Faculty and Staff

Ellen C Frye

Professor • Department of Languages & Culture

Dr. Frye completed her Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her undergraduate B.A. with Honors is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Other Interests

I love books, education, and travel. You can B.E.T. on this...! Books, Education, and Travel are investments where the positive returns are infinite!!!

Languages (other than English)

Spanish  Italian 

Degrees

PhD Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA

Specialization

Dr. Frye's first specialization is Spanish language, literature, and culture. Her sub-specialties are Renaissance and Baroque Spanish theatre, as well as language pedagogy and methodology. She is the Director of and teaches in the Undergraduate ESL Endorsement program, and also she teaches in the Undergraduate Bilingual Endorsement and K-12 World Languages programs. Dr. Frye also researches and specializes in literary and cultural studies of Antarctica!

Representative Publications


“Theatre of Antarctica, a Tragically Grave Affair.”; , Theatralia: Revista de Poética del Teatro; Volume 22, 2021


“The Ant-architecture of Religion and Spirituality in Antarctica.”; "Antarcticness." Ed. Ilan Kelman. ; University College London Press; 2021


«La meta-imitación como precusora del microdrama: la fluidez del género y la inestabilidad de la identidad en Don Gil de las calzas verdes.»; "Donde el tamaño sí importa… La minificción: una cuestión de géneros." Ed. Darío Hernández et al.; Universidad de la Laguna Press; 2021


“The Imaginative Text: Cervantes and a New Dramatic Theory.”; , Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos; Volume 16, 2020


“The Function of Portraits and Metatheater as Microdrama in the Comedia.”; , Microtextualidades. Revista Internacional de microrrelato y minificción ; 2019

Representative Presentations


“Ice on Stage: Antarctica as Character, Theme, and Symbol in Dramatic Pieces”
First National Conference on Antarctic Social Sciences and Humanities (JoCSHA) Instituto Antártico Argentino
Buenos Aires, 2021


“Penguin Priests and Glacial Gods: Religion and Spirituality in Antarctica”
SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) Conference: "Antarctic Science – Global Connections" SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research - the major international Antarctic research organization)
Hobart, Tasmania, 2020


«El Siglo de Oro de la “Leyenda Negra” en el teatro renacentista inglés»
International Conference on “Presencia de España e Hispanoamérica en el teatro y la literatura teatral: Contra las leyendas negras y más allá de ellas"
Madrid, 2019


“Monological Sequencing in Antarctic Theater: David Young’s Inexpressible Island”
SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) – SC-HASS (Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences) Conference: Antarctic Connections at the End of the World: Understanding the Past and Shaping the Future SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research) – SC-HASS (Standing Committee on the Humanities and Social Sciences) Conference: Antarctic Connections at the End of the World: Understanding the Past and Shaping the Future
Ushuaia, 2019


«Los gatos en la perrera con Lope y Cervantes»
International Conference on “Cervantes y los animales en la literatura: Figuraciones de lo animal en la literatura cervantina”
Madrid, 2018

Notable Courses Taught

Spanish Program:
* Golden Age Theatre
* Cervantes and His Age
* The Romantic Theatre
* Seminar on the Actor-Spectator Relationship in Spanish Drama
Undergraduate ESL Endorsement Program:
* Social and Psychological Processes of Multiculturalism and Acculturation
* Integrating Language and Content in the English Language Classroom
* Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Undergraduate Bilingual Endorsement Program:
* Cross-Linguistic Approach to Bilingual Development/Bilingualism
Education K-12 for World Languages:
* Methods of Teaching a Second Language in Elementary and Secondary Schools

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