» Dr. Polly Hodge
Associate Professor

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of World Languages and Culture
Dr. Polly Hodge
Office Location:
DeMille Hall 119
Phone:
(714) 997-6875
Email:
Education
California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Science
California State University, Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts
California State University, Fullerton, Master of Arts
University of California, Irvine, Ph.D.
Biography

Dr. Polly J. Hodge received her Ph.D. in Spanish at the University of California, Irvine. Currently she serves as Associate Professor of Spanish. She has taught language and literature at the university level since 1990, at UC Irvine and Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington. Her professional activities include: Associate Director of the bilingual theater journal, Estreno; member of the Advisory Board for Gestos, also a bilingual theater journal; author of many articles in English and Spanish on the interconnection between theater and photography, and drama and literary intertextuality; co-author of the high school Spanish textbook, Bravo III, published in 1996 by Houghton Mifflin.

Courses Taught at Chapman:

  • SPAN 101 - Elementary Spanish I
  • SPAN 102 - Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPAN 344 - Spanish Writing Workshop
  • SPAN 375 - Lit. & Culture of Spain I
  • SPAN 376 - Lit. & Culture of Spain II
  • SPAN 484 - 20th Century Spanish Poetry & Drama: Literary Pictures
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
Gestos 54.2 Diálogos teatrales através del tiempo. (Noviembre) 2012, Editor.
“Termómetros teatrales: Los personajes febriles de José Moreno Arena y Paco de la Zaranda” In Acto Seguido: El personaje del teatro español contemporáneo a escena. Lourdes Bueno, Ed. Wake Forest: Estreno Studies in Contemporary Theater, 2012: 125-132.
"Literature and Culture: Political and Metaphorical Walls in the Works of Miguel de Cervantes, Oscar Wilde, Julio Cortazar, Leonardo da Jandra and José Moreno Arenas." International Journal of the Humanities Volume 9, Issue 10: 205-214.
“Theatrical Dialogues: Over the Sands of Time and the Grains of Culture.” Gestos 54.2 (Noviembre 2012): 10-15. (Critical introduction to the volume.)
Gestos 51.1 (Abril) 2011, Editor.
Dramatic Snippets/Pulgas dramáticas. José Moreno Arenas. Ed. Polly Hodge. Irvine: Ediciones de Gestos, 2010.
Associate Editor, International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 7, Common Ground Publishers, 2010.
Critical essays in English and Spanish to the bilingual book I edited: Dramatic Snippets/Pulgas dramaticas: “On Fleas, Translations, and Unmasking Society: The Scratchy Theatrical World of José Moreno Arenas.” (“De pulgas traducidas y la sociedad desenmascarada: el chirriante mundo teatral de José Moreno Arenas”)
TRANSLATION WORK: Staging the Mestiza Subject in Recent Yucatecan Theatre (La representación de la mestiza en tres obras yucatecas del siglo XXI) by Tamara Underiner, Theater Dept., Arizona State University. Translation from English to Spanish by I. Franco and P. Hodge in: Franco, Israel, coord., Teatro comunitario: eCuaderno de investigación, México, Centro de Investigación Teatral Rodolfo Usigli / Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes, 2010. [Disco compacto multimedia].
Online collection of essays: Cartografía teatral: Los escenarios de Cádiz en el Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro 2008. Ed. Dávila, Grace, Polly J. Hodge and C. Villegas-Silva. Irvine: Ediciones de Gestos, 2009. Also wrote introduction to the edition, “Abriendo el telón: Presentación de los actos” in collaboration with co-editors. The online edition is available with free access at: http://www.humanities.uci.edu/gestos/fit2008/
“The Role of Technology in Creative Productions by José Moreno Arenas and Pedro Almodóvar: Keep the Change, Doll and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown.” International Journal of the Humanities 7.12 (2009): 137-146.
“Staging Immigration: Portraits of Injustice in 14 and El vagón of the Immigrants.” Gestos 24 (April 2009): 146-153.
“Literature and Theatre Behind Bars: Metaphorical Anecdotes in Two Plays by Elena Cánovas.” Estreno. 34.1 (2008): 27-34.
Critical commentary (invited) as introduction to a play in the bilingual journal, Estreno. “José Moreno Arenas y su sinfonía solitaria, Te puedes quedar con el cambio muñeca: Monólogo interactivo para nuestros tiempos”. Estreno. 34.2 (Otoño 2008): 49-56.