WORK PACKAGE 4:
“THE POSTHUMAN CONDITION OF MUTANT BODIES”
Belén Martín-Lucas (WORK PACKAGE LEADER)
Belén Martín-Lucas teaches in the fields of Postcolonial, Diasporic and Gender Studies at the U. of Vigo (Spain), where she coordinates the “Research Feminar Feminisms and Resistance: Theory and Practice”. Her research focuses on the politics of resistance in contemporary postcolonial feminist fiction, looking at the diverse strategies employed in literary works, such as tropes and genres; she is currently working on critical posthumanism and affect theories in relation to feminist speculative fiction. She has coedited several volumes on globalization and nationalisms from postcolonial perspectives and is currently a General Editor of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies. She was Director of the international research project “Globalized Cultural Markets: the Production, Circulation and Reception of Difference” (http://globalculturesproject.com/), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, involving eleven universities from Europe, North America and Australia.
Rubén Jarazo Álvarez
Dr. Jarazo is presently Senior Lecturer at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). He has previously worked at the University of A Coruña (Spain), the National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland), and as Visiting Lecturer at the Dublin City University (Ireland), University of the Arts London (United Kingdom), or at the New York University (United States). He has been investigating in the influence of Anglo-phone and Galician literatures as well as the economic, cultural and identity implications of these interactions. He has been involved in publications, seminars and workshops, and he was responsible for the organization of the II International Symposium “Forging Identities: Past into Present” in collaboration with the Dublin City. University and the School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies held in Dublin in April 2008, and the III International Symposium ‘The Time has Come: The Future of Interdisciplinary Studies in Galiza and Eire’ in January 2010, in collaboration with University College Cork and the Irish Centre for Galician Studies, to name a few. He is a member of James Joyce Spanish Society and runs their online edition http://www.papersonjoyce.es, and is also a member of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), and Vice-secretary of the Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture SELICUP. As far as his research capacity is concerned, he is editor of Cultural Studies academic journals Garoza (2001-present day), and Oceánide (2009-present day), and has recently been working on areas such as cultural industry/production, Anglo-Irish theatre in the XVIII and XIX centuries, Celtic cultures, William Shakespeare and censorship, translation studies and minority languages, as well as peripheral representations in Western culture, amongst other issues. He has also edited several recent publications on culture and the impact of the economic crisis after the Celtic Tiger in Ireland, such as To Banish Ghost and Goblin’. New Essays on Irish Culture (2010), or In the Wake of the Tiger. Irish Studies in the Twenty-First Century (2010). A selection of other book chapters and articles include: “Imagining Ireland in Twentieth Century Spanish Writers. Diasporic Imagination in the Works of Álvaro Cunqueiro” The Irish Knot: Essays on Imaginary/Real Ireland (2008); “Managing Culture in Ireland: Literary Tourism and James Joyce as a case study.” New perspectives on James Joyce: Ignatius Loyola, make haste to help me (2010); “Legitimising Galician cultural discourse and the influence of William Shakespeare in Spanish periodical Faro de Vigo (1961-1981)” Legitimarea literaturii în secolul XX european. Studii asupra discursurilor si strategiilor culturale (2010); “Irish Poetry in Faro de Vigo (1961-1981): Francisco Fernández del Riego and Álvaro Cunqueiro in the Galician newspaper.” ABEI Journal. The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies (2011); “Digital Shakespeare in the youtube era: Forcing the boundaries of literature to expand the audiovisual text.” Caietele Echinox (2011).
He is currently editor of the journal “Oceánide”, e-journal of the Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture (2009-), and webmaster of “Papers on Joyce” at http://www.papersonjoyce.es (1995-) (Both Type B Journals under the EU classification).
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Libe García Zarranz
Libe García Zarranz is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Globalization and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba, where she researches at the intersection of contemporary feminist and queer writing in Canada, gender studies, and critical posthumanism. She is also a Scholar in the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, a Research Affiliate for the Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) at the University of Alberta, and a Board Member of CWILA (Canadian Women in the Literary Arts http://cwila.com/), a feminist organization that fosters equity in the Canadian literary community. García Zarranz has published on gender, affect, ethics, and the body in contemporary writing and film, particularly in the work of Emma Donoghue, Dionne Brand, Hiromi Goto, Raymond Carver, and Walt Disney. She is currently completing a book entitled TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics. With Marie Carrière, she co-edited a special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies on “Women’s Writing in Canada & Québec Today: Alliances/ Transgressions / Betrayals” (2013) and she is now co-editing a special issue of Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice on “Affect and Feminist Literary and Cultural Production” (2016) with Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand.
