Donald H. Frischmann

Professor
Spanish and Hispanic Studies
Scharbauer Hall 3107

d.frischmann@tcu.edu | 817-257-6358

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Education

Ph.D. IN LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE, University of Arizona, May 1985.
Major: Latin American Literature
Minor: Portuguese
Supporting Area: Theoretical Linguistics.

MASTER OF ARTS IN HISPANIC LITERATURES, The Ohio State University, June 1978.
Major: Hispanic Literatures
Minor: Theoretical Linguistics.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SPANISH, University of Missouri, May 1975.
Minor: German

COURSEWORK TOWARD THE M.A. IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES, Universidad de las Américas, Cholula, Puebla, Mexico, 1975-76.
Areas of Study: Mexican Literature, Mesoamerican Anthropology, Portuguese.

Courses Taught

A variety of courses, including:
Advanced Grammar
Writing in Spanish
Oral Communication
Panorama of Latin American Literature Contemporary Indigenous Literatures of Mexico
Senior Seminar

Areas of Focus

Latin American Literature
Mexican Indigenous Literatures & Languages
Yucatec Mayan Literature & Language

U Suut T’aan / El Retorno de la Palabra / The Return of our Word. A critical, Mayan-Spanish-English anthology of 13 contemporary Mayan writers from the Mexican State of Quintana Roo. Chetumal: Secretaría de Educación y Cultura del Estado de Quintana Roo, Fall 2016. 200 pp.

U Túumben K’aayilo’ob X-Ya’axche’ / Los Nuevos Cantos de la Ceiba, Volume II. A critical, Mayan-Spanish bilingual anthology of 30 contemporary Mayan writers from the Yucatán peninsula. Mérida: Yucatán State Secretariat for Culture and the Arts (SEDECULTA), October 2015. 522 pp.

U Túumben K’aayilo’ob X-Ya’axche’ / Los Nuevos Cantos de la Ceiba / The New Songs of the Ceiba. Antología de escritores mayas contemporáneos de la península de Yucatán, Trilingual Volume. 2nd rev. ed. With Dr. Carlos Montemayor. Mérida, Yucatán: Instituto de Cultura del Estado de Yucatán, July 2010. 345 pp.

Words of the True Peoples / Palabras de los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers. Volume 3: Theater. With Dr. Carlos Montemayor. Austin: University of Texas Press, May 2007. 289 pp.

Words of the True Peoples / Palabras de los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers. Volume 2: Poetry. Literary Selection (in 8 Mexican Indigenous languages); Introductory Essays (English/Spanish); English & Spanish-language versions of 94 Indigenous-language poems; Notes (English/Spanish); Glossaries & Appendices (English/Spanish), with Dr. Carlos Montemayor. Austin: University of Texas Press, October 2005. 277 pp.

Words of the True Peoples / Palabras de los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers. Volume 1: Prose. With Dr. Carlos Montemayor. Austin: University of Texas Press, December 2004. 257 pp.

Latin American Popular Theatre: The First Five Centuries. With Judith A. Weiss et al. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1993. 269 pp.

El Nuevo Teatro Popular en México. Mexico City: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes / Centro de Investigación Teatral Rodolfo Usigli, 1990. 310 pp.

“Ok’ot Pool / La Danza de la Cabeza: Evolución de una fiesta tradicional maya” (Ok’ot Pool / The Dance of the Head: Evolution of a Traditional Mayan Fiesta”). International Colloquium: Fiesta and Fandango in Art, History, and Literature. Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Mexico City, September 24-26, 2014.

“El Teatro Maya en Yucatán: Raíces y Actualidad” (Yucatec Mayan Theatre: From its Roots to the Present Day). Keynote address, First Colloquium on Popular Theatre, Autonomous University of Yucatán, Mérida, Yucatán, July 8, 2012.

“The Mayan Holocaust of 1562: A New Dramatic Exploration from a Mayan Perspective.” International Conference on Afro-Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and Latin American Studies, University of Ghana, August 4, 2011.

“The Inquisition at Maní, Yucatán: 447 Years Later.” Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, University of California-Davis, May 25, 2011.

“Los escritores mayas actuales: ‘Los Nuevos Cantos de la Ceiba'” [“Contemporary Mayan Writers: ‘The New Songs of the Ceiba'”]. National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) International Book Fair, Palacio de Minería, downtown Mexico City, February 20, 2010.

“Los escritores independientes y sus publicaciones” [“Independent Writers and Their Publications”]. University of Guadalajara, Colotlán, Jalisco: Opening “Master Lecture” (“Conferencia Magistral”) of the Seventh Meeting of Indigenous Writers, November 30, 2010.

“Una Mirada a la Literatura Maya Contemporánea a Través de Los Nuevos Cantos de la Ceiba” (A Look at Contemporary Mayan Literature Through The New Songs of the Ceiba). Universidad de Oriente, Valladolid, Yucatán, May 21, 2013, as part of the festivities of the 450th anniversary of the founding of the city of Valladolid, Yucatán.

“Speaking in Tongues: Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers.” Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, August 14, 2010.

Asociación Mexicana de Investigación Teatral

Consejo Asesor, Revista Investigación Teatral, Universidad Veracruzana, México