Faculty Profile

Prof. Stacy Hoult-Saros, Ph.D.

Department Chair & Associate Professor of Spanish

Arts and Sciences, ASB 272


Ph.D. -- University of Chicago

Professor Hoult-Saros is currently doing research on animal theory and representations of the conquest.


  • 2014 recipient of the Valparaiso University Martin Luther King, Jr. Award
  • In November 2009, Professor Hoult-Saros presented “Conquest, Cannibalism and the Comedia: The Predatory Instinct in El entenado” as part of the “Art What Thou Eat” panel at the M/MLA.
  • Professor Hoult-Saros’s article “’Used for a Mighty Purpose’: Pestilence and Preservation in Julia Alvarez’s Saving the World” appeared in Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica in 2008.
  • In November 2008, Professor Hoult-Saros chaired a panel on “Animals and Imperialism in Liturature and Film” at the M/MLA. Her paper was called “Emptying Montezuma’s Zoo: The Conquest of the Animal Other in Laura Esquivel’s Malinche.”
  • In November 2006, Professor Hoult-Saros chaired a panel on "The Animal Other in Texts of Discovery and Encounter" at the M/MLA. Her paper was called "The Falcon Devoured Its Nest": Animals in Poetic Responses to the Conquest of the Americas."
  • In April 2007, Professor Hoult-Saros presented "Uncanny Encounters: New World Animals in "The Road to El Dorado" at the PCA/ACA conference.
  • In November 2005, Professor Hoult-Saros chaired a panel on "Domesticating and Domesticated Animals in Literature" at the M/MLA. Her paper was called "'To Live this Nicaraguan Life': Domestic Animals in the Third World Poetry of Pablo Antonio Cuadra."
  • In 2005, Professor Hoult-Saros' article, "Enchanting Melodies: Charlie Chaplin in the Poetry of Fina Garcia Marruz" was accepted for publication in the forthcoming book Into the Mainstream: Essays on Spanish American and Latino Literature and Culture.
  • In 2005, Professor Hoult-Saros presented a paper on "Music, Memory, and Madness in the Poetry of Cleva Solis" at the First Caribbean Conference on Culture and Literature, as well as "La Inquisición no pudo quemarlo: The Visual Arts in the Poetry of Origenes" at the PCA/ACA conference in March.
  • Professor Hoult-Saros' article "'Resonant Snails and the Toad Chorus': Animals and the Exotic in the Poetry of León de Grieff" appeared in Monographic Review / Revista Monografica in 2004.
  • In 2004, Professor Hoult-Saros had an article accepted for publication in the journal Caribe about images of women in García Marruz's poetry. She also chaired two panels at the Midwest Modern Language Association in Chicago (The Animal Mind in Literature as well as a session in women's studies).
  • In 2004, Professor Hoult-Saros presented a paper on Charlie Chaplin and Fina García Marruz's poetry at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
  • "'Misterio que me habitas': Portraits of Women in Fina García Marruz," -- Mid-American Conference on Hispanic Literature, September 2002
  • "Reflections in/on Norah Lange" -- M/MLA, November 2002
  • 'Misterio de la madre con su niño': Imágenes de maternidad en Fina García Marruz" -- Congreso Internacional de Literatura Hispánica, Lima, Peru, March 2003
  • "In Your Eyes the Otherworldly Light: The Female Gaze in the Poetry of León de Greiff" -- Marquette Womens' Study Conference, 2002.
  • Book review of Isabel Allende's Portrait in Sepia -- VU Books and Coffee series, spring 2002
  • Chaired the panel "Avant-Garde Women: Recovering Lost Voices" -- MMLA, November 2001. She served as secretary of this Women's Studies panel at last year's conference.
  • Paper on Norah Lange -- 2000 West Virginia Colloquium on Literature and Film