Graduate School Programs UCF

Martha Garcia

  • Spanish Graduate Program Director
  • Associate Professor
  • Martha.Garcia @
  • 407-823-0007
  • Office Hours: Monday 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM / Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 PM
  • Campus Location: CNH528B

Martha Garcia is Associate Professor of English Medieval & Golden Age literature at UCF. She earned her doctorate degree at Vanderbilt University. She is the book review editor and coordinator of the Yearbook of Cervantes Studies, Spain. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Katharsis Literary Magazine, Spain and Baquiana Literary Magazine, South Florida. She has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Pan American Culture Circle, New Jersey. She lives in the city of Winter Springs, Florida with her husband and son.


  • Ph.D. in Spanish, Golden Age / Early Modern, from Vanderbilt University (2005)
  • MA in English, Medieval, from University of Central Florida (2000)
  • BA in English, Language & Literatures, from University of Central Florida (1997)
  • AA from Miami Dade College (1996)

Research Interests

  • Spanish Medieval & Golden Age / Early Modern
  • Spanish Enlightenment Literature
  • theater and film
  • portrayal of female characters
  • theological aspects of the narrative and theater
  • Within the text dialogue
  • Approaches rhetorical
  • literary theory applied

Recent Research Activities

Professor Martha Garcia is working on her fourth book project and several academic projects.

Selected Publications


  • Forthcoming Dialogism theological Modern Devotio Celestina & Quixote [In Press: Fall 2013]
  • 2010. Suspicious person convicted of Tirso de Molina. Ed Martha Garcia, Newark, DE: Cervantes & Co., Juan de la Cuesta. ISBN 978-1-58977-075-1. [USA]
  • 2008. The role of female characters in Don Quixote and its relevance in the narrative. Pontevedra: Editorial Academy of Hispanics. ISBN 978-84-96915-22-0. [Spain]

Articles / Essays

  • 2013. "Subterfuge of evil: The three hypostases of Plotinus in the characterization of the convicted suspicious." Theatralia 15: 87-101.
  • 2013. "How Can I Write My Term Paper? One-Day Writing Workshop." Faculty Focus 12.1 (April): 6-7.
  • 2012. "Theatrical Text & Anti-text: Divinitus & Idololatriae in Celestina." Theatralia 14: 163-76.
  • 2011. "Text and Context: Science and theological consciousness in Cervantes." Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 31.1: 147-58.
  • 2010. "The prodigal son convicted distrustful The Tirso de Molina and the number of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo: Art scenic and pictorial." Hypertext [The University of Texas-Pan American] 6.12 (Summer): 15-26.
  • 2009. "Don Quixote and the pastoral in iseriana reading." Circle: Journal of Culture 38: 174-81.
  • 2009. "Internalization and Service Learning Courses In Spanish: Second Culture Acquisition." Faculty Focus 8.1 (March): 1-2.
  • 2007. "The presence of women in Don Quixote of La Mancha: A tribute to baroque woman." Baquiana Literary Magazine 8 (2007): 134-41.
  • 2006. "Incorporating Journals and Portfolios in Third Year Composition." Faculty Focus 5.4 (October): 6.
  • 2005. "Zoraida in the Captive's Tale: A Case of otherness." Cervantes Studies Yearbook 2 (December): 77-87.
  • 2004. "Marcela's case: A court Cervantes." Cervantes Studies Yearbook 1 (December): 65-74.
  • 2002. "The Back Room by Carmen Martin Gaite: Symbolism in ginergética allegorical reinterpretation." Literary Magazine Baquiana 3 (2001-2002): 126-32.
  • 2002. "Psychological profile of celestinescos characters." Circle: Journal of Culture 31: 163-67.

2005-09-22 12:05:05 by PGStreet

Bottom line with Pittsburgh

I spent two years in graduate school in Pittsburgh and have since worked the past four years in DC. For all the people asking about Pittsburgh, I would break it down like this:
* If you are a down-to-earth person and can attain a job you can be passionate about, you will enjoy a very well-rounded life in Pittsburgh. People are straight-shooters (relative to other larger cities), they have stable institutions and traditions, good school districts, fine culture and universities, and great housing options.
* If you are an elitist (I'm not using that word entirely in the pejorative), you most likely will not like Pittsburgh unless you are there for a long period of time and it grows on you

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