K.M. Sibbald (Professor Emerita)

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KAY SIBBALD (B.A., M.A. Cantab. 1970; M.A. Liverpool, 1970; Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, McGill, 1976) is Professor Emerita of Hispanic Studies, retired during the summer of 2016. Her publications include María Elena Walsh o "el desafío de la limitación" (1993), as well as editions of Jorge Guillén's early writings Hacia "Cántico": Escritos de los años veinte (1980) and El hombre y la obra (1990). She has edited Guillén at McGill: Essays for A Centenary Celebration (1996), and La mujer y el teatro (2005), and co-edited T.S. Eliot and Hispanic Modernity (1994); A Fair Shake (1984) and A Fair Shake Revisited (1996); La cultura española de entre siglos (XIX-XX) (1996);Ángel Ganivet: "Cartas finlandesas" y un centenario (1898-1998)(1999); Ciudades vivas/ciudades muertas: espacios urbanos en la literatura y el folklore hispánicos(2000); Las representaciones de la mujer en la cultura hispánica (2002); andMemorias y olvidos: autos y biografías (reales y ficticias) en la cultura hispánica(2003). Professor Sibbald contributes regularly to European and American scholarly journals on the work of the Spanish Generation of 1927 and contemporary Argentine writers, She has reviewed annually the section "Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936" for The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies (London) since 1980; and has served as the Canadian correspondent to the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas since 1998. She is currently the Associate Editor of theRevista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, and member of the Editorial Boards of Hispanic Journal and Hecho Teatral. Professor Sibbald was the recipient of the H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Faculty of Arts of McGill University in 1999.

 

Education:

Ph.D., 1976 (Dean's Honour List)
Programme in Comparative Literature, McGill University, 1971-76
Thesis: "The Poet as Critic: A Study of the Related Critical Writings of Paul Valéry, T.S. Eliot and Jorge Guillén

M.A., 1970
School of Hispanic Studies, University of Liverpool, 1966-70
Thesis: "Some Influences on the Writing of Cántico (1919-1928)"

B.A. (Hons.) Modern and Medieval Languages Tripos, 1966

M.A., 1970
Girton College, University of Cambridge, 1963-66:

Languages:

English, Spanish, French fluently
Italian, Portuguese reading knowledge
Latin

Professional Experience:

At McGill University:

Lead Chair, Department of German, Hispanic, Italian and Russian & Slavic Studies, 2001-2002
Chair, Department of Hispanic Studies, 1998-2002
Professor, with tenure, 1992-present
Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Hispanic Studies, 1991-94;1995-99
Director, Department of Languages and Translation &
Associate Director, Centre for Continuing Education, 1987 92 (quarter time appointment; half-time appointment 1990-91)
Chair, Department of Hispanic Studies, 1985 88
Acting Dean of Students, July December, 1982 (full time appointment)
Associate Dean of Students, 1979 84 (half time appointment)
Associate Professor, with tenure, 1981 92
Assistant Professor, 1976 81
Lecturer, 1970 76

Other Appointments:

Woman Scholar in Residence, Queen's University, Kingston, March 1988
Visiting Lecturer, Concordia University, May-July 1973
Leverhulme Fellow, University of Liverpool, U.K., 1969-70
Teaching Assistant, University of Liverpool, U.K. 1968-69
Assistant Mistress, Brigidine School, Denbigh, Wales, 1966-67

Grants and Fellowships:

External:

SSHRC Research Grant, 2001-2004
SSHRCC Conference Grant, Aid to Occasional Scholarly Conferences, 1993
SSHRCC Travel Grant, 1987
Leave Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC), 1984 85

Internal:

Seminar Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University (with A. Holmes), 2003
Arts Undergraduate Students Association Fund, McGill University (Co-signers: Amanda Holmes, K.M. Sibbald, Nicolás Gulino, Alex Hatch), 2002.
Seminar Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University (with A. Holmes and J. Perez-Magallon), 2002
Seminar Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University (with J. Perez-Magallon), 2001
Seminar Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University (with J. Pérez-Magallón), 2000
Research & Travel Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University (sponsoring Ana Lucia Vieira de Andrade), 2000
Seminar Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University (with B. de Alba-Koch and D. Cohn), 1999
Research Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University, 1998
Seminar Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University (with D.A. Boruchoff and J. Pérez-Magallón), 1997
Research & Travel Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University (sponsoring H. Filippou), 1997
Seminar Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University (with B. de Alba-Koch and J. Pérez-Magallón), 1996
Seminar Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University (with D.A. Boruchoff and J. Pérez-Magallón), 1995
Conference Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, McGill University, 1993
Special McGill Travel Grant for International Conferences in the Social Sciences and Humanities, 1993
Special Travel Grant (Executive Committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research), McGill University, 1993
Research Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University, 1992-93
McGill Travel Grant for International Conferences in the Social Sciences and Humanities, 1991
Research Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University, 1989
Special Travel Grant (in competition, McGill University, 1988
Research Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University, 1987
Research Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University, 1978
Research Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University, 1974
Research Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University, 1973
Research Grant (Humanities Division), McGill University, 1971

Academic Honours:

H. Noel Fieldhouse Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Faculty of Arts, McGill University, 1999
Distinguished Visiting Woman Scholar in Residence, Queen's University, Kingston, 1988
Best Article of the Year Prize, Canadian Association of Hispanists (CAH/ACH), 1985-86
The Scarlet Key Award, "for qualities of distinction and character in student activities at McGill University", April 1984
Honorary Membership, "in recognition for services to women students at McGill", The McGill University Alumnae Society of Montreal, April, 1980
Leverhulme Fellowship, University of Liverpool, 1969 70
Postgraduate Studentship, University of Liverpool, 1968 69
Spanish Government Postgraduate Scholarship, 1967 68
Lillian Marion Adams Prize, Girton College, 1964
Surrey County Major Scholarship, 1963 66

 

Publications

Sibbald, K.M. “Santos y mártires: transgresividad y auto-bioficción en La casa de Bernarda Alba  de Federico García Lorca.” Con-Textos. Revista de Semiotica Literaria, 23.46 (2012): 35-43.

