Ana  Corbalán

Professor of Spanish


Office Hours

Wednesdays: 12:00-1:00

Thursdays: 1:00-2:00

And by appointment

Education

PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2006

MA, University of Florida, 2001

BA, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Curriculum Vitae

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Research Interests

Dr. Corbalán’s research interests include 20th-21st Spanish Literature and Culture, Film, Visual Arts, Memory and Trauma, Spanish Civil War, Women Writers, Cultural Studies, Transatlantic Studies, and Gender Studies.

Her teaching history at UA includes SP 528: Historical Memory in Spain,  SP 530: Contemporary Iberian Culture, SP 527: Spanish Women Authors, and SP 488 Visual Representations of Contemporary Spain.

 

Ana Corbalán received her Ph.D in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on contemporary Spanish literature and film at UA. She has published extensively on 20th- and 21st-century Spanish literature, culture, film, gender studies, memory, migrations, cultural studies, and transatlantic studies. She is the associate editor of the Journal of Gender and Sexuality Studies and the book review editor of Hispanófila and is on the editorial board of several academic journals. She has been appointed to serve in the executive committee of numerous national and international organizations such as the MLA, SAMLA, Hispanic Association of Humanities, Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies, and International Association of Feminine Hispanic Literature.

Selected Publications

Books:

Memorias fragmentadas: Mirada transatlántica a la resistencia femenina contra las dictaduras. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2016.

El cuerpo transgresor en la narrativa española contemporánea. Madrid: Libertarias, 2009.

Todos a movilizarse: Protesta y activismo social en la España del siglo XXI. Co-edited with María José Hellín. Barcelona: Anthropos, 2019.

Contemporary European Cinema: Crisis Narratives and Narratives in Crisis. Co-Edited with Betty Kaklamanidou, New York: Routledge, 2018.

The Dynamics of Masculinity in Contemporary Spanish Culture. Co-edited with Lorraine Ryan, New York: Routledge, 2017.

Toward a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces. Co-edited with Ellen Mayock, Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014.

Hacia una redefinición del feminismo y de los estudios de género en el siglo XXI. Co-edited with Margaret Frohlich. Special Issue Letras Femeninas 41.1 (2015).

 

Recent Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters and Articles (since 2014):

“Militancia femenina contra la dictadura de Pinochet: Legitimación memorística de La mujer metralleta.” Peripherica: Journal of Social, Cultural, and Literary History. ed. Gina Herrmann and Isabel Jaén Portillo. 2020.

“Masculinidades en crisis: Representación literaria de la violencia de género en España.” Buscando Respuestas: Estudios sobre violencia de género en España. Ed. Sara Fernández. Nueva Economía Social. 2020.

“Tiempos de guerra: Etnocentrismo y descolonización de género”. Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World. 2020.

“Representación de la mujer en el cine reciente sobre la Transición: Cuerpos silenciados y objetos deseados.” Pensamiento crítico y ficciones en torno a la Transición española. Ed. Carmen Peña Ardid. Universitas Press of Zaragoza.

“Framing Queer Desire: The Construction of Teenage Sexuality in Krámpack, by Cesc Gay.” Indiscreet Fantasies: Iberian Queer Cinema. Eds. Andrés Lema-Hincapié and Conxita Domenech. Bucknell UP. Forthcoming.

“Ethical Questions about Human Trafficking During Times of Dictatorship: Kidnapped Children in Spain and Argentina.” Transatlantic Studies Reader: Iberia, Latin America, Africa. Eds. Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel, Sebastiaan Faber, Pedro García-Caro, and Robert Newcomb. Liverpool UP. 2020.

“Insumisas: Activismo femenino por la igualdad de género.” Todos a movilizarse: Protesta y activismo social en la España del siglo XXI. Anthropos, 2019, pp. 52-68.

“Memoria, mito e historia: Reflexiones sobre el cine de la Guerra Civil.” Mito e Historia en la televisión y el cine español. Ed. Christine Blackshaw, Albastros, 2019, pp. 101-14.

“No nos vamos, nos echan: Representación fílmica de la nueva emigración.” Respuestas cinematográficas a la crisis económica española en el siglo XXI. Eds. María José Hellín and Helena Talaya. Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. 2018, pp. 53-69.

“Puentes Mediterráneos: diálogos interculturales entre el cine español y marroquí.” Fronteras y migraciones en el ámbito mediterráno. Eds. Enric Bou and Julieta Zarco. Edizioni Ca`Foscari. 2018, pp. 99-115.

“Broken Sexualities: Claiming the Right to the City in Maite Carranza’s El fruto del baobab (2013).” Gender and Sexuality in Spanish Urban Spaces. Eds. Debra Ochoa and Maria DiFrancesco. Palgrave Macmillan. 2018, pp. 133-53.

“Approaches to Resistance and Deportation: Forgotten Women of the Spanish Holocaust.” MLN 132.2 (2017): 368-85.

“¿Episodios de una Guerra Interminable como producto de consumo?” Almudena Grandes: Memoria, compromiso y resistencia. Eds. Helena Talaya and Sara Fernández. Ediciones Valparaíso. 2017, pp. 105-124.

“Alternative Communities in Lavapiés: (Dis)Encounters between Spain and Cuba.” Alternative Communities in Contemporary Latin American and Iberian Literature. Eds. Javier González and Luis H. Castañeda. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, pp. 135-150.

“Promiscuidad y perversidad femenina en La cazadora de cuerpos, de Najat El Hachmi.” Sexualidades periféricas: Consolidaciones literarias y fílmicas en la España de fin de siglo XIX y fin de milenio. Eds. Nuria Godón and Michael Horswell. Fundamentos. 2016, pp. 249-68.

“Searching for Justice in Return to Hansala, by Chus Gutiérrez: Cultural Encounters between Africa and Europe.” African Immigrants in Contemporary Spanish Texts: Crossing the Straits. Eds. Debra Faszer-McMahon and Victoria Ketz. Ashgate Press. 2015, pp. 99-113.

“Y Peter Pan creció: Conflictos bélicos desde la mirada infantil en el cine latinoamericano.” Cuadernos ALDEEU 29 (2015): 226-47.

“Questioning Cultural Hybridity in Spain: Perceptions of Latin American Immigration in Contemporary Cinema.” Collapse, Catastrophe, and Rediscovery: Spain’s Cultural Panorama in the Twenty First Century. Eds. Jennifer Brady, Ibon Izurieta, and Ana María Medina.Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2014, pp. 75-93.

“Narrativa de denuncia contra el abuso de menores: Resistencia y victimización en Palabras envenenadas de Maite Carranza.” Nueva Literatura Hispánica 18 (2014): 9-28.

“Redefinición de la identidad nacional en Princesas: Una mirada paradójica a la inmigración.” Estudios Hispánicos en el S.XXI. Ed. Ana Kuzmanovic. University of Belgrade. 2014, pp. 547-65.