LianaEwaldPart-time Lecturer in Spanishlewald@mit.edu16-675A617-253-4598Profile BottomBioLiana Ewald specializes in modern Spanish literature and culture, with a particular interest in the evolution of realism and the novel, the mediation of history through literary and cultural forms, and the representation of gender and women’s issues in literature. Her current research centers on “social dreaming,” or utopianism, in its various guises—theory, practice, and literature—as it relates to liberal social and political projects in late nineteenth-century Spain. Specifically, she examines the role of the literary arts in modelling a community of hope and democratic participation following the 1868 “Gloriosa Revolution” and First Spanish Republic, and during the ensuing Bourbon Restoration. Her research on these and other issues has been published in journals such as Hispanic Review, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. Her teaching, informed by her research, includes a range of subjects related to the literature and culture of Spain and Hispanic America, as well as Spanish language. She enjoys drawing on innovative approaches from the Digital Humanities and foreign language pedagogy in the classroom.