List of Panels

14th International Conference of the Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS)
 The Image and the Word: Interactions between American Literature, Media, Visual Arts and Film 

LIST OF PANELS
1) Gender and Genre in American Literature: Women Authors and Their Perception of the Gender/Genre Intersection”

Panel Chair: Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (University of Montenegro) alexmontenegro@t-com.me

  1. Inês Tadeu Gonçalves (University of Madeira), “The ‘writing over’ of the Woman-as-Witch of Salem”
  2. Saša Simović (University of Montenegro), “My Ántonia: Cather’s Heroines”
  3. Diana Villanueva Romero (Universidad de Extremadura), “From Filipina to Americana: Redefining Filipino Femininity in the Philippine Periodicals of the 1920s”

2) “Multimodal Perspectives on Group Identity-building in American TV and Film”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Amanda Gerke (Universidad de Salamanca) aegerke@usal.es

  1. Nashwa Abdelkader Elyamany (Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport AASTMT), “A Multimodal Cognitive Critical Discourse Analysis of The Greatest Showman: Unfolding the Narrative Agency, Text-Worlds and Social Practices”
  2. Fabián Orán Llarena (Universidad de La Laguna), “The Purchase of Happiness: Neoliberal Politics in The Pursuit of Happyness[sic]”
  3. Amanda Gerke (Universidad de Salamanca), “Discourse Communities and Identity Formation in Latino/a Films”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Amanda Gerke (Universidad de Salamanca) aegerke@usal.es

  1. Angelika Köhler (Technische Universität Dresden), “Serialized Allegories: Narrative Resonances in the TV- Series The Handmaid’s Tale
  2. Marta María Gutiérrez-Rodríguez and Laura Filardo-Llamas (Universidad de Valladolid), “Witches in our Living Room: The Multimodal Representation of the Withc Stereotype in TV Series Salem
  3. Shadia Abdel-Rahman Téllez (Universidad de Oviedo), “Not a Piece of Cake: Chronic Pain on Screen, (Un)sharability, Metaphor and Biographical Disruption in Patrick Tobin’s Cake (2014)”

3) “Aging Men and Masculinities in Contemporary U.S. Culture: Literary and Film Representations”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Josep M. Armengol (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) Josemaria.armengol@uclm.es

  1. Teresa Requena-Pelegrí (Universitat de Barcelona), “Addressing the Materiality of Age: Literary and Film Representations of Masculinities in Old Age”
  2. Leonor Acosta (Universidad de Cádiz), “Paul Auster’s Films of the 1990s and the Representation of Aging Masculinities as Communities of Practice”
  3. Juan González-Etxeberría (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), “The Double Invisibility: Translating Updike’s Aging Absence on Screen”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Josep M. Armengol (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) Josemaria.armengol@uclm.es

  1. Marilyne Kautzmann (University of Strasbourg), “Reconciling ‘Musculinity’ and Aging: The Cases of Sixtyish Rocky and Rambo”
  2. Isabel Santaulària (Universitat de Lleida), “Horror, Monstrosity and Old Men in Stephen King’s Apt Pupil and Dreamcatcher and Their Movie Adaptations”
  3. Ángel Mateos-Aparicio (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), ‘“Shapers and Mechs’: (Anti-)Aging Strategies and Gender in the Posthuman Universe of Bruce Sterling”

4) “Imaging the Sound: The Role of Soundscape and Soundscape Studies in (Re)Framing the Visual”

Panel Chair: Alessandra Calanchi (University of Urbino, Italy) alessandra.calanchi@uniurb.it

  1. Hicham Ali Belleili (M’Hamed Bouguerra University of Boumerdes, Algeria), “Music and Sound Imagery in the Poetry of T.S Eliot and Wallace Stevens”
  2. Ilaria Moschini and Johnny Wingstedt (University of Florence, Italy & Dalarna University, Sweden), “Singing Corporate Social Responsibility. A Multimodal Analysis of the 2018 Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial”
  3. Trevor Westmoreland (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), “The Posthuman Soundscape in Don DeLillo’s Zero K

5) “Human and Technological Eyes in the Narrative Construction of the Posthuman”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Francisco Collado Rodríguez (Universidad de Zaragoza) fcollado@unizar.es

  1. Francisco Collado Rodríguez (Universidad de Zaragoza), “Visions of Power: From AI Hal’s to Marvel’s Jungian Eye”
  2. María Ferrández San Miguel (Universidad de Zaragoza), “Biopolitical Regimes, Trauma and Posthuman Eye-dentification in Octavia Butler’s ‘Bloodchild’ (1984)”
  3. Ana Chapman (Universidad de Málaga), ‘“You might as well be machines’: Entertainment and the Malleable Body in Infinite Jest

