20th-21st centuries

Samuel Amago

Research Summary

Samuel Amago teaches courses on modern and contemporary Spanish literary history, cinema and culture. He is a former Chair of the Department of Romance Studies and Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Esther Poveda Moreno

Research Summary

A native of Madrid (Spain) Esther Poveda’s love for languages, literature and traveling started at a young age, when she decided to complete a B.A. in English Philology at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid. Since then she has lived in Ireland, the United States, Spain and Guatemala, and she has travelled extensively in Europe and the Americas.

Lilian Feitosa

Lilian P. W. Feitosa finished her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2008. Her M.A. is also from UMass Amherst. She grew up in Brazil where she received her B.A. and teaching licensures in English and Portuguese from the Universidade de São Paulo before moving to the U.S. to study in 1996.

Francesca Calamita

Research Summary

Dr Francesca Calamita’s interdisciplinary research, transnational and anchored in feminist theory, bridges Italian women’s writing, cultural studies and gender studies. More specifically, she investigates how women’s relationship with food and body is portrayed in fiction, pop culture, advertisements, video performances and films. Her research interests also include medical humanities and migrant literature.

Sarah Annunziato

Education

Ph.D.: The Johns Hopkins University, Italian, Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures (2007)

B.A.: Smith College, Italian and Government, Cum Laude, Department of Italian Languages and Literatures and Department of Government (2000)

Alicia López Operé

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2009

M.A. in Spanish, University of Virginia, 2004

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 2001

Dissertation

“Poetas del siglo XXI. Los caminos de la poesía joven española” (directed by Andrew A. Anderson)

Andrew Anderson

Research Summary

Andrew A. Anderson is Professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. He holds a B.A., M.A. and D.Phil. from Oxford University. Before coming to Virginia, he taught at Oxford University and the University of Michigan. Specializing in later nineteenth-century and twentieth-century Peninsular literature, his research is principally concerned with Spanish poetry and theatre from the 1890s through to the 1930s, as well as literature and film of the Spanish Civil War.

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