Óscar Ruiz Hernández

PhD Student
New Cabell Hall 462
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Ph.D., Spanish, U.Va. (expected 2020)
M.A., Pedagogy, High School Teaching, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (2015)
B.A., Spanish Philology, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (2014)

Research Interests

  • 18th and 19th c. Spanish Literature
  • Theater scenography
  • Creative writing
  • Short narrative
  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Film studies


Advanced Intermediate Spanish 2020 (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)

Intermediate Spanish 2010 (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)


“Review of Letras del Siglo de Oro Español: Actas del VII Congreso LESOE, Salta, 16, 17 y 18 de Septiembre de 2009, Graciela Balestrino y Marcela Beatriz Sosa (eds.)”, Castilla. Reviewed in Estudios de Literatura, 5 (2014), 67-70.


“Imprisonments, Oracles, and Arthurian Myths: Symbolism behind Arturo Cova’s Names in La vorágine”. GRAPHSY X, 10 th Annual Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium, Georgetown University, Washington D.C., February 17-18, 2017.

“The Good, the Wise and the Poet: Manifestations of Arturo Cova's names in La vorágine”. GSLS, Graduate Student Lecture Series, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, December 2, 2016.

“I am a Forest, and a Night of Dark Trees”. INTO THE DARKNESS: First Annual Pan European Studies Conference, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, April 1-2, 2016.

Grants & Awards

Extraordinary Mention at the End of Degree (Premio Extraordinario de Fin de Carrera), Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (2014)

Fellowship for Students in the University Departments for the Purpose of Research (Grant), Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (2013-2014)