About

Executive Editor Journal of Urban Cultural Studies
Senior Editor Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies
Associate Editor Hispania
Co-Editor Hispanic Urban Studies series

Publications



BOOKS

Fraser, B. (ed. & introd.). Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Cinema Contexts. New York: Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2016. (256 pp. ISBN: 978023177498). [promotional endorsement provided by Faye Ginsburg, Council for the Study of Disability at New York University]

—Anchored by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder’s co-authored chapter on recent global disability film festivals, this is the first book to explore the cinematic representation of disability in films from a full range of locations across the globe. Contributors explore classic and recent films from Belgium, France, Germany, India, Italy, Iran, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Senegal, Spain, and even a pair of Anglophone films with global resonance. Representations of Down syndrome, autism, dyslexia, Tourette syndrome, blindness, leprosy, impotence and more are explored within specific cultural contexts for scholars, undergraduates and general readers alike.

Fraser, B. Digital Cities: The Interdisciplinary Future of the Urban Geo-Humanities. Backingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan [Pivot mid-length monograph], 2015. (98 & vii pp. ISBN: 978–1–137–52454–6). [promotional endorsement provided by David Staley, The Goldberg Center at The Ohio State University]

—This Palgrave Pivot mid-length book project responds to the need to explore and bring together two interrelated disciplinary shifts. The first is the increasing connection between humanities and social science work on the culture(s) of cities; the second is the increasing attention that digital projects have received in both humanities and social science disciplines. Sections include: Introduction, Layers of the Interdisciplinary City, Disciplinary / Digital Debates and the Urban Phenomenon, A Theory of Digital Cities, Epilogue: Bridged Cities, References.

Fraser, B. Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre and the Humanities. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. (277 pp. ISBN 978–1–13749–855–7) [promotional endorsements provided by Will Straw, McGill U, and Stephen Vilaseca, Northern Illinois U] [Reviewed in Social and Cultural Geography (2016)]

—This book charts out the need for and methodological dimensions of what the author calls an ‘urban cultural studies’. Its chapters outline—with humanists from all language and culture areas in mind—Henri Lefebvre’s twin contributions to the study of urban life and to a cultural studies method. Part one of the book covers ‘Theoretical Ground’: introducing general and advanced readers to urban cultural studies and to Lefebvre’s thought including his theory of the work of art. Part two looks at ‘Textual Variations’: suggesting the relevance of the French urban philosopher’s ideas to literature, film, popular music, digital media and digital humanities each in turn.

Fraser, B. Antonio López García’s Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy of Painting. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2014. (xvi & 130 pp. ISBN 978–1–61148–573–8) [promotional endorsements provided by Edward Baker, author of Madrid cosmopolita, Francie Cate-Arries, C of William & Mary, and Nathan Richardson, Bowling Green State U] [Reviewed in Hispania: forthcoming]

—This book project launches an intense exploration of Spanish painter Antonio López García. López is well known for his urban themed paintings, but has never received scholarly attention that explores the urban/philosophical issues raised by his paintings of Madrid (previous approaches have tended toward artistic biographies instead of critical assessments). Antonio López García’s Everyday Urban Worlds emphasizes his role as a philosophical painter whose real subjects are temporality and urban reality, drawing on a wide range of artistic, literary, filmic and urban texts commenting on Madrid’s urban evolution. Each chapter undertakes an interdisciplinary journey through a specific image: Gran Vía (1974-81), Madrid desde Torres Blancas (1974-82), Madrid desde la torre de bomberos de Vallecas (1990-2006).

