Beatriz Trigo, Associate Professor at Gettysburg College, holds a Ph.D. in Peninsular Literature with concentration in Cultural Studies, and a M.A. in Latin American Literature from Arizona State University. In addition, she holds a B.A. in English Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain.

Professor Trigo’s research focuses on Peninsular Narrative, the Fantastic, Gender, Film, Galician Studies, and the Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship. She has published both nationally and internationally critical articles about the literature of canonical figures like Antonio Machado, Rosalía de Castro, Emilia Pardo Bazán, as well as the newest literary production in Galician narrative. In spring 2013, she was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Grant, and she is working on and researching the implementation of cultural analytics in her courses. She is also the Co-director of the 7th International Congress of the Asociación Hispánica de Humanidades, that will take place in Santiago de Compostela in June, 2014.


Recent and forthcoming articles:
“El realismo neo-baziniano en Flores de otro mundo de Icíar Bollaín.”  Forthcoming in Letras Peninsulares.

“Lo ex-céntrico posmoderno en Concubinas de Inma López Silva o la recuperación de la tradición literaria de autoría femenina.” Antípodas 23 (2012): 223-38.

“Una relación incómoda: El bilingüismo en la narrativa gallega actual.” In Un hispanismo para el siglo XXI : Ensayos de crítica cultural . Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego and Alberto Villamandos, Eds. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2011. 25-37.

“La narrativa de enigma fantástico-metafísica en tres novelas gallegas.”  Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura 16 (2011): 262-71.

Recent book reviews:
Álvarez-Blanco, Palmar y Toni Dorca, coords. Contornos de la narrativa española actual (2000-2010). Un diálogo entre creadores y críticos. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2011.  318 páginas. Forthcoming in ALCES XXI (Invited).

Kristy, Hooper. Writing Galicia into the World: New Cartographies, New Poetics. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2011. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 35.3 (2011): 603. (Invited)



Classes Taught:

  • Fundamental Spanish I  (SPAN 103).
  • Fundamental Spanish II (SPAN 104).
  • Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 201).
  • Intermediate Spanish II (SPAN 202).
  • Spanish Composition, Conversation and Culture (SPAN 301).
  • Cultural Topics: The Complexity of the Spains (SPAN 306).
  • Topics in Peninsular Literature and Culture: Women Writers 19th-21st Centuries. (SPAN 310).
  • The Pleasure of the Text: Introduction to Literary/Cultural Studies (SPAN 345).
  • From Realism to the Avant-Garde: Late 19th and Early 20th Century Peninsular Literature. (SPAN 367).
  • 20th and 21st Century Peninsular Literature and Culture.(SPAN 368).
  • Senior Seminar: The Evolution of Fantastic Narrative (SPAN 400).
  • Individualized Study-Tutorial. Peninsular Literature: Post Civil War Narrative (SPAN 450).
  • Individualized Study-Tutorial. Peninsular Literature: The novels of Arturo Pérez Reverte (SPAN 450).
  • From Madrid to Hollywood: Adventures in Cinema (FYS 152-3).


Beatriz Trigo

Beatriz Trigo
Program Director, Women, Gender, and Sexuality

Phone: (717) 337 - 6860

Box: Campus Box 0411

Address: McKnight Hall
Room 33B
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400

Academic Focus:
Contemporary Peninsular Narrative, Fantastic Literature, Film, Gender, Cultural Studies, Galician Studies.