Schaefer graduated from the University of Madrid in 1970.
Geneva, New York, United States
Schaefer graduated from Hobart College in 1971.
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Schaefer graduated from Washington University in 1979.
Rochester, New York, United States
Schaefer worked at the University of Rochester from 1977 till 1985.
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(Homosexuality has appeared as a secondary theme in the fi...)
Homosexuality has appeared as a secondary theme in the fictional works of numerous mainstream writers in contemporary Mexico. Here, the author deals with issues of gender identity when they emerge as metaphorical red flags signaling cultural danger zones along the path to harmonious national discourse.
(Examines how recent Mexican and Spanish films act as untr...)
Examines how recent Mexican and Spanish films act as untroubling distractions from everyday routines.
(An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical obser...)
An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.
Schaefer received Certificate in Hispanic Culture from the University of Madrid in 1970. Next year she graduated from the Hobart College as Bachelor of Arts. She was educated at the Washington University in St. Louis, earning Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from it, in 1973 and 1979 respectively.
Schaefer began her career as an assistant professor at the University of Rochester, holding that position from 1977 till 1985, rising to an associate professor from 1985 till 1994. From 1984 Schaefer was also an associate of Susan B. Anthony Center for Gender and Women’s Studies at that educational institution. She also held the post of director of Comparative Literature Program at the University of Rochester for two years from 1991.
Since 1994 Schaefer has worked as a professor of Spanish and comparative literature at the university. Additionally, she serves as a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Rochester.
Schaefer is a contributor to periodicals, including Hispanic Issues, Indiana Journal of Hispanic Literatures, NST: Nature, Society, and Thought, Latin American Literary Review, Letras Femeninas, and Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos. She is the author of several books, including Bored to Distraction: Cinema of Excess in End-of-the-Century Mexico and Spain, published by SUNY Press.
(An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical obser...)2014
(Homosexuality has appeared as a secondary theme in the fi...)1996
(This biography will introduce art students and adult read...)2008
(Examines how recent Mexican and Spanish films act as untr...)2003
"I have always cherished the power of the written word to introduce readers to things for the first time and to encourage, even provoke, them to think about their opinions and why they uphold them. The process of committing words to paper initially makes the writer examine her own ideas, something that, it is hoped, might be transmitted to others as well."
"One of the greatest inspirations for the books I have written has come from contact with cultures other than my own, through both travel and the written and visual interpretations available to us."
Schaefer is a member of the International Association for the Study of Philosophy and Literature, the Latin American Studies Association and the Modern Language Association of America.
Schaefer is married to Paul Rodriguez-Hernandez since September 3, 1976.