Fraser, B. (ed. & introd.). Marxism and Urban Culture. Fwd. by Andy Merrifield. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2014. (xxvii & 253 pp., ISBN 978–0–7319–9157–6) [promotional endorsements by Donald McNeill, U of Western Sydney and Adam David Morton, U of Nottingham] [Reviewed on CTRL+ALT+DEM blog]

Marxism and Urban Culture takes a broad view of Marx’s legacy and—largely in the spirit of Marxist urban geographers Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey—applies that legacy to cultural practices and products from across the globe. Culture is approached from perspectives that are alternately filmic, literary, historical, anthropological, geographical and of course political. Cities explored include Bologna, Buenos Aires, Guatemala City, Liverpool, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mahalla al-Kubra, Montreal, Osaka, Strasbourg and Vienna. Contributors include: Malcolm Alan Compitello, Kimberly DeFazio, Brecht De Smet, Benjamin Fraser, Takeshi Haraguchi, Jeff Hicks, Marc James Léger, Andy Merrifield, Les Roberts, Kazuya Sakurada, Cayley Sorochan, Jelle Versieren, Heather Vrana, and Manuel Yang.

Fraser, B. Understanding Juan Benet: New Perspectives. Fwd. by Malcolm Alan Compitello. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press [in the series: Understanding Modern European and Latin American Literature], 2013. (176 pp. ISBN 978–1–61117–152–0) [promotional endorsements provided by Randolph Pope, U of Virginia and David Herzberger, U of California-Riverside] [Cited in the Spanish press in the Diario de León (22 Dec. 2013); Reviewed in Hispania 97.3 (2014); Bulletin of Spanish Studies 91.8 (2014); Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 19 (2015); Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 39.2 (2015)]

—The canonical work on Juan Benet (1927-1993) published in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s—though significant—has left several aspects of his work under- or even un-explored. Understanding Juan Benet: New Perspectives thus has two interrelated goals: 1) to continue to explore a still underappreciated figure of Spanish literature and, more important, 2) to employ an interdisciplinary perspective as a way of highlighting the relationships between Benet’s literary production and a wide range of contemporary discourses—from the (newly revitalized interest in) the philosophy of Henri Bergson, to the intersection of engineering and literature and even the development of cultural geography/spatial theory.

Fraser, B. Disability Studies and Spanish Culture: Films, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press [in the series: Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and Society], 2013. (xxvii & 192 pp. ISBN 978–1–84631–870–2) [promotional endorsements provided by Susan Antebi, U of Toronto and Encarnación Juárez-Almendros, U of Notre Dame] [Reviewed in Hispanic Review 82.1 (2014); Bulletin of Spanish Studies 92.2 (2015); Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 10.1 (2016); Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 13.2 (2016)]

—This book is an interdisciplinary humanities/social sciences project that looks at how disability has been portrayed in Spain in recent years. The chapters successively look at varying types of cultural projects, moving from fiction films through the comic book, novels narrating childhood disability, documentary films produced by Julio Medem, and the public/online exhibition of works by artists with developmental disabilities. The majority of the cultural products treated in the book are from the last 5-8 years (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), with one dating back to 1981—a crucial turning point in the education of people with disabilities.

Fraser, B. Elemental Geographies: Modernity in the Short Fiction of Baldomero Lillo and Leopoldo Lugones. Charleston, SC: Createspace, 2013. (xi & 211 pp., ISBN-13: 978-1491066942; ISBN-10: 1491066946). [promotional endorsements by Cathy L. Jrade, Vanderbilt U, Naomi Lindstrom, U of Texas at Austin, Bruce Dean Willis, U of Tulsa]

—This scholarly book expands upon previously published articles on Chilean Baldomero Lillo and Argentine Leopoldo Lugones (in Hispania, A contracorriente, English Language Notes, and The Latin Americanist) in order to read each author against the other—and both against the grain. Departing from staid literary paradigms that see Lugones as the quintessential Modernist and Lillo as Zola’s Latin American Naturalist counterpart, Fraser explores those aspects of each writer’s work that have resisted canonical explanation. Each chapter is devoted to an individual element—Earth, Fire, Air and Water—and dialogues with geographical understandings of the intersection between space and culture. This eBook/print-on-demand title—typeset and designed entirely by the author using InDesign CS6—demonstrates the potential of non-traditional outlets for humanities publications that all-too-often require costly subventions and fees. Judge the production quality for yourself by picking up a print-on-demand copy on Amazon here.

