CV

May 2017

Anna Casas Aguilar

University of British Columbia
Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studie
Buchanan Tower 704
1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z1
604–822–4023

anna.casas@ubc.ca

EDUCATION
PhD        University of Toronto, Spanish, 2013
Dissertation: “Fathers to a Fatherless Nation: From Abjection to Legacy in Spanish and Catalan Autobiographies After Franco
MA         University of Toronto, Spanish, 2009
Collaborative Program in Women and Gender Studies
DEA       University of Barcelona, Romance Languages, 2008
Thesis: “Clara Janés: Deseo y escritura femenina”
BA          University of Barcelona, Spanish, 2006
APPOINTMENTS
2016-present   Assistant Professor, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
2015-2016   Assistant Professor, Department of Spanish, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington, USA
2014-2015   Aldyen Hamber Women’s Studies Fellow, Gender and Women’s Studies Program and Adjunct Professor, Department of International Studies, University of  Northern  British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
2013-2014   Assistant Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languages, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA
PUBLICATIONS
Articles
“El simbolismo del cabello en la obra de María Luisa Bombal.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2017). 15 pages (forthcoming).
“Hacia una nueva subjetividad: la figura del padre en la novela sentimental y La Celestina.Celestinesca 40 (2016): 53-72.
“Subjetividad lingüística e identidad masculina en los textos autobiográficos de Carlos Barral.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. 49.3 (2015): 481-502.
“Espectros de la paternidad y disolución de fronteras en Biutiful de Alejando González Iñárritu.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 16.2 (2015): 179-191.
“Houses, Objects, and the Politics of Inheritance in Josep Maria de Sagarra’s Vida Privada.” Romance Quarterly 61.4 (2014): 268-278.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
“Architecture and Empire in Historia de la linda Melosina (1485).” Footprints of Mélusine. Edited by Melissa Ridley Elmes, Misty Urban and Deva Fall Kemmis. Brill Academic Publishing, 2017. 17 pages (forthcoming).
“La Barcelona de Clara Janés: duelo, melancolía, herencia invisible.” Verdades y secretos en los textos de Clara Janés. Ed. Nadia Mekouar. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2014. 29-48.
“Che faró senza Eurídice: figuras masculinas e identidad femenina en las obras de Clara Janés.” El fuego invisible. Ed. Anne M. Pasero. Ávila:  Ayuntamiento de Ávila, 2012. 184-192.
“Els nens i l’exili a l’obra de Teresa Pàmies.” El exilio republicano de 1930 y la segunda generación. Ed. Manuel Aznar Soler and José Ramón López García. Barcelona: Renacimiento, 2011. 1027-1034.
Editorial Work
“Special Cluster: 14th Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society. University of Toronto.” Catalan Review 23, 2014. Guest Editor with Robert Davidson.
Book Review
Maestre, Antoni. Essències d’estil. Aproximació a la narrativa breu de Sergi Pàmies. San Vicent del Raspeig: Publicacions de la Universitat d’Alacant. 2012. Catalan Review 29 (2015). Forthcoming.
Articles and Chapters under Review
“Feminine and Failed Suicides in Spanish Cinema” Accepted for publication at the Revista canadiense de estudios hispánicos.
Book in Progress
Masculine Subjectivity and Self-writing in Spain. Manuscript to be completed in 2017.
RESEARCH GRANTS AND AWARDS
Research Grants
2017                UBC’s Hampton Emerging Scholar Research Grant
2015                Social Sciences and Humanities Seed Grant, UNBC Office of Research
2014               Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts (CELIA) Fellowship, Wright State University
2014                College of Liberal Arts Faculty Research Grant, Wright State University
2012-2013       Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
2012-2013       Ontario Graduate Fellowship, Government of Ontario (declined)
2009-2012       University of Toronto Doctoral Fellowship
2009-2010       Avie Bennett Scholarship, University of Toronto
2008-2011       Government of Catalonia, Doctoral Research Fellowship (held Jan.-Oct. 2008)
Prizes
2012                Canadian Association of Hispanists, Best essay
2010                 Canadian Association of Hispanists, Best essay presented at the annual conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario
INVITED LECTURES
2016 “Images of the North: Spain Confronts European Tourism 1960-2015,” Global Fridays Lecture Series, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada, February 26, 2016.
2013 “El legado del padre: masculinidad y autobiografía en Cataluña desde 1975,” Seminario de Investigaciones de Género y Estudios Culturales de la Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain, December 16, 2013.
2013 “Italian Neorealism and Postwar Madrid in José Antonio Nieves Conde’s Surcos and Camilo José Cela’s La Colmena,” York University, Toronto, March 8, 2013.
