Joanne Rotermundt-de la Parra

Joanne Rotermundt-de la Parra

Associate Professor



Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Arts and Science


Kingston Hall 405

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Research interests: Language teaching, cultural studies, gender studies, history of Spain; literature of the Spanish Golden Age; Peninsular Literature, Translation.


Ph. D. in Cultural Studies, Queen’s University, 2015
M. A. in Spanish Language and Literature, University of Western, 1984
B. A. in French, Spanish, English, York University (Glendon College), 1981


Professor Rotermundt-de la Parra has been teaching all levels of Spanish at Queen’s since 1989. In her teaching, she fosters student learning through offering guidance and positive support. In addition to the goal of helping her students to communicate effectively in Spanish, she aims at exposing them to the richness and diversity of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world.

Her current research project centers on a Jungian analysis of Cervantes’ last novel, Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda. She is also working on an advanced grammar-through-translation textbook.


Professor Rotermundt-de la Parra teaches the following courses:

SPAN 301: Gramática avanzada y composición I
SPAN 401: Advanced Grammar Through Translation I
SPAN 111: Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 112: Beginning Spanish II