Fraser, B. (ed. & introd.). Capital Inscriptions: Essays on Hispanic Literature, Film and Urban Space in Honor of Malcolm Alan Compitello. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta [Homenajes series #41], 2012. (366 pp., ISBN 978–1–58871–215–8)

—This book features essays by peers, colleagues and former students of Malcolm Alan Compitello, Executive Editor of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. Contributors include: David K. Herzberger, Michael Ugarte, Benjamin Fraser, Randolph Pope, Edward Baker, Susan Larson, Shalisa Collins, Agustín Cuadrado, Araceli Masterson-Algar, Vania Barraza Toledo, Alberto Chamorro, Sohyun Lee, Lourdes Gabikagojeaskoa, Nuria Morgado, Rolando Pérez, William Sherzer, Joseph V. Ricapito, Susan Divine, Thomas Deveny, and Nathan Richardson. Sections include: I—Discipline, Innovation and Method; II—The Cultures of Cities/Spaces of Detection; III—Atlantic Crossings; IV—Novel Readings; and V—The Films of Alex de la Iglesia.

Fraser, B. and S. Spalding (eds.). Trains, Culture and Mobility: Riding the Rails. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2012. (309 pp., ISBN-13 978–0–7391–6749–6) [promotional endorsement by Joe Moran, Liverpool John Moores U]

Trains, Culture and Mobility is—along with its companion volume: Trains, Literature and Culture—the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad’s connections with a full range of cultural discourses—including literature, visual art, music, graffiti, and television but also advertising, architecture, cell phones, and more… In two volumes consisting of ten essays each, noted cultural critics and railway scholars explore the cultural value of trains in diverse national contexts (Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, the UK & the US).

S. Spalding and Fraser, B. (eds.). Trains, Literature and Culture: Reading and Writing the Rails. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2012. (230 pp., ISBN-13 978–0–7391–6560–7). [promotional endorsement by George Revill, The Open U]. [Reviewed in Cuadernos de Literatura 17.33 (2013)]

Trains, Literature and Culture is—along with its companion volume: Trains, Culture and Mobility—the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad’s connections with a full range of cultural discourses—including literature, visual art, music, graffiti, and television but also advertising, architecture, cell phones, and more… In two volumes consisting of ten essays each, noted cultural critics and railway scholars explore the cultural value of trains in diverse national contexts (Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, the UK & the US).

Fraser, B. Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience: Reading the Mobile City. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011. (244 pp., ISBN 978–1–61148–368–0 / 978–1–61148–369–7) [promotional endorsements provided by Malcolm Alan Compitello, U of Arizona, Susan Larson, U of Kentucky, Eugenia Afinoguénova, Marquette U and Christine Henseler, Union C]. [paperback released July 2013] [Reviewed in Romance Quarterly 59.4 (2012); Cincinnati Romance Review 38 (2014)].

—Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience is the first book to thoroughly apply the French urban philosopher’s thoughts on cities to the culture and literature of Spain. Benjamin Fraser shows how Lefebvre’s complex view of the city as a mobile phenomenon is relevant to understanding a variety of Spanish cultural products—from urban plans and short writings on the urban experience during the nineteenth century (Mariano José de Larra, Ramón de Mesonero Romanos, Ildefons Cerdà) to urban theories, cultural practices and literary fiction of the twentieth (Luis Martín–Santos, Juan José Millás, Juan Goytisolo, Manuel Delgado Ruiz), pushing on to interrogate even the appearance of Mediterranean space and Barcelona in recent videogames (Mario Kart Wii, Monster 4×4).

