John and Elizabeth Yeon Professor of Spanish and Humanities
Division of Literature and Languages
Elizabeth Drumm is the John and Elizabeth Yeon Professor of Spanish and Humanities. She joined the Reed faculty in 1995 after receiving a BA from the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago. She teaches Spanish language courses, literature courses on 19th- and 20th-century Peninsular Spanish literature and a course on Don Quixote and narrative theory. She also teaches Reed’s interdisciplinary Humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean. Her current research focuses on memory and representation in Spanish modernism and, in particular, Ramón del Valle-Inclán's "aesthetics of memory." She has published articles on Valle-Inclán, Antonio Buero Vallejo, Ignacio Amestoy and Fernando Arrabal and is the author of Painting on Stage: Visual Art in Twentieth-Century Spanish Theater, a book that explores the relationship between theatrical language and visual images.