“Saints and Martyrs: Transgression and Autobiofiction in The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca.” Con-Texts: Review of Literary Semiotics, 23.46 (2012): 35-42.

Special Guest Issue: Un espacio queer – Queer Space. Eds. Kay Sibbald & Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 35.1 (2010) [2011]: 263 pp.

“Santos y mártires: transgresividad y (auto)bioficción en La casa de Bernarda Alba  de Federico García Lorca.” Con-Textos. Revista de Semiotica Literaria (Medellin) 23.46 (2011): 35-43.

Outing and Autobiography (Carmen Conde and María Elena Walsh).” In Un espacio queer – Queer Space. Eds. Kay Sibbald & Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 35.1 (2010) [2011]; 205-228.

“Introducción. Estudios LGTB hispánicos: un espacio queer – Queer Space.” (Co-authored with R. Cornejo-Parriego). In Un espacio queer – Queer Space. Eds. Kay Sibbald & Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 35.1 (2010) [2011]: 1-10.

“Eds. Juan E. De Castro and Nicholas Birns. Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics.” Choice, 48-4967 (2011): 1695.

“Brenda Wurth. Theatre, performance, and memory politics in Argentina.” Choice, 48-5611 (2011): 1926.

“Autobiography, Theatrical Process and Don Juan in Enrique Jardiel Poncela’s Usted tiene ojos de mujer fatal.” Hecho Teatral 7 (2007): 147-66. [Published in 2008].

"Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936" The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 68 (2008): 376-94.

Articles in Dictionaries and Encyclopediae of Literature (Refereed): “Ramón J. Sender.” Compendium of 20th Century World Novels and Novelists: 1900 to the Present. Ed. Michael D. Sollars. New York: Facts on File, 2008. 722-24.

“Rafael Sánchez Ferlioso.” Compendium of 20th Century World Novels and Novelists: 1900 to the Present. Ed. Michael D. Sollars. New York: Facts on File, 2008. 698-99.

“Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga. Poetas y narradores. La narrativa breve en las revistas de vanguardia de España (1918-1936).” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.1 (2008): 103-04.

“Falicov, Tamara L. The Cinematic Tango: Contemporary Argentine Film.” Choice 45.5 (2008): 825.

“Brown, Penny. A Critical History of French Children's Literature. Volume 1: 1600- 1830; Volume 2: 1830-Present.” Choice 45. 9 (2008): 1452.

“Davies, Lloyd Hughes. Projections of Peronism in Argentine Autobiography, Biography and Fiction.” Choice 45. 9 (2008): 1453.

“El plurilingüismo de Victoria Ocampo.” Con-Textos. Revista de Semiotica Literaria (Medellin) 20.40 (2008): 53-60.

“María: figura trágica en El color de agosto de Paloma Pedrero.” (co-authored with R. Fialdini). In El modo trágico en la cultura hispánica. Ed Ricardo de la Fuente Ballesteros & J. Pérez-Magallón. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2008. 281-290.

“Sentido trágico en Habla el algarroba de Victoria Ocampo.” (co-authored with V. Rigo Alonso). In El modo trágico en la cultura hispánica. Ed Ricardo de la Fuente Ballesteros & J. Pérez-Magallón. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2008. 291-300.

“El hispanismo en el mundo: Bibliografía y crónica. Canadá.” Boletín de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas 14 (2008): 121-24.

“Carlos García. Juan Ramón Jiménez/Guillermo de Torre: Correspondencia 1920-1956.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.3 (2008): 381-82.

“Francisco Javier Díez de Revenga. Gerardo Diego en sus raíces estéticas.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.5 (2008): 654-55.

“Juan Ramón Jiménez. Selected Poems. Ed. & trans. Salvador Ortiz-Carboneres.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.3 (2008): 380-81.

“Shaw, Donald L. Spanish American Poetry After 1950: Beyond the Vanguard.” Choice 46.1 (2008): 97.

“Un triángulo de autobiografías transatlánticas: Rafael Alberti, (Norah Lange) y María Elena Walsh.” La cultura hispánica en sus cruces trans-atlánticos. Ed. R. de la Fuente Ballesteros & J. Pérez-Magallón. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2006. 261-71. [Published 2007]

“Memoria popular y ‘autobioficción’ en Novios de antaño de María Elena Walsh." Con- Textos. Revista de Semiótica Literaria (Medellín) 18.36 (2006): 29-40. [Published 2007]

"Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936" The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 67 (2007): 245-63.

Rev of Littoral of the Letter: Saer's Art of Narration by Riera, Gabriel. Choice 44.9 (2007): 1539.

Rev of Verses Against the Darkness: Pablo Neruda's Poetry and Politics by Dawes, Greg. Choice 44.10 (2007): 1760.

Rev of Chile in Transition: The Poetics and Politics of Memory by Lazzara, Michael J. Choice 44.10 (2007): 1760.

Rev of Staging Words, Performing Worlds: Intertextuality and Nation in Contemporary Latin American Theater by Gail A Bulman. Choice 45.1 (2007): 102.

Ed. La creatividad del yo: recuerdos, olvidos y textos autobiográficos. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 30.1 (2005). 203 pp. [Published 2006].

