Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2005
M.A., University of Virginia, 2000
B.A., University of Virginia, 1997
Dr. Blackshaw came to the Mount in the fall of 2005. Since then she has created over a half a dozen electives for the Spanish major, and she has taught in the core (Freshman Seminar and Modern Civilization) and in the Veritas Program (Veritas Symposium and Veritas Spanish). She has also served as a moderator for the Hispanic Cultural Association (formerly the Spanish Club), she has led students on study abroad trips to Spain, and she has served on the Assessment and the Undergraduate Academic Committee (for which she serves as chair for AY 2013-2014).
Outside of the Mount, Dr. Blackshaw serves on the Board of Referees for the journal LEF-E (L'Érudit franco-espagnol) and she regularly reviews manuscripts for other peer-reviewed journals. She also serves as a Middle-Atlantic Regional Delegate for the Modern Languages Association.
Areas of Study
Nineteenth-Century Peninsular Literature, Twentieth-Century Peninsular Literature, Romantic Drama
"Duque de Rivas's El desengaño en un sueño: A Contradictory Repudiation of Romanticism." Bulletin of Spanish Studies 89.3 (May 2012): 369-389.
"Joaquin Pacheco's Alfredo and the Father-Son Conflict in Spanish Romantic Drama." Hispanófila 164 (May 2012): 21-38.
"Between Enlightenment and Romanticism: Muslim Spain in Húmara y Salamanca's Ramiro, conde de Lucena." Romance Quarterly.58.1 (2011): 2-15.
"Don Álvaro or the Force of Paternal Impotence." Letras Hispanas. 6.2 (Fall 2009): 64-80.
"It is the East and Zulima is the Sin: Shifting Representations of Muslim Spain in Hartzenbusch's Los amantes de Teruel." Decimonónica: Journal of Nineteenth-Century Hispanic Cultural Production. 6.1 (Winter 2009):1-18.