707 S. Mathews
707 S Mathews
Urbana, IL 61801
19th-21st -century Peninsular literature and culture, film and media studies, visual culture, modernist aesthetics, the historical avant-garde, the connection between literature and film, and digital humanities scholarship.
Current research projects: early script culture in Spain and the professionalization of screenwriting practices; the text mining of Spanish film magazines of the 1920s and the creation of a cinema-literate public.
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Through interdisciplinary approaches, my research is dedicated to identifying the interrelations between different media. Specifically, my area of specialization is in late 19th/early 20th century Spanish literature and the intersections of literature and film. For example, my doctoral research investigated Spain's modernist cinematographic literature inspired by early silent cinema.
My research agenda seeks to expand my interest in digital humanities scholarship, and to bridge DH methodologies with film studies. As a TDMH postdoctoral fellow (Training in Digital Methods for Humanists), I will be implementing DH methods (text mining) to study early cinema print culture.
Ph.D. Spanish Literature, The Pennsylvania State University, 2020
M.A. Spanish Literature, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016
B.A. Spanish, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
B.A. Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013
Dissertation: Writing with Cinema: Facing the Screen and Page in Modernist Spain (1920-1930). Director: Nicolás Fernández-Medina
1) “The Possibility of Becoming in Pedro Almodóvar’s Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios (1988) and Los abrazos rotos (2009),” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 96.2 (2019): 181-199. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3828/bhs.2019.11.
2) “‘Salve, risueña mentira’: Cosmic Hyperbole, Confession, and Historical Consciousness in Ramón del Valle-Inclán’s Sonata de invierno (1905),” Bulletin of Spanish Studies (2019): 1-17. DOI: 10.1080/14753820.2019.1613743.