Spain, 19-20th centuries, gender, narrative, translation, Philippines
Most of my research focuses on gender, sexuality, and discourse in Spain since the mid- 19th century, with a focus on narrative and on the turn of the century (19th to 20th), as well as on translation studies.
Currently, I am researching and analyzing the roles played by gender and race in the cultural discourses on the Spanish Empire at the fin de siglo, with a special emphasis on the Philippines. My book in progress on this subject is tentatively titled Family Troubles: Spain and the Philippines in the Late Modern Empire.
PhD, University of Southern California; MA and BA, University of Iowa
UIUC Center for Advanced Study Associate Research Grant, "Family Troubles: Spain and the Philippines in the Late Modern Empire," for fall 2012
Awards and Honors
Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award, 2000
Center for Advanced Study Associate, fall 2012
RECENT SEMINARS AND COURSE TOPICS: "Empathy and Narrative," "Feelling/Real: 18th-19th Century in Spain"; Slow Reading "Fortunata y Jacinta"; Spain's Modern Empire; Spain and the Philippines;
FOR ALL SLCL GRADUATE STUDENTS: Professional/Academic Writing
MIXED GRADUATE/UNDERGRADUATE: Spanish-English Translation Studies; 18-19th C. Spanish Studies; Spanish Studies 1898-1960
UNDERGRADUATE: Spanish Literature II, Readings in Hispanic Texts
FOR CAMPUS HONORS STUDENTS: Translating "Hispanic" Cultures
Additional Campus Affiliations
Director, Program in Translation and Interpreting Studies
Associate Professor, Program in Translation and Interpreting Studies
Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Tolliver, J. (2016). “El color nacional”: Race, nation, and the philippine ilustrados. In Empire's End: Transnational Connections in the Hispanic World (pp. 107-128). Vanderbilt University Press.
Tolliver, J. L. (2012). Framing colonial manliness, domesticity, and empire in "Página suelta" and "Oscuramente". Revista de Estudios Hispanicos, 46(1), 3-24.
Tolliver, J. L. (2010). Over her bloodless body: Gender, race, and the Spanish colonial fetish in Pardo Bazán. Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos, 34(2), 285-301.