Fraser, B. (ed. & introd.). La urbanización decimonónica de Madrid: textos de Mariano José de Larra y Ramón de Mesonero Romanos. Doral, FL: Stockcero, 2011. (xlv & 100 pp., ISBN-13: 978–1–934768–44–8)

—This short textbook in Spanish consists of urban-themed, minimally annotated essays by Larra and Mesonero Romanos that capture Madrid during a key moment in its transition toward modernity. A substantial critical introduction contextualizes each author and frames the book’s readings in light of developing scholarship on Spanish urban modernity, pointing to further primary and secondary readings. The work’s concise nature makes it a suitable companion to both undergraduate Civilization and Literary Survey courses as well as Graduate classes including canonical readings for the M.A. in Spanish as well as more specialized courses  focusing on urban topics.

Fraser, B. Encounters with Bergson(ism) in Spain: Reconciling Philosophy, Literature, Film and Urban Space. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press (Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures, #295), 2010. (384 pp., ISBN 978–0–8078–9299–2) [Reviewed in Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 17 (2016)]

—This book is driven by a dual analysis. It is a look at French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859–1941) in Spain—his more or less direct influence on Spanish letters—, and also at Bergsonism in Spain—the more indirect resonance with his methodological posture articulated through Spanish texts as well as theoretical approaches to film and urban space. From novelists Pío Baroja, Miguel de Unamuno, Juan Benet and Belén Gopegui to filmmakers Víctor Érice (El sol del membrillo), Alejandro Amenábar (Abre los ojos) and Carlos Saura (Taxi) as well as urban theorists Henri Lefebvre and Manuel Delgado Ruiz, this work takes up philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s call for a “return to Bergson,” pushing past the established boundaries of interdisciplinarity to what lies beyond.

Fraser, B. (ed. & trans.). Deaf History and Culture in Spain: A Reader of Primary Sources. Fwd by Samuel J. Supalla. Washington D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2009. (xlv & 299 pp., ISBN 978–1–563–68–419–7).

—The historical documents and critical essays included in this book form a story that begins with early (mis)understandings of deafness as an illness, moves through turbulent centuries of misguided deaf education and ends with the official recognition of sign languages (and the acceptance of Deaf Culture) in the Spain of the twenty–first century. Readers will explore the history of an age–old struggle between oralism and manualism, philosophical musings on visual language, and the intersection of Spanish, French and American educational practices, as well as contemporary deaf poetry and linguistic approaches to sign.

GUEST-EDITED SPECIAL SECTIONS/ISSUES

Foster, D., Fraser, B., and VanPatten, B., co-eds. “Special Focus Issue: The Scholarship of Film and Film Studies.” Hispania 98.3 (2015): 384-606 [3 editorials and 17 articles].

—Authors of articles in this special issue include: Eva Karene Romeno, Bridget V. Franco, Alexis Howe, Polly J. Hodge, Vania Barraza, Carolina Rueda, Fatima Nogueira, Conxita Domènech, Sara Muñoz-Muriana, Sharon Keefe Ugalde, Linda Bartlett/Lourdes Manyé, Charles Patterson, Kajsa C. Larson, Tammy Jandrey Hertel/Stasie Harrington, Andrea Meador Smith/Sara Cox Campbell, Salvador Oropesa, and Diana M. Ruggiero.

Fraser, B., ed. “Reading Madrid: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies.” Guest-edited special issue of the International Journal of Iberian Studies 26.1-2 (2013): 3-102. [editorial and 4 articles].

—This special issue charts out an agenda for urban cultural studies research and brings together studies of Madrid’s theater, literature, film, architecture, immigration and urban space. Contents: “Editorial: Madrid and urban cultural studies” (Benjamin Fraser), “From cigarreras to indignados: Spectacles of scale in the CSA La Tabacalera of Lavapiés, Madrid” (Matthew I. Feinberg), “City present in city past: Rafael Chirbes’ cartographic imaginary” (Malcolm Alan Compitello), “The garden at night: Revisiting Madrid’s public landscapes in Valle-Inclán’s Luces de Bohemia and Baroja’s Noches del Buen Retiro” (Daniel Frost), “Juggling aesthetics and surveillance in paradise: Ecuadorians in Madrid’s Retiro Park” (Araceli Masterson-Algar).

