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Gail A. Bulman

Gail A. Bulman


Associate Professor, Spanish
Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

gabulman@syr.edu

308 HB Crouse Hall
315.443.5385


Research and Teaching Interests

Professor Bulman teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on Latin American theater and narrative. She has conducted research on Latin American theater in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. Her book, Staging Words, Performing Worlds: Intertextuality and Nation in Contemporary Latin American Theater (Bucknell UP 2007), was nominated for the 2009 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Bryce Wood Award. Her articles have appeared in Latin American Theatre Review, Gestos, Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Hispanófila, Ollantay Theater Magazine, Letras femeninas, and Symposium as well as in chapters of several books.

Courses

SPA 301 Approaches to Reading Texts in Spanish

SPA 322 Introduction to Latin American Literature

SPA 461 Nobel Prize Writers of the Spanish-speaking World

SPA 463 Contemporary Latin American Theater

SPA 465 Latin American Literature and Popular Culture

SPA 475 Woman, Myth, and Nation in Latin America

SPA 662 Latin American Colonial Literature

SPA 663 Latin American Theater

SPA 665 Performance and Postmodernism in Latin America

SPA 671 Latin American Literature and Feminist Theory

Education

  • •    Ph.D. Spanish Language, Literature and Culture, Syracuse University

    •    M.A. Hispanic Literature, Boston College, Passed with Distinction

    •    B.A., Foreign Languages, Assumption College, Summa Cum Laude, Valedictorian

    •    Study abroad: La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Madrid, Spain - Saint Louis University; Paris, France - L'Institut Catholique

Career

2010-2016   Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Syracuse University

2009-2011      Director, Program on Latin America and the Caribbean (PLACA), Moynihan Institute, Maxwell School of Government and Citizenship, Syracuse University

2004- present  Associate Professor of Spanish, Syracuse University

1998 –2004     Assistant Professor of Spanish, Syracuse University

1995-1998      Spanish Language Coordinator, Syracuse University

1990-1995      Teaching Assistant/Adjunct Instructor of Spanish, Syracuse University

Fall 1994         Adjunct Instructor of Spanish, LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY

1979-1988      French/Spanish Teacher, Boston College High School, Boston, MA

1980-1983      Interpreter/Administrator, Por Cristo, Boston, MA

1984-85         Adjunct Instructor, Central New England College, Westboro, MA

1983-85         Outreach Consultant, UMass Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Book Chapters

“Personaje y paradoja en el teatro temprano de Luis Rafael Sánchez, Los ángeles se han fatigado y O casi el alma," en A lomo de tigre: Homenaje a Luis Rafael Sánchez, Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras, Puerto Rico, 2015, pp. 197-216. 

“El exilio puesto en escena: La búsqueda de la nación y de si mismo.” Identidad y diáspora: El teatro de Pedro R. Monge-Rafuls. Elena M. Martínez y Francisco Soto, eds. Valencia: Aduana Vieja, 2014. 65-90. 


“Transferring Terms, Translating Sin: The Search for Meaning in Rafael Spregelburd’s La estupidez.” Trans/Acting: Latin American and Latino Performing Arts, Jacqueline Bixler and Laurietz Seda, eds. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2009. 143-59.


“Encuentros con el futuro: Metáfora, metonimia y memoria en El día de la luna de Eduardo Adrianzén.” Introduction to Adrianzén, Eduardo. El día de la luna. Colección de Dramaturgía Peruana Contemporánea. Lima, Peru: Bellavista ediciones, 2009. 5-14.

Journal Articles

“La vida no es una telenovela: Técnica y estética teatral en Eduardo Adrianzén.” Desde el sur: Revista de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales de la Universidad Cientifica del Sur. 5.2 (mayo-octubre 2013): 155-70. 

“La violencia a todo color: el poder de la performance en la Argentina actual.”  Teatro contra el olvido. Laurietz Seda, ed. Lima, Perú: Universidad Científica del Sur, 2012. 87-104. 

