MemberHugh M. Richmond

I head the U.C.B. Shakespeare Program which develops audio-visual/digital materials for the teaching of Shakespeare such as the video documentaries “Shakespeare and the Globe” (distributed by Films for the Humanities),and “Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Restored” and “Shakespeare and the Spanish Connection” (both distributed by TMW Media). In addition to the above-cited web site, “Shakespeare’s Staging,” we have also developed Milton material, such as the documentary “Milton by Himself” (Films for the Humanities) and a website:

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),

MemberAlison Booth

Prosopography: with IATH and Scholars’ Lab at UVA, I’m working on Collective Biographies of Women, an online bibliography and database. With Suzanne Keen, we’re developing an approach to nonfiction narrative, specifically biographies in “documentary social networks,” using a stand-aside XML schema, BESS. Always interested in books, Victorian literature, women writers and feminist studies, narrative theory. Looking for wisdom on space and narrative, word-image studies; in the DH context, this means things like Neatline and visualizations of all sorts. and

MemberYair Solan

…D and Blu-ray release of Buster Keaton’s 1924 feature film.

Becoming Charley Chase (VCI Entertainment, 2009). Collaborated on audio commentaries for eleven silent comedies from 1915-25. Appeared in supplemental documentary on the film actor/director….

I recently received a Ph.D. in English with doctoral certificates in American Studies and Film Studies from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and currently teach at Queens College, CUNY. I specialize in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, film and media studies, and the interrelations of literary and technological culture. My articles have been published in Modernism/modernity, the Journal of the Short Story in English, and Studies in American Naturalism. At present, I am working on a book project that examines U.S. writers’ critical engagement with the screen from pre-cinematic media to early motion pictures.

MemberNanci Buiza

…ntral America: The Case of Horacio Castellanos Moya’s El asco and Claudia Hernández’s De fronteras.” Hispanófila (forthcoming).
2) “Crossing Mexico on la Bestia: The Central American Migrant Experience in the Documentary Films Which Way Home and Who Is Dayani Cristal?” Hispanic Research Journal, vol.19, no.4, 2018, pp.415-429.
3) “El trauma y la poética de afecto en Insensat…

Nanci Buiza is Associate Professor of Spanish at Swarthmore College. Her research and teaching focus on contemporary Mexican and Central American literature, culture, and cinema, and in particular, on issues of migration, violence, ethics, aesthetics, postwar trauma, and affect theory. She has published peer-reviewed articles in Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, A Contracorriente, Istmo: Revista virtual de estudios literarios y culturales centroamericanos, Iberoamericana, and Hispanic Research Journal; and has an article forthcoming in Hispanófila. She is currently writing a book on postwar Central American literature.    

MemberJulie Ward

…The Forgotten Frontier: Body commodification along Mexico’s southern border in Nadia Villafuerte’s short fiction.” Under review.

Refereed Journal Articles

2017   “Making Reality Sensible:  The Mexican Documentary Theatre Tradition, 1968-2013.” Theatre Journal, vol. 69 no. 2, 2017, pp. 197-211. Project MUSE, doi:10.1353/tj.2017.0024

2017   “Affective Suffrage: Social Media, Street Protests, and Theatre as …

I joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma in 2014 as Assistant Professor of 20th- and 21st-Century Latin American Literature. I hold a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Berkeley (2013). My current research focuses on the representation of the real in contemporary Latin America. My publications on this topic have appeared in Theatre Journal, TransModernityLatin American Theatre ReviewThe Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy and Revista de Literatura Mexicana Contemporánea. My current book project (under contract with the University of Pittsburgh Press) is a study of how the stage has become a space for constructing alternative personal and collective histories in post-traumatic national situations, specifically in the works of Mexican theatre collective Lagartijas Tiradas al Sol. Other research interests include the digital humanities, especially for linking research and teaching; contemporary Mexican literature by women authors; and literary representations of the Mexican borders. I am motivated and encouraged by artistic expressions that provoke, contest, and offer alternatives to an often defeatist status quo.

MemberJill Robbins

…ista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos, Hispanófila, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Studies in 20th/21st Century Literature.


III.      ARTICLES IN BOOKS (Peer Reviewed)

“Celebrity, Diplomacy, Documentary: Javier Bardem and Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony.” African Immigrants and Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Straits. Ed. Debra Faszer-McMahon and Victoria Ketz. Ashgate Press, 2015. 115-130.

Jill Robbins is Professor and Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Art at the University of California, Merced. She came to Merced after 8 years at The University of Texas at Austin and 10 years at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of two monographic books, Crossing Through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid (2011) and Frames of Referents: The Postmodern Poetry of Guillermo Carnero (1997); editor of the book, Perversions/Her versions: Critical Studies of Ana Rossetti (2004); co-editor with Roberta Johnson of Rethinking Spain from Across the Seas, a special issue of the journal Studies in XX/XXI Century Literature (2006); and co-editor, with Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo, of a special issue of Transmodernity about the Western Sahara (2015). She has published numerous articles and book chapters about poetry, film, narrative, celebrity activism, and the book industry.  She received a fellowship in December 2015 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a single-authored book about poetry, violence, and trauma in relation to the March 11, 2004 train bombings in Madrid, tentatively titled, “We Were All on those Trains: The Poetry of 11-M.”