Faculty

Carolina Castillo Larrea

Lecturer

Contact Information
E-mail: cast137@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-1258
Office: THH 156

 

Biographical Sketch

Carolina began her teaching career at Wellesley College, where she first discovered her passion for teaching Spanish to foreign speakers. She also taught Spanish courses at Boston University, obtaining for three consecutive years the Annual Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Carolina has been a member of the Trojan family since 2011. At USC she has taught courses in Iberian and Latinoamerican Literatures, Spanish Language, and a Reading for Knowledge seminar for graduate students. She has also participated in the Valencia Study Abroad Program.

Her scholarly interests include teaching methodology, use of technology in the classroom, and Medieval and Renaissance Literatures. She is currently finishing a critical edition of the epistolary novel Processo de cartas de amores (1548).

Education

  • B.A. Filologia Hispanica, Universidad de Cordoba, 6/2006
  • Ph.D. Hispanic Language and Literature, Boston Unversity, 5/2013

  • Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History


    Non-Tenure Track Appointments
    • Spanish Lecturer, University of Southern California, 2011-2012   

    Other Employment
    • Teaching Fellow, Boston University, 2008-2011  
    • Teaching Assistant, Wellesley College, 2006-2007   

    Conferences and Other Presentations


    Conference Presentations
    • "¿Torpeza estilística o audacia narratológica? La función del autor-narrador en la novela sentimental española de los siglos XV-XVI", 65th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lecture/Seminar, Paper, Spring 2012   
    • ""García Lorca y Manuel Machado. Visiones del Cante H(J)ondo"", NeMLA , Roundtable/Panel, Paper, Montreal, Quebec, Spring 2010   
    • ""Avances hacia el futuro en la enseñanza del español: Almodóvar para todos. De cómo incorporar el séptimo arte a la enseñanza del español."", AATSP 11th Biennial Northeast Regional Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Regis College, MA, Fall 2009   

    New Courses Developed

    • Life and Culture in Spain., USC Study Abroad Valencia Program., The course focused on a variety of aspects that define Spanish life and culture. From family to food, and from politics to regional identity, the students were able to contrast this theoretical vision of "Spain," with their own in situ experiences. The course also held sessions to help students to build up their vocabulary and to improve/review some key aspects of Spanish grammar and structure., 06/16/2012-07/13/2012  


  • Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Taper Hall of Humanities 156
  • 3501 Trousdale Parkway
  • University of Southern California
  • Los Angeles, California 90089-0358