BARBARA ZECCHI
CURRICULUM VITAE
(updated May 2017)

 

                                   

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D.  Romance Literatures and Linguistics (Spanish and Italian), University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 1998.

Dissertation: The Representation of Rape and the Rape of Representation: Sexual/Textual Violence in Italy and Spain (Director: Lucia Re).

  

M.A.  Italian Studies, University of California at Los Angeles, 1994.

 

M.A.  Spanish Literature and Culture, University of California at San Diego, 1990.

Master Thesis: La incomunicación en la obra de Carmen Martín Gaite (Director: Susan Kirkpatrick).

 

Laurea (cum laude) in Lingue e Letterature Straniere (Spanish), Università  Ca' Foscari, Venezia, Italia, 1986.

Tesi di Laurea: La primera traducción de la Commedia dantesca atribuida a Don Enrique de Villena. (Director: Marcella Ciceri)

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Online Certificate in  Scriptwriting, Universidad Juan Carlos I Madrid, Escuela de Guion de Madrid, 2016.

                       

 

PUBLICATIONS 

 

Books:

 

Monographs

 

  • El género del género, in preparation

 

  • La pantalla sexuada, Madrid: Editorial Cátedra, 2014. ISBN: 978-84-376-3287-2

                               

                                Reviewed by:

                                Silvia Guillamón, EU-TOPÍAS, 8 (2014), http://eu-topias.org/

                                Marina Calvo, El Palimotrón (2014) http://elpalomitron.com/nos-asomamos-a-la-la-pantalla-sexuada-de-barbara-zecchi/

 

  • Desenfocadas: cineastas españolas y discursos de género, Barcelona: Editorial Icaria, 2014. ISBN: 978-84-9888-568-2

 

                                 Reviewed by:

                                 Carmen García Armero, Letras Femeninas, 41.2, (Winter, 2015) 186-189

                                 Sergio Arlandis, Hispanic Review, 84.1 (Winter 2016), 93-96

Esther Gimeno Ugalde,  International Journal Iberian Studies, 29.2 (2017), 189-191

                                 Hernando Gómez Prada, Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, 7.1 (2015), 106-107

                                 Santiago Fouz-Hernández, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 92 (2015), 478-479

                                 Mary Kate Donovan, Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas, 12.2 (2014)

                                 Jorge Pérez, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, 48.3 (2014), 46-48

                                 Silvia Guillamón, Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures, 69.4 (2015), 230-232

                                 Cineparatodas http://cineparatodas.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/discurso-de-genero-en-el-cine-autora-barbara-zecchi/

 

Edited Books

 

  • Tras las lentes de Isabel Coixet: género y cine. Zaragoza, Publicaciones Universidad de Zaragoza (PUZ): Colección Sagardiana, estudios feministas, forthcoming 2017

 

  • Gynocine: Teoría de género, filmología y praxis cinematográfica, Zaragoza, Publicaciones Universidad de Zaragoza (PUZ): Colección Sagardiana, estudios feministas, 2013. ISBN: 978-84-15770-85-5

 

                               Reviewed by:

                               Mary Kate Donovan, Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas, 12.2 (2014)

                               Susana Domingo Amestoy, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 92.4 (2015), 479-480

                               Lynn Purkey, Letras Femeninas, 41.1 (Summer, 2015), 359-362

                               Susan Sheldon, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, 49.2 (June 2015), 415-417

 

  • Teoría y práctica de la adaptación fílmica. Madrid: Editorial Universidad Complutense, 2012. ISBN: 978-84-9938-130-5

                               

                               Reviewed by:

                               María Camí-Vela Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, 38.2 (2014): 416-418

 

  • La mujer en la España actual:¿evolución o involución? (coedited with Jacqueline Cruz) Barcelona: Icaria, 2004. ISBN: 84-7426-705-6

 

Reviewed by:

María Dolores Nieto Alarcón Lectora, 10 (2004): 455–60

Lynn K. Talbot Letras femeninas 32.2 (2005): 244-45

 

  • Sexualidad y Escritura (1850-2000) (coedited with Raquel Medina) Barcelona: Anthropos, 2002. ISBN: 84-7658-637-X

 

Reviewed by:

Yolanda Pascual Solé  MLN 120.2 (2005): 499-301

María Camí Vela  Symposium 58.3 (2004): 194–97

Maria Matz. Letras Femeninas 29.2 (2003): 226–28

Antonio Pedrós Gascón, España Contemporánea, 16.2 (2003):  119–22

Kathleen Doyle, MMLA 36.2 (2003): 51-53    

 

  • Annotated edition of Benito Pérez Galdós El amigo Manso  (coedited with José Monleón), Akal: Madrid, 2002 (with an Introduction of 83 pages).

 

 

Digital Humanities Projects

 

  • CinemAGEnder: Ageing Studies, Gender and Visual Culture

      www.cinemagender.com/

 

 

Video Essays

 

  • La gynogula: Placer oral en el cine español dirigido por mujeres, a video-essay, in progress, 2017

 

  • El vídeo del minut 2016: Els amors. Film col·lectiu, feature film 63”, collaboration with fragment 36, Drac Magic Production, Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones de Barcelona, 2016, https://vimeo.com/172387753

 

 

  • Miradas encadenadas: Miradas encadenadas: una lectura visual de Palabras encadenadas de Laura Mañá, video essay, 7 min. 2016  https://vimeo.com/206493976

 

  • Mujeres en los orígenes del cine (Women Pioneers of the Camera: the Off-Screen), video-essay, 38 min., 2015, https://vimeo.com/190416397

 

Articles and  Book Chapters

 

  • “Comedy as a Feminist Strategy: Spanish Women Filmmakers Reclaim Laughter” (transl., reprint) Women's Authorship and Genre in Film and Television, Mary Harrod and Katarzyna Paszkiewicz, eds. forthcoming, 2017

 

  • “Laura Mañá: irreverencia y desafío feminista desde el realismo mágico al realismo histórico”, Mujeres y cine español (2000-2015), Francisco Zurian, ed., forthcoming, 2017.

 

  • "Sex After Fifty: The ‘Invisible’ Female Ageing Body in Spanish Women-Authored Cinema", Spanish Erotic Cinema, Santiago Fouz-Hernandez, ed., 2017, ISBN Hardback: 978147440047

 

  • "Le sirene nella semiperiferia mediterranea", Donne del Mediterraneo: Saggi interdisciplinari, Giovanni Spani, Marco Marino eds., Società Editrice Fiorentina, Firenze, 2017, 9-19.

 

  • “El cine de Pedro Almodóvar: de óptico a háptico, de gay a queer” Área Abierta, 15.1Monográfico: Estudios sobre masculinidades, LGBTIQ y cultura audiovisual, 2015: 31-52.

 

  • “La ‘españolada’ al femminile” Rassegna Iberística, 38.108, 2015: 41-62.

 

  • “Margarita Alexandre: una pionera bajo el signo de la excepcionalidad” Construyendo una mirada propia: mujeres directoras en el cine español (de los orígenes al año 2000), Francisco Zurián, ed. Madrid: Sintesis, 2014, 29-48.

 

  • “Dos pioneras entre el teatro y el cine:  Helena Jordi y Elena Cortesina” Actas del II Congreso Internacional de Historia, Literatura y Arte en el Cine en español y portugués, Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, 2013.

 

  • “La comedia como estrategia feminista: la recuperación de la risa” Gynocine: Teoría de género, filmología y praxis cinematográfica, Barbara Zecchi (ed.), Universidad de Zaragoza: Colección sagardiana, estudios feministas, Zaragoza, 2013.

 

  • “La adaptación multiplicada” Teoría y práctica de la adaptación fílmica, Barbara Zecchi, ed. Madrid: Editorial Complutense, 2012: 18-62.

 

  • “La descorporització de l'embaràs al cinema de dones actual” A flor de text. La representació de la corporeïtat als llenguatges artístics, Noemí Acedo Alonso y Aina Pérez Fontdevila, eds. Barcelona, Ediuoc, 2011: 137-145.

