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Jeffrey Oxford

Academic Department Chair
Bea Wood Hall
Institution Degree Graduation Date
Texas Tech University PhD 1992
Texas Tech University M.A. 1989
Austin Peay State University B.A. in Foreign Languages with certification to teach 1987
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Professor of Spanish; Chair of World Languages and Cultures 09/01/2013
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Professor of Spanish (Dpt Chair: 2006-2011) 05/11/2006 05/11/2013
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Associate Professor of Spanish 05/11/2004 05/11/2006
University of North Texas Associate Professor of Spanish (Associate Dpt Chair: 2001-2003) (UNT Faculty Senate Chair 2002-2003) 09/01/2001 05/11/2004
University of North Texas Assistant Professor of Spanish (Assistant Dpt Chair: 1999-2003) 05/11/1995 05/11/2001
McNeese State University Assistant Professor of Spanish 05/11/1992 05/11/1995
  1. Single Authored Books

Oxford, Jeffrey. Reyes Calderón’s Lola MacHor Series: A Conservative Feminist Approach to Modern Spain. Eastbourne, UK: Sussex Academic P, 2015. 162 pages. ISBN: 978-1-84519-646-2.

---. Conversar para aprender. (Spanish Conversational Textbook) Champaign, IL: Stipes Publishing, 1999. 209 pages. ISBN: 0-87563-895-3.

---. Vicente Blasco Ibáñez: Color Symbolism in Selected Novels. New York: Peter Lang, Inc. 1997. 101 pages. ISBN: 0-8204-3358-6


  1. Edited Books and Journals, and Translations:

Smith, Nathaniel David. Controlando su ira: Un manual para individuos, parejas, y grupos. Tr. Jeffrey Oxford. Plano, TX: Mental Health Classes, 2014. 194 pages. ISBN: 098566813X.

Oxford, Jeffrey and Tracy Dinesen, Guest Editors. Revista Monográfica/Monographic Review Volume 28 (2012). (Issue devoted to the works of Alicia Giménez Bartlett)

Oxford, Jeffrey, ed. Gente de frontera: The Mexico-U.S. Border in Hispanic Literature. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Editorial Casa de los Poetas, 2012. 251 pages. ISBN: 978-0-9847116-6-6.

Oxford, Raquel and Jeffrey Oxford, eds. Second Language Teaching and Learning in the Net Generation. Honolulu: National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawai’i, 2009. 220 pages. ISBN: 978–0–9800459–2–5

Valera, Juan. Pepita Jiménez. Ed. Jeffrey Oxford. Newark, DE: Cervantes and Co., 2005. 193 pages. ISBN: 1-58977-021-8.

Lilienfeld, Jane, Jeffrey Oxford, and Lisa Low, guest editors. Woolf Studies Annual. Virginia Woolf and Literary History: Part II. Vol. 10 (2004): 139-307. ISBN: 0-944473-67-9.

---. Woolf Studies Annual. Virginia Woolf and Literary History: Part I. Vol. 9 (2003): 83-242. ISBN: 0-944473-62-8.

Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente. La barraca. Ed. Jeffrey Oxford. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2003. 226 pages. ISBN: 1-58977-007-2.

Oxford, Jeffrey and David Knutson, eds. Eduardo Mendoza: A New Look. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2002. 225 pages. ISBN: 0-8204-5809-0.

Lilienfeld, Jane and Jeffrey Oxford, eds. The Languages of Addiction. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. 254 pages. ISBN: 0-312-21850-8


  1. Articles, Essays, and Notes

Oxford, Jeffrey. “Breaking Almost All the Rules: Joaquín Camps’s Police Non-Procedural La silueta del olvido.” Dura: Revista de Literatura Criminal Hispana  2 (2020): 7-23. 

---.“Will the Real Lola Machor Please Rise?” Spanish Women Authors of Serial Crime Fiction: Repeat Offenders in the 21st Century. Eds. Inmaculada Pertusa-Seva and Melissa A. Stewart Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020. 176-201.