Session 2. Panel Chair: Miriam Fernández Santiago (Universidad de Granada) mirfer@ugr.es 

  1. Miriam Fernández Santiago (Universidad de Granada), “Perfunctory I. Transhuman Eyes and Posthuman Gaze in Tao Lin’s Taipei
  2. Carmen Laguarta Bueno (Universidad de Zaragoza), “Digital Technologies, Surveillance, and the Posthuman in Dave Eggers’ The Circle
  3. Esther Muñoz González (Universidad de Zaragoza), “The Handmaid’s Tale: Dystopia and the Dangers of Surveillance”

6) “Drawing the Line: Illustrating US Classics of the Nineteenth Century”

Panel Chair: María Ángeles Toda Iglesia (Universidad de Sevilla) mtoda@us.es

  1. Margarita Rigal Aragón (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), “Fernando Xumetra: Illustrating Poe in Spain for the First Time (1887)”
  2. Mª Ángeles Toda Iglesia (Universidad de Sevilla), “May draws Amy: Abigail May Alcott’s illustrations for Little Women
  3. Candace Waid (University of Santa Barbara, California), “Illustrating Huckleberry Finn: Cross-Dressing Colors Class” 

7) “And the Word became Celluloid, and Dwelt among Us: Hollywood and the American Novel”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Dan Fyfe (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) daniel.fyfe@ulpgc.es

  1. Martina Mastrandea (School of Advanced Study, University of London), “And Gatsby became Celluloid: Silent Hollywood and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel”
  2. Patricia Fra López (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela), “Fitzgerald’s The Last Tycoon, from Clayton to Amazon: a revisitation of a classic Hollywood text”
  3. Dan Fyfe (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), “Baz Luhrmann’s Great Gatsby: From ‘blankets of beautiful prose’ to Gaudy Excess”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Dan Fyfe (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) daniel.fyfe@ulpgc.es

  1. Víctor Junco Ezquerra (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), “Revisiting The Grapes of Wrath: the novel, the film, the legacy”
  2. Valeriano Durán Manso (Universidad de Cádiz), “La imagen de los personajes de las adaptaciones de Tennessee Williams: el impacto de los masculinos en el Hollywood clásico”
  3. Laura Álvarez Trigo (Universidad de Alcalá), “Don DeLillo’s Adapted Novels: Language and Space into Film”

8) “The American West and Its Representation in Media and the Visual Arts”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Ángel Chaparro Sainz (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU) angel.chaparro@ehu.es

  1. Amaia Ibarraran Bigalondo (University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU), “Reinventing Fashion: Zara Goes West”
  2. Monika Madinabeitia Medrano (Mondragon University), “Revisiting the Basque and American West through Art”
  3. Aitor Ibarrola Armendariz (Universidad de Deusto), “Swedish EDM Incorporates Western American Rhythms”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Ángel Chaparro Sainz (University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU) angel.chaparro@ehu.eus

  1. Mercedes Pérez Agustín (Universidad Internacional de La Rioja), “Humour and Irony in Native American Art”
  2. Pierre Floquet (Bordeaux Institut Polytechnique), “Tex Avery Framing Hollywood Framing the West”
  3. Juan Francisco Belmonte Ávila (Universidad de Zaragoza), “Another Playful Place and Time: The Dystopian American West in Video Games”

9) “Blurred Boundaries: The Notion of the Human and the Definition of Storytelling in the Age of the Posthuman”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Sonia Baelo Allué (Universidad de Zaragoza) baelo@unizar.es

  1. Raúl Rubio (The New School, New York), “Emotional Embargo: Cuban-American Transmedia Storytelling”
  2. Jane Hanley (Macquarie University, Sydney), “Monstrous Technologies: Trollhunters and Posthuman Childhood across Multiple Media”
  3. Sonia Baelo Allué (Universidad de Zaragoza), “Locative Media Narrative and Enhanced Reading in the Age of the Posthuman: The Silent History

Session 2. Panel Chair: Sonia Baelo Allué (University of Zaragoza) baelo@unizar.es

  1. Marita Nadal (Universidad de Zaragoza), “The Versatility of Storytelling: ‘The Man That Was Used Up’ as Burlesque, Political Satire, and Herald of the Posthuman”
  2. Martín Urdiales-Shaw (Universidade de Vigo), “The Elusive Nature of Yann Martel’s Non-Human Characters: Animalness and Storytelling in Life of Pi (2001) and Beatrice and Virgil (2010)”
  3. Mónica Calvo Pascual (Universidad de Zaragoza), “The New (Post-)Human in Larissa Lai’s Dystopian Landscapes”