 

  • “Veinte años de inmigración en el imaginario fílmico español: hacia un espacio liminal” Imágenes de Otro: Identidad e Inmigración en la literatura y el cine, Montserrat Iglesias, ed. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 2010: 157-184

 

  • “Desde el ‘cine de mujeres’ a CIMA: ¿hacia un nuevo discurso fílmico femenino?” Boletín Hispano Helvético 13-14 (2009) : 243-260.

 

  • “Women Filming The Male Body: Subversions, Inversions and Identifications” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 3. 3 (2008): 187-204.

 

  • “La desapropiación de la escritora: de la angelización a la ginofagia” Lectora.  Revista de dones i textualitat 13 (2007): 241-249.

 

  • “Insolación de Emilia Pardo Bazán: Intertextualidades y parodias, hacia una escritura de la igualdad” MLN 122. 2 (2007): 294-314.

 

  • “Estrategias de elisión, inscripción y desexuación en la representación cinematográfica de la violencia contra la mujer” El doble filo de la navaja; violencia y representación Fernando García Selgas, Carmen Romero Bachiller, eds.  Madrid: Trotta, 2006. 107-128.

    • Reprinted in  Herrera, Javier; Martínez-Carazo, Cristina (eds.) Hispanismo y cine. Madrid / Frankfurt, 2007, Iberoamericana / Vervuert.

 

  • “Inconsciente genérico, feminismo y Nubosidad variable de Carmen Martín Gaite” Arbor 720, 2006: 527-535.

 

  • “Idiosincrasias fílmicas del cuerpo de la mujer por la mujer” Los hábitos del deseo. Formas de amar en la modernidad, Carme Riera, Meri Torras, Isabel Clúa y Pau Pitarch, eds. Barcelona: Ediciones ExCultura, 2005: 133-139.

 

  • “Reinventando el placer cinematográfico femenino: Rosario Pi, Josefina Molina y Judith Colell” Lecturas: Imágenes. Revista poética de cine 4, 2005: 187-213.

    • (Trans. to Galician: “Reinventando o pracer cinematográfico feminino”  Vigo: Galaxia, forthcoming).

 

  • “All About Mothers: Pronatalist Discourses in Contemporary Spanish Cinema” College Literature Review, 32.1, 2005: 146-164. 

 

  • “Mujer y cine: Estudio panorámico de éxitos y paradojas” La mujer en la España actual:¿evolución o involución? Barbara Zecchi and Jacqueline Cruz, eds. Barcelona: Icaria, 2004: 315-351.

 

  • “Maternidad y violación: dos caras del control sobre el cuerpo femenino” (with Jacqueline Cruz) La mujer en la España actual:¿evolución o involución? Barbara Zecchi and Jacqueline Cruz, eds. Barcelona: Icaria, 2004: 147-175.

 

  • "La desheredada: historia de dos novelas" Actas del XXXIII Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana Universidad de Salamanca, 2003: 1685-1695.

 

  • “Canción de cuna: del papel al celuloide” Lecturas: Imágenes. Revista de poética del cine 2, 2003: 423-437.

 

  • "La hermandad lírica, Bécquer y la ansiedad de autoría" Sexualidad y Escritura. Raquel Medina and Barbara Zecchi (eds.) Barcelona: Anthropos, 2002: 33-60.

 

  • "Mujer, escritura y dictadura: el caso de El Ventanal" Las representaciones de la mujer en la cultura hispánica. K.M. Sibbald and R. de la Fuente Ballesteros, eds. Valladolid: Universitas Castellae, 2002: 423-438.

 

  • "'Si te ata, no te quiere': violencia y status quo en el cine de Pedro Almodóvar" Lectura: Imágenes. Carmen Becerra, Manuel Angel Candelas, Antonio Chas, María Jesús Fariña, Beatriz Suárez, eds. Vigo, Spain: Universidade de Vigo, 2001: 319-333.

 

  • "El ventanal: aporías de la mujer franquista" El Franquismo: El Régimen y la Oposición. Guadalajara: Archivo Histórico Provincial, 2000: 295-304.

 

  • "Domesticidad, feminismo doméstico y ¿posibles alternativas?" Autoras y Protagonistas. Textos de Mujeres y sobre Mujeres. Pilar Pérez Cantó and Elena Postigo Castellanos, eds. Madrid: Instituto de la Mujer, Universidad Autónoma, 2000: 441-460

 

  • "Ne' Penelope, ne' Elettra: il canto di Maria Corti" Rivista di Studi Italiani, 17. 1, 1999: 308-27

 

  • "El ángel violado: desarticulación (masculina) y  articulación (femenina) de la violencia hacia la mujer en la literatura romántica" Mujer, sexo y poder en la literatura femenina iberóamericana del S. XIX Joanna Courteau, ed. Valladolid, Spain: Siglo XIX, 1999: 61-74.

 

  • "L'Oblò di Adriano Spatola: il racconto del racconto che non c'è" Italian Quarterly 33, 1996: 49-60.

 

  • "Poética de ida y vuelta: Los paseos americanos de García Lorca" Letras Peninsulares 7.2, 1995: 555-568.

 

  • "Maria Luisa Spaziani" Italian Women Writers, A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook, Rinaldine Russell, ed. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1994: 395-403.

 

  • "L'Ortis di Foscolo e le Cartas marruecas di Cadalso: coincidenze?" Romance Linguistics and Literature Review 6, 1993: 54-61.

 

  • "Il corpo femminile trampolino tra scrittura e volo. Enif Robert e Biancamaria Frabotta: settant'anni verso il tempo delle donne." Italica 69. 4, 1992: 505-518.

 

  • "El cobijo de la infancia en la obra de Carmen Martín Gaite" Mester: Special Issue on Women Writers 20. 2, 1991: 77-88.

 

  • "Appunti sulle due piu' antiche traduzioni allo spagnolo della Commedia," Carte Italiane 11, 1991: 21-30.

 

  • "La traduzione della Commedia dantesca attribuita a Enrique de Villena: Il Paradiso," Annali di Ca'Foscari 27. 1-2, 1988: 327-345.

 

 

 

Interviews, Reviews, Online and Blog articles and Encyclopedic Entries

 

  • Review of Domènech, Conxita y Andrés Lema-Incapié, eds. Ventura Pons: una mirada excepcional desde el cine catalán. Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2015. 360 páginas. ALCES XXI, Vol. 3 (2017)

 

  • “Del piropo al feminicidio” El derecho de voz/s, Catálogo Exposición Fotográfica, comisariada por Hernando Gómez Prada, Universidad Complutense Madrid, Nov. 2016, p. 4.

 

  • Review: Sanz, Marta. Black, black, black. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2010. 333 páginas. Sanz, Marta. Un buen detective no se casa jamás. Barcelona: Anagrama, 2012. 315 páginas, in ALCES XXI, Vol. 2 (2015)

 

 

  • Review: Imágenes del Eros: género, sexualidad, estética y cultura audiovisual by Francisco A. Zurian (ed.) Madrid: Ocho y Medio, 2012, 287 pp., in Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies, 5.1 (2013), 139-141.

 

 

 

 

  • Review: McKenna, Susan M. Crafting the Female Subject. Narrative Innovation in the Short Fiction of Emilia Pardo Bazán. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press” Hispanic Review, 79. 4 (2011): 682-685.

 

  • Review: “O’Connor, Patricia. Mito y realidad de una dramaturga española: María Martínez Sierra. Logroño: Ediciones Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, 2003” Letras Femeninas 32.2 (2006).

 

  • Review: “ Moreiras Menor, Cristina. Cultura herida. Literatura y cine en la España democrática” Madrid: Ediciones Libertarias, 2002, 286 pp.” Modern Language Notes (MLN) 119. 2 (2004). 

