PhD student. Has research with emphasis on Celtic societies, identity, art, history and cultural memory.
Contemporary Spanish literature, film, and culture; memory studies; feminist, gender, and women’s studies
I am interested in Feminist Studies, Cultural Memory and Visual Culture. I’m currently working on two projects, “School Pictures and Their Afterlives,” and “Small Acts of Repair.”
As MLA President in 2013, I will be initiating a conversation about the MLA’s Division and Discussion Group structure and about the ways we organize knowledge in our profession. Please join in this conversation.
I work on the politics of digitization, the uncertainty of big data and the epistemology of algorithms. I am currently writing a book for MIT Press on the politics of mass digitization. Currently, I am is affiliated with two major research projects at the University of Copenhagen. The first, Uncertain Archives, is a project that seeks to deploy and develop traditional and poststructuralist archival theories to big data environments, focusing in particular on questions of uncertainty, error, vulnerability and unknowns. The second, The Past’s Future, examines the role of cultural memory institutions in the digital age, paying special attention to issues related to colonialism, gender and new digital infrastructures.
Modern Spanish culture, popular culture, gender, memory studies
Memory and memory loss in close relationships, cultural meta-narratives and archetypes of aging, old age, Alzheimer’s Disease and caregiving, and portrayals of old age and relationships in popular culture, literature, drama, autobiography and memoir. Published in the areas of aging, narrative, moral reasoning, and policies and practices related to the care of the frail elderly.
Karla Vanraepenbusch is a doctoral student at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. She studies the material memory traces of the Belgian cities that were occupied during the First World War, in particular of Antwerp and Liège. Karla Vanraepenbusch has worked as a researcher at the Centre for Historical Research and Documentation on War and Society (CEGESOMA, State Archives of Belgium), the Belgian centre of excellence for the history of 20th century conflicts. Dissertation topic: Karla examines the cultural memory formation of the First World War in Antwerp and Liège, cities that were occupied by Germany during the war. Her research project is supervised by Professor Dr. Laurence van Ypersele (UCL) and by Dr. Chantal Kesteloot (CEGESOMA). She is the grateful recipient of a BRAIN-be scholarship, issued by BELSPO (the Federal Public Planning Service Science Policy). Research ethics: Academic kindness, collaboration and community building
Memory studies, imagology, cultural nationalism, ecocriticism and literature, 19th Century cultural nationalism, Romantism, medivalism, historicism
Film History, Visual Culture, Trauma/Collective Memory Studies, Violence, Witness Literature, Childhood Studies
20th/21st Century Spanish Literature, Culture and Film, Gender Studies, Memory and Trauma, Cultural Studies, and Transatlantic Studies.