PUBLISHED / FORTHCOMING ESSAYS

2016 (10)

Fraser, B. “Art and Science in Pere Joan’s Nocilla Experience (2011).” International Journal of Comic Art 18.1 (2016): forthcoming.

Fraser, B. “The Modern City 1850-1900: Urban Planning and Urban Culture in Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao.” Routledge Companion to Iberian Studies. Ed. Javier Muñoz-Basols, Laura Lonsdale and Manuel Delgado. London: Routledge, [Sept] 2016. pp. forthcoming.

Fraser, B. “The Future of Hispanic Studies: Disciplinary Challenges.” MIFLC Review (2016): forthcoming.

Fraser, B. “El cine, la ciudad, lo urbano: notas desde los estudios culturales urbanos.” Vademécum del cine iberoamericano: métodos y teorías [an inaugural issue of a new series Vademécum de Hispanófila]. Ed. Eugenia Afinoguénova, Samuel Amago, Kathryn Everly. Hispanófila 177 (2016): forthcoming.

Fraser, B. “Galdós, Subjective Realism and Comics Form: Nela (2013) by Rayco Pulido Rodríguez.” Estudios en homenaje al profesor Joan Gilabert. Ed. Nuria Morgado and Agustín Cuadrado. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2016. Forthcoming.

Fraser, B. “Battling Voices: Schizophrenia as Social Relation in Abel García Roure’s Una cierta verdad [A Certain Truth] (2008).” Disability Studies Quarterly 36.X (2016): no pag.

Fraser, B. and J-P. van Arnhem. “A Collaborative Approach to Urban Cultural Studies and Digital Humanities.” Laying the Foundation: Digital Humanities in Academic Libraries. Ed. John W. White and Heather Gilbert. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2016. 151-78.

Fraser, B. “Senescence, Alzheimer’s Dementia and the Semi-Subjective in Ignacio Ferreras’s Film Arrugas [Wrinkles] (2011).” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 10.1 (2016): 21-35.

Fraser, B. “Urban Difference ‘On the Move’: Disabling Mobility in the Spanish Film El cochecito (Marco Ferreri, 1960).” Freakish Encounters: Constructions of the Freak in Hispanic Cultures. Ed. Sara Muñoz and Analola Santana. Hispanic Issues Online (summer 2016): forthcoming.

2015 (4)

Fraser, B. “Rumbo a Almería: el terreno almeriense vendido y defendido en 800 balas de Álex de la Iglesia.” La retórica del sur: Representaciones y discursos sobre Andalucía en el periodo democrático. Ed. Antonio Gómez L-Quiñones and José Manuel del Pino. Sevilla: Ediciones Alfar, Serie Estudio sobre la Comunicación #207, 2015. 265-89.

Fraser, B. “Our Urban Interiors: Recovering Use Value in the Prose Poems of Luis García Montero’s Una forma de resistencia (2012).” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 16.3 (2015): 275-91.

Fraser, B. “Madrid’s Gran Vía: An Urban Cultural History and Digital Project.” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 2.1-2 (2015): 205-13.

Fraser, B. “Urban Railways in Buenos Aires: Spatial and Social Alienation in the Documentary Film El tren blanco.” Transfers: Interdisciplinary Journal of Mobility Studies 5.2 (2015): 5-22.

2014 (5)

Fraser, B. “Henri Lefebvre in Strasbourg: The City as Use Value in José Luis Guerín’s Dans la ville de Sylvie (2007).” Marxism and Urban Culture. Ed. B. Fraser. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2014. 43-61.

Fraser, B. “Sensing Capital: Sight, Sound and Touch in Esteban Sapir’s La antena (2007).” Marxism and Urban Culture. Ed. B. Fraser. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2014. 63-86.

Fraser, B. “Urban Cultural Studies—A Manifesto [part 2].” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1.3 (2014): 343-56.

Fraser, B. “Urban Cultural Studies—A Manifesto [part 1].” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1.1 (2014): 3-17.

