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New Book: 'Photographing the Unseen Mexico' by Dominika Gasiorowski

New Book: ‘Photographing the Unseen Mexico’ by Dominika Gasiorowski

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog, news

  This autumn, my first book entitled Photographing the Unseen Mexico: Maya Goded’s Socially Engaged Documentaries will be published by the Modern Humanities Research Association imprint Legenda (http://www.mhra.org.uk/news/maya-godeds-mexico). Based on nearly a decade of research, which included my PhD supervised by Prof Parvati Nair and funded by the Westfield Trust Research Studentship, the book establishes Maya Goded as one of the leading lights in Latin American photography.     Born in Mexico City in 1967, Maya Goded (mayagoded.net) is an acclaimed photographer and documentary filmmaker. Throughout her career as a visual artist, she has maintained a focus [&hellip

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grant 2016: Lourdes Parra Lazcano (University of Leeds)

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grant 2016: Lourdes Parra Lazcano (University of Leeds)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog

WISPS POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANT REPORT BY LOURDES PARRA LAZCANO November 2016 My name is Lourdes Parra Lazcano and I am a PhD Candidate in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Leeds. My PhD thesis explores travel literature by Mexican women writers from 1892 to 2012. I have analysed the works of Laura Méndez de Cuenca, Elena Garro, Rosario Castellanos, María Luisa Puga, Esther Seligson and Myriam Moscona. These writers are best known for their poems, novels and short stories, but they also are travellers who share their ideas about the UK, Europe, Israel, [&hellip

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2017: Leona Blair (Queen’s University, Belfast)

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2017: Leona Blair (Queen’s University, Belfast)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog

WISPS POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANTS REPORT BY LEONA BLAIR November 2017   My name is Leona Blair and I am a PhD student in Modern Languages at Queen’s University, Belfast. I am currently in the process of writing up my thesis which analyses the fictional and theoretical writings of Chicana author, Ana Castillo, who is widely celebrated as a leading figure within Chicana literature. Today, Castillo is best known for her novels, with So Far from God (1993) and The Mixquiahuala Letters (1986) being her most popular works in terms of both scholarly and commercial attention. Her main [&hellip

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2017: Verónica Gómez (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, CONICET)

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2017: Verónica Gómez (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, CONICET)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog

WISPS POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANTS REPORT BY VERÓNICA GÓMEZ November 2017 My name is Verónica Gómez and I come from Argentina. I am a PhD student in Humanities at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Santa Fe) and fellow researcher at CONICET. I hold a Bachelor of Modern Literature and Linguistics from the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (Universidad de Buenos Aires) and an MA in Comparative Cultures and Literatures from the Facultad de Lenguas (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba). I am a member of LitELat (Red de Literatura Electrónica Latinoamericana (http://Litelat.net) and part of INTERCO-SSH (International Cooperation in Social [&hellip

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2017: Isabel Seguí (University of St Andrews)

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2017: Isabel Seguí (University of St Andrews)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog

WISPS POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL GRANTS REPORT BY ISABEL SEGUÍ 14 November 2017 My name is Isabel Seguí. I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Film Studies of the University of St Andrews in Scotland. My participation in the WISPS conference was my first contact with this women’s association, and the experience could not have been better. It started, auspiciously, when the first morning I met Dr Eamon McCarthy on the street. Both of us were lost on Leeds campus. While trying to find the venue of the event, he told me how fantastic this conference always [&hellip

New book: Battleground Bodies by Eleanor K. Jones (Peter Lang 2017)

New book: Battleground Bodies by Eleanor K. Jones (Peter Lang 2017)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog, Uncategorized

Battleground Bodies Gender and Sexuality in Mozambican Literature by Eleanor K. Jones Series: Reconfiguring Identities in the Portuguese-Speaking World This is the first book to provide a comparative exploration of the gendered and sexual body in Mozambican literature, engaging with the work of six authors spanning different generations, styles and aesthetics. The study begins by providing a detailed and innovative survey of the dynamics of gender, sexuality and power in the Portuguese colonial and Mozambican post-independence contexts, from the nineteenth century to the turn of the millennium. This initial investigation provides the sociohistorical backdrop for in-depth analyses of [&hellip

New Book: Feminine Singular: Women Growing up through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World (Peter Lang 2017)

New Book: Feminine Singular: Women Growing up through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World (Peter Lang 2017)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog

Feminine Singular: Women Growing up through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World (Peter Lang 2017), edited by Maria-José Blanco and Claire Williams On Saturday 18 March a launch for the newly-published volume Feminine Singular: Women Growing up through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World (Peter Lang 2017), edited by Maria-José Blanco and Claire Williams, was held at St Peter’s College in Oxford, where Claire is Tutor for Portuguese. Mark Damazer, Master of the College, introduced the authors and Phillip Rothwell, King John II Professor of Portuguese and Chair of the Sub-Faculty of Portuguese, gave a short speech praising the book [&hellip

Transnational Portuguese Women Artists Conference, by Maria Luisa Coelho

Transnational Portuguese Women Artists Conference, by Maria Luisa Coelho

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog, Uncategorized

Transnational Portuguese Women Artists Conference Wadham College, University of Oxford, 16-18 March Between 16 and 18 March 2017, Wadham College, at the University of Oxford, welcomed the conference Transnational Portuguese Women Artists (organised by Claudia Pazos-Alonso, Hilary Owen and myself, with the kind support of Wadham College, MHRA and the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), in what proved to be a really exciting and thought-provoking event. The aim of the conference was to address transnational women’s contribution to Portuguese culture (and vice versa) and to interrogate the nature of their impact in Portugal and beyond, while fostering an interdisciplinary [&hellip

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2016: Maria Montt Strabucchi (The University of Manchester)

Report on Postgraduate Travel Grants 2016: Maria Montt Strabucchi (The University of Manchester)

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog

My name is Maria Montt Strabucchi and I’m a PhD student in Latin American Cultural Studies at The University of Manchester. I hold a Licentiate degree in History from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a MA in Chinese Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, SOAS (University of London). My research interests include Chinese-Latin American cultural, economic and political relations, and cosmopolitanism. I am also interested in geographical, political and temporal echoes and reformulations of ideas, beliefs and imaginaries in transnational contexts. I attended the WiSPS conference at Stirling University in November 2016. [&hellip

Second Durham–Northumbria Colloquium on Medieval and Golden Age Hispanic Studies

By Maria Montt Strabucchi | blog, news

Second Durham–Northumbria Colloquium on Medieval and Golden Age Hispanic Studies Segundo Coloquio de Estudios Hispánicos Medievales y del Siglo de Oro (Universidades de Durham y de Northumbria)   5–6 July 2017 Durham Castle and Hatfield College CFP Colloquium on Medieval and and Golden Age Hispanic Studies Call for Papers/Convocatoria Deadline: 30 April 2017 Papers or panel proposals dealing with any aspect of the literature, art, and cultural history of the Iberian Peninsula of the Middle Ages and the Golden Age will be considered. Papers may be delivered in English, Spanish, or Catalan, and should last no more than [&hellip

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