“Salvaging the Self: A Foreword.” La creatividad del yo:recuerdos, olvidos y textos autobiográficos. Ed. K. M. Sibbald. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 30.1 (2005): 3-8. [Published 2006]

“Through a Glass Darkly: Techniques of Feminist Irony in Grete Stern’s Sueños.” Hispanic Journal 26.1-2 (2005): 243-58. [Published 2006]

“Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936.” The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 66 (2004): 261-80. [Published 2006].

Review of The Noe Jitrik Reader The Noé Jitrik reader: Selected Essays on Latin American Literature. Ed. Daniel Balderston, trans. Susan Benner.” Choice 43.6 (2006): 1020.

Review of Test Tube Envy: Science and Power in Argentine Narrative by Andrew J. Brown. Choice 43.6 (2006): 1019.

Review of Christine Civantos. Argentines and Arabs. Argentine Orientalism, Arab Immigrants, and the Writing of Identity by Christine Civantos. Choice 43.9 (2006): 1604.

Review of The Self of the City: Macedonio Fernández, the Argentine Avant-garde,and Modernity in Buenos Aires by Todd S. Garth. Choice 43.9 (2006):1605.

“‘Autobiofiction’or the Literaturization of Popular Memory in María Elena Walsh’s Novios de antaño.” Writing and Historical Memory: Contemporary Latin American Texts. Ed. Emilia Deffis. Argos (Caracas) 42-43 (2005): 113-23. [Published in 2006].

“El [des]encuentro alemán: Francisco Ayala y Christopher Isherwood en el Berlín de entreguerras.” Homenaje a Francisco Ayala. Ed. Sebastián Guerrero Moreno. Almendralejo: Unión de Bibliófilos Extremeños, 2006. 99-111.

Review of The Empire of Stereotypes: Germain de Staël and the Idea of Italy by Robert Casillo. Choice 44.4 (2006): 708.

Ed. “La mujer y el teatro.” Hecho Teatro 3 (2003). 150 pp. [Published in 2005]

Review of La poesía española del siglo XX y la tradición literaria, ed. Trevor J. Dadson & Derek W. Flitter.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 82.2 (2005): 286-87.

Review of The Crystal and the Snake. Aspects of French Influence on Guillén, Lorca and Cernuda, by Terence McMullan. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 82.1 (2005): 137-38.

"Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936." The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 65 (2003): 269-87. [Published in 2005].

“El hispanismo en el mundo: Bibliografía y crónica. Canadá.” Boletín de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas 11 (2005): 79-80.

Review of The Discovery of Poetry: Essays in Honor of Andrew P. Debicki, ed. Roberta Johnson.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 82.6 (2005): 856-57.

Short Review of You Might Be Able To Get There From Here: Reconsidering Borges and the Postmodern, by Mark Frisch. Choice, 42.11-12 (2005): 1993.

Short Review of Juan Goytisolo: The Author as Dissident, by Alison Ribeiro de Menezes. Choice 43.3 (2005): 298.

"Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936." The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 64 (2003): 280-96. [Published 2004]

“Autobiografía como econografía; Rafael Alberpi y María Elena Walsch.”

Short Review of “Nancy Hanway. Embodying Argentina: Body, Space and Nation in 19th-Century Narrative.” Choice 41.4 (2004): 741.

"An Unsuitable Job for a Woman? Irony and Subversion in the ‘Anatomical’ Discourses of Norah Lange." Essays in Luso-Hispanic Humor. Ed. Paul W. Seaver. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press, 2004. 9-24.

"El hispanismo en el Canadá." Boletín de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas 10 (2004) 105-107.

Short review: “From the Forbidden Garden. Letters from Alejandra Pizarnik to Antonio Beneyto. Ed. Carlota Caulfield. Trans. Carlota Caulfield & Angela McEwan.” Choice 41.11 (2004): 2050.

Short review: "Josefina Ludmer. Corpus delicti: Crime and Argentine Literature.” Choice 42.4 (2004): 666.

Short review: “Kathleen Ann Myers. Neither Saints Nor Sinners. Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America.” Choice 42.4 (2004): 666.

"Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936." The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 65 (2004): 269-87.

“Carlos Arniches: ideología conservadora, sirvientes desclasados y máscaras de lo grotesco.” Hecho Teatral 2 (2002): 57-80. [Published in 2003]

“Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936.” The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 63 (2001) (2002): 261-80. [Published in 2003]

Review of “Enrique Lynch. Poesía y circunstancia.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 26.3 (2002): 567-69. [Published in 2003]

Review of “Asunción Horno-Delgado. Margen acuático: poesía de Dulce María Loynaz.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 26.3 (2002): 562-63. [Published in 2003]

Review of “Melanie Nicholson. Evil, Madness, and the Occult in Argentine Poetry.” Choice 40.5 (2003): 830.

Review of “Josefina Ludmer. The Gaucho Genre: A Treatise on the Motherland.” Choice 40.5 (2003): 831.

“Carlos Arniches: ideología conservadora, sirvientes desclasados y máscaras de lo grotesco." Hecho Teatral 2 (2002): 57-80. [Published in 2003]

"Spanish Studies: Literature 1898-1936." The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies 63 (2001) (2002): 261-80. [Published in 2003]

Review of "Enrique Lynch. Poesía y circunstancia." Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 26.3 (2002): 567-69. [Published in 2003]

Review of "Asunción Horno-Delgado. Margen acuático: poesía de Dulce María Loynaz." Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 26.3 (2002): 562-63. [Published in 2003]

Memorias y olvidos: autos y biografías (reales, ficticias) en la cultura hispánica. Ed. J. Pérez Magallón, R. de la Fuente Ballesteros & K.M. Sibbald. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2003. 412 pp.

"Una autobiografía ex-céntrica: Novios de antaño de María Elena Walsh." Memorias y olvidos: autos y biografías (reales, ficticias) en la cultura hispánica. Ed. J. Pérez Magallón, R. de la Fuente Ballesteros & K.M. Sibbald. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2003. 349-57.

