WORK PACKAGE 1:
“CONFLICTS AND BORDERS”
Pilar Cuder Domínguez (WORK PACKAGE LEADER)
Pilar Cuder-Domínguez is Professor of English at the University of Huelva (Spain), where she teaches British and English-Canadian Literature, and directs a PhD programme in “Gender, Identity, and Citizenship”. Her research interests are the intersections of gender, genre, nation, and race. She is the author of Margaret Atwood: A Beginner’s Guide (2003) and Stuart Women Playwrights (2011) and co-author of Transnational Poetics (2011), with Belén Martín Lucas and Sonia Villegas López. She has (co)edited several collections of essays (La mujer del texto al contexto, 1996; Exilios femeninos, 2000; Sederi XI, 2002; Espacios de Género, 2005; The Female Wits, 2006; New Perspectives on the Black Atlantic, 2012; and Genre in English Literature, 1650-1700, 2014). Her latest research addresses the representation of changing identities in the context of cultures in contact and/or in conflict, particularly in the writing of Black British and Black Canadian authors.
Rosa García Gutiérrez
Rosa García Gutiérrez (1970, Sevilla, España) es Profesora titular de Literatura Hispanoamericana en la Universidad de Huelva. Fue Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado en la Universidad de Sevilla con la tesis Contemporáneos. La otra novela de la Revolución mexicana (1999). Ha coeditado Nacionalismo y vanguardias en las literaturas hispánicas (2002), Utopía: los espacios imposibles (2003), y el cuarto nº de la revista Unidad (2002), sobre Juan Ramón Jiménez; coordinado la sección dedicada a México de Viajeros, diplomáticos, escritores. Intelectuales hispanoamericanos en España, 1914-1939 (3 vols., 2012-2014); y publicado en Hiperión una edición crítica de la Obra poética de Xavier Villaurrutia. Es autora de una cincuentena de artículos y capítulos de libros sobre literatura y cultura mexicana, antologías poéticas, relaciones literarias entre España e Hispanoamérica, Juan Ramón Jiménez y la literatura hispanoamericana, Pedro Henríquez Ureña y el modernismo uruguayo. Uno de sus centros permanentes de interés es la literatura escrita por mujeres y el impacto de la incorporación de la mujer al ejercicio público de la literatura tanto en la literatura misma como en los estudios literarios. En este campo ha coeditado El legado plural de las mujeres (2005) y Género, ciudadanía y globalización (vol. 1, 2009), y ha trabajado sobre Antonieta Rivas Mercado, Norah Lange y Delmira Agustini, de la que editó en 2013 Los cálices vacíos y sobre la que actualmente dirige el portal correspondiente en la Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes.
Cinta Ramblado Minero
Cinta Ramblado Minero, lecturer in Spanish, is head of the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics at the University of Limerick (Ireland). Her research focuses on (gendered) discourses of memory, representation and transitional politics in the Hispanic World (with special emphasis on contemporary Spain). Her current research is centred on two main aspects: the demarcation and re-inscription of public spaces (sites of memory), and gendered discourses of memory as contestation of traditional paradigms of war and conflict, where the dissident body becomes a site of political violence and repression. She is the author of “Locks of Hair/Locks of Shame? Women, Dissidence, and Punishment during Francisco Franco’s Dictatorship” (In Memory and Cultural History of the Spanish Civil War: Realms of Oblivion (Brill, 2013)) and “Madres de España/Madres de la Anti-España” (Entelequia 7).
WORK PACKAGE 2:
“THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY”
Mar Gallego Durán (WORK PACKAGE LEADER)
Mar Gallego has taught American and African American Literatures at the University of Huelva (Spain) since 1996. Currently, she is the Director of the Migration Research Center at this University. Her major research interests are African American Studies and the African diaspora, with a special focus on women writers and gender issues. She has been awarded fellowships at the Universities of Cornell, Northwestern and Harvard. She has published a monograph entitled Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance (Hamburg: LitVerlag, 2003) and has co-edited several essay collections: Myth and Ritual in African American and Native American Literatures (2001), Contemporary Views on American Culture and Literature in the Great 60’s (2002), Razón de mujer: Género y discurso en el ensayo femenino (2003), El legado plural de las mujeres (2005), Espacios de género (2005), Relatos de viajes, miradas de mujeres (2007), Género, Ciudadanía y Globalización (2009 and 2011) and The Dialectics of Diasporic Identification (2009).