2010 “The Death of the Father: Mourning and Inheritance in Contemporary Spanish Literature,” Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil, August 13, 2010.
2008 “Dona i memòria històrica: record de tres escriptores al voltant de la República, la Guerra Civil i l’exili,” Martorell City Hall, Martorell, Spain, April 23, 2008.
CONFERENCE ACTIVITY
Panels Organized
2017   “Un Boom global: Las problemáticas fronteras de un fenómeno literario” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Perú, April 29-May 1, 2017.
2015    Special Session “When the Event Constructs the City: Reading Barcelona’s Built Environment,” 130th MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015.
2014    Special Session “Artistic Affinities and Feminist Thought in the Works of Clara Janés,” 129th MLA Annual Convention, Chicago, 9–12 January 2014.
2012     “Autoritarismo y cine en España y Latinoamérica,” XLVIII Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Waterlloo, Ontario, Canada, May 27, 2012.
Discussant
2012  “Metodologías para la clase de español como lengua extranjera,” XLVIII Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. May 29, 2012.
Selected Presentations
2017  “Agentes regionales y un Boom global: Carlos Barral, Carmen Balcells y los lazos edípicos del Boom,” Annual Meeting of the Latin American Studies Association, Lima, Perú, April 29-May 1, 2017.
2016 “From Catalan to Spanish: Paternal Language, Mother Tongue and Self-translation in Terenci Moix’s Works,” International Conference, “Regional Identities on Global Scale,” University of British Columbia, March 30-April 2, 2016.
2016 “Borderlands and Fatherhood in Alejandro González de Iñárritu’s The Revenant,” Public Roundtable Discussion, “Boundaries, Indigeneity, and History in The Revenant, University of Northern British Columbia, March 14, 2016.
2016  “Photographing Tourists,” Round Table “Photography and the Constructions of Gender in Iberia,” 131st MLA Annual Convention, Austin, January 7–10, 2016.
2015  “Una qüestió de gènere? Turisme i el Mediterrani català,” 15th Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society, Barcelona, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, June 29–July 1, 2015.
2015  “The Straight Line: Oriol Bohigas and the Imitation of Modern Architecture,” 130th MLA Annual Convention, Vancouver, 8–11 January 2015.
2014  “Cuestionando la masculinidad del padre: corporalidad, humor y sujeto autobiográfico en las memorias de Terenci Moix,” III Congreso Internacional: Los cuerpos del texto, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, December 2-5.
2014  “Architecture and Empire in Historia de la Linda Melosina (1485),” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia, October 17–18.
2014   “Clara Janés, Feminism and Fatherhood,” Special Session “Artistic Affinities and Feminist Thought in the Works of Clara Janés,” 129th MLA Annual Convention, Chicago, 9-12, January.
2014  “Carlos Barral and the Ethics of Publishing in Vulnerable Times,” Modern Languages Association 129th Annual Convention, Chicago, January 9-12.
2013   “Clara Janés’ Jardín y laberinto: Nostalgia and the Catalan Past” 55th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Languages Association, Milwaukee, November 7-10, 2013.
2013  “Carlos Barral, Clara Janés i la nostàlgia cap al món català del pare,” Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, May 24-26, 2013.
2012   “Entre México y España: Fantasmas del pasado y del presente en Biutiful de Alejandro González de Iñárritu,” Hispanic Cinemas: En Transición. Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, Spain, November 7-9, 2012.
2012   “El sujeto melancólico en Jardín y laberinto y La voz de Ofelia” Secretos y Verdades: Los textos de Clara Janés, Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France, June 13, 2012.
2012   “Franquismo y paternidad en Cría cuervos y Elisa, vida mía de Carlos Saura,” Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, May 27, 2012.
2011    “La Barcelona de Clara Janés: duelo, melancolía y una herencia invisible,” Annual Congress of the International Association of Hispanic Female Literature and Culture, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, October 19, 2011.
2011    “Del padre al dictador: cuerpo abyecto, espacio y censura en ‘In Memoriam FFB 1982-1975’ y Coto Vedado de Juan Goytisolo,” Annual Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 30, 2011.
2010  “Body and Desire in Clara Janés’ Eros (1981) and Creciente Fértil (1989),” Conferencia  Internacional no Labedisco, Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Vitória da Conquista, Brazil, August 6, 2010.
2009  “Els nens i l’exili a l’obra de Teresa Pàmies,” El exilio Republicano de 1936 y la segunda generación, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain. December 17, 2009.
2009   “Estereotipos y poder en Vicky Cristina Barcelona,” Letra e imagen: España desde el siglo XX, Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada, September 26, 2009.
2009    “Che farò senza Euridice: figuras masculinas e identidad femenina en las memorias  de Clara Janés,” Annual Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists, Carlton University, Ottawa, Canada, May 24, 2009.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Courses Taught
