Christopher Kenneth Kark
Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
(2014). “Portugal as Nostos Interrupted.” ellipsis 14 (in press – pagination forthcoming).
(2012). “Latent Selfhood and the Problem of Genre in Catalina de Erauso’s Historia de la Monja Alférez.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 46.3: 527-546. Print.
(2012). "Espectáculos laborales: primacía de imágenes y cosificación en Mano de obra de Diamela Eltit." Nuevo texto crítico 47-48: 191-205. Print.
(March 23, 2013). “Dicotomías del lenguaje en Los pasos perdidos de Alejo Carpentier.” Primer Coloquio Anual Iberoamericano de Literatura, Política y Arte. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Cafornia.
(October 21, 2011). “A Thwarted Ascent: Stimmung and Worldmaking in the Poetry of Luís Vaz de Camões.” 1º Encontro Internacional de Jovens Pesquisadores da Cátedra de Cultura Portuguesa, The University of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
(January 6, 2011). “Latent Selfhood and the Problem of Identity in Catalina de Erauso’s Historia de la Monja Alférez.” The Republic of Letters (Stanford Humanities Center Workshop), Stanford, California.
(April 9 – 10, 2010). “Espectáculos laborales: primacía de imágenes y cosificación en Mano de obra de Diamela Eltit.” Performing Selves: Strategies and Limits. Fifth Graduate Student Colloquium, UC Berkeley Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Berkeley, California.
(August 5 – 9, 2008). “Recuerdos en el espejo: memoria, ideología y agencialidad en Los cuentos del final y Alfonso y Clotilde de Carlos Manuel Varela,” XVII Congreso Internacional de Teatro Iberoamericano y Argentino, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
(October 2012 – Present). Consultant for Shmoop, a Silicon Valley education start-up devoted to developing test preparation and course materials for high school and college students written in a humorous yet comprehensive fashion.
(December 2007 – May 2009). Letras femeninas. Arizona State University. Assistant to the Editor. Edited and proofread articles submitted in Spanish, handled subscription data, collaborated with the editor, authors, and subscribers. Edited volumes 34.1, 34.2, and 35.1.
(August 2008). Frohlich, Margaret G. Framing the Margin: Nationality and Sexuality across Borders. Tempe, AZ: Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica. Proofread and edited.
(May – August 2005). Staff Intern – Arizona Mexico Commission – Office of the Governor. Facilitated office operations; participated in and coordinated the Biannual Plenary Session in Tucson, Arizona; researched policy issues; translated materials from English into Spanish and vice-versa.
(May 2003– May 2004). Arizona State University State Press and WebDevil (campus news publications). Wrote for the arts and culture beat, including feature stories and reviews.
Fellowships, Awards, and Grants
(May 2012). Stanford University’s Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO) Fund. A grant of $3,780.00 to conduct dissertation research at the Spanish National Library in Madrid in September and October 2012.
(September 2009 – June 2014). Stanford University Fellowship. A five-year tuition waiver, stipend, and partial summer funding used to complete a doctorate in Iberian and Latin American Cultures.
(May 2006). Moeur Award. Awarded to undergraduates from Arizona State University who graduate within eight semesters with a 4.0+ GPA.
(July 2012 – March 2013). English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor at the Opportunity Center in Palo Alto.
(June 2011 – June 2012). Catholicism 101 leader and coordinator: a forum for discussion of topics relevant to the faith for Catholic graduate students, alumni, and young adults associated with Stanford University.
(September 2010 – June 2011). Coordinator for the Humanities Center’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies Workshop.
2014: Ph.D., Stanford University, Iberian and Latin American Cultures. Dissertation title: "Providence and Acceleration: Prophetic Modalities in Early Modern Iberian Literature."
2009: M.A., Arizona State University, Spanish Literature and Culture. Thesis title: “La sociedad alucinada: el Uruguay autoritario en el teatro de Carlos Manuel Varela.”
2006: B.A., summa cum laude, Arizona State University, Spanish Literature and Culture.
2006: B.A., summa cum laude, Arizona State University, Political Science. Barrett Honors College thesis title: "Bifurcated Selves: Dialetics of Catalan National Identity in