Silvia P. Castro Borrego
Silvia Castro Borrego is Lecturer of English and North American literature and culture at the University of Málaga (Spain). She was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Washington during the academic year 1995-96, lecturer at the JFK Institute in Berlin (Germany) in the summer of 2003, and visiting scholar in the summers of 2012 and 2013 at Spelman College (Atlanta). She has published book chapters and articles on African American literature and the literature of the African diaspora. Among these are “Motherlands as Gendered Spaces: Julie Dash’s Film and Novel Daughters of the Dust” in Family in Africa and The African Diaspora (Salamanca, 2004), “There is more to it than meets the eye: Alice Walker’s The Temple of My Familiar, a Narrative of the Diaspora,” Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos (Seville, 2003), “Double Consciousness” Encyclopedia of American Studies (New York, 2001). She is the co-editor of the book Identity, Migration and Women’s Bodies as Sites of Knowledge and Transgression (Oviedo: KRK, 2009) an interdisciplinary study of Migration and Diaspora from a postcolonial and gender perspective. Her most recent publications include the co-edited volumes Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities (Lexington, 2015), Cultural Migrations and Gendered Subjects: Colonial and Postcolonial Representations of the Female Body (Cambridge Scholars, 2011), the edited volume The Search for Wholeness and Diaspora Literacy in African American Literature (Cambridge Scholars, 2011), and the articles “Re(claiming) Subjectivity and Transforming the Politics of Silence through the Search for Wholeness in Push” in the journal Atlantis (Oviedo 2014) and “Integration, Assimilation, and Identity in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun and Barbara and Carlton Molette’s Rosalee Pritchett in the Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses (forthcoming 2015).
Manuela Coppola teaches English literature at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”. Her research interests include postcolonial theory, gender studies, and literatures of the African diaspora. She has been Visiting Research Scholar at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has published on South African literature, Italian postcolonial women writers, and on contemporary Caribbean and Black British literature. Among her publications, L’isola madre. Maternità e memoria nella narrativa di Jean Rhys e Jamaica Kincaid (2010) and Crossovers. Language and Orality in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry (2011). She is currently researching on women poets of the Africa diaspora and their role as intellectuals.
WORK PACKAGE 3:
“DOCILE BODIES, METAMORPHOSES AND (RE)GENERATION”
Antonia Navarro-Tejero (WORK PACKAGE LEADER)
Antonia Navarro Tejero, Ph.D. in English, has lived and lectured in the USA, India and Spain. She teaches English Literature at Universidad de Córdoba (Spain), where she also coordinates the Permanent Seminar on India Studies. Among other awards and recognitions, she was a 2004-2005 Fulbright scholar at University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include Transnational Gender Studies, and Postcolonial Theory and Criticism with emphasis on India and its diaspora. She is the India Studies Series Editor for Cabridge Scholars Publishing, and is the author of the books Globalizing Dissent: Essays on Arundhati Roy (Routledge, 2009), Gender and Caste in the Anglophone-Indian Novels of Arundhati Roy and Githa Hariharan: Feminist Issues in Cross-Cultural Perspectives (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2005), Talks on Feminism: Indian Women Activists Speak for Themselves (Sarup and Sons, 2008), among other publications. She has presented papers at conferences around the world on issues of subalternity, and is currently the President of the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies.
Rocío Carrasco Carrasco
Rocío Carrasco Carrasco is Dr Philol at the University of Huelva (Spain), where she is a lecturer in English. Her fields of research are gender in contemporary U.S. science fiction cinema and U.S. cultural studies. She is author of New Heroes on Screen: Prototypes of Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema (2006) and co-editor of Experiencing Gender: International Approaches (forthcoming). Her current research interests are the intersections of gender, body and technology. She has recently focused on the concept of the posthuman body and the way it is represented in popular discourses like cinema. Her latest publications include the encyclopedia entry “Gender, Body and Computing Technologies in the Science Fiction Film” (Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, 2015), the book chapter “Interrogating the Posthuman in US Science Fiction Films” (Identities on the Move, 2015) and the research articles “(Re)defining the Gendered Body in Cyberspace: the Virtual Reality Film” (Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 2014) and “Painful Embodiment in Aisling Walsh’s Song for a Raggy Boy and Pedro Almodóvar’s Bad Education” (Journal of Film and Video 2015).