Fraser, B., Larson, S., Compitello, M.A. “Notes on the Renegotiation of a Hispanic Studies Canon.” ADFL Bulletin [Association of Departments of Foreign Languages] 43.1 (2014): 77-90.

2013 (7)

Fraser, B. “Madrid, Histological City: The Scientific, Artistic and Urbanized Vision of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal of Modern Literatures 67.3 (2013): 119-34. [lead article]

Fraser, B. “Madrid and Urban Cultural Studies.” International Journal of Iberian Studies 26.1-2 (2013): 3-19.

Fraser, B. “Disability Art, Visibility and the Right to the City: The Trazos Singulares [Singular Strokes] (2011) Exhibit at Madrid’s Nuevos Ministerios Metro Station.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 17 (2013): 245-61. [special section on disability studies, ed. Encarnación Juárez-Almendros]

Fraser, B. “Diary of a Failed Spanish Capitalist: Individualism and the Ambivalent Critique of Pablo Sánchez’s El alquiler del mundo (2010).” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 90.6 (2013): 679-96.

Fraser, B. “Nikos Kazantzakis’s Bergsonian Spain: Connecting Philosophy, Spanish Literature and Cultural Landscapes.” Hispanófila 168 (2013): 37-54

Fraser, B. “Salvador García Jiménez, ‘autor de minorías’: La novela Angelicomio (1981) y el modelo social de la discapacidad.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 90.8 (2013): 1339-1356.

Fraser, B. “Feijóo on Mars: A Brief Note on the Literary Godfather of Spanish Science Fiction.” Dieciocho 36.1 (2013): 37-50.

2012 (12)

Fraser, B. “A Biutiful City: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Filmic Critique of the ‘Barcelona model.’” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 9.1 (2012): 19-34.

Fraser, B. and A. Fuoto. “Manchester, 1976: Documenting the Urban Nature of Joy Division’s Musical Production.” Punk & Post-Punk 1.2 (2012): 139-54.

Fraser, B. “Introduction.” Capital Inscriptions: Essays on Hispanic Literature, Film and Urban Space in Honor of Malcolm Alan Compitello. Ed. B. Fraser. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2012. 11-20.

Fraser, B. “Materialism and Enigma: Juan Benet’s ‘Syllabus,’ Compitello’s ‘Socio–Poetic’ Methodology and Cultural Studies Pedagogy.” Capital Inscriptions: Essays on Hispanic Literature, Film and Urban Space in Honor of Malcolm Alan Compitello. Ed. B. Fraser. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2012. 79-91.

Fraser, B. and C. Méndez. “Espacio, tiempo y ciudad: La representación de Buenos Aires en El Eternauta.” Revista Iberoamericana 78.238-239 (Jan.-June 2012): 57-72.

Fraser, B. “Into the Chilean Mines: The Dialectics of Land and Work in Baldomero Lillo’s Sub–terraA Contracorriente 9.2 (2012): 248-81.

Fraser, B. “Visualizing Spain’s Enlightenment: The Marginal Universality of Deafness.” Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment. Ed. Scott Breuninger & David Burrow. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012. 27-45.

Fraser, B. “The ‘Sidewalk Ballet’ in the Work of Henri Lefebvre and Manuel Delgado Ruiz.” The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs. Ed. S. Hirt and D. Zahm. London & New York: Routledge, 2012. 24-36.

Fraser, B. and S. Spalding. “The Speed of Signs: Train Graffiti, Cultural Production and the Mobility of the Urban in France and Spain.” Trains, Culture and Mobility: Riding the Rails. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2012. 27-57.

Fraser, B. “Hacia un costumbrismo espacial: Larra y la ciencia–ficción de la vida cotidiana en Sin noticias de Gurb (Mendoza) y Plutón BRB Nero (De la Iglesia).” Letras Hispanas 8.1 (2012): 48-61.

Fraser, B. “Baldomero Lillo’s Underground Literary Modernism.” The Latin Americanist 56.3 (2012): 75-99.