"Estrategias de supervivencia en ‘los años de plomo’: humor y feminismo en el Cancionero contra el mal de ojo de María Elena Walsh." Monstruosidad y transgresión en la cultura hispánica. Ed. R. de la Fuente Ballesteros y J. Pérez Magallón. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2003. 299-312.

Review of “Edna Aizenberg. Books and Bombs in Buenos Aires: Borges, Gerchunoff, and Argentine-Jewish Writing.” Choice 40.11-12 (2003): 1913.

Review of “Marvin A. Lewis. “Afro-Uruguayan Literature: Post-colonial Perspectives.” Choice 41.2 (2003): 345.

"Estrategias de supervivencia en ‘los años de plomo’: humor y feminismo en el Cancionero contra el mal de ojo de María Elena Walsh." Monstruosidad y transgresión en la cultura hispánica. Ed. R. de la Fuente Ballesteros y J. Pérez Magallón. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2003. 299-312.

 

Invited Lectures:

"Reconstructing the Past, Flirting with the Future: Models of (Female) Autobiography in Argentina”, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, the Program in Comparative Literature & Women Studies, University of British Columbia, November 2002. (Guest Seminar)

"From Biography to Autobiography, Nora Lange’s Vanguard Techniques", Department of French, Hispanic S and Italian Studies & the Program in Comparative Literature, University of British Columbia, November 2002. (Guest Seminar)

"Las estrategias de supervivencia en 'los años de plomo': humor y feminismo desde Cancionero contra el mal de ojo a Desventuras en el País-Jardín-de-Infantes de María Elena Walsh", Laval University, April 2002.

"Fedrico García Lorca, homo ludens", "Lorquito, Lorca, Federico. En su centenario (1898-1998)", McGill University, November 1998.

"Ética, estética, poética: Federico García Lorca en su centenario", Bishop's University, Lennoxville, November 1998.

"Dámaso Alonso, ¿crítico de la generación?", Simposio Internacional sobre los Tres Amigos, Federico García lorca, Dámaso Alonso y Vicente Aleixandre, University of Murcia, October 1998.

"Cástor y Pólux en París: flâneries generacionales". Congreso Internacional "Ciudades vivas/ciudades muertas: espacios urbanos en la literatura y el folklore hispánicos", Medina del Campo, June 1998.

"Cherchez la femme: de Helsinki a Andalucía", "Angel Ganivet, Cartas finlandesas y un centenario, 1898-1998", McGill University, April 1998.

"Autobiography and National Identity in Modern Argentina: Sarmiento's Memoirs", "Nationalism and the Construction of National Identity", McGill University, March 1998.

"Traducción y subversión: dos constantes en la obra de María Elena Walsh", CCLEH, Concordia University, April 1997.

"Tradición, traducción y transgresión en la poética de María ElenaWalsh", Department of Spanish and Italian, University of British Columbia, October 1996.

"Jorge Guillén y las letras inglesas", Curso Internacional sobre Jorge Guillén, University of Murcia, October 1993.

"Desde París: crónicas y ocio", I Simposium Internacional JorgeGuillén, El Hombre y la Obra, University of Valladolid, October 1993.

"Guillén at McGill: "una marcha al Canadá, conforme, si no alegre" Guillén at McGill: A Centenary Celebration, McGill University, October 1993.

"Textos y contextos de la obra juvenil de Jorge Guillén", Jornadas de Homenaje a Jorge Guillén en su Centenario, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina, April 1993. (Plenary Lecture).

"Zoo loco: ejemplo de tradición y transgresión en la poética de María Elena Walsh", Instituto de Literatura Hispanoamericana, University of Buenos Aires, April 1993.

"Poética y transgresión de María Elena Walsh", El libro y el mundo del futuro, Jornadas organizadas por la Embajada del Canadá, Biblioteca Nacional, Buenos Aires, April 1993.

"Poética y didáctica: el ejemplo de María Elena Walsh", Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación, University of Buenos Aires, April 1993.

"La poética del disparate en la obra de María Elena Walsh", Seminario de la Cátedra de Teoría Literaria, Universidad de Rosario, Argentina, July 1990.

"Tradition, The European Idea and Eliot's Poetic Idiom: A Correspondence with Some Poets of Spain", T.S. Eliot Society, Centenary Meeting, St Louis, Missouri, September 1988.

"From the 'Coast of Coromandel' to the the River Plate: a (Feminist) Excursus into the Poetics of Nonsense of María Elena Walsh", Queen's University, March 1988.

"The Poet Critic Jorge Guillén", Illinois State University, Champaign, Illinois, April 1984.

"Federico García Lorca and the St. Sebastian Myth", Queen's University, Kingston, February 1981.

 

Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:

"Not for the Female Sex? Humour, the Vanguard and Norah Lange." Canadian Association of Hispanists, University of Toronto, 28 May 2002.

"Una autobiografía ex-céntrica: Novios de antaño de María Elena Walsh", Association Canadienne Française pour l'Avançement des Sciences (ACFAS), Laval University, May 2002.

"Philip Cummings and Federico García Lorca in Vermont", Symposium Federico en Vermont, 1929-1999, Wellesley College at Eden Mills, August 1999.

"An Unsuitable Job for A Woman? Ironic Vision in the 'Anatomical' Discourses of Norah Lange", Symposium on Modernism and Modernity in Spain and Spanish America, Brown University, September 1998.

"¿Una estética de transición?" (with Jesús Pérez-Magallón), Canadian Association of Hispanists, University of Ottawa, May 1998.

"Brickbats or Bouquets: Ironic Vision in the 'Anatomical' Discourses of Norah Lange", The International Society for Luso-Hispanic Humor Studies, Philadelphia, September 1997.

