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C had M. Gasta (Ph. D., Michigan State University) is Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures. He also serves as Director of International Studies and Co-Director of the Languages and Cultures for Professions program. Gasta co-directs Iowa State’s largest study abroad program, the ISU on Mediterranean – Summer in Valencia, Spain, which features coursework in Spanish, engineering, business, and biology.

 

He teaches courses on Spanish for business and the professions, Spanish Conversation for Professionals, contemporary Spain, as well as other courses related to the literatures and cultures of early modern Spain and Latin America. Gasta’s research and speaking engagements feature transatlantic approaches to early modern literature, culture, and history of Spain and the New World, early opera and musical culture in Spain and the New World, Cervantes, the picaresque, and global education and international engagement including study abroad. He is the author of Imperial Stagings: Empire and Ideology in Transatlantic Theater of Early Modern Spain and the New World (UNC Press, 2013), Transatlantic Arias: Early Opera in Spain and the New World (Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2013), and an annotated critical edition of Lazarillo de Tormes (Waveland, 2013).

Find articles at the ISU digital Repository

Books

  • Transatlantic Arias: Early Opera in Spain and the New World. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert (GRISO-Grupo de Investigación Siglo de Oro), 2013. Print.
  • Imperial Stagings: Empire and Ideology in Transatlantic Theater of Early Modern Spain and the New World. Chapel Hill: U North Carolina P (Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures), 2013.
  • La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes. Annotated Critical Edition. Ed. Chad M. Gasta. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2013. Print and E-Book.
  • Hispanic Studies in Honor of Robert L. Fiore. Eds. Chad M. Gasta and Julia Domínguez. Newark: DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2009.

 

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Cervantes and the Picaresque: A Question of Compatibility.” The Picaresque Novel in Western Literature: From the Sixteenth Century to the Neopicaresque. Ed. J. A. G. Ardila. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2015. 96-112. Print.
  • “Writing to be Heard: Performing Music in Don Quixote.” Perspectives on Cervantes. Ed. Julia Domínguez. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2012. Print.
  • “Cervantes’s Theory of Relativity in Don Quixote.” Cervantes: Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America 31.1 (2011): 51-82. Print.
  • “The Picaresque According to Cervantes.” Philological Quarterly 89.1 (2010): 31-54. Print.
  • “‘Señora, donde hay música no puede haber cosa mala:’ Music, Poetry and Orality in Don Quijote.” Hispania 93.3 (2010): 357-67. Print.
  • “Early Opera in Spain and the New World.” Hispanic Studies in Honor of Robert L. Fiore. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, 2009. Print.
  • “Cross-Cultural Knowledge, Business Practices and Student Learning Via Study Abroad.” Global Business Language 13 (2008): 29-44. Print.
  • “Entrepreneurship, Immigration and Street Vendors in Spain” with Leland L’Hote. Journal of Contemporary Iberian Studies 20.1 (2007): 3-22. Print.
  • “Opera and Spanish Evangelization in the New World.” Gestos 44 (2007): 1-23. Print.
  • Co-Pi, “World Languages and Cultures: Global Pathways for Educating Students in Biodiversity.” Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program Application (UISFL). U.S. Department of Education Title VI-A Program (2010-2013)
  • Faculty Paid Development Assignment (2007-2008)
  • Study Abroad and Exchange Advisory Committee (SAEAC) Program Director Grant (with Julia Domínguez and Leland L’Hote) (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • Pappajohn Center for Entrepreneurship, “Global Entrepreneurship and Languages and Cultures for Professions (LCP)” (with Leland L’Hote) (2007)
  • Iowa State University Award for Early Achievement in Departmental Leadership (2016)
  • Cohort Member, Emerging Leaders Academy. Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost, Iowa State University (2013-2014)
  • Iowa State University International Service Award (2012)
  • College of Liberal Arts & Sciences International Service Award (2011)
  • Master Teacher, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (2008-2009)
  • Iowa State University Foundation Award for Early Achievement in Teaching (2005)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences Outstanding Early Achievement in Teaching (2005)
  • Cassling Family Award for Outstanding Early Achievement in Teaching (2005)

Contact

Office: 3102B Pearson Hall

Phone: (515) 294-0918

Email: gasta@iastate.edu