Samuel Amago

Professor of Spanish and Department Chair
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Virtual Meetings Monday & Tuesday 11:00am-12:00pm & by appt.

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.

His current scholarship centers on waste and space, memory and modernity in post-dictatorship Spanish cultural production, including photography, documentary, narrative, comics, film and television. 

Click here to read a short entry on basura / trash / waste, which is part of the collective Constellation of the Commons.

Click here to listen to a podcast on trash, aesthetics, and Spanish film of the post-Franco era.

Click here to follow Samuel Amago on Twitter. 



Consequential Art: Comics Culture in Contemporary Spain. Co-edited with Matthew Marr. U of Toronto Press, 2019. 

Vademécum del cine Iberoamericano: Métodos y Teorías. Co-edited with Eugenia Afinoguénova and Kathryn Everly. Hispanófila 177 (2016).

Spanish Cinema in the Global Context: Film on Film. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Unearthing Franco’s Legacy: Mass Graves and the Recovery of Historical Memory in Spain. Co-edited with Carlos Jerez-Farrán. U of Notre Dame Press, 2010.

True Lies: Narrative Self-Consciousness in the Contemporary Spanish Novel. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2006.


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New Cabell Hall 427
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