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Annabel Martín

Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Comparative Literature, and Women's and Gender Studies Program (Chair)

Ph.D, University of Oregon - Comparative Literature

Contact Information

E-mail: Annabel.Martin@Dartmouth.EDU
Office: 11C Carpenter Hall (Summer 2010-Summer 2013)
Telephone:603-646-3575

Research Interests

  • Cultural Studies: Mass culture and Politics, Contemporary Urban Culture, Democracy and the Arts
  • Contemporary Spain: Nationalism and Dictatorship, Tourism and National Identity, PostFrancoism, Basque Studies (Utopia and Terrorism)
  • Film Studies: Melodrama and Memory, Spanish Cinema
  • Gender Studies: Gender and Mass Culture, Globalization/Immigration and Women, Contemporary Spanish Women Writers/Filmmakers and Memory

Selected Publications

Book

  • La gramática de la felicidad: Relecturas franquistas y posmodernas del melodrama. Madrid: Libertarias/Prodhufi, 2005.

Essays

  • "Con faldas y no tan a lo loco: La fierecilla domada en el cine de José Luis Sáenz de Heredia." Book Chapter in El cine de José Luis Sáenz de Heredia. José Luis Castro de Paz and Jorge Nieto Ferrando (eds.). Valencia, Spain: Filmoteca de la Generalitat Valenciana (forthcoming 2011).
  • "Rethinking Tears and Excess: Melodrama in Spanish Filmmaking." Section Coordinator on Melodrama and Chapter Contributor to Spanish Film Companion. Jo Labanyi and Tatjana Pavlovic (eds.). London and New York: Blackwell (forthcoming 2011).
  • "La palabra remendada: Literatura y futuro en Euskadi (Bernardo Atxaga y Julia Otxoa)." Book Chapter in Contornos de la narrativa española actual (2000-2009): un diálogo entre creadores y críticos. Antonio Dorca and Palmar Álvarez (eds). Madrid: Iberoamericana (forthcoming 2010).
  • "The Silences and Language of Moral Memory: Isabel Coixet's The Secret Life of Words (2005)." Book Chapter in España Siglo XX/XXI. Rosalía Cornejo-Parriego and Alberto Villamandos (eds). (forthcoming 2010).
  • "Sentimiento y (sin)razón política: Reflexiones sobre el caso vasco." Special Number of I/C: Revista Científica de Información y Comunicación 6: Estudios Culturales Iberoamericanos: El Desierto y la Sed, I. Book chapter in El desierto y la sed (Estudios Culturales Iberoamericanos). Fernando Contreras, Antonio Méndez Rubio, Víctor Silva Echeto (eds). Seville: University of Sevilla P, 2009 (383-405).
  • "Cuando duerme la imaginación." Book chapter in Estudios culturales y de los medios de comunicación. María Pilar Rodríguez (ed). Bilbao/San Sebastian, Spain: U of Deusto P, 2009 (139-161).
  • "Critical Basque Studies: A Place for Literature in Postnationalist Identity." Book chapter in Writers in Between Languages: Minority Literatures in the Global Scene. María José Olaziregi (ed). Reno, NV: Center for Basque Studies/University of Reno P, 2009 (171-190).
  • "La inspiración franquista: huella y reformulación del teatro fin de siglo en el melodrama cinematográfico de la dictadura (el caso de Jacinto Benavente y Luis Lucia)." Estrenado con gran aplauso: Teatro español 1844-1936. Marsha Swislocki and Miguel Valladares (eds.). Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2008 (133-159).
  • "El contorno político de las artes: Euskadi como ejemplo." Colorado Review of Hispanic Studies 5 (2007): 193-210. In print in 2008.
  • "Miniskirts, Polka Dots, and Real Estate: What Lies Under the Sun?," book chapter in Spain Is (Still) Different: Touristic Subjects and Cultural Vistas. Eugenia Afinogénova and Jaume Martí-Olivella (eds). Landham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008 (219-243).
  • "Familia, turismo y garrote vil: El verdugo de Luis García Berlanga (1963)," book chapter in Hispanismo y Cine. Javier Herrera and Cristina Martínez-Carazo (eds). Frankfurt-Madrid: Vervuert-Iberoamericana, 2007 (269-292).
  • "May We Rest in Peace: Basque Funerals of Utopia (The Case of Julio Medem and Bernardo Atxaga). Yearbook of Comparative and General Literature 52 (2007): 22-38.
  • "¿Historia o memoria?: Debates falsos en la ciudad democrática." Quimera: Revista de Literatura 279 (2007): 31-34.

Selected Courses

  • Basque Contemporary Culture: Terrorism, Memory, and Peace (SPAN 37)
  • Spain's 20-21st Centuries: A Fire Still Burning (SPAN 37)
  • Women and the Arts in Contemporary Spain (SPAN 62)
  • Love and Space: Places for Feminism (WGST 80)
  • Cultural Studies and its Others (COLT 70/MALS 350)
  • The Lead Generation: Basque Terrorism and the Nation (SPAN 81)
  • Cultural Studies: Resisting Theory? (COLT 73/101)
  • Tears, Reason, Cultural Memory (SPAN 89)
  • Postmodern Cultural Production in PostFranco Spain (SPAN 63)
  • Hollywood Revisited: The Films of Pedro Almodóvar (SPAN 7)
  • Women and Nation in Contemporary Spanish Film (WGST 7)
  • Tears, Love, Happiness: Feminine Territories/Feminist Readings (COLT 29/WGST 46)
  • The Cinematic City (COLT 62)
  • Roots of Feminism (WGST 15)
  • Contemporary Issues in Feminism (WGST 16)
  • Texts and Contexts (SPAN 31)
  • Spanish Study Abroad, Barcelona, Spain

Additional Information

Annabel Martín is currently studying the cultural context surrounding the end of ETA terrorism in Spain and the role the arts play in processes of reconciliation in her forthcoming Rest in Peace: The Basque Political Contours of the Arts, a collaborative project with Basque artists Bernardo Atxaga, Julia Otxoa, Ricardo Ugarte, Luisa Etxenike, and Helena Taberna, among others. Annabel Martín is also a member of a research team at the Universitat de València (Spain) studying tourism and national identity, a member of the joint study group addressing the culture of emotion at New York University, University of Illinois, and the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Madrid) and is the Review Editor and on the editorial board of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. She presently chairs the Program in Women's and Gender Studies at Dartmouth College.

Last Updated: 1/28/13