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Susan Walter

Susan WalterSusan Walter
Associate Professor of Spanish
Sturm Hall, Room 322
Phone: 303-871-2182



  • PhD, Hispanic Literature, University of Virginia
  • MA, Hispanic Literature, University of Virginia
  • BA, University of Wisconsin


Susan Walter is an associate professor in the Department of Languages and Literatures. She teaches classes on Peninsular literature, culture and Spanish language.

Her main research interests include nineteenth-century Spanish narrative, women´s writing and the intersection between narrative design and gendered discourse. The majority of her research to date has focused on the narrative of the prolific, feminist writer Emilia Pardo Bazán. Susan's first monograph, From the Outside Looking In: Narrative Frames and Narrative Spaces in the Short Fiction of Emilia Pardo Bazán, was published by Juan de la Cuesta Press in 2010.

Susan has been a faculty member at DU since 2001.


"After the Apple: Female Sexuality in the Writings of Emilia Pardo Bazán." Decimonónica 9.2 (Summer 2012): 88-105.

From the Outside Looking In: Narrative Frames and Narrative Spaces in the Short Stories of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2010. Print.

"Lo privado y lo público en la cuentística de Emilia Pardo Bazán." La literatura de Emilia Pardo Bazán. A Coruña, Spain: Real Academia Galega, 2009. 791-800. Print.

"A Pendulum's Path: The Creation of Female Subjectivity in Insolación." Letras Peninsulares 21.2-21.3 (Fall 2008/ Winter 2009): 337-349. Print.

"The Use of Narrative Frames in Four Tales by Emilia Pardo Bazán." Hispania.90.1 (2007): 10-20. Print.