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MemberEduardo Ledesma

20th and 21st century Latin American (including Brazil) and Iberian literature and film. Catalan literature and film. Media and cultural studies. Modernism(s). Avant-garde and neo-avant-garde poetry. Electronic literature and new media arts (digital poetry, hypertext, blog-narratives, locative fiction, cyberculture). Documentary and experimental film. The intersection between technology and disability studies. Word and Image relations. Luso-Hispanic transatlantic connections. Intersections between engineering and culture (science and technology studies),

MemberCarmen Patricia Tovar

Research 20th-21st Century Latin American Narrative, Modern and Contemporary Mexican NovelInterests Mexican modernity; representations of urban space in the Latin American novel; the novel as social mapping; formation and preservation of collective memory after traumatic historical moments (i.e. Tlatelolco in Mexico and Southern Cone dictatorships); cognitive approaches to individual and shared memory; (dys)functions of memorials and museums; narratives on class, gender, and migration; religious syncretism; poetry (as performance).

MemberDebra Faszer-McMahon

Dr. McMahon is Dean of the School of Humanities and Professor of Spanish at Seton Hill University. She received her Ph.D. in Spanish Literature in 2006 from the University of California, Irvine, and she also holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, an M.A. in English Literature, and an M.A. in the Teaching of Languages. Research interests include 20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature, Poetry, and Immigration. Her most recent book is a co-edited collection titled African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Strait (Routledge/Ashgate Press 2015). She has also published Cultural Encounters in Contemporary Spain: The Poetry of Clara Janés (Bucknell UP 2010), as well as numerous journal articles in peer-reviewed publications such as Hispania, Anales de la Literatura Española Contemporánea, Letras Femeninas, and Studies in 20th and 21st Century Literature and Culture. She has also co-edited a volume entitled A Laboratory of Her Own: Women and Science in Spanish Culture, which is under contract with Vanderbilt University press, to be published in 2020. She is currently working on a manuscript about contemporary Spanish poetry written by Saharaui immigrants in Spain. She loves to travel and has lived in, traveled to, or taken students on trips to the following places: Spain, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Morocco, India, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, and Germany. She is also living proof that it is never too late to learn a language! She did not begin studying Spanish until after graduating from college (she was an English Education Major), so she often tells students that her experience is proof that non-native speakers, even those beyond college age, can become experts in a foreign language.

MemberJoelle Mann

I am currently full-time faculty at Binghamton University where I teach writing and media studies. I received my doctorate  from Stony Brook, and my research currently investigates the intermediality of contemporary American literature through an analysis of literary voice in multi-modal writing.  Specifically, I’m interested in the intersections among  21st-century literary forms, media convergence, and sociopolitical polemics. My book manuscript is currently under contract with Routledge Literature. I am also interested in the changing influences of literary forms within our informational, hyper-mediated society. I recently presented on the poetry of Jorie Graham and Claudia Rankine and also on the inclusion of cyberfeminist pedagogies within online instruction. I have eclectic interests which enhance my continued research and instruction.