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Pilar Martínez-Quiroga PhD

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Contact Information

4080 FLB
M/C 176
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

Spring 2024: Wednesday at 11:00am-12:00pm (or by appointment)
Teaching Associate Professor

Research Interests

20th-and 21st-Century Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture

Galician Studies

Catalan Studies

Women and Gender Studies

Research Description

My research focuses on literary representations of communities of women from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes political, sociological, economic, philosophical, and anthropological issues, while paying special attention to instances of resistance, social change, and citizenship reflected in recent narratives written by Spanish women from a feminist and postcolonial perspective.


PhD in Spanish Literature. Rutgers University
MA in Hispanic Literature. Rutgers University
BA in Hispanic Philology. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

Awards and Honors

2020-2021 LAS Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching by Instructional Staff

2019 Hispania Outstanding article. “La detective Bruna Husky de Rosa Montero: feminismo, distopía y conciencia cyborg ”. Hispania 101.2 (June 2018): 306-317.

Courses Taught

SPAN 465. Desvíos e Intersecciones: Spanish Literature and Culture (Fall 2022)

SPAN 320. Humor and Identity in Contemporary Spain (Fall 2022)

SPAN 312. Encuentros y desencuentros: Latin America and Spain, 1898-2021

SPAN 312. Minor Literatures: Catalan, Basque and Galician Literatures in the Spanish Context (Modern Spanish Lit & Cultures)

SPAN 312. Spanish Migrations in Literature and Culture (Modern Spanish Lit & Cultures)
SPAN 320. Global Spain: Between America, Europa and the Mediterranean (Spanish Cultural Studies II)

SPAN 320. Queer voices of Spanish Literature and Culture (Spanish Cultural Studies II)

SPAN 465. Literatura incendiaria: literatura y compromiso en España durante los siglos XX y XXI

SPAN 250. Introduction to Literary Analysis

SPAN 228. Spanish Composition

Additional Campus Affiliations

European Union Center

Highlighted Publications

- "'El nuevo ciudadano europeo': postnacionalismo, hiperrealidad y multiculturalismo en Farsa de Màrius Serra.” Hispanic Research Journal, 23. 2-3: (2023): 248-263.

- “El exilio interior y sus máscaras: Voaxa e Carmín de Esther F. Carrodeguas”. Romance Quarterly 66.1 (2019): 43-57.

- “La detective Bruna Husky de Rosa Montero: feminismo, distopía y conciencia cyborg ”. Hispania 101.2 (June 2018): 306-317.

- “Black, Black, Black by Marta Sanz: From ‘Hiperhistérico’ Crime Fiction to Social Realism”. Nancy Vosburg and Nina Molinaro (Eds.). Spanish and Latin American Women’s Crime Fiction in the New Millennium: From Noir to Gris. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. 17-30.

- “Unha espía no Reino de Galicia de Manuel Rivas: O humor e a construcción da identidade nacional galega”. Revista de Filología Románica 31. 2 (2014): 209-226.

- “Humor, feminismo y crítica social en la novela española contemporánea”. Bulletin of Spanish Studies 92.6 (Jul 2015): 931-949.

- “City and Community in María Reimóndez’s O club da calceta. Toward a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces. Eds. Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP. 2014. 43-53. 

- “Madrid y Almudena Grandes: ‘resistentes natas’”. Letras Femeninas 39.1 (2013): 67-80.