Dr. Beatriz Domínguez-García is a lecturer at the University of Huelva and also a member of the Women’s Studies Group. She is currently doing research on the intersections of gender and genre in contemporary feminist fiction, focusing on detection. Among her publications it is worth-mentioning Hadas y Brujas: la re-escritura de los cuentos de hadas en escritoras contemporáneas en lengua inglesa (1999). She has also co-edited the volumes Literature, Gender, Space (2003) and Experiencing Gender: International Approaches (forthcoming) and published a number of book chapters about the work of Kate Atkinson and her Jackson Brodie series.
María Elena Jaime de Pablos
María Elena Jaime de Pablos, Ph.D. in English, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Almeria (Spain), where she teaches English Literature and directs the Degree programme in “ English Studies” and the M.A. programme in “Gender Studies: Women, Culture and Society”. Her major research interests are post-colonial and Irish Literature, with a special focus on women writers and gender issues. She is the author of La visión de la mujer irlandesa de finales del siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX en la narrativa de George Moore: una perspectiva feminista (2000), co-author of Distancias cortas. El relato breve en Gran Bretaña, Irlanda y Estados Unidos, 1995-2005 (2010), and co-editor of Nuevas perspectivas críticas en los estudios de literatura irlandesa (2003), Irish Landscapes (2003), Joyceana: literia hibernica (2005); Análisis de género en los estudios irlandeses (2007) and George Moore and the Quirks of Human Nature (2014). She is currently the General Editor of Raudem, Revista de Estudios de las Mujeres, an on-line Journal on Women’s Studies, and the Director of the Research Group “HUM-874: Mujeres, Literatura y Sociedad”.
Auxiliadora Pérez Vides
Dr. Auxiliadora Pérez-Vides is a full-time Lecturer in English at the University of Huelva, Spain, where she is also an active member of the Women’s Studies Group. She has conducted extensive research on the intersection of gender, nation, family and social history in contemporary Ireland as well as on single maternity in Irish fiction and cinema. Her publications include Sólo ellas: familia y feminismo en la novela irlandesa contemporánea (2003) and the co-edition of Espacios de Género (2005), Single Motherhood in Twentieth Century Ireland: Cultural, Historical and Social Essays (2006), Gendering Citizenship and Globalization (2011), Experiencing Gender: International Approaches (forthcoming) and Words of Crisis/ Crisis of Words: Ireland and the Representation of Critical Times (forthcoming). She has also published a wide number of book chapters and scholarly articles about textual representations of gender, culture, motherhood and the body, concentrating particularly on the work of Irish authors such as Catherine Dunne, Mary Rose Callaghan, Edna O’Brien and Mary Leland, among others. Her current research interests and most recent publications focus on the repression of the institutionalised body (Journal of Film and Video), the cultural manifestations and artistic practices of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries (AtGender), and the social dimension of John Banville’s crime fiction.
Maria Isabel Romero-Ruiz (University of Málaga, Spain) teaches in the fields of Social and Cultural History and Cultural Studies. She is the “Cultural Studies” panel coordinator for AEDEAN (Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos) and Social History Society of the UK executive Committee Member. Her research is focused on the social and cultural history of deviant women and children in Victorian England, although her interests have expanded to contemporary gender and sexual identity issues in Neo-Victorian fiction. She has edited and co-edited several volumes on migration, gender and identity and has published extensively in journals and books. She is also the author of an entry for the Encyclopaedia of Global Human Migration entitled ‘Trafficking, Sex-work and Migration’ (Wiley Blackwell, 2013) and of the article “Gender Policy, the London Lock Asylum Committee (1836-1842) and the Asylum Regulations for 1840”, Atlantis (A Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies, No. 2, December 2011). She has published the monograph The London Lock Hospital and Asylum in the Nineteenth Century: Gender, Sexuality and Social Reform (Peter Lang, 2014). Her most recent publication is the co-edition Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities (Lexington Books, 2015).
Cinta Mesa is a PhD candidate associated to the project. Her fields of research are Transnational and gender studies in contemporary Latino Literature. She has recently focused on how violence is inflicted on the diasporic body. She is author of Geografía de Experiencias: La Recuperación del Pasado por dos Autoras de Origen Latinoamericano (Ediciones Alfar. Sevilla, 2010) and coeditor of Experiencias de Género (Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva 2015). She has published on contemporary Chicana and Caribbean-American Literature. Her latest publications are “The Inscription of Violence on the Culture Body: Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” (Revista de Filología Inglesa 2014) and “A Latino conversation from the Borderland” (Gunter Narr 2015).