10) “Western Images and Words: The American West and Film”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Jesús Ángel González (Universidad de Cantabria) gonzalezja@unican.es

  1. Claire Sorin (Aix-Marseille University, France), “History not Herstory: Women in (and out of) Hollywood Western Movies”
  2. Alberto Lena (Universidad de Isabel I), “The Western in Transition: John Ford’s Two Rode Together or when Frontier Dreams become Roussonian Nightmares”
  3. Thomas Byers (University of Louisville), “F*ckin’ California”: Recoding the West (and New York City) in Post-Sixties US Film” 

Session 2. Panel Chair: Jesús Ángel González (Universidad de Cantabria) gonzalezja@unican.es

  1. Marek Paryz (University of Warsaw), “European Immigrant Experience in the American West as Depicted in Recent Film Westerns”
  2. Oana Godeanu-Kenworthy (Miami University, Ohio), “Political Ideologies in the Transnational Western; the Romanian Westerns of the 1970s”
  3. Maja Daniel (University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU), “From the USA to Poland: Transnational Western in the Post-War Europe” majadaniel@gmail.com

11) “Aliens in North America: Images of Exiles and Migratory Phenomena”

Session 1. Panel Chair: María Luz Arroyo Vázquez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED) larroyo@flog.uned.es

  1. Katherine Ann Roberts (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada), “Desert Storm: Militarizing the U.S.-Mexico Border in Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario (2015) ”
  2. Patricia San José Rico (Universidad de Valladolid), “Neither Mosaic nor Melting Pot: The Representation of Canadian and US Racial Exclusion in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan and Toshiko Uchida’s Desert Exil
  3. Baltasar López Ruiz (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED), “Enemy Aliens: Contribution of Refugees and Displaced Persons to the Canadian Mosaic” 

Session 2. Panel Chair: Baltasar López Ruiz (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED) baltasarlopez@invi.uned.es

  1. Miguel Ángel Villar Corral (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED), “The Long and Winding Road to Citizenship: The Nationality Act of 1940 in Historical Perspective”
  2. Begoña Simal González (Universidade da Coruña), ‘“Pets and Pests’: Theriomorphic Sinophobia and the Quandary of Racist Animalization”
  3. Rania Darrag Saleh (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED), “Aliens at Home: How the Afro-Americans Lost their Freedom on their Quest for Upward Social Mobility”

12) “The Lyric Sensorium in American Poetry”

Panel Chair: Jefferey Simons (Universidad de Huelva) simons@uhu.es

  1. Anna Kurasova (Universidad de Salamanca), “The Doors of Perception: Senses and Experience in T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets
  2. Anders Olsson (Mid Sweden University), “Expansion, Movement, and Flow: Comparing Lyric Perception in Lundkvist, Whitman, and Neruda”
  3. Jefferey Simons (Universidad de Huelva), “Dickinson’s Lyric Sensorium”

13) “Edgar Allan Poe and the Image: Interactions between Poetry and the Visual Arts”

Session 1. Chair: Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan (Universidad de Valladolid) guerrero@fyl.uva.es

  1. F.Neslihan Ekmekçioğlu (Çankaya University, Turkey), “Visual Images with Soundscapes Creating the Macabre Atmosphere in Poe’s ‘Ligeia’”
  2. Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan (Universidad de Valladolid), “Edgar A. Poe’s Critical Appreciation of William Hazlitt’s Aesthetics of Painting”
  3. Bonnie Shannon McMullen (Independent Scholar), “Edgar Allan Poe and the Image”

Session 2. Chair: Santiago Rodríguez Guerrero-Strachan (Universidad de Valladolid) guerrero@fyl.uva.es

  1. Natalia Fernández Fraile (Universidad de Salamanca), “A Visionary Poe: Anticipating Eliot’s The Waste Land (1922) and R. B. Kitaj’s If Not, Not (1975-76) in ‘The Fall of The House of Usher”’ (1839)”
  2. José Ramón Ibáñez Ibáñez (Universidad de Almería), “Keeping up with ‘Poe Effect’. A Poesque Reading of Oates’s ‘The Museum of Dr. Moses’”

14) “Unveiling the Limits of Our ‘Quest for Authenticity’. Visual Aesthetics: Afrofuturism, Gender, and the African Diaspora”

