Postcolonial, Politics, Music, Theory, Literary Geography
I work at the intersection of discourses in medieval Iberian literatures, that is, I like asking questions that come up when one sees an apparently unrelated or distant sphere intervening in the literary, whether it be politics, or cartography, or economics, which is what I am currently working on for a book project. As an extension of this, I am interested in how the medieval intervenes in other periods, other geographies, that is, how the medieval informs (or disinforms) discourses about modernity or secularism or civilization, and how it shapes imperial and colonial projects, or contemporary Latin American literatures.
… contribution to New Modernisms book series, edited by Sean Latham and Gayle Rogers, at Bloomsbury Press, Jan. 2016. Commonwealth of Letters: British Literary Culture and the Emergence of Postcolonial Aesthetics. Oxford UP, July 2013. Modernist Literature and Culture series, edited by Kevin Dettmar and Mark Wollaeger. Cities of Affluence and Anger: A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness, University of Virginia Press.“Modernism, African Literature, and the Cold War.” MLQ 76.3 (2015): 333-368….
African Literature, British Literature, Caribbean Literature, Literature in English
Stephanie Bosch Santana is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at UCLA. Her research explores Anglophone and African language fiction, with a focus on alternative literary forms in print and digital media from South Africa, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Kristin J. Jacobson is a professor of American Literature, American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Stockton University in New Jersey. She completed her Ph.D. at Penn State, her M.A. at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and her B.A. at Carthage College in Kenosha, WI. Her book Neodomestic American Fiction (2010, Ohio State University Press) examines contemporary domestic novels. Her next book-length project identifies a new genre of travel and environmental literature: the American adrenaline narrative. The project defines and then examine the genre’s significant tropes from an ecofeminist perspective.
Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez (Canary Islands, Spain) is currently working as a Visiting Instructor at the Department of Romance Studies at Duke University, North Carolina, while finishing her Ph.D. at the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University (Expected 2019). She has worked as a full-time Visiting Instructor at the Department of Hispanic Studies at Vassar College, New York. She was born and raised in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, but has spent most of her adult life in Madrid, where she worked in press (El Mundo). Thenesoya holds an M.A. and B.A. in Comparative Literature at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, and a B.A. degree in Hispanic Philology at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with a year at the Università Degli Studi di Torino, Italy. While pursuing her PhD, she created the cultural project CISLANDERUS, about the Canarian immigration to the United States, currently on view at Louisiana State Museum.
Chaucer, Cultural Geography, Anti-Semitism, Nationalism, Sex/Gender System, Queer Theory
Spanish language and literature; modern Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultural studies; cultural geography; digital humanities
20th-Century American Literature, Realism, Geography, Geocriticism, Digital Humanities, Novel