"El drama 'violentamente americano' de Victoria Ocampo", Coloquio Internacional Mujeres del Siglo XX: su cultura e historia en la América Latina, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba, February 1997.

"Lo 'palimpsestuoso', motivo recurrente en los textos autobiográficos de Norah Lange", Association Canadienne Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (ACFAS), McGill University, May 1996.

" Alfonsina Storni: ¿poesía erótica o juegos prohibidos?", Canadian Association of Hispanists, University of Calgary, June 1994.

"The poet as flâneur: from Baudelaire to Guillén via Benjamin", Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Tulane University, New Orleans, February 1993.

"Las traducciones espirituales de María Elena Walsh", IX Congreso Instituto Hispánico Literario y Cultural, Universidad del Norte, Asunción, Paraguay, July 1991.

"El hombre y la obra: dos constantes de la visión poética de Jorge Guillén", XI Congreso de la Asociación de Licenciados y Doctores de Español de los Estados Unidos (ALDEEU), Pittsburgh, April 1991.

"'El Hombre y la Obra' (1917): Unedited Source Material for Jorge Guillén's Ideal of Poetry", Xth Conference on the Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, May 1990.

"'Cómo canta la zumaya': An Ornithological Excursus on the 'Romance de la luna, luna", North Eastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA), University of Toronto, April 1990.

"Kulturkritik: T.S. Eliot, Pedro Salinas and Jorge Guillén" , Modern Language Association of America (MLA), New Orleans, December 1988.

"Paris in the Poetry and Prose of Jorge Guillén", Modern Language Association of America (MLA), New Orleans, December 1988.

"Jorge Guillén, the Literary Canon and the Generation of 1927", Pennsylvania Foreign Languages Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, September 1987.

"'Whiffling through the tulgey wood': from English Nursery Rhymes to a Poetics of Nonsense in the Poetry of María Elena Walsh", Annual Conference of the Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, University of Birmingham, U.K., March 1987.

"On the Making of a 'Public Critic': the Genesis of Jorge Guillén's Essays in Criticism", VIth Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, May 1986.

"Jorge Guillén and T.S. Eliot, Leisure Class Laureates", Annual Conference of the Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, University of Leeds, U.K., March 1985.

"From Hacia 'Cántico' to 'Language and Poetry: crítica integral", Colloquium on Post 1939 Poetry in Spain, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, April 1984.

"La estancia de Jorge Guillén y su magisterio en la Universidad McGill", Homenaje a Jorge Guillén, Valladolid, December 1983.

"José Ortega y Gasset's Revista de Occidente and T.S. Eliot's The Criterion: Some Aspects of the 'European Idea'", Ortega y Gasset Centenary Symposium, McGill University, Montreal, November 1983.

"Jorge Guillén T.S. Eliot and the 'European Idea'", IVth Cincinnati Conference on Romance Languages and Literatures, University of Cincinnati, May 1983.

"Jorge Guillén and T.S. Eliot: Approaches toward a 'Revolutionary' Classicism", Colloquium on the 1927 Generation of Spanish Poets, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, April 1980.

"Análisis estilístico de las estructuras sustantivas de los poemas en prosa de Hacia 'Cántico'", Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas (ACH), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, May 1979.

"Aspectos pedagógicos del Romancero gitano", Association Canadienne Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (ACFAS), University of Montreal, April 1979.

"Structural Patterns in Hacia 'Cántico': Escritos de los años veinte", Modern Languages Association of America (MLA), New York, December 1978.

"Ambiguity, Coincidence and Ideology in the Work of María Luisa Bombal, Katherine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf", III Inter American Women Writers Conference, May 1978.

"Función estructural de la ambiguedad en 'El árbol' de María Luisa Bombal", Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas (ACH), University of Western Ontario, May 1978.

"Jorge Guillén periodista de los años veinte", Association Canadienne Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (ACFAS), University of Ottawa, May 1978.

"The Phenomenon of Normality in the Poetry of María Elena Walsh", North East Modern Languages Association (NEMLA), SUNY, Albany, April 1978.

"Jorge Guillén, crítico y poeta: el desdoblamiento del personaje", VI Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH), University of Toronto, Toronto, August 1977.

"La alegoría político poético en el teatro de Martínez Ballesteros, Bellido y Ruibal", Association Canadienne Française pour l'Avancement des Sciences (ACFAS), Université du Québec a Trois Rivieres, June 1977.

"Federico García Lorca and Jorge Guillén: Pattern of a Friendship", Modern Languages Association of America (MLA), New York, December 1976.

"García Lorca: A Literary Critic with a Sense of Fun", North East Modern Languages Association (NEMLA), University of Vermont, Burlington, April 1976.

"An Onomastic Calendar of Saints in Federico García Lorca's Romancero gitano", III Conference on Literary Onomastics, SUNY, Brockport, June 1975.

"The Image of Europe in Lauro Olmo's Theatre", North East Modern Languages Association (NEMLA), Montreal, April 1975.

"García Lorca's Use of Saints' Names as Poetic Images", American Name Society (ANS), New York, December 1974.

"Catoblepas y putrefactos a Antofagasta", Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas (ACH), University of Toronto, Toronto, May 1974.

"Juguemos a la poesía", American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) (Ontario Chapter), Queen's University Kingston, April 1973.

 

Translations:

Max. "Orpheus." Drawn & Quarterly 2.6 (1997): 2-12. (Translation from Spanish).

Linlait. "Tout va bien (A Homage to Jean-Luc Godard)." Drawn & Quarterly 2.6 (1997): 39-41. (Translation from French).

Miguel Gallardo. "Red, Blue, Black." Drawn & Quarterly 2.6 (1997): 42-46. (Translation from Spanish).