 

  • Review: "Carbayo Abengózar, Mercedes. Buscando un lugar entre mujeres: Buceo en la España de Carmen Martín Gaite. Málaga: Universidad de Málaga, 1998, 195 pp." Letras Femeninas 26. 1-2 (2000).

 

  • "Rape" entry for The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature. Rinaldina Russell and Marilyn Migiel eds. Greenwood Press: Westport Conn., 1997: 280-283.

 

  • "Feminism, 19th century" entry for The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature. Rinaldina Russell and Marilyn Migiel eds. Greenwood Press: Westport Conn., 1997: 88-90.

 

  • Interview: "Conversando con Mercedes Abad, Cristina Fernández Cuba y Soledad Puértolas: 'Feminismo y literatura no tienen nada que ver'." Mester Special Issue on Women Writers 20.2 ,1991: 157-165.

 

 

PAPERS AND LECTURES

  • April 2017 "Viejas de película: el envejecimiento femenino en el cine español", Key-note speaker at the 70th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, University of Kentucky, Lexington

  • March 2017 "Helena Cortesina y Flor de España", rescatando un legado. Paper presented at the International Conference  "Presencias y representaciones de la mujer en los primeros años del cine 1895-1920", Museu del Cinema, Girona, Spain

  • March 2017 "La teoría fílmica feminista", Talk at the University of Girona, Spain

 

  • Feb. 2017 “Women Film Pioneers of Spain”, Invited Speaker for the Álvarez Seminar “Contemporary Spanish Culture: Encounters and Transitions”, MAS: Mexico, The Americas, and Spain, Trinity University, Texas

  • Feb. 2017 Álvarez Seminar Invited guest, talk on Laura Maña’s Palabras encadenadas, undergraduate class,Trinity University, Texas

  • Nov. 2016 “Iniciación a los Estudios Europeos e interdisciplinariedad” talk for the Máster en Interculturalidad, Comunicación y Estudios Europeos, Universitat de València, Spain

  • Nov. 2016 “Mujeres en los orígenes del cine”, video-essay, presentation and Q&A with Nieve de Medina and Javier Costa, Academia de las Artes y de las Ciencias Cinematográficas, Madrid, Spain

  • Aug. 2016 “Cine y feminismo: intersecciones”, Conferencia Magistral, Cátedra Ingmar Berman, Auditorio MUAC, UNAM, Ciudad de México, México​​

  • Aug. 2016 "Sexualidad Madura: la mujer invisible en el cine femenino” Keynote Conference for the MIC-Genero Film Festival, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

  • Aug. 2016 “La violencia de la representación: el compromiso feminista del audiovisual” Inauguration Speech, GenderLab, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico

  • July 2016 “La gynogula: cine y placer oral femenino” Invited Closing Talk at the Seminario Internacional Literatura y Pecado, Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  • April 2016 “Sexualidad después de los 50 en el gynocine”, Talk at the Spanish Cinema: Gender and Ageing Studies Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

  • March 2016 “Pioneras de la cámara”, invited talk as Lansdowne Lecture Series Visitor, Dept. of Spanish and Italian, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  • Jan. 2016 "El desarrollo profesional y académico en la investigación en comunicación audiovisual y publicidad" Invited talk at the VII Workshop Internacional de Investigación “Trabajar, enseñar e investigar en Cultura Audiovisual” , Universidad Complutense, Madrid

 

  • Nov. 2015 “Teoría y práctica fílmica feminista” Invited Talk for the Conference “El Feminismo en España desde la transición a la actualidad” coordinated by Carmen Peña Ardid, University of Zaragoza, Spain

 

  • Sept. 2015 “Las pioneras de la cámara: un ensayo visual”, Invited talk, University of Ca’Foscari Venezia.June 2015 “Women Film Pioneers: A Visual Essay”, Key-Note Speaker at the First International Conference Women of the Mediterranean, Santa Anna Institute/College of the Holy Cross, Sorrento, Italy

 

  • June 2015 “Women Film Pioneers: A Visual Essay”, Key-Note Speaker at the First International Conference Women of the Mediterranean, Santa Anna Institute/College of the Holy Cross, Sorrento, Italy

     

  • March 2015 “Neus Ballús’s La Plaga”, Introduction and Presentation of the movie , at the 7th Edition of Catalan Film Festival with film director Neus Ballús and producer Pau Subirós.

      

  • March 2015 “Feminismo, Gynocine y  Cine español: el caso de Pilar Miró”, Distinguished Visitor, Aston University, Birmingham, UK.

     

  • March 2015 “Domestic Violence in Spanish Cinema”, presentation for the classes «Hispanic Film» and «Migrant and Transnational Cinema», Aston University, Birmingham, UK.  

     

  • Februray 2015 «Tortura y Censura: El crimen de Cuenca (1979) de Pilar Miró», CINE LIT VIII Portland, Oregon.

 

  • July 2014 “La película perdida de Helena Cortesina: Flor de España o la leyenda de u torero (1921)” paper  presented at the Avanca Inernational Film Festival, Avanca, Portugal.

 

  • July 2014 “Cineastas españolas”, presentation of my book Desenfocada at the bookstore La Central (with the participation of filmmakers Josefina Molina and Inés París), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid.

 

  • June 2014 “Desenfocadas: mujeres cineastas y discursos de género” keynote speaker at the  58th Muestra de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona,

       Pamplona, Spain.

 

  • April 2014 “Te doy mis ojos (Icíar Bollaín, 2004): Posibles salidas a la violencia de género", invited speaker at Mount Holyoke College. 

 

  • March 2014  “Carmen y Soleá: de Mérimée a Rosario Pi Brujas” Fourth International Symposium on Ideology, Politics and Demands in Spanish Language, Literature and Film: Images of Women in Hispanic Literature and Media. Online. 

 

  • November 2013 "La españolada en femenino" invited speaker at the one-day conference La Españolada. Limiti e condizioni,  Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Italy.

 

  • October 2013 "La experiencia sensorial del cine de Isabel Coixet" Paper presented at the XXIII AIFCFH Conference, Feminismo, Post-Feminismo and Neo-Feminismo, Clearemont Colleges, California. 

 

  • June 2013 “Helena Jordi, una pionera entre el teatro y el cine” Paper presented at the 2nd Congreso Internacional de Historia, Literatura y Arte en el Cine en español y portugués, Salamanca, Universidad de Salamanca

 

  • May 2013  “La piel de Almodóvar” key-note speaker at the Graduate Conference Almodóvar en evolución, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

  • April 2013 “Almódovar: de lo óptico a lo háptico” invited speaker at the IV International Workshop GECA: Nuevas Masculinidades, Universidad Complutense, Madrid

 

  • March 2013     Presentation of Patricia Ferreira’s movie Els Nens Salvatges  Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 

  • March 2013  “El fuera de campo: cinco usos feministas”, paper presented at the NeMLA Convention, Boston.

 

  • December 2012 “A History of Spanish Women’s Cinema” presentation of a Digital Humanities project for the Digital Humanities Initiative Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

  • October 2012  'Erotismo “invisible”: la mujer madura en el cine español de autoría  femenina' Invited speaker at the "Taller de erotismo y cine español", at Harvard  University.

 

  • October 2012  Introduction to the One-day Conference “Spanish Cinema Today”, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

  • September 2012  “Las cineastas en la teoría” Paper presented for the Panel Teoría y práctica de la creación femenina at the IX Convegno Internazionale del gruppo Scrittrici e Scritture, Università di Sassari, Sardegna, Italy.

 

  • July 2012     “El género filoháptico” paper presented at the II Simposio Internacional sobre ideología, política y reivindicaciones en lengua, literature y cine en  español, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Santander, Cantabria, Spain

 

  • June 2012   “La inmigración en el cine dirigido por mujeres: esencialismo estratégico y crisis de enunciación” invited speaker for the seminar “Imágenes de la inmigración” Facultad de Comunicación y Documentación, University of  Granada.

