Katica Urbanc's research focuses on the works of modern peninsular authors, with an emphasis on women writers. Her book Novela femenina, crítica feminista: cinco autoras españolas approaches the works of contemporary Spanish female authors from the perspective of Anglo-American and French feminist theory, focusing on issues of psychological development, female friendship, the representation of interior space, and the re-elaboration of Francoist historiography. Dr. Urbanc is the co-editor of a special edition of Letras Femeninas ("Encuentros Transatlánticos") devoted to the works of contemporary peninsular and latina women writers. She has presented papers in the US, Canada and Spain on writers Soledad Puértolas, Carmen Martín Gaite, Almudena Grandes, Carmen Laforet, and Rosa Regás. She has also interviewed several female writers in Spain. Together with Dr. Margarita Sánchez, she is the co-author of Retratos: Arte y sociedad en el mundo hispano, a Spanish Composition textbook based on the study of Spanish and Latin American art. At Wagner College, she teaches French and Spanish language classes as well as upper-level courses on Hispanic women writers, Spanish culture and civilization, golden age literature, and modern peninsular prose. She also offers a team-taught honors class on art and literature in fin-de-siècle Paris, Berlin, and Vienna. Off-campus, she has taught Winter Intersession culture and civilization classes in Madrid and Montreal. Dr. Urbanc is a member of the International Institute of Spain.
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