Mark J. Mascia, Ph.D., Department Chair, Associate Professor and Spanish
Coordinator, received a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Spanish with a minor in Anthropology
from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A., M. Phil., and Ph.D. from Columbia
University (Department of Spanish and Portuguese). He joined the Sacred Heart University
faculty in 1999. 

His research interests include Golden Age Spanish Literature (prose, poetry, and theatre
of the 16th and 17th Centuries), 20thCentury Latin American Poetry, and the 20thCentury
Spanish Novel. He has taught a wide variety of classes in Spanish at all levels, and has
developed new courses in the major, among them the Society of Golden Age Spain and
Spanish Golden Age Literature. 

He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals, including The Romanic Review,
Romance Notes, Hispanic Journal, and Letras Peninsulares, among others. 

Articles

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Emotion, Satire, and a Sense of Place: Two Spanish Rivers in Lope de Vega’s Sonnets, Languages Faculty Publications (2009)

The article presents a critique of sonnets that appear in the books "Rimas humanas" (1602),...

 

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Redefining Civilization: Historical Polarities and Mythologizing in Los Con Quistadores of Pablo Neruda's Canto General, Languages Faculty Publications (2007)

The article analyzes the book Canto General, by Pablo Neruda.

Pablo Neruda's poetic history of...

 

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Constructing Authority in Lope De Vega's Egloga a Claudio: Self-Referentiality, Literary Judgment, and Ethics, Languages Faculty Publications (2005)

The poetry of Lope de Vega has most often been analyzed for its treatment of...

 

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Spatiality and Psychology in Miguel Delibes' La sombra del cipres es alargada, Languages Faculty Publications (2003)

This article aims to examine how spatiality structures the psyche and ideology of the protagonist,...

 

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The Living World, Politics, and Nation: Nature and Discourse in the Poetry of Nicolas Guillen, Languages Faculty Publications (2003)

Through an analysis of key examples of Guillen's use of nature throughout his poetry, this...