Join us for an evening of conversation with Dr Patricia García about the hugely overlooked legacy of Hispanic women authors in the Fantastic. Women Galore is around the corner, and
Join us for an evening of conversation with Dr Patricia García about the hugely overlooked legacy of Hispanic women authors in the Fantastic. Women Galore is around the corner, and we think this will set the tone for all the amazing events that are coming in the following weeks.
The fantastic is particularly prolific in Hispanic countries during the 20th and 21st centuries, largely due to the legacy of short story writers such as Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar as well as the Latin-American boom, which presented alternatives to the predominant model of literary realism. However, the presence of Hispanic women writers of the fantastic on set texts in Higher Education modules, libraries, anthologies, bookshops and academic research is extremely limited.
Seeking to address this gap, Patricia García (Assistant Professor in Hispanic and Translation Studies at The University of Nottingham) and Teresa López-Pellisa (Researcher in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the Universidad de Barcelona) have embarked on this project to explore the Hispanic fantastic from a feminist perspective.
Dr Patricia García is a Spanish-born, and UK-based academic. She is Assistant Professor in Hispanic and Translation Studies at The University of Nottingham and has previously taught at Dublin City University and Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on the areas of the contemporary short story and teratology (the study of the monstrous). Within the field of Comparative Literature, she aims at merging literary analysis with classical questions of space related to urban studies, architecture and anthropology. She is a member of the Spanish Research Group on the Fantastic (GEF, Grupo de Estudios de lo Fantástico) and of the editorial board of the academic journal BRUMAL. She has published widely on the fantastic, edited several volumes and authored a variety of academic articles in research journals. Her most notable publications include Space and the Postmodern Fantastic in Contemporary Literature: the Architectural Void (Routledge, 2015) and Visiones de lo fantástico: aproximaciones teóricas (E.D.A., 2013).
She has been a guest lecturer and researcher in Ireland, Spain, France, Lebanon and India and writer-in-residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris) and International Writers’ and Translators’ Centre of Rhodes (Greece). While her previous work has been focused on the different philosophies of space and their application to the study of literature, the gender question has become central in her current research. She now leads a research project entitled “Gender and the Fantastic in the Hispanic Context,” which is formed by a group of twelve international members, including academics, authors and translators. This project has been recently awarded the prestigious Research Grant by the British Academy.
Patricia is also a gifted musician. In 2015, she recorded Symmetries of an Island, 13 instrumental piano pieces inspired by her experiences in Dublin, Ireland, where she lived in for a number of years.
(Thursday) 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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