 

  • May 2012    "La piel que habitamos: Violencia y cuerpo femenino en el cine español actual" paper presented at the III International Workshop Representaciones del Cuerpo Dañado. Universidad Complutense, Madrid

 

  • March 2012    "Migraciones en el cine español: ¿universalización o esencialismo estratégico?" Paper presented at the 20th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics: Migrating Through Alternative Spaces. University of Texas, Austin

 

  • February 2012  "Catalan Cinema: an intruduction" Introduction to the 4th edition of Catalan Film Festival, UMass Amherst

 

  • October 2011  “La comedia como estrategia feminista: la recuperación de la risa” paper presented at the Gynocine Conference, UMass Amherst

 

  • October 2011  “The History of Spanish Women’s Cinema:  a Digital Humanities Project” project presented at the Gynocine Conference, UMass Amherst

 

  • June 2011 “Lo spazio bianco di Francesca Comencini: il corpo materno ‘svuotato’ ” paper presented at the CSIS Conference in Venice, Italy

 

  • February 2011 “El cine de Isabel Coixet” Introduction at the III Catalan Film Festival, UMass Amherst

 

  • October 2010  “La ética de la mirada: violencia y escopofilia en el cine femenino español” Paper presented at the XX AILCFH Conference, University of Austin, Texas.

 

  • July 2010  “Cine de mujeres: hacia la concienciación de género” Paper presented at the XVII AIH (Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas) conference, Rome, Italy.

 

  • March 2009  “Desde el “cine con tetas” a CIMA: ¿hacia un discurso femenino?” Invited speaker, Conversatorio, Dept. of Spanish, Brown University.

 

  • Feb. 2009  “Cine femenino: Violencia y Placer” Invited speaker,  Seminarios IESA-CSIC (Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados), Córdoba  

 

  • Feb. 2009  “La representación de la violencia y la violencia de la representación: mujeres y cine” Invited speaker,  Las Tertulias del Ateneo,  Madrid

 

  • Feb. 2009  “La mujer que envejece en el cine español femenino” Congreso: "El cuerpo: objeto y sujeto de las ciencias humanas y sociales" Institución Milá y Fontanals, Barcelona

 

  • Sept. 2008   “El cuerpo ‘maduro’: la mujer invisible en el cine español”  European Film Conference, University of Texas, San Antonio

 

  • June 2008  “Ojos encadenados: representaciones fílmicas de la violencia doméstica” MMWW 2008, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

 

  • March 2008  “El sujeto inmigrante en el cine español” Curso de Humanidades. Imágenes de la inmigración en el cambio de siglo. Universidad Carlos III, Madrid

 

  • Octubre 2007  “Hibridismo y Otredad en el cine español femenino” XVII Congreso de la AILCFH, Mujeres transatlánticas. Cruces de lenguas. Zonas de encuentros. Sevilla, Spain

 

  • May 2007 Presentation of Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth” Encuentros/Encounters: New Cinema of Latin America and Spain, University of Massachusetts.

 

  • March 2007 “El cuerpo del otro: relaciones interraciales en el cine.” Key-note speaker, Telling Bodies: Practices, Discourses, Looks Conference, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

 

  • Feb 2007  “El sujeto inmigrante en el cine español” Curso de Humanidade:s Las imágenes de la inmigración en la España del cambio de siglo, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid

 

  • Feb 2007 “Diferencia y otredad en las imágenes de los inmigrantes. Identidad cultural y cuestiones de género sexual” invited speaker, Imágenes de la inmigración en la literatura y el cine contemporáneos, Curso de Humanidades, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid.

 

  • Nov. 2006 “La feminización de la violencia” Paper presented at Memories of Modernity. An International Conference on Hispanic Cinemas, Stony Brook Manhattan, New York.

 

  • Oct.  2006 “Consideraciones sobre la representación del otro en el cine femenino” Invited speaker, Carlos III University of Madrid.

 

  • April 2006 “Cuando las flores de otro mundo llegan a España: reflexiones sobre maternidad, migración y Icíar Bollaín” Paper presented at the Rethinking the Iberian Atlantic Confernce, Liverpool.

 

  • Nov. 2005  “Desexualizando y sexuando la violencia de género: Almodovar, Bollain y Mañá” paper presented for the panel “Representación de la violencia doméstica en la literatura y el cine español,” PAMLA conference, Pepperdine University.

 

  • Feb. 2005  “La desfeminizacion del arte,” paper presented at the Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

  • Jan. 2005  “From Seduction to ‘Gynophagy:’ Engendering the Nineteenth-Century Literary Sphere,” paper presented at the Dept. Romance Languages, University of Florida, Gainesville.  

 

  • Nov. 2004 “Discurso feminista, cine y violencia: ¿qué hay de nuevo?” Guest speaker at the conference “Cultura, representaciones y violencia: Nuevos enfoques desde los estudios culturales sobre género y etnia” Universidad Complutense de Madrid

 

  • Nov. 2004 “Icíar Bollain’s Take My Eyes: Women and Film in Europe” Lecture presented at “Why Film Matters,” Film Studies Program, Johns Hopkins University

 

  • Mar. 2004  “El cuerpo de la mujer por la mujer” Paper presented at the International Congress “Los hábitos del deseo. Formas de amar en la modernidad,” Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

 

  • Nov. 2003 “Cine español femenino: panorama de éxitos y paradojas” Paper presented at the V Taller Internacional “Mujeres en el siglo XXI” Universidad de la Habana, Cuba.

 

  • Nov. 2003 “Reinventando el placer visual”, key-note speaker at the Conference “Cine y Literatura” organized by the Universidade de Vigo, Spain.

 

  • Nov. 2003 “La evolución del placer visual en el cine femenino español” invited speaker at the Seminario Cátedra de la Mujer, Universidade de Vigo.

 

  • July 2003  “Insolación de Emilia Pardo Bazán y el deseo femenino” Paper presented at the Conference Mulheres Más, Oporto, Portugal.

 

  • Nov. 2002  “Emilia Pardo Bazán: de Cava a Carmen” Paper presented at the SAMLA Conference, Baltimore.

 

  • Oct. 2002  “‘El dominio de los sentidos’ y ‘Five Senses’: sintiendo al femenino” Paper presented at the AILFH Conference, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana.

 

  • Oct. 2002  “El doble exilio de la mujer española: María Lejárraga” Paper presented at the congress “España laberinto de exilios,” University of Massachusetts.

 

  • Nov. 2001 “Canción de cuna: de María Lejárraga a José Luis Garci” Paper presented at the Second International Congress of Cinema and Literature organized by the Universidade de Vigo, Spain.

 

  • Feb. 2001  “Discursos de género en el cine español contemporáneo” Fifty Years of Literature and Cinema in  Spain (1950-2000), University of California, Irvine.

 

  • Feb. 2001 “All about mothers: the vindication of motherhood in contemporary  Spanish cinema”  California State University at San Bernardino

 

  • Oct. 2000 “Maternidad usurpada: la operación de la metáfora de Unamuno a Almodóvar” Paper Presented at the I International Conference: Women and Textuality. The representation of Women in Hispanic Literatures: the Turn of Last Century and/or the End of the Millenium" Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Barcelona, Spain.

 

  • June 2000  "La desheredada de Benito Pérez Galdós: historia de dos novelas" Paper Presented at the XXXIII Congreso del Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, España.

 

  • May 2000  “Mitificaciones y desmitificaciones de la maternidad en el cine contemporáneo español." Invited speaker at the "Curs Dones I Cinema," organized by the Institut Universitari D'Estudis de la Dona, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain.

 

  • Dec. 1999  “Maquillando la verdad. Cine, literatura y violencia." Paper Presented at the First International Congress of Cinema and Literature organized by the Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Spain.

 

  • Nov. 1999  “Aporías de la mujer franquista." Paper presented at the "IV Jornadas de Castilla-La Mancha sobre Investigación en Archivo: El Franquismo: El Régimen y la Oposición, Guadalajara, Spain.

