Shelby Thacker, Ph.D. – Asbury University
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Professor of Spanish

Department: Ancient & Modern Languages

Office: Reasoner 110E

Phone Extension: 2202

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  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, dissertation topic: The Regenerationist Essay in Spain, 1890-1901

Courses offered: 

  • Advanced Topics in Spanish (graduate)
  • Advanced Independent Research in Spanish (graduate)
  • Masterpieces of Spanish Literature
  • Spanish Linguistics
  • Senior Seminar
  • Culture and Civilization of Spain
  • Survey of Spanish Literature I and II(medieval period through the modern era)
  • Survey of Spanish-American Literature I and II (colonial through twentieth century)
  • Intermediate Spanish
  • Elementary Spanish

Selected/Recent Publications: 

Dendle, Brian J. and Shelby Thacker. British Travellers in Mallorca in the Nineteenth Century. Newark, Delaware: Juan de la Cuesta Press, 2006. 150 pp.

Chronicle of Alfonso X. Trans. Shelby Thacker and José Escobar. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2002.  268 pp.

Schmidhuber de la Mora, Guillermo.  The Three Secular Plays of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.  Trans. Shelby G. Thacker. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2000.  
208 pp.

Current research/scholarship: 

Translation of Juan Luis Arsuaga’s El reloj de Mr. Darwin (Mr. Darwin’s Timepiece), published in Madrid by Ediciones Temas de Hoy in 2009; 348 pages.


Sigma Delta Pi, The National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

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