Jacques Tardi. "It was the War of the Trenches. III." Drawn & Quarterly 2.3 (1995): 24-39. (Series reviewed in Geist: The Canadian Magazine of Ideas and Culture (1995).

Jacques Tardi. "It was the War of the Trenches. II." Drawn & Quarterly 2.2 (1994): 32-46. (Translation from French)

Jacques Tardi. "It was the War of the Trenches. I." Drawn & Quarterly 2.1 (1994): 2-16. (Translation from French)

Martí. "Claudia." "Within Three Seconds." "Fate." The Best of Drawn & Quarterly. Hong Kong / Montreal, Drawn & Quarterly Publications, 1993. 63 pp. See pp. 16, 36-37 and 48-49.

Marti. "Barcelona." Drawn & Quarterly 1.9 (1992): 2-8. (Translation from Spanish)

Marti "Professional Training." Drawn & Quarterly 1.8 (1992): 12-14. (Translation from Spanish)

ed. Susan Sammons et al. Word List Book / Glossaire (English-Inuktitut-French). Iqaluit: Arctic College, 1991. 97 pp. (English-French translation by K.M. Sibbald and Nadine Bucio)

 

Professional Activity:

Associate Editor, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 2003-present
Member, Editorial Board, Hecho Teatral, 2000-present
Member, Advisory Board, Hispanic Journal, 1987 present
Member, Editorial Board, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 1998-2003
Member, Editorial Board, García Lorca Review, 1980 83
Reader reviewer, World Literature Today (formerly Books Abroad), 1974 84
Reviewer, Spanish Literature 1898 1936 section of The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, The Modern Humanities Research Association, U.K., 1980 present
Reader, Modern Language Studies, 1980 85
Consultant-reviewer, Choice, 1991-present
Reader, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 1992-present
Member representing McGill University, Comité de programme Equipes et seminaires (FCAR), 1986 88
Assessor, Research Grants Division, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in 1978; 1983; 1986; 1987; 1988; 1998; 1999; 2000; 2002.
Assessor, Aid to Scholarly Publications, Canadian Federation for the Humanities, 1988, 1996, 1997, 1999
Tenure and/or Promotion Assessor at State University of New York, Fredonia (1979); Concordia University, Montreal (1983); Queen's University, Kingston (1986); University of Pennsylvania (1992); McGill (1993), (1995), (1998), (1999); University of Michigan (1996); Brown University (1997); University of Ottawa (1997); University of Saskatchewan (1998); University of Victoria (2002)
External Reviewer, Department of Hispanic Studies and Italian, University of Victoria, 1996, 2000
Member, Commission de l'évaluation collégial, Québec, 1998-2002
Assessor, Multiculturalism Directorate, Secretary of State, Ottawa, 1977 80
Consultant, Advisory Committee for the Programme in Spanish at the Université du Québec a Chicoutimi, January May, 1977
Correspondent representing Canada, International Association of Hispanists, 1998-present
Secretary, Nominating Committee, Canadian Association of Hispanists (ACH/CAH) 1978 81
Assessor, Jury, Canadian Association of Hispanists (ACH/CAH): to evaluate the best article 1980; to evaluate best student essay, 1999; to evaluate the best monograph 2003
Member, Executive Committee, American Name Society, 1975 77
Secretary/Chair, North Eastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA): Modern Spanish Theatre Section, 1976/1977; Literary Onomastics Section, 1978/1979; García Lorca Section, 1991/1992
Membership in Professional Organizations:
Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas / Canadian Association of Hispanists (ACH)
Asociación Argentina de Hispanistas (AAA)
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
Modern Languages Association of America (MLA)
Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)
Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas (AIH)
North Eastern Modern Languages Association (NEMLA)
Association Canadienne Francaise pour l'Avancement des Sciences (ACFAS)
Interuniversity Centre for European Studies (ICES)
Twentieth Century Spanish Association of America (TCSAA)
American Name Society (ANS)
Canadian Onomastics Institute
T.S. Eliot Society

Committees and Service to the University:

At McGill University Department of Hispanic Studies:

Majors Advisor, 1971 79
Coordinator, 144 214D (Second Year Language), 1971 79
Committee on Renewals, Promotion and Tenure, 1973 74
Graduate Studies Committee, 1976 present
Department Representative to Advisory Committee on Continuing Education Modern Languages Section, 1977 82
Chair, 1985 88; 1998-2002
Minors Adviser, 1990-92
Director of Graduate Studies, 1991-94; 1995-99, 2003-present

Faculty of Arts:

Committee for Student Affairs, 1976 79 (Subcommittees on Admissions and Student Standing)
Curriculum Committee, 1977 81; 1995-97
Teaching Committee, 1985 88
Convocation Marshall (Reader), 1987, 1990, 1991-93, 1997-2001
Committee for the Award of Excellence (Admin. & Support Staff), 1994
Faculty of Arts Tenure Committee, 1996-98
Member, Distinguished Lectureships Series, Faculty of Arts, 1996-98
Chair, Modern Language Programme, 1997-2001
Member, Nominating Committee, 2001-2002
Member, ASUS Advisory Board, 1999-2000, 2001-2002
Lead Chair, Languages & Literatures Administrative Secretariat (LLAS) for the Departments of German, Hispanic, Italian and Russian & Slavic Studies, 2001-2002
Chair, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Programme, 2003-

University:

Deputy Chief Invigilator, 1972 79
Associate Dean of Students, 1979 84 (see separate pages)
Acting Dean of Students, July December 1982 (see separate pages)
Faculty representative, McGill World University Service Overseas (WUSC) Committee, 1986 92
Member representing McGill University, Comité de programme équipes et séminaires, Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l'Aide a la Recherche (FCAR), 1986 88
Director, Department of Languages and Translation & Associate Director, Centre for Continuing Education, 1987 92 (see separate pages)
Member, Staff Grievance Committee, 1990-93
Member, Translation Advisory Committee, Centre for Continuing Education, 1994-97
Member, SSHRCC Scholarships Committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies, 1996-1999