---. “No es fácil ser verde: Minimalist and Realist Tendencies in Sara Mesa’s Short Stories.” Narrar lo invisible: Aproximaciones al mundo literario de Sara Mesa. Eds. César Ferreira and Jorge Avilés Diz. Valencia: Albatros Ediciones, 2020. 53-73.

---. “Demonios, meigas, and médiums: Non-Christian Religious Characters and Rituals in Novels by Dolores Redondo and Reyes Calderón.” European Studies Conference Selected Proceedings: 2018. <>.

---. “Dolores Redondo’s Detective Fiction and the Neo-Gothic.” Dura: Revista de literatura criminal hispana 1 (2019): 155-66.

---. “Spain’s ‘Country Noir’ Genre: Dolores Redondo’s Baztán Triology.” Nuevas tendencias en la narrativa criminal hispana. ACTAS CILDE 2018. Ed. Rodrigo Pereyra. (2019): 27-43; also: <>.

---. “Laura Esquivel and Reyes Calderón’s Inaugural Detective Novels: Transatlantic Hispanic Femicrime.” Grafía: Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Humanas de la Universidad Autónoma de Colombia. 15.1 (2018). <>.

---. “Violence as Representative of Societal Ethos in Arturo Peréz-Reverte’s El francotirador paciente.” Violence and Victimhood in Hispanic Crime Fiction: Essays on Contemporary Works. Eds. Shalisa Collins, Renée W. Craig-Odders, and Marcie Paul. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2018. 69-87.

---. “Dog-Meat Laced Tamales and Sylphine Dancing Señoritas: Simultaneously Dichotomous Views of Hispanics in Wichita Falls, 1900-1950.” The SCOLAS Journal 3 (2018): 9-21.

---. “Vicente Blasco Ibáñez: From Storyteller to Soldier of the Pen.” Caesura 4.2 (2017): 31-44. <>.

---. “Vicente Blasco Ibáñez and Early Spanish Detective Fiction.” Revista de Estudios sobre Blasco Ibáñez / Journal of Blasco Ibáñez Studies 4 (2016/17): 123-32.

---.“Police Procedural, Hard-boiled, or Thriller?: Hybridized Novels by Reyes Calderón.” Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris. Eds. Nancy Vosburg and Nina L. Molinaro. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. 47-61.

---. "A New Reading of the New Testament: El Proyecto Galilea de Mayte Para Torres." Estudios sobre el género negro hispano. Eds. Rodrigo Pereyra and Jorge Zamora. N.P.: Libros Medio Siglo, 2016. 57-69.

---. “Janet Pérez: Mentor and Friend.” Guest Editorial. Hispania. 99.3 (2016): 370–71.

---. “Evolution Or Eternal Recurrence? Social Commentary in Eduardo Mendoza’s Detective Series.” Caesura 3.1 (2016): 49-63. <>.

---. “Arturo Pérez Reverte.” The Literary Encyclopedia. Modern and Contemporary Spanish Writing and Culture, 1700-present. Vol. (27 October 2015). <>.

---. “Intersections of the Gothic and Politics: Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and Blasco Ibáñez’s “Un funcionario.” Revista de Estudios sobre Blasco Ibáñez / Journal of Blasco Ibáñez Studies 2 (2013): 85-94.

---. “The Short Stories of Alicia Giménez Bartlett.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica 28 (2012): 231-44.

---. Introduction. Gente de frontera: The Mexico-U.S. Border in Hispanic Literature. San Juan, Puerto Rico: Editorial Casa de los Poetas, 2012. 9-15.

---. “El valor simbólico de la comida y la obtención de alimentos: Una aproximación socio-cultural a las novelas valencianas / Food and Food Gathering’s Symbolic Value: A Socio-Cultural Approach to the Valencian Novels.” Revista de Estudios sobre Blasco Ibáñez / Journal of Blasco Ibáñez Studies. 1 (2012): 119-30; 265-73.

