CURRICULUM VITAE. BEULAH MAXFIELD-DOWNEY 7170 Peaks Mill Rd. Frankfort, KY (502)

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CURRICULUM VITAE BEULAH MAXFIELD-DOWNEY 7170 Peaks Mill Rd. Frankfort, KY 40601 (502) 352-6466 Spanish Department 315 Hathaway Hall Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY 40601 Phone: (502) 597-6990

EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 2001 Major Area: Early Modern/Golden Age

Minor Area: Colonial Latin-America

MA University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1990 BA University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1988 DISSERTATION

“The Figure of Angelica in the Spanish Renaissance Epic, with a Spanish edition and English translation of Lope de Vega's La hermosura de Angélica.” Director: Dr. Joseph R. Jones.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Teaching Experience

- Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Kentucky State University, 2001-present - Assistant Professor, Non-Tenure Track, Kentucky State University, 1994-2001 - Assistant Professor, One year appointment, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 1993-94

- Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky, 1988-93

- Tutored elementary levels of Spanish for the Tutoring Lab, University of Louisville, 1985-88

Courses Taught

Spanish 101, 102 Elementary Spanish Spanish 201, 202, 110 Intermediate Spanish Spanish 301, 302 Advanced Grammar Spanish 311, Advanced Composition

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Spanish 400, Literature: Latin-American Short Story

Spanish 400R, Literature: Peninsular Poetry from Jarchas to Generation of '27 Spanish 401, Peninsular Literature, Core Course

Spanish 402, Latin-American Literature, Core Course Integrated Studies 303, Culture of Latinamerica

Distance Learning Beginning Spanish course - SPA 101, with Kentucky Virtual Classroom (KYVU)

Distance Learning Integrated Studies 303, Culture of Latin America HONORS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS

Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society, 1987 Golden Key National Honor Society, 1987

Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Louisville, 1986 Study Abroad Scholarship, University of Louisville, 1985 CONFERENCE PAPERS

New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Sarasota, Florida, March 9-11, 2006. “Lope de Vega's Defense Against Libel in his La hermosura de Angélica.”

Kentucky Philological Association Conference, Northern Kentucky University, March 4-5,2005. “Translating Lope de Vega.” Received best of session.

XXII Simposio Internacional: Mujer y Sociedad en America, Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico, San German, Puerto Rico, October 22-25, 2002. “La

hermosura - ¿bendición o maldición?: La leyenda de Angélica.”

XXI Simposio Internacional de Literatura: Literatura y Sociedad, Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico, Madrid, España, July 15-22, 2002. Chaired two sessions and presented “Bellas armas de amor: Las ventanas al alma de Lope de Vega en su La hermosura de Angélica.”

Medieval/Renaissance Studies Conference, New College of Florida, Sarasota, Fla. March 14-16, 2002. “Beautiful weapons of love: The Window to Lope de Vega's Soul in his La hermosura de Angélica.” Received best of session. Conference of the Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch. Johns Hopkins University and Loyola University, Baltimore, MD, October, 2001. “Military History and Dynastic Propaganda: Separating Fact from Fiction in Lope de Vega's La hermosura de Angélica.”

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Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April, 2000. Chaired session on epic poems and presented "From Epic to Operatic: Lope de Vega's La hermosura de Angélica and E/ premio de la hermosura y Amor enamorado."

SCHOLARSHIP Books

Bi-lingual edition of Lope de Vega's La hermosura de Angélica, with an Introduction and Glossary (in preparation)

Articles

“Lope de Vega's Defense Against Libel in his La hermosura de Angélica,” (editing)

“Translating Lope de Vega.” Abstract printed in the Kentucky Philological Review, Volume 20, Northern Kentucky University, 2006, Pgs. 74-75. “La belleza - ¿bendición o maldición? La leyenda de Angélica.” (submitted) “Military History and Dynastic Propaganda: Separating Fact from Fiction in Lope de Vega's La hermosura de Angélica” (in preparation)

“Bellas armas de amor”: Las ventanas al alma de Lope de Vega en su La hermosura de Angélica (submitted)

““Beautiful weapons of love”: The Windows to Lope de Vega's Soul in his La hermosura de Angélica” (submitted)

“Love, Beauty, and Autobiography in Lope de Vega's Verse Epic, La hermosura de Angélica, and his Play, EI premio de la hermosura y Amor enamorado” (submitted) “En defensa de honor: Autobiograffa en La hermosura de Angélica” (in preparation) “In defense of honor: Autobiography in La hermosura de Angélica” (editing)

“Lope de Vega and Ludovico Ariosto: Continuing the Orlando Furioso in La hermosura de Angelica” (in preparation)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Curriculum Committee, Division of Literature, Languages, and Philosophy, Fall and Spring, 2005 - 2006

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Academic Policies Committee, Kentucky State University, Spring, 2004 Faculty Senate Committee, Kentucky State University, 2003 -

Curriculum Committee for Division of Literature, Languages, and Philosophy, Kentucky State University, Spring 2001

Appointed by the President of Kentucky State University to the Liberal Studies Core Curriculum Committee, Fall 2003

Textbook Committee, Division of Literature, Languages, and Philosophy, Kentucky State University, Fall 1997 and 2000

Chair of Spanish search Committee, Kentucky State University, Spring 1998 Advisory Board for the Cooperative Association of Sates for Scholarship (CASS) Program, Kentucky State University, 1995-

Judge, Lafayette High School, Lexington, KY Foreign Language Festival, Spring 1993 Secretary, Spanish and Italian Graduate Student Association (SIGSA),

University of Kentucky, 1990-91

Judge at Centre College, Danville Foreign Language Festival, Kentucky Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Fall 1987

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING Professional Workshops

Workshop on oral proficiency, University of Kentucky, Spring 1993

Semester-length workshop on linguistics conducted by Dr. Justo Ulloa, Virginia PolyTechnic University, Spring 1989

University of Kentucky, Workshop for Teaching Assistants, Fall 1989 and 1990 Conferences

Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of KentUCky, April 2004. Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 2001. Chaired Poetry Session.

Attended Latin American Studies Association, XXII Intemational Congress, Miami, Florida, May 2000

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Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 1996. Organized session on Golden Age Poetry.

Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, April 1993. Chaired session Graduate Student Colonial Spanish-American.

Attended Newberry Library, Chicago, IL, Center for Renaissance Studies Symposium on Orlando Innamorato, M. M. Boiardo, November 1992

Attended Conference on St. John of the Cross, Harvard University, October 1991 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispanico

Société Rencesvals, American-Canadian Branch Modem Language Association

The Kentucky Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Spanish and Italian Graduate Student Association (SIGSA), University of Kentucky EXPERIENCE ABROAD

Puerto Rico, 2002 Spain, 2002

Mexico and Puerto Rico, 1988 Lima, Peru, 1987

Extensive travel and study in Spain with the Study Abroad Program at the University of Louisville, Summer 1985 and 1986

LANGUAGES Spanish: fluent

Italian: maximum reading proficiency Portuguese: high reading proficiency French: high reading proficiency

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Dr. Joseph R. Jones, Emeritus

Department of Spanish and Italian, University of Kentucky E-mail: jonesjosehr@home.com

Phone: (859) 257-1565

Dr. Daniel R. Reedy, Emeritus

Department of Spanish and Italian, University of Kentucky E-mail: dreedy@uky.edu

Phone: (859) 257-1565 Dr. Edward Stanton

Department of Spanish and Italian, University of Kentucky E-mail: stanton@uky.edu

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