2017 “Turismo, género y medioambiente en el mundo hispánico, ” graduate seminar, University of British Columbia
2017  “Survey of Peninsular Literature and Culture from 1700 to the Present,” third-year course, University of British Columbia
2017  “Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish,” second-year course, University of British Columbia
2016    “Escritoras, artistas y directoras españolas del siglo XVII, XIX y XX,” fourth-year course, University of British Columbia
2016  “Introduction to Spanish Civilization and Culture,” third-year course, University of British Columbia
2016, “Sex in the Movies: Gender and Sexuality in Spanish Cinema,” fourth-year course, Whitman College
2016, “Critical Thinking and Academic Writing: Fiction/Essay/Literary Criticism,” fourth-year course, Whitman College
2016, “Advanced Spanish through Content: Paternities,” third-year course, Whitman College
2015, “Arts after Crisis. Mexico, Argentina and Spain,” third-year course, Whitman College
2015, “International Cinema,” fourth-year course, University of Northern British Columbia
2015, “Topics in International Studies,” fourth-year course and graduate seminar, University of Northern British Columbia
2014, “Advanced Feminist Methodologies,” fourth-year course and graduate seminar, University of Northern British Columbia
2014, “Introduction to Women Studies,” first-year course, University of Northern British Columbia
2013, “Advanced Conversation in Spanish” third-year course, Wright State University
2013, “Spanish Culture,” fourth-year course, Wright State University
2013, “Advanced Writing in Spanish,” third-year course, Wright State University
2012-2013, “Catalan Language and Culture,” fourth-year course, University of Toronto
2012, “Intermediate Spanish,” second-year course, Glendon College, York University
2012, “Intermediate Spanish,” second-year course, University of Toronto
2011, “Topics in Spanish Studies,” third-year course, University of Toronto
2010, “Topics in Spanish Culture,” third-year course, University of Toronto
2007, “Spanish for Beginners,” first-year course, University of Würzburg, Germany
Teaching Assistantships
2011, “Spanish Cinema,” University of Toronto
2008-2010, “Advanced Spanish,” University of Toronto
Teaching Certifications
2013        Teaching Fundamentals Certificate, University of Toronto
2007        High School Teaching Certificate (Certificado de Aptitud Pedagógica), University of  Barcelona
Supervision as External Examiner
June, 2015       Natàlia Oriol Fuguet, M.A. Thesis, Universitat de Barcelona
June, 2015       Stefano Satta, M.A. Thesis, Universitat de Barcelona
June, 2015       Zhang Xiaomei, M.A. Thesis, Universitat de Barcelona
March, 2015    Sophia Iliopulos, Honours Thesis, International Studies, University of Northern British Columbia
SERVICE
2016-2017 Merit and Awards Committee, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia
2016-2017 Co-organizer, Visiting Speakers Series, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia
2016-2017  Department’s Website Development, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia
2016-2017  Learning Center, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia
2015-2016  Faculty Advisor, La Casa Hispánica, Whitman College
2015-2016   Hiring Committee for Tenure Track Position in Translation, Department of Spanish, Whitman College
2014-2015  Co-organizer, International Film Festival, in collaboration with Student Life Centre, University of Northern British Columbia
2013-2014      Student Recruitment and Retention Committee, Modern Languages Department, Wright State University
2012-2013      Coordinator: Research Colloquium Series, Department of Spanish and Portuguese,  University of Toronto
2008-2009       Co-organizer, 29th Annual Levy-Wasteney Graduate Symposium, Department of Spanish and   Portuguese, University of Toronto
Journal Article Reviewer
Revista Canadiense de estudios hispánicos, 2017.
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 2016.
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, 2016.
Cincinnati Romance Review (Spanish), 2014.
Community Involvement
Interview for CBC radio program Daybreak North. “The Revenant Roundtable at UNBC,” Interview by Carolina de Ryk, 7 minutes, March 14, 2016.
Interview, “Traducir es un esfuerzo y una responsabilidad. Entrevista a Clara Janés.” Pasavento. Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Forthcoming in December 2015.
LANGUAGES
Spanish        Native speaker
Catalan         Native speaker
English         Near-native level (written and spoken)
German        Advanced level (reading and spoken); intermediate level (written)
French          Intermediate level (reading); basic level (written and spoken)
Portuguese   Basic level (reading and spoken)
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Modern Languages Association
Midwest Modern Languages Association
Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica
Canadian Association of Hispanists
North American Catalan Association
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