faculty

Francisco Fernández de Alba

Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies

Contact

Meneely 213

Fall 2016. MWF 9-9:30 am. MW 3:00-4:00 pm. Other hours by appointment.

(508) 296-3631

(508) 286-8263

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

2017 “Cosmopolitan Postnationalists: The Case of Virgilio Piñera and Wifredo Lam” in Postnational Perspectives on Contemporary Hispanic Literature, eds Heike Scharm and Natalia Matta-Jara. Gainesville: University Press of Florida. 171-186.

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. 155-77

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 Hispanófila161: 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.

2014 Baroque New Worlds: Representation, Transculturation, Counterconquest by Lois Parkinson Zamora and Monika Kaup. Hispanic Research Journal 15.2:186-7.

Manuscript and Works in progress

Book

Before Madrid Was Postmodern: How the Seventies Made la Movida [Under contract. University of Toronto Press]

Articles and Book Chapters
“Adjudicating Legitimacy: Transatlantic Studies and its Critics.” Iberian and
Latin American Transatlantic Studies Reader, 
eds. Cecilia Enjuto Ranjel, Pedro
Caro, and Sebastiaan Faber. [Forthcoming. University of Liverpool Press].

“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.
[Forthcoming. January 2017. University Press of Florida]

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

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.