Senate:

Committee on the Coordination of Student Services (Vice Chair), 1979 84
Committee on University Residences, 1983 84.
Committee on Women, 1983 84
Ad Hoc Committee on the Student Disciplinary Code, 1979 81
Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment (Chair), 1982 84
Ad Hoc Committee on Student Grievance Procedures, 1983 84
Committee on Continuing Education, 1986 87
Committee on Admissions Appeals, 1986 92
Senate Representative, Tenure Committee, Faculty of Law, 1993-94
Senate Representative, Tenure Committee, Faculty of Music, 1995-97

Cyclical Review Committees:

Centre for University Teaching and Learning, 1988
Department of Professional and Career Management, Centre for Continuing Education, 1991
Department of Linguistics, 1994
Department of Jewish Studies (Chair), 1996-97
Department of Second Language Teaching, Faculty of Education, 1998

Administrative Experience

1979 1984:

I.As Associate Dean of Students I formed part of the following committees which met regularly throughout the academic year:

Senate Committee on the Coordination of Student Services (CCSS), (Vice Chair)
Budget/Steering Committee of CCSS (Chairman 1980 82)
CCSS Sub Committee on Sexual Harassment
McGill University Athletics Board
Advisory Committee on Health Services at McGill University
Advisory Committee on Counselling at McGill University
Committee on Foreign Students' Health Insurance (Chair 1979 82)
Joint Management Committee of the Students' Society of McGill University
Rhodes Scholarship Screening Committee
Mature Students Orientation and Counselling Committee(Chair)
Selection Committee for the Scarlet Key Awards
Board of Directors, McGill Community Family Center Inc. (1979 84)
Ad Hoc Coordination Committee on Writing Skills (Centre for Teaching and Learning)
Steering Committee of Values Group (1980 82)
Core Committee on Open House 1980 and 1983

II.As Acting Dean of Students (July December 1982), I also formed part of the following Senate Committees:

Member, Senate
Senate Committee on University Admissions
Senate Committee on the Cordination of Student Services (Chair)
Senate Committee on University Scholarships
Senate Committee on Student Discipline (Secretary)

III.I have also represented the University on the following national and provincial committees:

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), (voting member) 1979-84
Candian Association of College and University Student Services, Student Affairs Division (CACUSS) 1979-84

Sous comité permanent de la vie étudiante (SCVE), de la Conférence des Recteurs et et des Principaux des Universités du Québec (CREPUQ) 1979-84

IV.Papers and presentations:

"The Status of the Female Student at the End of the 1970s", Women's Union, McGill University, September 1979.

Opening address, "Planning for a Non Sexist Society: Redefinition of the Public and Private Spheres", McGill University, March 1980.

"Women Administrators at McGill", Women's Union, October 1980.

"Mature Students and Student Services", Senior Management Seminar for Student Services Personnel, Queen's University, Kingston, February 1981

"Sexual Harassment and McGill", Women's Union, March 1981.

"Orientation et animation socio culturelle", Colloque des Services aux Etudiants SCVE 81, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, May 1981.

"Perspective Latin America", CBIE National Conference, Toronto, November 1981.

"Return to the University A Viable Option in the 1980s?", Women's Credit Association of Montreal, March 1982.

"Les Services aux Etudiants au Québec", Colloque des Services aux Etudiants SCVE 82, Université Laval, Quebec, May 1982.

"Mature Students Write." The/Le Bulletin (Canadian Association of College and University Students Services) 13.2 (1982): 13 14.

"Roughing it in the (Academic) Bush: Mature Student Diaries", McGill News 64.3 (1984): 16 17.1987-92

I.As Director, Department of Languages and Translation, and Associate Director of the Centre for Continuing Education I formed part of the following committees:

Executive Committee
Centre Council
Centre Committee on Teaching
Centre Working Group on Liberal Arts Programme
Chair, Programme Committees for English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish and Translation

II.I also represented the Department at the following national professional associations:

Association Canadienne des Ecoles de Traduction (ACET)
Canadian Association for Translation Studies (CATS)
Canadian Association for University Continuing Education (CAUCE)

III.Papers and Presentations:

  1. "Language Instruction for Adults: A Canadian Model for Latin America", 6e Congrès de l'Organisation universitaire inter- americaine (OUI), Montreal, October 1989.
  2. "Carts Before Horses, or Forming the Professional Foreign Language Translator", II Congress of the Canadian Council of Interpreters and Translators/Conseil des Traducteurs et Interprètes du Canada (CTIC), Montreal, June 1990.
  3. "New Certificate in English-Inuktitut Translation", Graduates' Newsletter, Centre for Continuing Education. November 1992. 1-2.

Outside McGill University:

Member, Secretary and Chair, Loyola Chapel Council, Concordia University, 1995-96, 96-97 and 97-98.

Membre, Conseil d'Administration, École supérieure de Danse du Québec, 1995-97

Directrice, Espoir Québec, 1997-99

Member, Commission de l'Évaluation Collégial de la Ministère de l'Éducation du Québec, 2000-02

 

Courses Taught at McGill:

Undergraduate

Elementary Spanish;
Intermediate Spanish;
Spanish Poetry of the Golden Age;
Spanish Literature of the Eighteenth Century;
Twentieth Century Spanish Drama;
Modern Lyric Poetry;
Methods of Literary Analysis;
Theatre of Federico García Lorca (in English);
Reading Hispanic Literature;
Poetry of Federico García Lorca (in English);
Golden Age Drama;
Survey of Spanish Literature;
The Contemporary Spanish American Novel: The 'Boom' and After;
Generation of 1898: Creative Genres;
Hispanic Civilization.

