Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Faculty

Academics

Francisco Fernández de Alba

Francisco Fernández de Alba

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies
Chair, Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
Degrees

Ph.D., Cornell University (2003)
M.A., Syracuse University (1998)
B.A., Nazareth College (1997)
Diplomado en Magisterio, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1993)

Research Interests

Current theoretical issues (Transatlantic studies, post-coloniality, gender, and cultural studies). Contemporary Spain and Latin America. Film and Political theory.

Teaching Interests

  • First year Seminar: Hispanics in the US.
  • HISP 150-200: Intermediate Spanish.
  • HISP 220-240: Advanced Oral and Written Communication I-II.
  • HISP 280: The Hispanic World: Introduction to Latin American Culture.
  • HISP 298: 20th Century Transatlantic Crossings.
  • HISP 298: Transatlantic Detective Fiction.
  • HISP 300: Spanish Practicum Internship: Latino Culture and literature.
  • HISP 306: Women and Modernity in Three Centuries of Spanish Literature.
  • HISP 340: The Spanish Civil War: Memory, Text, and Image.
  • HISP 400: Sex, Drugs, and Techno-Pop: Spanish Contemporary Literature.
  • HISP 400: Writing the City

Publications

Articles in Books and Journals

2013 "Party to the People: the Spanish 'Lost' Generation" in Back to the Future: Towards a Cultural Archive of the Movida. (eds) Rosi Song and William Nichols. Fairleigh Dickinson UP.

2012 "Sexualizing Transatlantic History: Eduardo Mendicutti´s Tiempos mejores." Nuevos hispanismos. Para una crítica del lenguaje dominante. (ed.) Julio Ortega. Iberoamericana Vervuert, 271-284.

2011 "Teorías de navegación: los métodos de los estudios transatlánticos." In Hispanófila 161: 35-58.

2011 "Burnt Poems: Virgilio Piñera and the Community of Critical Exchange." In Revista de estudios hispánicos 45: 3-26.

2008 "Money and Commodities in Virgilio Piñera´s La carne de René." In Symposium. A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 62.2: 67-81.

2008 "El día de la bestia: Recasting Madrid." In Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Liverpool) 85.2: 33-46.

2007 "Still Violent After All These Years: Post-Franco Spain." Introduction. Dissidences, Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism 3: 1-10.

2006 "Literatura chilena de avanzada, performance y video arte: Diamela Eltit en Lumpérica" in En el Umbral del siglo XXI. Un lustro de literatura hispánica (2000-2005), ed. María José Porro Herrera y Blas Sánchez Dueñas. 277-92. Córdoba, España: Servicio de publicaciones de la universidad de Córdoba.

2006 "Hacia un acercamiento cultural a la literatura hispánica." Introduction. (Co-author). Iberoamericana 21: 99-108.

2005 "Reading as Watching: Lumpérica and the Moving Image." In La Torre. Puerto Rico 38: 569-87.

Edited collections

2007 "Violencias en la España pos-franquista: antecedentes, representaciones e influencias." Edited with Isabel Cuñado. Monographic issue of Dissidences, Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism 3.

2006 "Transatlántica: Idas y vueltas de la literatura y la cultura hispano-americana en el siglo XX." Edited with Pedro Pérez del Solar. Dossier in Iberoamericana 21: 93-164.

Book review

2007 Transatlantic Translations: Dialogues in Latin American Literature by Julio Ortega. In Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 31.2: 540.

Manuscript and Works in progress

Book

Shared History, Virtual Equality: Hispanic Queer Emancipatory Fiction [in progress]

Articles
“Adjudicating Power: Transatlantic Studies and Traslatio Imperii.” Iberian and
Latin American Transatlantic Studies Reader,
eds. Cecilia Enjuto Ranjel, Pedro
Caro, and Sebastiaan Faber. [In progress].


“Transatlantic Coloniality in Cuba: The Case of Virgilio Piñera and Wilfredo
Lam.” ImagiNations: Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic
Literature,
eds. Heike Scharm and Natalia Matta. Florida University Press.
[In progress]

"Visión imposible: Valle-Inclán en la Primera Guerra Mundial." [in progress]

Book review

Baroque New Worlds: Representation, Transculturation, Counterconquest by Lois Parkinson Zamora and Monika Kaup. Hispanic Research Journal. [under review].

Other publications

Book: Cómo ir al campo y pasarlo bien. Madrid: Alhambra-Longman, 1995..

Student Projects

Jackie Presutti (Hispanic Studies). "El instante de muerte:
fotografía, prensa, y la finitud humana." (2011). Director.

Samantha Andreacchi (Hispanic Studies/English). "Chicano Subjectivity and The Los Angeles Mediascape." (2011). Reader.

José Díaz (Psichology): "Names Without Faces: A Study of the Interplay Between Self-Disclosure, Culture, and the Internet." (2008). Reader.

Robin Doss (English): "The (re) Constructing of Identity in Chicano/a Literature." (2006). Reader.