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Katie Ginsbach
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Katie Ginsbach

Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures
Modern Languages + Literatures920-403-3450

Katie Ginsbach is an associate professor of Spanish who specializes in Peninsular literature from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. She is a licensed educator who has taught Spanish courses at all levels. Her research and teaching interests include Spanish literature and culture, the historical novel and historical memory, as well as media, film and television studies.

Ginsbach’s scholarship examines ways in which the distant past is remembered and portrayed in contemporary Spanish society. Her current book project analyzes the historical novels of Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

  • SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 203 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN  204 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 300 Making connections: conversation, composition and culture
  • SPAN 300 CENG: Making connections: conversation, composition and culture
  • SPAN 302 Introduction to Hispanic literary texts and media
  • SPAN 375 Spanish civilization
  • SPAN 389 Recovering voices from the margins in Spanish film, television and literature
  • SPAN 389 Memory and identity in contemporary Spain through film, television and literature
  • HUMA 389 History, culture, and communio along the Camino de Santiago

  • B.A. – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
  • M.A. – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Ph.D. – University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • Spanish literature and culture
  • Historical fiction
  • Historical memory
  • Media, film and television studies

Ginsbach, Katie. “Through the Doors of Time: Media Interactions and Cultural Memory in El Ministerio del Tiempo.” Mediating Vulnerability: Comparative approaches and questions of genre, edited by Anneleen Masschelein, Florian Mussgnug, and Jennifer Rushworth, UCL Press, University College London, 2021, pp. 203-22.

Ginsbach, Katie. “Metafiction, Metanarrative, Autofiction and the Library in Pérez-Reverte’s Hombres buenos.” Crear entre mundos: nuevas tendencias en la metaficción española, edited by Iana Konstantinova and Sabrina S. Laroussi, Diálogos Peninsulares Series, Albatros Ediciones, 2021, pp. 181-203.

Ginsbach, Katie. “El enigma del convento: entre la memoria y la historia.” La narrativa de Jorge Eduardo Benavides: Textos críticos, edited by César Ferreira and Gabriel Saxton-Ruiz, Editorial Universitaria, Universidad Ricardo Palma, 2018, pp. 129-52.