Graduate

Poetry of Federico García Lorca;
Contemporary Spanish Drama;
Spanish Poetry of the Golden Age;
Poetry of Jorge Guillén;
Theatrical Innovations in the Drama of Federico García Lorca;
Methods of Literary Analysis;
Semiotics and Contemporary Spanish Theatre;
The Tragic Mode in Hispanic Literature;
Luis de Góngora;
The Ubiquitous Don Juan;
The 1927 Generation;
Autobiography and Identity in Modern Argentina;
Dictatorship and Literature: Spain & Argentina.

Elsewhere

Commercial Spanish (University of Liverpool);
Introduction to Spanish Literature (University of Liverpool).
Generation of 1898 (Concordia University).

Thesis Supervision:

Honours Essay Supervision (tesinas):

1997: "La visión de la España franquista en Petra regalada de Antonio
Gala."

1996: "San Manuel Bueno, mártir: la pérdida de la fe en el contexto individual y social."

1988: "La discordia familial en tres obras de Antonio Buero Vallejo: metáfora trágica de la Guerra Civil y sus nefastas consecuencias."

1981: "La amenaza constante en Maremagnum de Jorge Guillén."

1979: "El tema de la muerte en el teatro de Pedro Salinas."

1978: "Impresionismo y cubismo en las Primeras poesías de Luis Cernuda."

1978: "La esperanza en tres tragedias de Antonio Buero Vallejo."

1976: "El tema de la esperanza en al teatro social contemporáneo de Antonio Buero Vallejo, Lauro Olmo y Carlos Muñiz."

1976: "El símbolo de la mujer desnuda en la poesía de Juan Ramón Jiménez."

1974:"El tema de la frustración en las obras de Federico García Lorca, del Romancero gitano a Poeta en Nueva York."

M.A. Thesis Supervision:

2003: Muresan, Nellie:

2000: Cossíos, Susana: "El Kitsch en la poesía femenina de los 90: Ana Rossetti y Rocío Silva Santisteban."

2000: Filippou, Helen: "Lo carnavalesco en 'Confabulación de la araña' de Guillermo Vidal." (Victor Ouimette Memorial Prize)

1998: Cuevas Farias, María Olivia: "La influencia de la madre en los personajes femeninos de Isabel Allende"

1991: Lauzière, Carole: "Un estudio semiológico de la 'heroicidad' en La camisa de Lauro Olmo."

1990: Bolaños, Patricia: "Carmen y Lola: 'Un puro refugio de la poesía española', documento de una época y antología de una generación."

1989: Seguin, Marjolaine: "Las ratas de José Bianco: una estética de la ambigüedad." (Dean's Honour List)

Ph.D. Supervision (Programme approved since 1998):

2002: Ana Lúcia Vieira de Andrade: "El teatro femenino contemporáneo del Brasil." (Dean's Honour List)

1996: Lauzière, Carole: "El monólogo en el teatro español desde los años setenta: un estudio sobre las funciones del lenguaje en un 'nuevo' género dramático." (Dean's Honour List)

External Examiner:

2003: M.A. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "Calderón y la identidad nacional en la Ilustración"

2003: M.A. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "Exaltación y exoneración en Raquel y La hermosa Ester"

2002: Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "Legados urbanos en el teatro alarconiano"

2002: M.A. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "Benito Pérez Galdós o la novela como lectura de la Historia."

2000: Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "El escenario de la imaginación. Calderón en su teatro."

2000: M.A. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "'Déjame que te cuente': oralidad e intertextualidad en La última mudanza de Felipe Carrillo de Alfredo Bryce Echenique."

1999: M.A. Thesis, Department of French, McGill University Title: "Creation, recreation, traduction: Nouvelles de Bloomsbury de Ana Navales."

1998: Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Comparative Literature, University of Montreal Title: "Poétiques de l'ambivalence. Figures de l'ambigüité dans la poésie de F. Pessoa, N. Parra et J.L. Borges."

1998: M.A. Thesis, Department of English, McGill University Title: "Framing a Post in Immortality: Discourse, Myth, Representation in the Death and Life of Eva Perón."

1998: M.A. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "La hija del adelantado, de José Milla: reflejo del pasado y proyección del futuro nacional guatemalteca."

1998: M.A. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "Pedro Calderón de la Barca: personajes sin madre"

1998: Ph. D. Thesis, Department of English, McGill University Title: "The Argument Against Tragedy in Feminist Dramatic Re-Vision of the Plays of Euripides and Shakespeare."

1997: Ph.D Thesis, Department of English, McGill University Title: "The Representation of Transgressive Love and Marriage in English Renaissance Drama."

1997: Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "La reelaboración de los cuentos de hadas en la novela española contemporánea: las novelas de Carmen Laforet, Carmen Martín Gaite, Ana María Matute y Esther Tusquets."

1995: M.A. Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "Dorotea y Fortunata, dos creaciones semejantes en dos épocas distintas."

1995: M.A. Thesis, Department of Spanish and Italian, Queen's University Title: "El anti-feminismo de Federico García Lorca."

1990: M.A. Department of Hispanic Studies, McGill University Title: "Opresión y búsqueda de la identidad de la mujer (Esther Tusquets en la novela postfranquista)."

1982: Ph.D. Thesis, Programme in Comparative Literature, McGill Title: "La Fiction néobaroque aux Amériques, 1960 1970. Littérature, carnavalité et aliénation narratives chez Hubert Aquin, Guillermo Cabrera Infante et Thomas Pynchon."

1978: M.A. Thesis, Department of English, McGill University Title: "The Rallying Tone in Don Juan."