Katie Vater

Associate Professor-Spanish Peninsular Literature
 Curtin Hall 723


PhD, Spanish Literature, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Spanish, Pennsylvania State University
BA, Spanish and German, St. Norbert College

Research Interests

Ekphrasis and the intersection of visual arts and literature; the historical novel in late 20th and early 21st centuries in Spain; women’s writing in Spain in the post-war period to the present; and the Künstlerroman genre.

Teaching Areas

19th, 20th and 21st century literature; historical literature, especially historical memory and Spanish Civil War literature; art and artists in literature.

Courses Offered

Spanish 474 – Survey of Spanish Literature and Civilization
Spanish 769/765 – Seminar in Modern Spanish Literature and Civilization: Historical Memory in the Contemporary Spanish Novels

Selected Publications