---. “Cultural and Literary Ethos as Represented in García Lorca’s La casa de Bernarda Alba.” The Woman in Latin American and Spanish Literature: Essays on Iconic Characters. Eds. Eva Paulino Bueno and María Claudia André. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland and Company, 2012. 101-14.

---. Entries in World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. Eds. Maureen Ihrie and Salvador A. Oropesa. Santa Barbara, Denver, and Oxford, England: ABC-CLIO, 2011. “Azorín,” “Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente,” “Cela, Camilo José,” “Detective and Mystery Fiction in Spain,” “Palacio Valdés, Armando,” “Sender, Ramón José,” “Valle-Inclán, Ramón María del,” “Zoot Suit,” “Zuzunegui, Juan Antonio de.”

---. “Blasco Ibáñez y las representaciones de animales: Un intento de reforma social.” Debats 111.2 (2011): 40-45. (Translation of the 2008 Hipertexto publication.)

---. “Petra Delicado: A Hard-Boiled Police Investigator.” South Central Review 27.1-2 (2010): 91-104.

---. “Naturalism, Tremendismo, and the Horror Genre in El verano del inglés (2006) by Carme Riera.” Au Naturel: (Re)Reading Hispanic Naturalism. Eds. J. P. Spicer-Escalante and Lara Anderson. Newscastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010. 167-80.

---. “Unmasked Men: Sex Roles in Like Water for Chocolate.” Laura Esquivel’s Mexican Fictions. Ed. Elizabeth Willingham. Brighton, Portland and Toronto: Sussex Academic P, 2010. 76-89.

---. “Postmodernism’s Existentialist Realism: Ana María Moix’s ‘Érase una vez.’” Cauce. Revista internacional de Filología, Comunicación y sus Didácticas 32 (2009): 93-100.

---. “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Regional and Cultural Illiteracy in Two of Jorge Martínez Reverte’s Gálvez Series Novels.” Crime Scene Spain: Essays on Post-Franco Crime Fiction. Eds. Renée W. Craig-0dders and Jack Collins. Jefferson, NC and London: McFarland and Company, 2009. 185-203.

---. “Tirano Banderas: A Case of Early Postmodernism.” Dissidences.Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism. 4/5 (fall 2008). <>.

---. “‘Lo más difícil de un libro es hacer humor del horror’: Jorge Martínez Reverte’s Gudari Gálvez.” The South Carolina Modern Language Review 7.1 (2008).

---. “Blasco Ibáñez and Animal Portrayals: An Attempt at Societal Reformation.” Hipertexto. 8 (2008): 99-104. <>.

---. “Revising the Spanish Major to Maximize Learning Outcomes and Curricular Objectives.” Hispania 91.1 (2008): 147-57.

---. “Toward a Postfeminist Aesthetic: Carme Riera’s El verano del inglés.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica 23 (2007): 71-81.

---. “Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up and Franco is Dead: What Now?” Letras Hispanas 4.2 (2007).

---. “Viewing the Social Condition of Transitional Spain through the Naturalist Influences in Amigos del crimen perfecto by Andrés Trapiello.” CIEHL: Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura 8 (2007): 40-48.

---. “Bajo Franco vivíamos mejor: Eduardo Mendoza’s Detective Gets Out of Prison.” Celebrations and Connections in Hispanic Literature. Ed. Andrea E. Morris and Margaret Parker. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007. 59-68.

---. “‘Every Way of a Man is Right in His Own Eyes’: Conspiracy in Early 1940s Spain.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica 22 (2006): 143-54.

---. “‘Well-behaved women seldom make history,’ ni la cuentan: El papel de la mujer en Muertes de perro.” Hispania 89.4 (2006): 759-65.

---. “Elementos góticos, deterministas y tremendistas en la novela neo-gótica Como bestia que duerme por Camilo José Cela Conde.” Hispania 89.3 (2006): 509-14.