“Ciudad, espacio y ‘performance’ de la violencia en Ruido de Mariana de Althaus.” Actas del IV Congreso y Festival UC Sur de Teatro Internacional. Lima: Editorial de la Universidad Ciéntifica del Sur, 2010: 183- 94.


Guest Editor: “Stages of (Dis)Integration: Latin American Theatre in a Global Context.” Special Issue Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, Winter 2008. Introduction, 1-5.


“Character, Conflict, and the Dramatic World of Raúl de Cárdenas” Ollantay Theater Magazine. Vol XVI, No. 31-32. Jackson Heights, N.J., 2008: 12-29.


“Moving On? Memory and History in Griselda Gambaro’s Recent Theatre” Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, 28.2 (Summer 2004): 379-95.


“Martí, Monologue, and the Metaphorical Dawn in Raúl de Cárdenas’s Un hombre al amanecer” Latin American Theatre Review (Special Issue on Caribbean Theatre), 37.2 (Spring 2004): 95-113.


“Dramatic Space and the Pluralistic Worlds of Miguel Angel Asturias” Hispanófila, Issue 140 (January 2004): 101-114.


“Paradise Lost? Rewriting Exile, Breaking the Silence with Las Hetairas habaneras” Ollantay Theater Magazine. Jackson Heights, N.J. Vol. XI No. 21 (2004): 141-51.


“Staging Exile: The Search for Self and Nation in Pedro Monge’s Theater” in Gestos: Teoría y Práctica del Teatro Hispánico, 35 (April 2003): 87-103.


“Humor and National Catharsis in Roberto Cossa’s El saludador” in Latin American Theatre Review, 36.1 (Fall 2002): 5-18.


"Traición, cuerpos mutilados y casas quemadas: paralelismos en la obra de tres escritoras de diferentes espacios y distintas épocas", in Morada de la palabra: homenaje a Luce y Mercedes López-Baralt, Arecibo, Puerto Rico: Editorial de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, November 2002:323-36.


"El grito infinito: ecos coloniales en La malasangre de Griselda Gambaro", Symposium, Syracuse University, (Winter 1995): 271-76.

    Awards

    2015 Japan Foundation Grant for Institutional Project Support in Japanese Studies (PI = $190,543)

    2014 Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Corridor Grant, LELACS: Global Literature and Cultures grant to host “Japan Today” symposium
    (PI = $800)

    2014 Japan Foundation Small Grant for Japanese Studies (PI = $5000)

    2013 Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Corridor Grant to host Japanese Literature speaker, Dr. Kristina Vassil, for Language, Literature, Culture Working Group for LELACS (Global Studies/Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies) Symposium
    (PI =$1000)

    2013 Andrew W. Mellon Humanities Corridor Grant for Language, Literature, Culture Working Group for LELACS (Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies) Symposium (PI =$5000)

    2013 Summer Innovation Fund Grant to create Intensive Spanish Summer Immersion course for high school students (Co-PI with Catherine Nock and Katie Clinton = $4306)

    2013 Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society for work in international study abroad 2011 National Heritage Language Research Council grant to attend workshop on Heritage Language Learners at UCLA

    2009 American Association of University Women American Fellowships Program, alternate 2008 Award for Excellence in Master’s Teaching, Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences

    2008 Book Staging Words, Performing Worlds nominated by Bucknell University Press for the

    2009 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Bryce Wood Award

    1999 William P. Tolley Summer Stipend for research in Buenos Aires

    1995 Ph.D. Comprehensive Exams passed with distinction

    1992 Outstanding Teaching Assistant, Graduate Program, Syracuse University

    1992 National Endowment for the Humanities, summer workshop on Mexican Colonial Art,University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM and on-site in Mexico.

    1987 National Endowment for the Humanities, summer study grant Popol Vuh and contemporary Central America, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

    1983 Masters Degree Conferred with Distinction, Boston College

    1979 Class valedictorian, Assumption College

    1979 Armand Desautel Outstanding Scholar Athlete Award, first woman recipient