 

  •  July 1999  "El Ventanal: contradicciones del discurso femenino de la Falange." Paper presented at the International Congress "Las           representaciones de la mujer en la cultura hispánica," organized     by the Universitas Castellae, Valladolid, Spain.

 

  • March 1999  "Domesticidad, feminismo doméstico y ¿posibles alternativas?" Paper presented at the "Primer encuentro Internacional New York University y Universidad Autónoma de Madrid," Madrid.

 

  • Apr. 1998  "Neo-neorealismo o post-neorealismo? Il caso donna." Paper presented at the meeting of American Association of Italian Studies, panel on Italian cinema, Chicago.

 

  • Dec. 1997  "Raping the Female Body (of Literature): Italo Svevo's Una vita." Paper presented at the Modern Language Association 1997 convention, panel on "Feminist Approaches to Italian Literature," Toronto.

 

  • Oct. 1997  "Ansiedad Fin de Siglo" Paper presented at the Letras Femeninas Hipánicas Conference, panel on 19th century Spanish Women Writers, University of Emory, Atlanta

 

  • April 1997  "La flor de mi secreto y los secretos de la postmodernidad española" Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese Convention, panel on  Spanish film and fiction, Los Angeles.

 

  • Dec. 1996  "Mascolinizzare i Promessi sposi" Paper presented at the Modern Language Association 1996 convention, panel on "Manzoni Revisited", Washington DC

 

  • Oct. 1996  "Feminizando miradas: la hermandad lírica y el deseo femenino romántico" Paper presented at the conference "The Powers of Poetry," University of Oregon, Eugene.

 

  • Fall 1995  "El ángel violado" Paper Presented at the  Asociación de Letras Femeninas Hispánicas Conference, panel on 19th century Spanish women writers, Barnard College, New York.

 

  • Fall 1993  "Feminism and the Novel in nineteenth-century Italy." Paper presented at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, panel on Italian Feminism, Minneapolis.

 

  • Fall 1992  "The Language of Their Own: from Dante to the 'mutande'." Paper presented at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference, panel on Italian Women Writers, Saint Louis.

 

  • Spring 1991  "El cobijo de la infancia en la obra de Carmen Martín Gaite." Paper presented at the conference "Female Discourses: Present, Past, Future," organized by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles.

 

  • Winter 1991  "A view of one's own: il film Domino di Ivana Massetti." Paper presented at the Philological Association of the Pacific Coast           convention, panel on Italian cinema, San José.

 

  • Fall 1990  "Mujer ventanera, mujer escritora: Carmen Martín Gaite." Paper presented at the Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature, University of Colorado, Boulder.

 

 

AWARDS/ GRANTS/ SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 2017 Appointed Associate Member of the Film Academy of Spain

  • 2016 Best Teaching Award Nomination, University of Massachusetts

  • 2016 Exceptional Merit Award, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • 2013  Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst to conduct research for my project on Spanish Film Pioneers

  • 2011  Grant of the Program of Cooperation Between the University of Minnesota and the Spanish Ministry of Education to conduct research in Spain

  • 2011  Grant of the Program of Cooperation Between the University of Minnesota and the Spanish Ministry of Education to co-sponsor Gynocine Women and Film Conference       

  • Spring 2011  Enhanced Sabbatical Funds for the book project “Women Film Pioneers in Spain” University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Spring 2011  Seed Grant for the project “The History of Spanish Cinema by Women (1898-1975)” The Digital Humanities Initiative, UMass

  • 2010 Book Publication Subvention Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • 2009-2013  Renewal of the Grant  I+D of the Grups de Recerca de Catalunya (SGR) for a three-year project on the Representation of the Female Body (“Cos i Textualitat”) coordinated by Meri Torras, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

  • 2006- present  Grant from the Catalan Government (Institut Ramon Llull) for Catalan language and culture instruction at UMass (about $200,000)

  • 2009  Faculty Research Grant/Healey Endowment Grant, University of Massachusetts Amherst to conduct research in Spain

  • 2009  Grant of the Program of Cooperation Between the University of Minnesota and the Spanish Ministry of Education to conduct research in Spain for my book project Género, teoría y práctica cinematográfica

  • 2009  Student Choice Award, Residential First Year Experience (RFYE)

  • 2006-2009  Grant  I+D of the Grups de Recerca de Catalunya (SGR) for a three-year project on the Representation of the Female Body (“Cos i Textualitat”) coordinated by Meri Torras, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

  • 2005-2008 Grant I+D from Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia  for a research project of the University Carlos III of Madrid "Imágenes del otro: construcción discursiva de la inmigración en la literatura y el cine de la España contemporánea" (Montserrat Iglesias, principal investigator) 

  • 2006-2007 Best Teaching Award Nomination, University of Massachusetts

  • 2006 Nominated for a Lilly Fellowship, Spanish and Portuguese Unit, Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts

  • Travel Grant (six times), Johns Hopkins University

  • 2000-1996 Faculty Development Fund Grant (nine times), Saint Mary’s College

  • 1999 January Term Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching                

  • 1995-96 Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA

  • 1993  Del Amo Foundation Scholarship, UCLA

  • Fall 1992   Lenard Travel Grant, UCLA

  • Fall 1987   "Best Thesis of The Year," award given by The Spanish Embassy of Rome to conduct research in Spain for a year.

  • 1986-87     Scholarship of the University of Venice, Italy for a year of graduate studies at the University of California.

  • 1986-87     Education Abroad Program scholarship for a year at the University of California at San Diego

  • 1984 Grant of the Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores of Spain to conduct research at the University of Salamanca

 

 

TEACHING

 

Classes Taught

 

University of Massachusetts

Undergraduate

  • Introduction to Lit. Analysis (Spanish 319)

  • Literary Currents in Spain (Spanish 321)

  • Culture and Civilization of Spain through Cinema (Spanish 415)

  • Spanish Novel From Dictatorship to Democracy (Spanish 497B)

  • Women of Southern Europe: Film and Society (Spanish 397, crosslisted Italian 398)

  • Women, Literature and Cinema in Spain (Spanish 497WC)

  • From Book to Screen (Spanish 432)

Graduate

  • Cinema, Age and Gender (Spanish 797AG)

  • Theory and Parctice of Video-graphic Criticism (Spanish 697VG)

  • Modern Peninsular Narrative (Spanish 597L)

  • Románticos y Románticas (Spanish 697A)

  • Women and Film (Spanish 797)

  • Realisms (Spanish 597R)

  • Survey of Spanish Cinema (Spanish 797G)

  • From Paper to Celluloid (Spanish 797SP)

  • Discursos de género y el canón  (Spanish 597U)

  • Catalan Cinema (Spanish 597)

  • The films of Pedro Almodóvar (Spanish 797)

 

Mount Holyoke College

  • Spanish Women and Cinema (Undergraduate)

 

Johns Hopkins University

  • Realism, Naturalism and Verismo (graduate: Italian and Spanish)

  • Discursos de género en el s.XIX español: medicina, derecho y literatura (graduate: Spanish)

  • Women and Film: A Theoretical Approach (graduate: Spanish)

  • Pirandeledda: Luigi Pirandello and Grazia Deledda (graduate: Italian)

  • Modernism, Decadentismo and Futurism (graduate: Italian)

  • Nineteenth Century Women Writers (graduate: Italian)

  • From Paper to Celluloid: Film Adaptations (graduate/undergrad: Italian)

  • Survey of Italian Film (graduate/undergraduate: Italian)

  • Italian Women Directors (undergraduate: Italian)

 

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Undergraduate

  • "Mujer y Escritura: el siglo XIX" (Curso de Humanidades por Video Conferencia)

  • "Mujer y Escritura: teoría y práctica" (Curso de Humanidades)

Graduate

  • Feminismos (team-taught)

 

