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Faculty Image Clary Loisel
Office: LA 428
Phone: (406) 243-2150


Current Position:

Professor of Spanish


I teach all levels of Spanish language and literature.  Other interests include Gender Studies and Film Studies.

Office Hours:

I will be available to meet with students after August 25, 2015.  Have a great summer!

Field Of Study:

Contemporary Mexican Novel and Theater

Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film

Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Film

Research Interests:


         Translation of Rosamaria Roffiel's novel Amora


For fall 2015, I will teach:

SPNS 331 "Introduction to Contemporary Spanish American Literature" MWF 10:10-11:00

MCLG 315 "Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Rosario Castellanos" MWF 1:10-2:00

MCLG 195 "Human Rights Issues in Literature and Film of the Portuguese-Speaking World" MW 2:10-4:30 (This course is restricted to Freshman GLI students)


I enjoy being with friends and family.  I like to travel to Latin America whenever possible.


Ph.D. University of Florida

MA University of Texas at San Antonio

BA University of Texas at Austin

Teaching Experience:


Professor of Spanish

            Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, University of Montana,

            Missoula, Montana.  


            Undergraduate/Graduate literature courses (in Spanish):

                        *Consciousness Raising Via Global Issues in Contemporary Spanish-American


                        *Civilization versus Barbarism and the Transformation of the Environment

                        *Teaching Toward Hope: Human Rights Issues in Contemporary Latin American


                        *Contemporary Mexican Novel                     

                        *Queering Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film                           

                        *Gender Issues and the Contemporary Mexican Novel

                        *Contemporary Spanish-American Short Story

                        *Spanish-American Recipients of the Nobel Prize for Literature                   

                        *Contemporary Hispanic Theater

                        *Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Theater

                        *Literature of the ‘Boom’                  

                        *Contemporary Spanish-American Literature (Narrative, essay, theater)

            Graduate courses (in English):

                        *Seminar on the Contemporary Mexican Novel in Translation

                        *Research Methods and Literary Theory


            Undergraduate civilization and literature courses (in Spanish):

                        *Introduction to the Literature of Latin America

                        *Spanish-American Civilization through Literature and Film

                        *Introduction to Peninsular Literature


            Undergraduate literature and civilization courses (in English):

                        *Human Rights Issues in Latin American Literature and Film

                        *Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Latin American Literature

                                    and Film

                        *Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Elena Poniatowska

                        *Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Rosario Castellanos

                        *Major Hispanic Authors and Their Times: Juan Rulfo

                        *Latin American Civilization through Literature and Film


            Undergraduate language courses (in Spanish):

                        *Advanced Composition and Conversation

                        *Advanced Conversation

                        *Written and Oral Expression in Cultural Contexts

                        *Intermediate Spanish (regular)

                        *Intermediate Spanish (special section: Freshmen Interest Group FIG)

                        *Beginning Spanish


            Undergraduate special interdisciplinary courses (in English):

                        *Chilean Culture and Civilization: Excursion to Chile

                        *Reading the City: Mexico City

                        *Reading the City: Excursion to Mexico City

                        *Study Abroad Preparation for Semester Long Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico

                        *Study Abroad Preparation for Semester Long Stay in Guanajuato, Mexico

                        *Homoerotic Representation (team taught)


Center for Lusophone Research

Specialized Skills:

I'm communicatively competent in Brazilian Portuguese.

Professional Experience:

I have alao taught community college, high school, and middle school.

International Experience:

Semester-Long Faculty Exchange to the University of Guanajuato

Mini Faculty Exchanges to Chile and to Argentina

University Research Grant: Mexico and Puerto Rico

Faculty Development Awards: Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, and Brazil.

Selected Publications:


Clásicos de la Literatura Hispanoamericana Colonial en su Contexto Sociohistórico.  San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2007.

Other Publications:



The Strongest Passion [translation of La más fuerte pasión (1995) by Mexican writer

            Luis Zapata]. San Francisco: Floricanto Press, 2006.

The Diary of José Toledo [translation of El diario de José Toledo (1962) by Mexican

            writer Miguel Barbachano Ponce]. New Orleans: University Press of the

            South, 2001.



Gay Dracula (translation of Drácula Gay)by Mexican dramatist Tomás Urtusástegui;

                        Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly 7.4 (2005): 37-45.

Languages Known:

  • English - native/bilingual proficiency
  • Spanish - native/bilingual proficiency