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Ph.D. Student in Spanish

Advised by Frank Dominguez

hesims@live.unc.edu | Dey 112


Education

M.A., Spanish, Middlebury College
B.A., Spanish with High Honors, Davidson College

Bio

Holly Sims is a Ph.D. student in Spanish at UNC Chapel Hill. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Holly earned her B.A. from Davidson College in 2012. She came to UNC in 2013 after spending an academic year in Madrid, Spain while completing her M.A. in Spanish through Middlebury College.

Holly studies the Early Modern period in Spain, specifically focusing on 15th century poetry and prose. Her research interests include literary representations of memory and death, the development of the elegiac and consolatory genres, and the literary culture of the 15th century Castilian court. In addition to researching Early Modern Spain, she also enjoys teaching Spanish language, literature and culture at UNC. She has taught both beginning and intermediate levels of Spanish.

Holly has also worked for the Department of Romance Studies as Subscriptions Manager in the Publications Office. Outside the department, she serves as a pre-graduate advisor for the Office of Career Services.

Publications

  • El ‘yo’ de Juan Ruiz: Autobiografía y estructura narrativa en el Libro de buen amor” (published in eHumanista 29)
  • “A Literary Empire: Geographic, Textual, and Ideological Encounters in Early Modern Spain” (co-authored with Elena Casey, published in Hispanófila 173).
  • “Rupturas de narración y género como elementos fantásticos en ‘Quien escucha su mal oye’ de Juana Manuela Gorriti” (published in Gaceta Hispánica de Madrid 10)