Universitat de Valencia, Spain

  •  “Iniciación a los Estudios Europeos e interdisciplinariedad” Máster en Interculturalidad, Comunicación y Estudios Europeos

  • “La formación de la mujer moderna” (Seminario de doctorado)

  • “Variaciones del tema de la maternidad en el cine contemporáneo español” (Seminario de doctorado)

 

Universidad de Cádiz, Spain

  • “La mujer en la España actual” (Summer Course)

  • “Cine español; nuevos realizadores” (Summer Course)

 

Saint Mary's College of California

  • Survey Spanish Literature: Middle Ages to 18th Century (taught in Spanish)

  • Survey Spanish Literature: 18th Century to the Mid 20th Century (in Spanish)

  • Contemporary Peninsular Literature (in Spanish)

  • Culture and Civilization of Spain (in Spanish)

  • Special Topic: Federico García Lorca (in Spanish)

  • Special Topic: Spanish Cultural Studies: de la dictadura a la democracia (in Spanish)

  • Spanish and Italian Film (in English, Spanish and Italian)

  • Women's Studies: Spanish Women Writers (in Spanish)

  • Women's Studies: Italian Women Writers (in Italian)

  • Collegiate Seminar: Greek Thought (in English)

  • All levels of Spanish and Italian Languages

 

Advising

 

Direction of PhD Dissertations:

 

University of Massachusetts

  • Irene Melé-Ballesteros: “Spanish and Catalan new poetics and theatricalities” (dissertation in progress)

  • Christina Beaubien: “Surrogate Histories; Women Demystifying the Franco-Female during the Spanish Transition” (dissertation in progress)

  • Gorka Maiztegui: “El cine quinqui” (dissertation in progress)

  • Maribel Rams, Lecturer, Amherst College: “Subaltern identity and historical memory in contemporary Spain as represented in film, autobiography and testimonio” (dissertation in progress)

  • Dolores Juan Moreno, Visiting Assistant Professor, Clark University: Mesa para dos: La gastronomía en la poesía y en el cine españoles (Defended Summer 2015)

  • Eva París-Huesca, Assistant Professor, Ohio Wesleyan University: Noir genre in contemporary female Spanish novel and cinema (Defended Spring 2015) 

  • Marta del Pozo, Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth: Towards a posthumanist reenchantment: Poetry, Science and New Technologies  (Dissertation defended Spring 2012)

  • Jason Cumming: La arquitectura de la memoria: un análisis de la estructura narrativa en cinco novelas contemporáneas  de España (Dissertation defended Spring 2010)

 

Direction of MA Theses:

 

University of Massachusetts

  • Elisabet Pallàs: Carmen(es) y Lola. El continuo generacional de la educación de la mujer desde la novela y el monólogo teatral de Cinco horas con Mario hasta la película Función de noche, Thesis defended Spring 2016, (co-dir. David Rodríguez-Solás)

  • Albert Asunción: "La imposible serenidad de Michi Panero, Una historia y análisis de El Desencanto, documental creativo en el tiempo de la transición" (Thesis defended Summer 2015)

  • Irene Melé Ballesteros: Elena Jordi y el mito de Thais (Thesis defended Spring 2013)

  • Emily Spring:  Protesting Between the Lines: Carmen Martín Gaite's frustration in Writing vis-à-vis 1950s Francoist Censorship (Thesis defended Spring 2013)

  • Gorka Maiztegui: Análisis del proceso de adaptación de Las galas del difunto de Valle-Inclán (defended Fall 2012)

  • Iván Cavielles-Llamas: De otros a nosotros: El cine español sobre inmigración y su camino hacia una visión pluricultural de España (1990-2007) (Thesis defended Fall 2008)

  • María Manuela Marcos Escribano: La reconstrucción de la folkclórica en el cine de la democracia (Thesis completed Summer 2008)

  • Marta del Pozo: Soldados de Salamina: ‘Terapias’ para después de una guerra (Thesis defended Spring 2007)

 

Member of Dissertation, MA Thesis and Exams Committees:

 

University of Massachusetts, Spanish and Portuguese Unit

Ramiro García Olano (Dissertation Defense, Spring 2017) * Pilar Osorio (Dissertation Proposal, Fall 2016) * Dolores Juan Moreno (Dissertation Proposal, Fall 2015) * Maribel Rams (Dissertation Proposal, Fall 2015) * Aida Roldan (Comps, Spring 2015) * * Gorka Maiztegui (Dissertation Proposal, Fall 2015) * Dolores Juan Moreno (Comps, Fall 2014) * Danielle Boveé (Master Exam, Fall 2014)* Christina Beaubien (Comps, Spring 2014) * Rossano Dalle Valle (Dissertation Proposal, Spring 2014) * Gorka Maiztegui (Comps, 2014) * Irene Melé Ballesteros (MA Thesis Defense, 2013) * Maribel Rams (Comps, Spring 2013)* Emily Spring (Master Thesis Defense, Spring 2013)* María Twardy (Spring 2012) * Sonia Battle (Thesis Defense UMass 2012) * Luis Loya (Dissertation Defense Spring 2011) * Javier Venturi (Major Exam, Spring 2010) * Jason Cumming (Major Exam, Fall 2008) * Marta del Pozo  (Major Exam, Fall 2007) * Eva París-Huesca (Minor Exam, Spring 2010) * Maria Hogan (Minor Exam Fall 2010) * Ramiro García-Olano (Minor Exam Spring 2010) * Sonia Battle (Proposal Defense UMass 2010) * Darío Sánchez-González (MA exam, Spring 2010) * Slav Gretchen (Minor Exam Spring 2008) * María Twardy (Dissertation Proposal Spring 2010) * José Madiedo (Minor Exam Spring 2010) * Rossano Dalla Valle (MA exam, Spring 2009) * Luis Loya (Major Exam Fall 2009) * María Twardy (Major Exam, Fall 2008) * Iván Cavielles-Llamas (Master Thesis defense 2008)* Kelsey Camire (Major Exam Fall 2007) * María Twardy (Minor Exam UMass, 2007) * Marta del Pozo (Minor Exam UMass, 2007) * Jason Cumming (Minor Exam UMass, 2007)

 

University of Massachusetts, Program in Comparative Literature

Lara Matta (Comps Exam, Spring 2013) * Daniel Pope (PhD Dissertation defense, Spring 2013) * Daniel Pope (Comps Exam, Fall 2011) * Lucía Prada (MA Thesis defense, Spring 2009)

 

University of Illinois at Chicago

Yanire Marquez (Comps, Spring 2015)

 

Universitat de Barcelona

Katryna Paszkiewicz (Dissertation Defense, Fall 2014)

 

Universitat de València

Silvia Guillamón (Dissertation defense, Fall 2011)

Jorge Belmonte Arocha (Dissertation Defense, Summer 2013)

 

Universidad de Granada

Amy Dolin Oliver (Dissertation defense, Spring 2013)

Mario de la Torre Espinosa (Dissertation Defense, Summer 2015)

 

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Nasima Akaloo (Dissertation defense, Summer 2012)

 

Mount Holyoke College

Emmalie Moseley (MA Honor Thesis, Spring 2009)

 

Johns Hopkins University

Anne de Laire Mulgrew (Dissertation Defense, Spring 2005) * Sara Annunziato (Comps Exam, Fall 2005)

 

Saint Mary’s College of California

Lisa McKibbin Spanish and Italian Cinema (Honor Thesis Director, Spring 2001)

 

 

APPOINTMENTS

 

  • 2015-     Full Professor, Spanish and Portuguese Unit, Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • 2011-2015   Associate Professor, Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • 2005-2011  Assistant Professor Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • 2002-2005  Visiting Associate Professor of Italian and Spanish. Dept. Romance Languages,  Johns Hopkins University.

  • 1999-2001 (Fall semesters)  Visiting Professor, Dept. Humanidades, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

  • 2000 (Spring) Visiting Professor, Instituto de la Mujer, Universidad de Valencia.