Carolina Núñez Puente
Carolina Núñez-Puente holds an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University (U.S.A.) and a PhD in English from the University of ACoruña (Spain), where she works as an associate professor.She has taught courses on language, literature, and critical theory in Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.A. She has also been a visiting scholar in various universities on both sides of the Atlantic. Núñez-Puente has worked in group research-projects focusing on American literature, ecocriticism,and women’s writing. She is the author of a book titled Feminism and Dialogics: Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Meridel Le Sueur, Mikhail M. Bakhtin (PUV: Biblioteca Javier Coy). Among her most recent publications are an interview with Chicano anthropoetRenato Rosaldo in Aztlán, and a chapter in Short Story Theories: A 21st Century Perspective(Rodopi). Her current research revolves around affect, cinema, feminist posthumanism, and literature from and beyond North America.
WORK PACKAGE 5:
“HUMANITARIANISM, COSMOPOLITANISM AND EMPIRE”
María Frías Rudolphi (WORK PACKAGE LEADER)
David Callahan,is Associate Professor of English at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is the author ofRainforest Narratives: The Work of Janette Turner Hospital (2009), and the editor of Australia: Who Cares? (2007) and Contemporary Studies in Australian Literature (2002). His articles on postcolonial issues have appeared in journals such as Interventions, Postcolonial Studies,Literature & History, Critique,English Studies in Africa,Journal of Commonwealth Literature, andJournal of New Zealand Literature, along with book chapters on subjects such as Australian film,CSI, Bharati Mukherjee, Jane Urquhart and James Fenimore Cooper. Current research focuses on the processing of the history of East Timor across a range of discourses.
Zoë Brigley Thomson
WORK PACKAGE 6:
“CORPUS IN TRANSIT: THE GLOBAL TRAFIC OF MINORITY CULTURES / CULTURAL MINORITIES”
Teresa Bermúdez Montes (WORK PACKAGE LEADER)
James Procter teaches at Newcastle University (UK). His most recent book was entitled Reading Across Worlds: Transnational Book Groups and Reception of Difference (Palgrave, 2014). He is currently working on a Leverhulme funded project called ‘Scripting Empire: West Indian and West African Writing at the BBC, 1939-1968’: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/bbcscriptingempire/
Olga Castro Vázquez
I am Lecturer in Translation Studies and Spanish at Aston University, Birmingham. I joined Aston in 2011 from the University of Exeter. I gained my Ph.D. in Translation (with the European Doctorate Mention) at the University of Vigo, Spain. I have published a dozen of peer-reviewed articles and chapters in edited books and journals, co-authored the monograph Feminismos with María Reimóndez (Xerais, 2013) and guest-edited a special issue about feminism and translation in the journal Gender and Language (2013). I am currently working with María Liñeira on a special issue for the journal Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brazil, Galicia and Portugal (forthcoming 2015). I am also co-editing the volume Feminist Translation Studies (for Routledge) and Self-translation and Power (for Palgrave Macmillan). Besides to the Bodies in Transit project, I am a member of the research project “Media and Prostitution in Spain: Construction and Reception of Media Discourses”. My main research areas include Translation Studies, Women’s Writing, Feminist Theories, Gender and Media Studies, and Minorized Cultures in Translation. For more info: http://www1.aston.ac.uk/lss/staff-directory/castro/
Andrea Ruthven is a researcher with the Bodies in Transit: Making Difference in Globalised Cultures at the University of Vigo. Her doctoral thesis at the University of Barcelona (2015) considered the ways in which violence and women’s bodies were constructed within the representation of the contemporary action heroine in dystopic literatures. Her current research considers the ways in which transgender bodies are represented in literature and popular culture, and interrogates the confluence of transgender and transnational narratives in the construction of identity positions. Her publications include the co-edition of the volume Woman as Angel, Woman as Evil: Interrogating the Boundaries (2012), the essays “Pride, Prejudice and Post-Feminist Zombies” in The Year’s Work At The Zombie Research Center (2014), and “The Woman Warrior: Rejecting Utopia” in Experiencing Gender: International Approaches (2015).