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
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
Associate Professor, Center for Translation Studies
Associate Professor, Gender and Women's Studies
Director, Center for Translation Studies, Center for Translation Studies
Honors & Awards
Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award, 2000
Center for Advanced Study Associate, fall 2012
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.