  • 2000-2001 (Summer Terms) Visiting Professor, Cursos de Verano, Universidad de Cádiz.

  • 1999-2002  Associate Professor, Dept. Modern Languages, Saint Mary's College of California.

  • 1996-1999  Assistant Professor, Dept. Modern Languages, Saint Mary’s College of California.

  • 1993-94  Instructor of Italian, University of California at Los Angeles, Extension.

  • 1991-93 Teaching Assistant of Spanish and of Italian, Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Department of Italian,  University of California at Los Angeles.

  • 1986-89  Teaching Assistant of Italian, Department of Literature, University of California at San Diego.

 

SERVICE

 

Service to the University

 

University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Director Translation Center (since  2015)

  • Co-Director of the Spanish and Portuguese Unit,  Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2015-2016)

  • Graduate Program Director, Spanish and Portuguese Unit, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2015-2016, 2010-2012; Spring 2009, 2006-07)

  • Interim Director of the Translation Center (2014-2015)

  • Director of the Spanish and Portuguese Unit,  Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2012-2015)        

  • Member of the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHI) Program Steering Committee (since 2011) 

  • Member of the Interdepartmental Film Studies Program Steering Committee (since 2011)

  • Member of the Graduate Certificate Advisory Committee, Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies (since 2012)

  • Member of the Executive Committee, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (since 2012)

  • Member of the Modern European Studies Program Steering Committee (MES) (since 2005)

  • Member of Campus Physical Planning Council (since 2014)

  • Member of the Committee on Overseas Programs and Exchanges (COPE) (2009-2012)

  • Member of the Personnel Sub-Committee, Spanish and Portuguese Unit, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (since 2011, 2008-09, 2006-07)

  • Coordinator of the Catalan Lecturership, funded by the Institut Ramon Llull (2006-2016)  

  • Director of the Granada Exchange Program (since 2006)

  • Member of the Search Committee for the Director of International Programs of the International Programs Office (IPO) (Fall 2007)

  • Member of the Graduate Program Committee, Spanish and Portuguese Unit, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (since 2005)

  • Chair of the International Studies Committee, Spanish and Portuguese Unit, Dept. of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (2005-12)

  • Member of the Undergraduate Studies Committee (Since 2014)

  • Member of the Personnel Committee, Dept. of Languages Literatures and Cultures (Fall 2008)

  • Member of Search Committee, Position in Translation CPE, LLC (Fall 2016)

  • Member of the Search Committee, Position in 19th-21st c. Peninsular Spanish Lit., SpanPort Program (Fall 2014) 

  • Member of the Search Committee, Position in Early Modern Spanish Lit.  SpanPort Program (Fall 2010)

  • Member of the Search Committee, Position in Italian Cinema, French and It. Program (Fall 2010)

  • Member of the Search Committee, Position in Applied Linguistics, SpanPort (Fall 2008)

  • Member of the Search Committee for the Director of International Programs of the International Programs Office (IPO) (Fall 2007) 

  • Member of the Search Committee, TT Position in Sociolinguistics, SpanPort (Fall 2007)

  • Member of the Search Committee, Lecturer Position in Applied Linguistics, SpanPort (Fall 2006)

  • Member of the Search Committee, Lecturer Position in Sociolinguistics, SpanPort (Fall 2006)

 

Five-College Consortium

  • Member of the 5 College Film Council (since 2014)

 

Service in Other Institutions

  • Director and Organizer of Johns Hopkins University Semester Program in Madrid, Spain at Carlos III University (2002-05)

  • Member of the Columbia University-Barcelona Consortium Board (2003-05)

  • Director and Organizer of the SMC-University of Cádiz Summer Program (Summer 2000-Summer 2001)

  • Director and Organizer of the SMC-University Carlos III of Madrid Semester Program (Fall 1999-2000-2001)

  • Core faculty of  the Curso de Estudios Hispánicos (CEH), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (1999-2002)

  • Core faculty of the Experimental Program, Humanidades por Videoconferencia, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Fall 2000-01)

  • Director and Organizer of the first SMC Summer Program in Madrid (Summer 1998)

  • Member of the Women's Studies Advisory Board, and Women's Studies Committee, Saint Mary's College (1997-98)

  • Member of the Film House Committee, Saint Mary's College (1997-98)

  • Member of the MLA Search Committee for the Dept. of Modern Languages, Saint Mary's College (1996)                   

 

Service to the Profession

 

Editorials​

  • Member Editorial Board  Monographic Volume Ambitos feministas (Spring 2015)

  • Book Review Editor of Letras Femeninas (2002-09)

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Lecturas: Imágenes, Universidad de Vigo (2003-2009)

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Modern Languages Notes (MLN) Spanish Issue (2002-05)

  • Co-editor-in-Chief of Modern Languages Notes (MLN) Italian Issue (2002-05)

  • Consultant for World Literature and Its Time. Italian Volume. Joyce Moss, ed. Detroit: Gale Group (2002-2003)

  • Consultant for World Literature and Its Time. Vol. 5  Spanish and Portuguese Literatures and Their Times. Joyce Moss, ed. Detroit: Gale Group (2001)

  • Book Review Editor of Mester (1991-92)

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief of Carte Italiane (1990-91)

Ad Hoc Peer-Reviews

Feminist Media Studies • Revista de Escritoras Ibéricas • Communication & Society  •  MLN Hispanic Issue •  MLN Italian Issue  •  Letras Femeninas  •  Ambitos feministas  •  UNED Revistas Científicas • Romance Linguistics and Literature Review • Mester  • Carte Italiane

 

FIlm Festivals​

  • Founder and Co-organizer of the Catalan Film Festival, UMass Amherst (every Spring Semester since 2006) 

  • Member of the Jury, Gender Lab, MIC Género, Muestra Internacional de Cine con Perspectiva de Género (Ciudad de México, August 2016)

  • Member of the Jury of the 8th edition of the International Film Festival Cines del Sur, with Ana Martín (Univ. Rey Juan Carlos Madrid), producer and film director Andrea Herrera and journalist Jesús Lens (Granada, June 1-8, 2014)

 

Conferences, Talks and Panels Organizer

  • Co-organizer of the Two days with Film Director Carla Subirana Event, UMass Amherst (April 2017)  

  • Co-organizer of the Two days with Film Director Montse Armengou Event, Mount Holyoke College- Umass Amherst (March 2017) 

  • Organizer of the talk by Raquel Medina "Aging Studies and Cinema" UMass Amherst (March 2017)

  • Co-organizer of the talk by Concha Gómez "Colita" University of Massachusetts Amherst (November 2016)

  • Co-organizer of the International Workshop Aging Studies and Visual Culture, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain (October 2016) 

  • Co-organizer of the 1st International Conference Cinema Age Gender, Aston University, Birmingham, UK (April 2016)

  • Co-organizer (with Guillem Molla) of the “Two Days with Film Director Neus Ballús” event (for the 6th edition of the Catalan Film Festival and the Saint Jordi Week), University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst Cinema (March 2015)

  • Organizer of the talk by Maribel Rams and film director Francisco Zamora "Documental creativo", UMAss Amherst (April 2015)

  • Co-organizer (with Guillem Molla) of the “Two Days with Film Director Judith Colell” event (for the 6th edition of the Catalan Film Festival and the Saint Jordi Week), University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst Cinema (April 2014)

  • Organizer of the talk by Spanish dramatist Diana de Paco for the Spanish and Portuguese Lecture Series, UMass Amherst (April 2014)

  • Organizer of the talk by Marta Segarra, University of Barcelona, for the Spanish and Portuguese Lecture Series, UMass Amherst (Sept. 2013)

  • Co-organizer of the One-day Conference “Almodóvar in Evolución”, University of Massachusetts Amherst (May 2013)

  • Co-organizer of the Round Table on Women’s Spaces, at the NeMLA Conference (April 2012)

