Catalan literature, Iberian and Iberian American literatures, translation, cultural studies
…PhD Catalan Literature, Universitat de Barcelona, 2002…
Catalan Literature, Italian Literature, Comparative Studies, 20th and 21st Century Literature, Postmodernity & Postmodernism
Spanish and Latin American cinema
20th-21st century Spanish-language literature
I am an associate professor of Spanish and Catalan specializing in the literature of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. My research interests include textual scholarship, cultural history, translation, and the digital humanities. I am the author of Printing Ausiàs March and coauthor of The Classical Tradition in Medieval Catalan. I have edited essay collections on Catalan literature and translation, digital archives and medieval Iberian texts, and the materiality of early modern poetry. My current work includes a critical edition and translation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s geographical dictionary De montibus (in collaboration with Michael Papio), studies of space in lyric poetry, the history of medieval Catalan literature, and the printing of chivalric romance Tirant lo Blanc. I serve as the managing editor of Digital Philology.
20th Century Spanish and Catalan literature and culture; the essay form and its relationship to the construction of national identities; theories of emotion; intellectual history; critical theory.My book Imperial Emotions: Cultural Responses to Myths of Empire in Fin-de-Siècle Spain was published by Liverpool UP in December 2013.
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),
Spanish Modern Peninsular Culture and Literature
20-21C Peninsular Literature, Iberian Studies, Poetics, Catalan Poetry and Narrative, Nationalisms, Sexualities, Queerness, LGBTQ Studies, Ecocriticism, Intertextuality, Opera.
Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Brazilian, Catalan, Comparative Literatures. History, Cultural and Intellectual studies about these languages and Countries. Journalism, Press and Editorial World. History of Football. Writing and Translation. History of Art
Professor of Spanish, Director of Advising, and Co-Director of the Latin American and Spanish Film Festival at Lawrence University. Publications include the book Catalan Writers on the Border, a special volume of the Revista Internacional D’Humanitats dedicated to Latin American cinema, and several articles and book chapters on Spanish and Latin American literature and film. Higher education Co-Chair of the national Development Committee for the College Board’s AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.