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About Linda M. Willem

Linda M. Willem is the Betty Blades Lofton Professor of Spanish and teaches in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures. She holds a PH.D. from UCLA in Spanish Language and Literature. Her primary area of specialization is 19th-century Spanish literature, with a focus on Benito Pérez Galdós, Emilia Pardo Bazán, and Leopoldo Alas (Clarín). She has served on the Executive Committee of the Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas (International Association of Galdós Scholars) as a vocal from 2002-2005 and as the Secretary-Treasurer since 2007. Her other research area is Spanish film, with a focus on Carlos Saura, whom she has had the pleasure of interviewing twice, and on Pedro Almodóvar.


Present Betty Blades Lofton Professor of Spanish, Butler University Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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Honors and Awards

  • Four-time recipient of NEH Summer Seminars for College Teachers Awards
  • College of LAS Teaching Excellence Award, Butler University
  • Recipient of five Butler Academic Grants and one Del Amo Fellowship
  • Nancy N. Wing Award for Outstanding Performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examinations, UCLA
  • James A. Phillips Award for Outstanding Article Published by a UCLA Student

Contact Information

4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 940-9251


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