Mark P. Del Mastro

Associate Provost for Academic and International Programs
Professor of Hispanic Studies

Address: Randolph Hall 210A
Phone: 843.953.6748
E-mail: delmastromp@cofc.edu
Personal Website: https://blogs.cofc.edu/delmastromp/



Education

University of Virginia,  Charlottesville, Virginia
Ph.D., Spanish literature, 1993

Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
M.A., Spanish, 1989

Wake Forest University,  Winston-Salem, North Carolina
B.A., Spanish, 1988


Research Interests

  • History of Hispanic professional organizations in the U.S.
  • Spain’s Generation of 1898 literary movement
  • Spanish novelist Carmen Laforet (Spain’s equivalent of the United States’ J.D. Salinger)
  • Female identity, psychosocial development and psychoanalysis in 20th century post-Spanish Civil War narrative

Courses Taught

College of Charleston:
2010-present: Professor of Hispanic Studies

Courses taught (B.A.):
Senior Capstone
Literature in Translation: Female Identity and Sexuality in Post Civil War Spain
Gender, Identity and Hope in 20th Century Spanish Literature
20th Century Spanish Literature
Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
Survey of Spanish Literature II
Spanish Composition
Spanish Conversation
Spanish Skills Review
Beginning Spanish III
Elementary Spanish I

Middlebury College:
2003: Visiting Graduate Faculty

Literary Analysis
The Fall of an Empire: Spanish History, Ideology and Literature of the "fin de siglo" (1832-1936)

The Citadel:
2005-2010: Professor of Spanish
1997-2005: Associate Professor of Spanish
1992-97: Assistant Professor of Spanish

Elementary Spanish Communication I
Elementary Spanish Communication II
Intermediate Spanish Communication
Spanish Conversation, Reading, and Composition
Intermediate Hispanic Culture
Intermediate Spanish Composition & Conversation
Intermediate Spanish Culture
Advanced Spanish Conversation
Advanced Spanish Composition
Introduction to the Study of Hispanic Literature
Survey of Spanish Literature
Business Spanish
Spanish Business Correspondence
Special Topics in Contemporary Spanish Culture
Special Topics in Contemporary Spanish Usage
Special Topics in Contemporary Spanish Usage and Spanish American Culture
Nineteenth Century Literature of Spain
Twentieth Century Literature of Spain
The Generation of 1898
The Spanish Civil War, the Francoist Dictatorship and the Spanish Novel
Spanish in the Context of Civil Engineering
Spanish Language Pedagogy
Internship in Hispanic Language & Culture


Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award, American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (2021)
  • Life Member, Hispanic Studies Advisory Board (2019-present)
  • Correspondent Member, Royal Spanish Academy (2018-present)
  • Full Member, North American Academy of the Spanish Language (ANLE) (2018-present)

Publications

Books
Del Mastro, Mark P., and Caragh Wells, editors. Carmen Laforet: Después de Nada, mucho. Nuevas perspectivas al conmemorar el centenario de su nacimiento (1921-2021). Albatros Ediciones (in press, forthcoming fall 2022).

Del Mastro, Mark P. Sigma Delta Pi: Rediscovering a Century, 1919-2019. Juan de la Cuesta Hispanic Monographs, April 2020.

---, and Linda B. Bartlett. Literatura española «fin de siglo»: Texto, contexto y crítica. McGraw-Hill, February 1998.

Articles and Notes
Del Mastro, Mark P. "Reflections on a Common Past: MIFLA and Sigma Delta Pi." MIFLC Review 9 (Fall 2018-2019): 1-5.

---. "Sigma Delta Pi y la ANLE: Historias y protagonistas." Glosas 9.7 (September 2019): 63-66.

---. "Sigma Delta Pi, La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica: El Centenario 1919-2019." The 2nd World Conference on University Researchers (WCUR). The Vellum Page & Downhill Publishing, 2019: 15-18.

---. "Sigma Delta Pi and the AATSP: A Shared Century of Leadership and Collaboration." Hispania 102.1 (March 2019): 5-7.

---. "In Memoriam. Donald L. Shaw (February 11, 1930-January 30, 2017): Scholar, Mentor, Friend.” Decimonónica 14.2 (Summer 2017): 71-74.

---. "Carmen Laforet: A 10th Anniversary and Something after NadaHispania 97.4 (December 2014): 552-54.

---. "Reflections of Oneself: Reconciling Identity in Carmen Laforet's Al volver la esquina." Hispania 97.4 (December 2014): 555-65.

---. "The Female Struggle for Identity and Autonomy in Carmen Laforet's La llamada." The South Carolina Modern Language Review 9.1 (Summer 2010): 12-31.

---. "La insolación y Al volver la esquina: Las verdaderas obras cumbres de Carmen Laforet." Caleta 14 (2008): 123-25. 

---. "Psychosocial Development and Female Identity in Laforet's La mujer nueva." Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 83.6 (2006): 509-21.

---. "The Role of Women in Carmen Laforet's Short Stories." Letras Hispanas 2.2 (Fall 2005): 26-38.

---. "Deception through Narrative Structure and Female Adolescent Development in Laforet's Nada and La isla y los demonios." Confluencia 20.1 (Fall 2004): 45-53.

---. "Gaining Ground and Escaping Destiny in Laforet's La isla y los demonios." Letras Peninsulares 16.3 (Winter 2003-04): 667-80.

---. "Identity Achievement and Lost Innocence in Carmen Laforet's La insolación." Ojáncano 25 (April 2004): 43-60.

---. "Ganivet, Unamuno and Revindicating a '98 Precursor." The South Carolina Modern Language Review 2.1 (Spring 2003).

---. "Failed Reform and Lost Utopia in Los trabajos del infatigable creador Pío Cid. Hispanófila 43.1 (September 1999): 19-26.

---. "Beneath Satire: Exposing Ganivetian Ideology in La conquista del reino de Maya.” Romance Notes 32.2 (Winter 1998): 215-21.

---. "Cheating Fate: Female Adolescent Development and the Social Web in Laforet's Nada." Hispanic Journal 18.1 (Spring 1997): 55-66. 

---. "'La idea directiva,' 'las ideas madres,' and 'las ideas redondas': Conceptual Bases of Ganivet's Utopian Spain." Postscript (Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas) 12 (spring 1995): 51-60. 

Book Chapters
Del Mastro, Mark P. "Connection, Control and the Hand Fetish in Carmen Laforet's Nada." Carmen Laforet: Después de Nada, mucho. Nuevas perspectivas al conmemorar el centenario de su nacimiento (1921-2021). Albatros Ediciones (in press, forthcoming fall 2022).
 
---. "Germán D. Carrillo, 1999-2004: Forging Ahead" in Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History, Recounting a Decade (1995-2004). Electronic edition, November 2004; Paper edition, February 2005.

Book Edition 
Del Mastro, Mark P. Sigma Delta Pi: A Brief History (1919-1994). By T. Earle Hamilton. Electronic edition, January 2004.

Book Reviews
Del Mastro, Mark P. Rev. of The Novels of Carmen Laforet: An Aesthetics of Relief, by Caragh Wells. Bulletin of Spanish Studies (2020): 18-19.

---. Rev. of Carmen Laforet, by Teresa Rosenvinge and Benjamín Prado. Symposium 60.4 (Winter 2007): 272-75.

---. Rev. of Al volver la esquina, by Carmen Laforet. Letras femeninas 31.1 (Summer 2005): 239-40. 

---. "Reflexiones de una novelista en Ana María Matute: La voz del silencio de Marie-Lise Gazarian-Gautier." Entre Nosotros 40.1 (Spring 1998): 57.