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Jill Robbins has published numerous books, articles and book chapters about poetry, film, narrative, and the book industry that engage with theories of affect, celebrity activism, disability studies, urban space, gender, violence, migration, memory, and sexuality. Her most recent book, Poetry and Crisis: Cultural Politics and Citizenship in the Wake of the Madrid Bombings (University of Toronto Press, 2020), funded in part by a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities, argues that the March 11, 2004 attacks, known in Spain as 11-M, marked a critical turning point in Spanish society in which poetry played a unique and vital role, reflecting a new political sensibility defined by mutable, informal, non-hierarchical, and affective networks of communication and memorialization that contested neoliberal forms of identification, politics, and urban reorganization. She is the author of two other published monographs, Crossing through Chueca: Lesbian Literary Culture in Queer Madrid (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and Frames of Referents: The Postmodern Poetry of Guillermo Carnero (Bucknell University Press, 1997); editor of the book P/Herversions: Critical Studies of Ana Rossetti (Bucknell University Press, 2004); coeditor with Roberta Johnson of Rethinking Spain from Across the Seas, a special issue of the journal Studies in XX/XXI Century Literature (2006); and coeditor, with Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo, of a special issue of Transmodernity about the Western Sahara (2015).

 

Education

Doctor of Philosophy awarded with honors, Spanish Literature, University of Kansas, 1992.

Master of Arts, Spanish, University of Kansas, 1985.

Graduate Study at the University of Kansas.  Minor:  Portuguese

Bachelor of Arts, Spanish and Economics, Brown University, 1983.  Graduated magna cum laude with honors in Spanish.

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