriculum Enhancement Discussion for HIST 5620 Social Movements in Latin America
  • FLSP 3220, Spanish-American Civilization II
  • FLSP 3310, Commercial Translation
  • FLSP 4310, Business Spanish I
  • FLSP 4320, Business Spanish II
  • FLSP 4330, Topics in Hispanic Commercial World: Hispanic Marketing
  • FLSP 4420, Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture: Vivimos en el verso: teoría y práctica de la poesía
  • FLSP 4420, Topics in Hispanic Literature and Culture: Voces con ciudad: la expresión urbana en la poesía hispánica
  • FLSP 6020, Advanced Spanish Syntax: El comentario lingüístico
  • FLSP 7050, Literary Criticism and Theory
  • FLSP 7220, Spanish American Poetry I 
  • FLSP 7230, Spanish American Poetry II
  • FLSP 7970, La adaptación y la traducción literaria: Literary Adaptation and Translation
  • FLSP 7970, Las aventuras líricas del poeta viajero: The Lyrical Adventures of the Wandering Poet
  • FLSP 7970, La palabra apasionada: La palabra apasionada: la poesía amorosa y erótica de HispanoAmérica


  • Feministas Unidas Essay Prize

Last Updated: August 24, 2018