M. Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie, PhD.

M. Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie, PhD.

M. Elvira Luna-Escudero-Alie, PhD.

Adjunct Faculty

Literature of Mario Vargas Llosa, works by Jorge Luis Borges with a mathematical component, applied linguistics, intersections between philosophy and literature.

Born and raised in Lima, Peru.

Current Research

Dr. Luna-Escudero-Alie is working with a Math professor (Stephen Kcenich) in an interdisciplinary book about Jorge Luis Borges's texts which have a mathematical content. They have published already 6 interdisciplinary articles about Borges and mathematics.

Selected Publications

Latest publications: 

  • "The Symmetry of Spanish Poetry". October, 2019. Pages 45-48.        Language Magazine, Malibu, CA, October 2019. (Co-author with Stephen Kcenich).
  • “¿En qué momento se había jodido el Perú? A 50 años de Conversación en La Catedral, de Mario Vargas Llosa”. 07/15/2019

https://letralia.com/sala-de-ensayo/2019/07/15/conversacion-en-la-catedral-de-mario-vargas-llosa/

  • Hermeneútica existencialista en “Un lugar limpio y bien iluminado” de Ernest Hemingway. 11/05/2019                                        http://critica.cl/filosofia/hermeneutica-existencialista-en-un-lugar-limpio-y-bien-iluminado-de-ernest-hemingway  
  •  Metáforas lingüísticas y estéticas en la poética de Carlos Oquendo de Amat. 01/20/2019                                                            http://critica.cl/literatura/metaforas-linguisticas-y-esteticas-en-la-poetica-de-carlos-oquendo-de-amat
  • La literatura de Vargas Llosa aplicada a la hipótesis de lectura de Stephen Krashen. 03/18/2018                                                           http://critica.cl/literatura/la-literatura-de-vargas-llosa-aplicada-a-la-hipotesis-de-lectura-de-stephen-krashen
  • “Mi amor por ti es mucho más que amor” o el canto a la ternura de Roque Dalton. 01/21/2018                                                    http://critica.cl/literatura/mi-amor-por-ti-es-mucho-mas-que-amor-o-el-canto-a-la-ternura-de-roque-dalton

 

Courses Taught

SPAN-115,

SPAN-110,

SPAN 201,

SPAN 202,

SPAN 305,

SPAN 335,

SPAN 350.

Education

She has degrees in Philosophy, Literature, and Linguistics from La Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. Her PhD is from Georgetown University in Iberian-American Literature and Culture, with a minor on Applied Linguistics. Her dissertation was: "La estructura temporal en el teatro de Mario Vargas Llosa".

Recent Presentations

  • On November 2019 in a Conference in LA, she presented:

"Teaching Grammar and Culture Using the Topic of Immigration".

  • On November 2018 in Rome, Italy, she presented: "Lowering the Affective Filter in Task-Based Activities".

 

In the Media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=048lmdy8qVw