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International Languages & Cultures: Kate Regan, Ph.D.
Professor of Spanish
Office location: BC 383
Phone: (503) 943-7364
Teaching and research interests
Sephardic literature and culture of Medieval Spain
Gender and cross-dressing in the Spanish Comedia.
Filmmaking in humanities scholarship.
Teaching culture through video projects.
Service Learning in Spanish for Business Purposes classes.
Teaching at UP
Sharing the excitement of exploring “new worlds” and facilitating students’ learning is what I love about teaching at UP. Literature and film is an effective to bring the students’ interests alive and offer an infinite number of ways to understand and appreciate the rich cultures and histories of the Spanish – speaking people in
Courses taught at UP
SPN 301 Composition and conversation
SPN 302 Conversation and Culture
SPN 303 Introduction to Literary and Film Analysis
SPN 305 Spanish for Business Purposes
SPN 407 Don Quijote de la Mancha
SPN 408 Golden Age Spanish Literature
SPN 422 Hispanic Women Writers
SPN 480 The Three Cultures of
I am currently working on a film project on Don Quijote de la Mancha.
I recently completed my second film on the singer and performer Judy Frankel. Judy Frankel has spent many years researching and working with Sephardic Jewish people and their families to learn and disseminate the rich musical tradition of the Sephardic people.
About my research
I want to engage the students in the humanities. To that end, I am very interested in using film to present, communicate and disseminate information and issues on Spanish culture and literature.
Publications and Films
“Recovering the Past: The Sephardic Legacy of
The Sephardic Legacy of
“La orquestración de realidades en Las manos blancas no ofenden de Calderón de la Barca.” Co-authored article included in the Proceedings of the Congreso de la Asociación Internacional Siglo de Oro,
“Early Modern Women Writers of
U.S Professor of the Year Award for Master’s and Comprehensive Universities in the
Excellence in Teaching Award from the
Honor Roll Award for Outstanding Teaching at the College Level, Confederation in
Excellence in Post-Secondary Foreign Language teaching, Pacific Northwest Conference of Foreign Languages, 2001
Professional Achievement Award for my film The Sephardic Legacy in Segovia, Spain: Pentimento of the Past, Spanish National Honorary Society, Sigma Delta PI, 2006.