  • Organizer of the “Spanish Cinema Today” Conference, University of Massachusetts Amherst (guest speakers: Domingo Sanchez-Mesa, Santiago Fouz-Hernández, Vicente Luis Mora, Concha Gomez, Giulia Colaizzi) (Oct. 2012)

  • Co-organizer of the double panel “Teoría y práctica de la creación femenina” at the IX Convegno Internazionale del gruppo Scrittrici e Scritture, Università di Sassari, Sardegna (Sept. 2012)

  • Co-organizer of the Fall Semester one-credit Workshop on Digital Cultures (guests speakers Concha Gómez and Domingo Sánchez Mesa), Smith College (Fall 2012)

  • Co-organizer of a 3-day Workshop on Modern Spanish Drama, at the

      University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with Diana de Paco, Virtudes Serrano, and   Mariano de Paco (Spring 2012)

  • Co-organizer (with Jordi Dosaiguas) of the talk by Catalan Film Director Ventura Pons, for the IV Catalan Film Festival: Gay and Lesbian Cinema, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Spring 2012)

  • Organizer of the 5-day Workshop on Screenwriting with Film Director Inés París, UMass and Smith College (Fall 2011)

  • Organizer of the talk by Margarita Lobo, Filmoteca de España, Madrid, for the Spanish and Portuguese Lectures Series, Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UMass, Amherst (Fall 2011)

  • Organizer of the Gynocine Conference (Oct. 2011)

  • Organizer of the talk by Raquel Medina, University of Aston, “Diario de un inmigrante” University of Aston, England, for the Spanish and Portuguese Lectures Series, Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UMass, Amherst (April 2010)

  • Chair of the Panel “Historicizing Feminisms and Its Plurality” of the Conference Voices From the in-Between Conference, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (April 2010)

  • Co-organizer (with Júlia Llompart) of the II Catalan Film Festival,  University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Spring 2010)

  • Organizer of the talk by Silvia Guillamón, University of  Valencia, “Feminidad y lógica sacrificial en el cine bajo el franquismo: en torno a 'De mujer a mujer' (Luis Lucia, 1950)" for the Spanish and Portuguese Lectures Series, Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UMass, Amherst (May 2009)

  • Co-organizer (with Andreu Pedró) of the I Catalan Film Festival, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (Spring 2008)

  • Organizer of the talk by Catalan writer Josep Navarro, for the Spanish and Portuguese Lectures Series, Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UMass, Amherst (Nov. 2008)

  • Chair of the Panel, Identidad/Otredad, AILCFH Congress, Mujeres Transatlánticas, Cruces de Lenguas. Zonas de encuentros, Sevilla (Oct. 2007)

  • Chair of the Panel Cuerpo y Arte at the Congress Los Textos del Cuerpo, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (Fall 2007)

  • Organizer of the talk “Del tropo a la tropa: colonialismo, escritura de guerra y enunciación metafórica en Diario de un testigo de la guerra de África” by Nil Santiáñez, Saint Louis University for the Spanish and Portuguese Lectures Series, Dept. Languages, Literatures and Cultures, UMass (Fall 2007)

  • Chair and organizer of the Panel “Cine con tetas” at the conference Memories of Modernity, Stony Brook Manhattan (Nov. 2006)

  • Organizer of the “Officina Novecentesca” Italian Graduate Students Seminar, Johns Hopkins University (2003-2005)

  • Chair of the Panel “A Mulher Contracorrente nos Anos 20 em Espanha”, at the I Congresso Internacional Mulheres Más, Oporto, Portugal (2003)

  • Chair and organizer of the panel “Placer visual: 25 años después” at the AILF conference, Santo Domingo, República Dominicana (Oct. 2002)

  • Chair of the panel “Women’s Issues in Latin American Culture” at the Latin American Studies Round Table Conference, at California State University, San Bernardino (Apr. 2002)

  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Curso de Estudios Hispánicos: Organizer of the round table “From Dictatorship to Democracy: Oral History,” –-Guest Speakers: Julia Plancha Serra, una republicana de noventa años and Prof. Vicente Carmona, University of Southern California (Fall 2000)      

  • Universidad de Cádiz: Organizer of a talk on “Spanish Women Poets” -–Guest Speaker: Jacqueline Cruz, Univerity of Oregon (Summer 2000)

  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Curso de Estudios Hispánicos: Organizer of a talk on “Domestic Life during the Second Republic” –-Guest Speaker: Vicente Carmona, Louisiana State University (Fall 1999)

  • Saint Mary’s College Summer Program in Madrid: Organizer of a talk on “Spanish Theater under Dictatorship,” --Guest Speaker: José Monleón, University of California at Los Angeles (Summer 1998)

  • Saint Mary's College: Organizer of a panel on "Italian Feminism,"-- Guest Speaker: Italian Feminist Activist Adriana Cavarero, University of Verona (Fall 1997)

  • Saint Mary's College: Organizer of "a night about Nobel Prize Winner Dario Fo," –Guest Speaker: Angelica Forti-Lewis, SUNY (1997)

  • Chair and Organizer of the panel "Sex, Screens, Soccer, Spaces and Secrets: Postmodern Spanish Culture." at the Modern Language Association 1997 Convention, Toronto (dec. 1997)

  • Chair and Organizer of the panel "Spanish Colonized Voices in the Twentieth Century: Africa, the Canaries and the Spanish 'metropolis'" Modern Language Association 1996 convention, Washington DC (dec. 1996)

  • Co-chair and organizer of the panel "La revolución de la mirada femenina: sexualidad y poesía en la España del XIX y XX," at the congress "The Powers of Poetry," University of Oregon, Eugene (Oct. 1996)

  • Organizer of the “First Graduate Conference on Italian Culture,” University of California, at Los Angeles (Spring 1990)

 

 

TV,  Radio and Press Interviews:

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  • Guest at the daily Navarra Television talk show “Me importas tú”, hosted by Amaia Madinabeiti (Pamplona, June 10, 2014): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87vq5xKJqpQ

  • Interviewed by Itziar Ziga for the web of IPES “Mujeres y Feminismos” http://noticias.ipesmujeres.org/2014/06/directoras-comprendido-discriminadas/#more-852 (Pamplona, June 10, 2014)

  • “Es necesario enfocar la presencia femenina en el cine; si no, la historia se queda coja” Interview by Ana Oliveira Lizarribar for the newspaper Diario de Noticias de Navarra (Pamplona, June 11, 2014, pp. 68-69)

  • Interviewed by newspaper Granada Hoy on Alhambra de Oro award winner 40 days of Silence at the Film Festival Cines del Sur de Granada:   http://www.granadahoy.com/article/ocio/1789851/days/of/silence/gana/la/alhambra/oro/festival/cines/sur.html (Granada, June 8, 2014)

  • Interviewed by Canal Sur Television about the Film Festival Cines del Sur de Granada (Granada, June 6, 2014)

  • Interviewed by Alfons Gorina on the Catalan Film Festival for the radio program “La finestra indiscreta” of Catalunya Ràdio (Feb. 2014)

  • Interviewed by journalist Beatriz Ariño for the documentary on film pioneer Helena Cortesina for the TV documentaries series Crónicas de RTVE  (April 2013) (documentary in  production) 

  • Interviewed by Javier Tolentino for the Spanish National Radio Program “El séptimo vicio”  (Radio 3)  on violence in women’s cinema (June 2008)

  • Invited to the Spanish TV program “Ruedo Ibérico” (Antena 3) hosted by Montserrat Domínguez,  live from Washington DC, and interviewed on  the US presidential elections repercussions for women (Nov. 2005).

  • Interviewed by Mar Barros for the Galician magazine A Nossa Terra on contemporary women writers in Spain (Nov. 2003).

  • Interviewed for the Diario da Universidade de Vigo on women and film (Nov. 2003).

  • Interviewed for the Dominican Republic Listín Diario (Oct. 2002).

 

 

 

© 2013 by Barbara Zecchi

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