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Joseph (José) C . McClanahan, PhD

Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures, HCCA 111-B

Associate Professor

Joseph (José) McClanahan

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College of Arts and Sciences
Medical Humanities
Modern Languages and Literatures
Spanish and Hispanic Studies
HCCA - Hitchcock Center for Communication Art

Joseph (José) C . McClanahan, PhD

Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures, HCCA 111-B

Associate Professor

Dr. Joseph (José) McClanahan is the current Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Creighton. He teaches at all levels of the curriculum, including language, literature, and culture courses abroad. He has taught in Latin America and in Spain. Recently, his research interests focus on contemprary Spanish theater, Afro-Puerto Rican literature written by women, and the scholarship of teaching and learning, specifically related to Languages for Special Purposes. He also has a strong interest in curricular development and design that centers on new students entering the university. He has also led student educational trips to almost every continent on the globe.

Teaching Interests

  • Spanish for Medical Professionals, Peninsular Literature and Culture, Study Abroad

Research Focus

Study Abroad and student learning, Contemporary Peninsular Theater, Role of Immigration in Literature and Film, Undergraduate Research in the Humanities, Study Abroad, Trans-Atlantic Literature (Focusing on Afro-Hispanic Authors and Themes), Foreign Language Pedagogy, Study Abroad

Department

Modern Languages and Literatures

Position

Associate Professor

Books

  • Book
    , McClanahan, Joseph. LIterary Introduction and Critical Edition of Picospardos by Javier Garca Maurio-Mzquiz. Madrid: Sial Pigmilin, 2021. [Critical edition and literary analysis of the play] , p. 9-67 2021

Articles

  • Cambridge University Press
    , Joseph Haldane, Grand Black, Reiko Yamada “Undergraduate Research in Japan” in The Cambridge Handbook on Undergraduate Research. Editedby Harald A. Mieg, Elizabeth Ambos, Agnela Brew, Dominique M. Galli, and Judith Lehmann, eds , p. 557-564 2022
  • Journal of Latino/Latin American Studies
    , Rethinking the Narrative in Fe en Disfraz: Latin American Female Slave Stories from Violence to (Self)-Emancipation
    10 (6), p. 78-91 2021
  • IAFOR Academic Review
    “Reevaluating the Relationship between Millennial Students, their Parents, and Professors when teaching a Study-Abroad Course: Searching for More Success”. IAFOR Academic Review, Vol 2, Issue 1: Nagoya, Japan. pp. 37-45. Online.
    2:1, p. 37-45 2016
  • , Leandro Fernndez de Moratn. Spanish Literature in the World: An Encyclopedia, Editors: Maureen Ihrie and Salvador Oropesa, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011. pp. 389-90. Print. , p. 389-90 2011
  • , Toms de Iriarte. Spanish Literature in the World: An Encyclopedia, Editors: Maureen Ihrie and Salvador Oropesa, Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2011. pp. 519-20. Print , p. 519-20 2011
  • Diaspora
    , “La economía del deseo: El “negocio” del hombre en la literatura de Mayra Santos-Febres.” Diaspora 18 (2011):06-11. Print
    18, p. 06-11 2011
  • International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation
    “Millennials Moving Forward: Studying a Foreign Language with a New Generation of Students.” Selected Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research, and Innovation. 2010. Electronic. 2010
  • Diaspora
    , Globalizations Divide: Dollars and Desires in Sirena Selena, Vestida de Pena (2000) By Mayra Santos-Febres Diaspora 17 (2009): 57-64. Print.
    17, p. 57-64 2009

Presentations

  • Un antes y un después: España ante la crisis económica del XXI en la obra teatral, El piso (2009), de Javier García-Mauriño Múzquiz”. Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Sevilla, Spain 2022
  • An (Un)planned Role as Social Activist: How Garca Maurio-Mzquizs Play Created a National Dialogue, Virginia Humanities Conference. Virginia Wesleyan, Virginia Beach, VA 2019
  • Do you see what I see?: J. García Mauriño’s (un)intentional challenge to act in a time of social transition through his play Picospardo’s (1993)”, Midwest Modern Languages Association. Cincinnati, OH, November 2017 2017
  • ”Skills for the Future: How Mentoring Students Through Undergraduate ResearchProvides Tools for Success After University” [Featured Conference Speaker].The 9th Asian  Conference on Education, Kobe, Japan, October 2017. 2017
  • ”Confusing Politics with Performance: Picospardo’s and Its Critics” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literatures. U of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, November 2016. 2016
  • [Keynote address] ”Educating for the Future: How Undergraduate Research Can and Does Provide Opportunity for Students to Succeed.” Feature Conference Speaker. The 8th Asian Conference on Education, Kobe, Japan, October 2016. 2016
  • [Featured Speaker] ”Shaping the Future: Why Incorporating Undergraduate Students into Research and Scholarship is So Important.” Invited Lecture. The 7th Asian Conference on Education, Kobe, Japan, October 2015. 2015
  • ”Race, Sexuality, and Identity in Fe de Disfraz by Mayra Santos-Febres” International Conference on Academic Disciplines, Vienna, Austria, April 2015. 2015
  • “Reevaluating the Relationship between Millennial Students, their Parents, and Professors When teaching a Study-Abroad Course: Search for More Success”. The 6th Asian Conference on Education, Osaka, Japan, October 2014 2014
  • ”Playing at Learning?: Millennial Students and the Use of Technology in the World Languages Classroom”. The Asian Conference of Language Learning. Osaka, Japan. April 2014. 2014
  • “Curricular Evolutions: A Case for Developing a Master's Degree Program in Specialized Language Skills within a Department of Languages and Literatures” 5th Asian Conference on Education. Osaka, Japan. October 2013 2013
  • “Do you see what I see?: The Traveling Views of Martín Rico y Ortega, a Spanish Landscape Arts painting in 19th Century Europe“ CU-Joslyn Series, Omaha, NE. September 2013. 2013
  • “Struggles with Identities and Belonging: Seeing Asians in Spain through the lens of three contemporary Film Directors” 3rd Asian Conference on the Humanities and Arts. Osaka, Japan. April 2013 2013
  • “So, this is your mom…”: Rethinking the Relationship between Millennial Students, their Parents, and Professors When Teaching a Study-Abroad Course” Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Rome, Italy. November 2012. 2012
  • “Am I Really Learning?: An Examination of How Extracurricular Clubs Can Foster Additional Educational Opportunities/Spaces for Millennial Students at the University”. 4th Annual Asian Conference on Education. Osaka, Japan, October 2012 2012
  • “Independence, Sex, and the Search for Self in Mayra Santos-Febres’ Fe de disfraz (2009).” 10th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and the Humanities. University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, January 2012. 2012
  • “La economía del deseo: El “negocio” del hombre en la literatura de Mayra Santos-Febres.” 17th Annual Afro-Hispanic Literature and Culture Conference. Cartegena de las Indias, Colombia, December 2010  2010
  • “Millennials Moving Forward: Studying a Foreign Language with a New Generation of Students.” International Conference on Education, Research, and Innovation. Madrid, Spain, November 2010. 2010

Other

  • AEA Grant, Summer 2008 Project: “Assessing the Foreign Language Requirement of the Core Curriculum: Maximizing the Student Learning Experience

Awards

  • Outstanding Faculty Member
    Greek Societies of Creighton University
  • Magis Moderator of the Year
    Divsion of Student Services