About

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.

Education


  • PhD Candidate, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University (expected February 2019).

  • 2012 MA, Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University.

  • 2009 MA Literary Studies, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • 2008, BA Comparative Literature, Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • 2004 BA Hispanic Philology, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Publications


  • Annotated edition of Cuando a Guinea se iba por mar, by Equatoguinean writer Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel. Ediciones Carena, Barcelona (2019).



  • “The Forgotten island. Spanish Colonial Legacy in Annobon.” In Hispanic and Lusophone Voices of Africa, Vernon Press, Delaware (forthcoming 2020). Book Chapter.

  • “Between Geography and the Imagination: San Borondón Island and the Haunting Power of Insular Spaces.” Visitas al patio. Number 13, Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia, forthcoming 2019.

  • “Liminal Photography: Drawing the Liquid Borders of the Insular Immigration.” Atlántica. Revista de arte y pensamiento. Vol. 57, Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Oct 2016.

  • “(Re)escribiendo la Historia desde la agencia africana: La reconstrucción narrativa de la realidad en la obra de Ávila Laurel.” Afro-Hispanic Review, vol. 28, number 2, Fall 2009: 219-230.

  • “Sobre Marvin Lewis, An Introduction to the Literature of Equatorial Guinea: Between Colonialism and Dictatorship.” Revista Iberoamericana, vol. 81, Jul-Dec 2014: 247-48

  • “El tratamiento del paisaje en una novela guineoecuatoriana. El caso de ‘Ekomo’, de María Nsue Angüe”. Atanga: Revista de los Centros Culturales de España en Guinea 1, Malabo, Nov-Dec 2009: 42-46.

Memberships

MLA

LASA

ISISA

 

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