Fraser, B. “On Nocilla and the Urbanization of Consciousness: Multiplicity & Interdisciplinarity in Agustín Fernández Mallo’s Fragmented Trilogy.” Hispania 95.1 (2012): 1-13.

2011 (6)

Fraser, B., M.A. Compitello, and E. Romero. “An AJHCS Editorial Position Paper: A Modest Proposal on Peer Review.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 15 (2011): 11-22.

Fraser, B. “Ildefons Cerdà’s Scalpel: A Lefebvrian Perspective on Nineteenth–Century Urban Planning.” Catalan Review 25 (2011): 181-200.

Fraser, B. “Introducción crítica.” In La urbanización decimonónica de Madrid: textos de Mariano José de Larra y Ramón de Mesonero Romanos. Ed. B. Fraser. Doral, FL: Stockcero, 2011. 26 pp. (xiii-xxxix).

Fraser, B. “Why the Spatial Epistemology of the Videogame Matters: Mētis, Video Game Space and Interdisciplinary Theory.” Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds 3.2 (2011): 93-106.

Fraser, B. “Re–Scaling Emotional Approaches to Music: Basque Band Lisabö & the Soundscapes of Urban Alienation.” Emotion, Space and Society 4 (2011): 8-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.emospa.2010.03.00.

Fraser, B. “Toward Autonomy in Love and Work: Situating the Film Yo, también (2009) within the Political Project of Disability Studies.” Hispania 94.1 (2011): 1–12.

2010 (5)

Fraser, B. “The Art of Engineering: The Bridge as Object and Method in Juan Benet’s Fiction.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 11.2 (2010): 167–90.

Fraser, B. “Spain, 1795: A Reconsideration of Lorenzo Hervás y Panduro (1735–1809) and the Visual Language of the Deaf.” Dieciocho 33.2 (2010): 259–78.

Fraser, B. “Hacia una teoría de lo desconocido: La aportación visual de Vacas de Julio Medem a la filosofía.” Hispanic Research Journal 11.4 (2010): 353–69.

Fraser, B. “The Work of (Creating) Art: Judith Scott’s Fiber Art, Lola Barrera and Iñaki Peñafiel’s ¿Qué tienes debajo del sombrero? (2006) and the Challenges Faced By People with Developmental Disabilities.” Cultural Studies 24.4 (2010): 508–32.

Fraser, B. “The Ills of Aerial Photography: Latin America from Above.” Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana 39.2 (2010): 70–84.

2009 (6)

Fraser, B. “The ‘Kind of Problem Cities Pose’: Jane Jacobs at the Intersection of Pedagogy, Philosophy and Urban Theory.” Teaching in Higher Education 14.3 (2009): 265–76.

Fraser, B. “Narrating the Organic City: A Lefebvrian Approach to City Planning, the Novel & Urban Theory in Spain” Journal of Narrative Theory 39.3 (2009): 369–90.

Fraser, B. “The Bergsonian Link Between Emotion, Music and Place: From the ‘Motion of Emotion’ to the Sonic Immediacy of the Basque Band Lisabö.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 10.2 (2009): 241–62. [Special issue on ‘Spanish Popular Music Studies’]

Fraser, B. “Imagen, materia, cine: Bergson, Deleuze y Cinelandia de Ramón Gómez de la Serna.” Hispanic Review 77.4 (2009): 449–70.

Fraser, B. “Modernist Liquidity Meets Liquid Modernity: From the Occult Stories of Leopoldo Lugones to The Fluidity of Modern Urban Life” English Language Notes 47.2 (2009): 85–94. [Special issue on ‘Literature and Pseudoscience’]

Fraser, B. “Undergraduates and Hispanic Sleuths: The Importance of University Cor(ps)e Requirements in a Liberal Learning Curriculum.” In Murder 101: Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction, Ed. Ed Rielly. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2009. 38–50.

