Associate Professor of Spanish; Coordinator of Business Spanish Courses
Office: 713 Strode
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
General Editor of Textos, Works & Criticism.
Graciela Tissera completed her graduate studies in Spanish, Literature, and Latin, with honors, at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina, and received her Ph. D. in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tissera's research and teaching interests include Hispanic and comparative literature and film, literary and critical theory, and Spanish for the professions. Her Creative Inquiry projects focus on international health, global business, film studies, and service learning activities. Students in her classes present their research at national and international professional conferences. As Director of the L&IH Program (2009-2016), she coordinated the L&IH Symposiums and the study abroad program in the Dominican Republic. She is currently the Director of the International Spanish Program and Internships in Seville, Spain. Dr. Tissera is the General Editor of Textos, Works & Criticism and also serves as a Contributing Editor for national and international literary journals. She has been recognized as an outstanding professor by Clemson University Student Government, and her “Introduction to Hispanic Literary Forms” course was selected as one of the ten best courses in the national study of Spanish literature courses conducted by the Education Policy Improvement Center (EPIC). Dr. Tissera was inducted into the Order of the Discoverers, one of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society's highest honors. She was also awarded the Certificate of Service by the State of South Carolina and the Frank A. Burtner Award for Excellence in Advising.
"Jorge Luis Borges y las formas arquetípicas del tiempo." Borges y los Otros. Prólogo: María Kodama. Ed. Gabriela Cittadini. Buenos Aires: Fundación Internacional Jorge Luis Borges, 2011. 335-343.
"Teoría y práctica de los métodos de evaluación en la enseñanza de las lenguas extranjeras." Enfoques, Investigaciones y Proyecciones en Didáctica de las Lenguas Extranjeras. Ed. Pastor & Babot. Tucumán, Argentina: Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, 2011. 327-335.
"Jorge Luis Borges y la secreta imagen de Buenos Aires." Hispanic Poetry Review 9.1 (2010): 26-32.
"Topics and Techniques in the Design of Commercial Cases for Business Spanish." Preparing Global Business Leaders: Proceedings of the CIBER Business Language Conference. Ed. Knapp & Winzeler. St. Petersburg: University of Florida, 2009. 1-15.
"Argentina en el vórtice de Santa María del Buen Ayre: Bernardo Verbitsky y su visión de la promesa de la ciudad capital." Temas del comercio y la economía en la narrativa hispana. Ed. Torres & Coria. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008. 206-241.
"Entre la vigilia y el sueño: Borges y El hacedor." Hispanic Poetry Review 6.1 (2007): 10-25.
"Edgar Allan Poe and Jorge Luis Borges: The Archetypical Labyrinths of the Detective Fiction." Cross-Disciplinary Areas of Arts and Humanities: Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Ed. Arellano & Pagan. Honolulu: University of Louisville, 2007. 5225-5237.
"Fascinación que explora lírica inclasificable." Review of El cutis patrio by Eduardo Espina. Reforma Literary Supplement. México, 13 May 2007: 3.