I am the author of Cultura herida: literatura y cine en la España democrática (Ediciones Libertarias, 2002). In this book I work with issues such as memory, spectacle, trauma, and violence as they are articulated in the cultural production of the eighties and the nineties in Spain, always in tension with the 'Franquista' past.
I have published a number of articles on Teresa de Jesús, Miguel de Unamuno, Juan Goytisolo, Ana Rossetti, Leopoldo 'Alas' Clarín, as well on topics such as violence and memory both in contemporary literature and film.
Recently I have edited a monographic issue for Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies titled " Critical Interventions on Violence". Currently I am working on a book titled Galicia y sus fronteras: Escritores, márgenes y el canon nacional (siglos xix y xx) in which I trace the formation of a regional and national canon, emphasizing cultural phenomena such as migration, language, etc.
Recent and Selected Publications
Cultura herida: literatura y cine en la España democrática. Editorial Libertarias/Prodhufi (2002). Introduction (pdf)
"Critical Interventions on Violence." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies March 2002. Guest Editor. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/14636204.html
"Modernity's Violence: Clarín's Short Stories and the Occlusion of Origins." Critical Interventions on Violence. Special Monographic Issue of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. March 2002. www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/14636204.html
Recent graduate courses taught:
Culture, Psychoanalysis, History: Spain 1898-1992
The Question of War: Culture and Violence in Modern Spain
Recent undergraduate courses taught:
Shadows of a Dictatorship: Memory and Literature in Democratic Spain
Realism in Modern Spanish Literature
Spain from the Margins: Peninsular literatures and cultures
Spanish and Latin American Women Writers
Culture and Immigration