Office: Chambers 3168
Box 6970, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035-6970
B.A., Wellesley College
M.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Professor Kietrys arrived at Davidson College in 2001 as an Assistant Professor of Spanish. She specializes in 19th-21st century Peninsular literature with a focus on the novel. She has co-edited a collection of essays, Women in the Spanish Novel Today: Reflections of Self in the Works of Three Generations of Writers (McFarland Press, 2009). In this collection, she has an essay analyzing the use of memory and the construction of the female self in La muerte blanca, by Spanish writer Eugenia Rico. Kietrys is currently constructing a digital archive that recovers and examines the writings of Hildegart--a prominent sexual reform advocate active during Spain's Second Republic. This project gathers Hildegart's writings from Spanish newspapers and journals housed at the Library of Congress and numerous archives in Madrid.
In addition to teaching all levels of Spanish language and advanced level survey courses, Professor Kietrys has taught courses in special topics, including the Nineteenth-century Spanish Novel and Women in Twentieth-century Spain. In 2009-2010, she taught the Senior Seminar for Spanish Majors: Memory and Forgetting in Contemporary Spain. She is currently developing a course in the theory and practice of literary translation.
Strongly committed to undergraduate study abroad, in 2003, Professor Kietrys established and directed the Davidson Summer Program in Cádiz, Spain. She directed the program again in 2009 and looks forward to leading students abroad in the future.
Professor Kietrys is a member of the MLA, AATSP, AHA and AILCFH. She served as Treasurer of AILCFH from 2002-2005 and Book Review Editor for Letras Peninsulares from 2001-2010. She has presented papers in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Portugal and Spain.
Professor Kietrys can be found online at http://forum.davidson.edu/kietrys