Susan Walter

Associate Professor, Spanish

Professional Biography

Susan Walter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish Language, Literary and Cultural Studies. She teaches classes primarily on Peninsular literature, film and culture. She earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin; both her MA and PhD are in Hispanic Literature from the University of Virginia. During her time at the University of Denver she has lead the Departmental program in Santander, Spain many times and she also enjoys teaching Community-Engaged courses. SHe is part of the Casa de Paz faculty cluster in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.


  • Ph.D., Hispanic Literature, University of Virginia, 2004

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Meditation teacher


Professor Walter's main research interests include late nineteenth and early twentieth-century Spanish narrative, Women´s writing, the intersection between narrative design and gendered discourse as well the representations of social space in narrative and film. The majority of her research to date has focused on gendered readings of the prose of Emilia Pardo Bazán, Miguel de Unamuno and Carmen de Burgos. Her most recent book-length project was a co-edited volume on Emilia Pardo Bazán in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series. She is also interested in pedagogical research and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Featured Publications

Walter, Susan. “"After the Apple: Female Sexuality in the Writings of Emilia Pardo Bazán." .” Decimonónica 9.2 (2012): 88-105.
Walter, Susan. “"Images of the femme fatale in the Short Stories of Emilia Pardo Bazán".” Romance Notes 55.2 (2015): 177-189.
Approaches to Teaching the Writings of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Ed. Walter, Susan and Margot Versteeg. New York, NY, USA: Modern Language Association, 2017: 237.
Walter, Susan. From the Outside Looking In: Narrative Frames and Narrative Spaces in the Short Fiction of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Newark, Delaware, USA: Juan de la Cuesta, 2010: 177.
Walter, Susan. “La sororidad y la herencia espiritual en La tia Tula de Miguel de Unamuno.” El Trauma En La Literatura Hispánica. Valladolid, Spain: Universitas Castellae, 2016: 249-258.
Guardiola, María Luisa, and Susan Walter. “Mapping the City in La Tribuna.” Approaches To Teaching The Writings Of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Ed. Walter, Susan and Margot Versteeg. New York, NY, USA: Modern Language Association, 2017: 170-177.