---. “Algunos efectos de la repetición numérica y de la numerología en La familia de Pascual Duarte.” La obra del literato y sus alrededores: Estudios críticos en torno a Camilo José Cela. Ed. Eloy E. Merino and Carlos X. Ardavín Trabanco. Madrid: Universidad Camilo José Cela, 2006. 63-73.

---. “Arturo Pérez Reverte.” Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction Writers. Ed. Marta E. Altisent and Carmen Martínez-Carazo. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005. 263-68.

---. “Carmen Laforet.” Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction Writers. Ed. Marta E. Altisent and Carmen Martínez-Carazo. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005. 132-36.

---. “(De)Constructing Cultural Identity in Sin noticias de Gurb.” Ojáncano 25 (April 2004): 75-89.

---. “Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente (1867-1928): His Portrayal of Women.” The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. Vol. 1. Ed. Janet Pérez and Maureen Ihrie. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 67-68.

---. “Female Voices and the Feminist Novel: Gender Roles in La isla inaudita.” Eduardo Mendoza: A New Look. Eds. Jeffrey Oxford and David Knutson. New York: Peter Lang, 2002. 91-101.

---. “Blasco Ibáñez’s Misogynist Predeterminism.” Excavatio 15.3-4 (2001): 148-59.

---. “La falta de La voluntad de vivir.” Vicente Blasco Ibáñez: 1898-1998. La vuelta al siglo de un novelista. Actas del Congreso Internacional celebrado en Valencia del 23 al 27 de noviembre de 1998. Eds. Joan Oleza and Javier Lluch. Valencia: Generalitat Valenciana, 2000. 940-46.

---. “Alcoholic Implications: A Catalyst of Valencian Culture.” The Languages of Addiction. Eds. Jane Lilienfeld and Jeffrey Oxford. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999. 161-73.

---. “Pardo Bazán and Blasco Ibáñez: A Comparative Overview of Selected Criticism.” Estudios en honor de Janet Pérez: El sujeto femenino en escritoras hispánicas. Eds. Susana Cavallo, Luis Jiménez and Oralia Preble‑Niemi. Potomac, Maryland: Scripta Humanistica, 1998. 233‑44.

---. “Unamuno, Miguel de.” Encyclopedia of the Novel. Vol. 2. Ed. Paul Schellinger. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998. 1365-66.

---. “Casa Museo Blasco Ibáñez Opens.” Hispania 81.1 (1998): 190-91.

---. “Revelations of Language: Mimetic, Artistic and Coincidental Parallels of Women’s Voices.” CLA Journal XLI.1 (1997): 44-54.

---. “Asociaciones cromáticas a la falacia patética dentro de las obras valencianas y naturalistas de Blasco Ibáñez.” Explicación de textos literarios XXV.1 (1996-1997). 23-29.

---. “Giants of Spanish Literature: Archetypes and Nobel Winners.” Proceedings of the Philological Association of Louisiana. Ed. Scott Goins. Lake Charles, LA: McNeese State U, 1996. 41-44.

---. “Ekphrasis and Nineteenth-Century Spanish Naturalism.” Proceedings of the Philological Association of Louisiana. Ed. Scott Goins. Lake Charles, LA: McNeese State U, 1995. 89-94.

---. “Huevos estrellados ... y catados: Pichula Cuéllar.” Mario Vargas Llosa: Opera omnia. Ed. Ana María Hernández de López. Madrid: Editorial Pliegos, 1994. 327-30.

---. “New Casa Blasco Ibáñez.” Hispania 77.1 (1994): 167.

---. “The Importance of Ixca in La región más transparente.” Interpretaciones a la obra de Carlos Fuentes. Ed. Ana María Hernández de López. Madrid: Ediciones Beramar, 1990. 49-54.


        Co-Authored Articles

Oxford, Jeffrey and David Knutson. “Bibliography of Mendoza Critical Material.” Eduardo Mendoza: A New Look. Eds. Jeffrey Oxford and David Knutson. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2002. 197-222.

AATSP Historical Project Committee. “AATSP and Hispania Chronology.” Hispania 81.2 (1998): 217-229.