Dr. Elda J. Stanco Downey

Adjunct Senior Lecturer

Department: Modern Languages
Office: 225 Lucas Hall


  • Ph.D., Brown University, Hispanic Studies
  • A.M., Brown University, Hispanic Studies
  • A.B., The University of Chicago, Romance Languages & Literatures and Psychology

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Contemporary Latin American Novel and Short Story
  • Urban Novel
  • Bilingual Literature
  • Spanish Language through Culture and Cinema

Recent Publications

  • "Archaeologies of Identity: Revisions of the City in Two Novels by Ana Teresa Torres." Redifining Latin American Historical Fiction: The Impact of Feminism and Postcolonialism. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. (forthcoming)
  • "Caracas en nuestra (tele) novela de todas las noches: Mujeres de un solo zarcillo y la novela telenovelizada." Hispanic Review 79.1 (2011): 115-34.