Dr. Raquel Aguilú de Murphy
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Associate Professor Emerita

I graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in May 1973. After my Bachelor of Arts Degree, I went to New York University in Madrid where I completed a Master of Arts Degree in Spanish Philology. In 1975, I came to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to complete my PH.D. in Latin American Theater. My teaching and scholarship focus on Twentieth and Twenty-first century Latin American Drama with emphasis on Caribbean drama.

My research focus is in the area of Latin American Drama: Twentieth Century. In 1990, my book La Obra Teatral de Virgilio Piñera y el Teatro del Absurdo en Hispanoamérica was published by Editorial Pliegos; Madrid, Spain. I have also written a series of articles about Caribbean drama and short story like: “Proceso transformacional del personaje del Amo en Concierto Barroco,” Revista Iberoamericana; No. 154; Enero-Marzo pp.161-170 and "Hacia una teorización del absurdo en el teatro de Myrna Casas," Revista Iberoamericana; No. 162-163; pp. 169-176.

I have been teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at Marquette since 1982. It has been a wonderful experience. Regularly I teach Literature for the Bilingual Student, Grammar for the Bilingual Student, Introduction to Hispanic Literature and Composition and Conversation in Spanish. Occasionally I teach Modern Spanish Drama and Spanish-American Literature 2. At the graduate level, I teach a seminar in Spanish–American Drama: Twentieth and Twentieth-first Century.

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