2008 (8)

Fraser, B. “Madrid, Neoplasmic City: Disease and the Urban as Process in Tiempo de silencio.” Letras Peninsulares 21.1 (2008): 139–64. [Monographic issue on ‘Urban Imaginaries’]

Fraser, B. “A Snapshot of Barcelona from Montjuïc: Juan Goytisolo’s Señas de identidad, Tourist Landscapes as Process and the Photographic Mechanism of Thought.” In Spain is (Still) Different: Tourism and Discourse in Spanish Identity. Ed. Eugenia Afinoguénova and Jaume Martí–Olivella. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Inc., 2008. 151–84.

Fraser, B. “Baroja’s Rejection of Traditional Medicine in El árbol de la ciencia.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.1 (2008): 29–50.

Fraser, B. “Un neuro–musicólogo antes de su tiempo: discursos actuales del sonido a través de dos cuentos de Leopoldo Lugones.” Hispania 91.4 (2008): 794–804.

Fraser, B. “Reconciling Film Studies & Geography: Adolfo Bioy Casares’s La invención de Morel.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 41.1 (2008): 153–68.

Fraser, B. “What is Liberal Learning?: Lessons on Pedagogy from Spain’s Institución Libre de Enseñanza.” Proteus: A Journal of Ideas 25.1 (2008): 9–17. [Special issue on ‘Higher Education’]

Fraser, B. “Why Don Fulgencio Entrambosmares del Aquilón’s ‘Apuntes para un tratado de cocotología’ belongs in the Spanish Cultural Studies curriculum—followed by a concise   argument to the contrary: A manuscript by the great–great grandson Entrambosmares, translated from the original with editor’s notes.” Céfiro 8.1–2 (2008): 21–35.

Fraser, B. “Toward a Philosophy of the Urban: Henri Lefebvre’s Uncomfortable Application of Bergsonism.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 26.2 (2008): 338–58.

2007 (5)

Fraser, B. “Madrid’s Retiro Park as Publicly–Private Space & the Spatial Problems of Spatial Theory.” Social and Cultural Geography 8.5 (2007): 673–700. (incl. photos).

Fraser, B. “San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups: Henri Bergson’s Theory of  Laughter and the Problems of Travel Guide Humour.” Journeys: International Journal of Travel & Travel Writing 8.1–2 (2007): 117–27.

Fraser, B. “Manuel Delgado’s Urban Anthropology: From Multidimensional Space to Interdisciplinary Spatial Theory.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 11 (2007): 57–75.

Fraser, B. “Deaf Cultural Production in Twentieth–Century Madrid.” Sign Language Studies 7.4 (2007): 431–57.

Fraser, B. “Unamuno and Bergson: Notes on a Shared Methodology.” Modern Language Review 102.3 (2007): 753–67.

2006 (2)

Fraser, B. “The Space in Film and the Film in Space: Madrid’s Retiro Park and Carlos Saura’s Taxi.” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 3.1 (2006): 15–33. (incl. photos).

Fraser, B. “Narradores contra la ficción: La novela detectivesca como estrategia política.” Studiesin Latin American Popular Culture 25 (2006): 199–219.

2005 (1)

Fraser, B. “On Mental and Cartographic Space: Belén Gopegui’s La escala de los mapas, Bergson and the Imagined Interval.” España Contemporánea 18.1 (2005): 7–32.

2004 (1)

Fraser, B. “Problems of Photographic Criticism and the Question of a Truly Revolutionary Image: The Photographs of Mario Algaze, Juan Rulfo and Manuel Alvarez Bravo.” Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana 33.2 (2004): 104–22. (incl. photos).

2000 (1)

Fraser, B. “The Linguistic Foil: An Analysis of Conversational Strategies Used by Bernarda and La Poncia in La casa de Bernarda Alba.” In Essays on Hispanic and Luso–Brazilian Literature and Film in Memory of Dr. Howard M. Fraser, Bruce Dean Willis (ed. & introd.). Mobile, AL: University of South Alabama, 2000. 98–110.

Benjamin Fraser

Profile picture of Benjamin Fraser

@bfraser

active 2 years, 7 months ago