Cristina Moreiras-Menor

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Cristina Moreiras-Menor

Department Chair
Professor of Spanish and Women's Studies

4210 Modern Language Building

Office Location(s): 4210 MLB 1275
Phone: 734.647.2475
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Romance Languages & Literatures
  • About

    I am the author of Cultura herida: literatura y cine en la España democrática (Ediciones Libertarias, 2002). In this book I work with issues such as memory, spectacle, trauma, and violence as they are articulated in the cultural production of the eighties and the nineties in Spain, always in tension with the 'Franquista' past.

    I have published a number of articles on Teresa de Jesús, Miguel de Unamuno, Juan Goytisolo, Ana Rossetti, Leopoldo 'Alas' Clarín, as well on topics such as violence and memory both in contemporary literature and film.

    Recently I have edited a monographic issue for Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies titled " Critical Interventions on Violence". Currently I am working on a book titled Galicia y sus fronteras: Escritores, márgenes y el canon nacional (siglos xix y xx) in which I trace the formation of a regional and national canon, emphasizing cultural phenomena such as migration, language, etc.

    Recent and Selected Publications 

    Cultura herida: literatura y cine en la España democrática. Editorial Libertarias/Prodhufi (2002). Introduction (pdf)

    "Critical Interventions on Violence." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies March 2002. Guest Editor.

    "Modernity's Violence: Clarín's Short Stories and the Occlusion of Origins." Critical Interventions on Violence. Special Monographic Issue of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. March 2002.

    Recent graduate courses taught: 

    Culture, Psychoanalysis, History:  Spain 1898-1992
    The Question of War: Culture and Violence in Modern Spain
    Peninsular Nationalism 

    Recent undergraduate courses taught: 

    Shadows of a Dictatorship: Memory and Literature in Democratic Spain
    Realism in Modern Spanish Literature
    Spain from the Margins: Peninsular literatures and cultures
    Spanish and Latin American Women Writers
    Culture and Immigration

  • Education
    • Ph.D. University of California-Davis, 1994
  • Awards
    • College of Literature, Science and the Arts/Office of the Vice President for Research Michigan Humanities Award, 2006.
  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Modern and Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film, Psychoanalysis, Cultural and Political Theory, and Women's Studies
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