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Lynn Purkey, Ph.D.
UC Foundation Professor of Spanish, Associate Department Head
Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley
  105 Brock Hall


Lynn C. Purkey is a UC Foundation Professor of Spanish at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Interim Department Head of Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies. Prior to this position, she served as Associate Head of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literatures at UC Berkeley and Masters of Hispanic Studies at Auburn University.

Teaching Interests:

Modern Spanish literature, theater, and film
Language courses of all levels
Hispanic women writers

Research Interests:

European variants of Modernism
Literary relations between Spain and Russia
Hispanic Women Writers
20th and 21st-century Spanish theater
Literary Representations of War and the Exiles of 1939

Recent Publications:

Purkey, Lynn C. “A Popular Death: Russia’s Reception of Federico García Lorca.” Anales de la
Literatura Española Contemporánea, vol. 42, no. 4, 2017, pp. 365-84.
Purkey, Lynn C. “Migration and Crossing Borders in Zahra, favorita de Al-Andalús.” Teatro:
Revista de Estudios Culturales / A Journal of Cultural Studies, vol. 30, no. 30, 2016, pp. 109-27.
Purkey, Lynn C. “Disarming Prince Charming: Los Príncipes iguales as Subversive Fairy Tale.”
The Challenge of Modernity: Avant-Garde Cultural Practices in Spain (1914-1936),
edited by Eduardo Grigori & Juan Herrero-Senés. Brill/Rodopi, 2016, pp. 200-17.
Purkey, Lynn C. “Luces de Bohemia expresionista: Valle y Káiser.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies
vol. 90, no. 5, 2013, pp. 557-80.
Purkey, Lynn C. “Nuevo Romanticismo and Futurism: Responses to Machine Culture.”
International Yearbook of Futurism Studies, vol. 3. Special Issue on Iberian Futurisms, edited by Günter Berghaus, De Gruyter, 2013, pp. 181-207.
Purkey, Lynn C. Spanish Reception of Russian Narratives 1905-1939: Transcultural Dialogics.
Monografías, Tamesis (Boydell & Brewer), 2013.