Coordinator, Global Womens Studies / Professor, Spanish & Portuguese
No office hours during summer term 2018
No office hours during summer term 2018
Dr. Hegstrom received her PhD from the University of Kansas. She taught for four years at the University of New Mexico before joining the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Brigham Young University. She is an affiliated faculty member of the Comparative Literature, European Studies, and the Global Women’s Studies programs as well. Dr. Hegstrom’s research focuses on the recovery of literary works by Early Modern women who wrote in Spanish and Portuguese. She recently completed a translation of Maria do Céu’s allegory Enganos do bosque, desenganos do rio, based on the edition by Cristina Cowley. Her current projects include an edition and translation of poems, stories, a play, and letters by Maria do Céu, and, in collaboration with Vanda Anastácio, a translation of the coded letters that the Marquise de Alorna wrote (sometimes in invisible ink) to her father in prison. In 2017, Dr. Hegstrom was named an “Honors Super Hero” by the BYU Honors program and an honorary inductee by the Beta Ypsilon chapter of Phi Lambda Beta “for years of service and research in disseminating Luso-Brazilian culture and history.” In 2018, she received the David Gitlitz Comedia Prize in Pedagogy and Mentorship from the Association for Hispanic Classical Theater and she was promoted to full professor. She will deliver the BYU College of Humanities P.A. Christensen Lecture in March 2019. She serves as the coordinator of the BYU Women’s Studies Program and faculty advisor to the Women’s Studies honor society.
El muerto disimulado / Presumed Dead, by Ângela de Azevedo. Edition by Valerie Hegstrom. Translation by Catherine Larson. Critical Introduction and Notes by Valerie Hegstrom and Catherine Larson. Aris & Phillips Hispanic Classics. Liverpool University Press, 2018.
“‘La décima musa portuguesa’ and Her Soledades de Buçaco: Gendered Landscape Poetry Dedicated to the Nuns of Santo Alberto.” Calíope: Journal of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry 22.2 (2017): 145-64.
“Mentoring Spanish Theater Performance and Service Learning: The BYU Spanish Golden Age Theater Project’s Production of Guillén de Castro’s El Narciso en su opinión.” Co-authored with Dale J. Pratt. Religious and Secular Theater in Golden Age Spain: Essays in Honor of Donald T. Dietz. Ed. Susan Paun de García and Donald Larson. Iberica series. New York: Peter Lang, 2017. 175-87.
“Mujeres y criados: Lope’s Recovered Comedy at Chamizal.” [Performance Review.] Bulletin of the Comediantes 69.1 (2017): 181-85.
“Four Centuries of Good Government: A Story about the Modern Age,” by Nilo María Fabra. Translation, Introduction, and Notes by Valerie Hegstrom. Hélice: Reflexiones críticas sobre ficción especulativa 3.8 (2017): 73-83.
“Reading El Buscón on the Chamizal Stage.” [Performance Review.] Comedia Performance 13.1 (2016): 223-29.
“Gendered Matters: Engaging Research on Early Modern Dramaturgas in the Classroom.” Co-authored with Amy R. Williamsen. Teaching Gender through Latin American, Latino and Iberian Texts and Culture. Ed. Leila Gómez, Asunción Horno-Delgado, Mary K. Long, Núria Silleras-Fernández. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2015. 99-124.
“Early Modern Dramaturgas: A Contemporary Performance History,” Co-authored with Amy R. Williamsen. Remaking the Comedia: Spanish Classical Theater in Adaptation. Ed. Harley Erdman and Susan Paun de García. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Tamesis, 2015. 83-92.
“El convento como espacio escénico y la monja como actriz: montajes teatrales en tres conventos de Valladolid, Madrid y Lisboa.” Letras en la celda: Cultura escrita de los conventos femeninos en la España moderna. Ed. Nieves Baranda Leturio and María Carmen Marín Pina. Madrid: Iberoamericana – Vervuert, 2014. 363-78.
WS 395R – Women’s Studies Mentored Study Experience in London
Fall 2018 classes will include Teaching Literature to High School Spanish-Language Students, Global Women’s Studies Colloquium, and Global Women’s Studies Capstone. During Winter 2019, she will offer a new course on Wonder Woman and the Mujer varonil in Early Modern Spanish Literature.
“Tragedy or Comedy? The Outcome of Rash, Young Love in Lope de Vega’s Castelvines y Monteses and El caballero de Olmedo,” a presentation at the symposium Early Modern Spanish Theater: Text and Performance, Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University, April 2-4, 2012.