Areas of interest: Galician Studies – Hispanic Studies – Cultural Studies – Gender Studies.
Silvia Bermúdez is a Spanish and Portuguese Professor as well as a Feminist Studies Professor at the University of California Santa Barbara. Her specialization areas are Contemporary Spanish and Galician Literatures and Cultures, Transatlantic Studies, and Peruvian Poetry. Her subject focuses at UC Santa Barbara include Cultural Productions of the Iberian Peninsula, Perú, and Equatorial Guinea, Feminism, Women’s Studies, Poetic Discourses, and Politics. (more…)
Areas of interest: Catalan Studies – Hispanic Studies – Comparative Literature – Literary Theory.
Enric Bou is a fulltime Professor at the Università Ca’ Foscari, Italy; prior to this he was the Chair of Hispanic Studies at Brown University. He received a fellowship from the Research Center for Contemporary History in Barcelona, and his PhD in Philosophy and Arts from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Bou previously lectured at Wellesley College, the Universitat de Barcelona, and the Université de Poitiers. Between 2011 and 2012 he was holder of the UC3M-Santander Chair of Excellence at the Universidad Carlos III examining issues of multiplicity and heterogeneity in urban experiences, specifically in the Hispanic world.
Areas of interest: Iberian Studies – Hispanic Studies – Portuguese Studies – Comparative Literature – Gender Studies
Tobias Brandenberger is a Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, Germany (Full Professor, Ibero-Romance and Ibero-American Literatures). In the past, Brandenberger served as a Professor in the Department of Iberian Literatures and Languages at the Universität Basel, Switzerland. His research focuses on literary gender studies, intermediality, and the cultural and literary relations between Spain and Portugal, as well as the imagology of these relations.
Areas of interest: Catalan Studies – Hispanic Studies – Theatre Studies – Translation Studies.
Helena Buffery is currently Vice-Head of College (Research) and Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at University College of Cork, Ireland, having previously worked at the University of Birmingham. Her research and teaching interests include Hispanic theater and performance, translation studies, and Catalan studies. In the past she was the Vice-President of the International Federation of Catalan Associations and the President of the Anglo-Catalan Society. (more…)
Areas of interest: Comparative Literature – World Literature – Hispanic Literatures – Basque Literature
Christian Claesson is Associate Professor of Hispanic Literature at the University of Lund (Sweden), and holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (United States). He has extensively studied the post-crisis novel in Spain as well as the points of contact between the different literatures of Spain within the framework of the macro-project ‘World Literatures Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Dynamics’ (2016-2021).
Claesson is the editor of Narrativas precarias: crisis y subjetividad en la cultura española actual (Hoja de Lata, 2018) and España comparada: Literatura, lengua y política en la cultura contemporánea (Comares, 2022). He is currently coordinating the volume Novela post-crisis en la España plurilingüe (fortcoming 2023).
Relevant publications in the field of Iberian Studies include: “One Country, Several Literatures: Towards a Comparative Understanding of Contemporary Literature in Spain” (2018), “Nongoa da Kirmen Uribe?: On the Belonging of a Basque-Language Writer” (2019) and “Introducción: España comparada” (2022).
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Christian Claesson’s publications in the IStReS database:
Claesson, Christian. 2018. ‘One Country, Several Literatures: Towards a Comparative Understanding of Contemporary Literature in Spain’. In World Literatures: Exploring the Cosmopolitan-Vernacular Exchange., edited by Stefan Helgesson, Annika Mörte Alling, Yvonne Lindqvist, and Helena Wulff, I, 31–41. Stockholm: Stockolm University Press.
———. 2019. ‘Nongoa Da Kirmen Uribe? : On the Belonging of a Basque-Language Writer’. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 96 (7): 763–80. https://doi.org/10.3828/bhs.2019.46.
———, ed. 2022a. España Comparada. Literatura, lengua y política en la cultura contemporánea. I. Constelaciones 3. Granada: Comares.
———. 2022b. ‘Introducción: España comparada’. In España Comparada. Literatura, lengua y política en la cultura contemporánea, edited by Christian Claesson, I, IX–XXXV. Constelaciones 3. Granada: Comares.
———. 2022c. ‘Vernacular Resistance: Catalan, Basque, and Galician Opposition to Francoist Monolingualism’. In Vernaculars in an Age of World Literatures, edited by David Watson and Christina Kullberg, 51–80. Cosmopolitan–Vernacular Dynamics in World Literatures. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. https://www.bloomsburycollections.com/book/vernaculars-in-an-age-of-world-literatures/.