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513 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Off campus until fall semester
Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Dr. Mercedes Tasende is professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University.
Tasende is a specialist in early twentieth-century Spanish literature. She has authored a book on the work of Valle-Inclán, Palimpsesto y subversión. Un estudio intertextual del El ruedo ibérico, as well as papers and articles on Pardo Bazán, Unamuno, Gómez de la Serna and Manuel Rivas. She is currently conducting research on Unamuno and Spanish Civil War literature. She also serves as faculty director of the graduate study abroad program in Santander, Spain.