Panel Chair: Silvia Castro Borrego (Universidad de Málaga) scb@uma.es

  1. Mar Gallego Durán (Universidad de Huelva), “Afrofuturism Welcome: Black Panthers and the Reign of Wakanda”
  2. Silvia Castro Borrego (Universidad de Málaga) ‘“Searching for Authenticity’: Visual Aesthetics, Afro-futurism and the Legacy of Octavia E. Butler”
  3. Ana Pochmara (Universidad de Varsovia) “Black Futures: Afrofuturism, Black Camp, and Post-Blackness”

15) “An Uncomfortable Truth: Women’s Autofiction in American Literature and Media”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Rebeca Gualberto (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) rgualberto@ucm.es

  1. Carmen Méndez García (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), ‘“I ain’t no women’s-lib chick’: Disentangling Gender Performance in Patti Smiths’s Memoirs and Public Personas”
  2. Silvia Hernández Hellín (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), “‘I have lived in my own book’: Patti Smith and Life Writing”
  3. Maria Elena Carpintero Torres-Quevedo (University of Edinburgh), “Adapting the Self: Autofiction in the Age of Netflix” s1266501@ed.ac.uk

Session 2. Panel Chair: Laura de la Parra Fernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) lauraparrafernandez@ucm.es

  1. Laura de la Parra Fernández (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), “Reclaiming Authorship: Desire, Narcissism and the Politics of Truth in Contemporary Women’s Autofiction”
  2. Virginia Pignagnoli (Universidad de Zaragoza), “A Political and Performative Act: Women’s Autofiction in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature”
  3. Marina Rodríguez Sánchez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), “Conceiving Roxane Gay’s Autofiction (2008-2017)”

16) “On the Screen as on the Stage: Film and Theater Interplays and the (Fe)Male Gaze”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Noelia Hernando Real (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) noelia.hernando@uam.es

  1. Elaine Roth (Indiana University South Bend), “Wonder Woman Looks Back”
  2. Rovie Herrera Medalle (Universidad de Málaga), “Where Hollywood Fades, Off-Broadway Glows: Aileen Wuornos on Screen and on Stage”
  3. Ana Fernández-Caparrós Turina (Universitat de València), “A Yearning for Analog Feeling: Annie Baker’s Love Letter to the Cinema and the Theatre in The Flick

Session 2. Panel Chair: Noelia Hernando Real (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) noelia.hernando@uam.es

  1. Miriam López Rodríguez (Universidad de Málaga), “The (Fe)Male Gaze in Cinematographic Adaptations of Little Women
  2. Araceli González Crespán (Universidade de Vigo), “Silence and Invisibility or the Impossible Representation of Female (Homosexual) Desire in The Children’s Hour
  3. Noelia Hernando Real (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), ‘“Yuh gotta play ball: this is Chicago!’: On the Possibilities of Satire and the (Fe)Male Gaze”

17) “Intersections between Animality, Disability and Affect Studies in American Fiction”

Panel Chair: Diana Villanueva-Romero (Universidad de Extremadura) dvillanv@unex.es

  1. Claudia Alonso Recarte (Universidad de València), “Sonora Webster Carver and Her Diving Horses: From Memoir to Fiction”
  2. Juan Ignacio Oliva (Universidad de La Laguna), “There Ain’t a Cure for Love: Guess Who’s Healing Who in Interspecies Relationship”
  3. Coral Anaid Díaz Cano (Universidad de La Laguna), ‘“Getting sick, that was my language’: Representations of Illness and Disability in David Small’s Stitches

18) “Melville’s Architectures: Ekphrasis, Structures, and Orientations of ‘the Domestic’”

Panel Chair: Rodrigo Andrés (Universitat de Barcelona) rodrigoandres@ub.edu

  1. Federico Bellini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore), “Pathosformeln and Threshold Crossing in Melville’s Fiction”
  2. Arturo Corujo (Universitat de Barcelona), “On Course for the Other Home(land): Belonging, Domesticity, and Sexuality in Melville’s White-Jacket
  3. Michael Jonik (University of Sussex) “Melville’s Architectures: Ekphrasis, Form, and Dissolution in Timoleon

19) “Poetry between Pleasure and Protest: Theory and Practice

Session 1. Panel Chair: Thomas Austenfeld (University of Fribourg) thomas.austenfeld@unifr.ch

  1. Thomas Austenfeld (University of Fribourg), “Pathos in the Poetry of Kay Boyle: Channelling Emotion in 20th-century Protest Literature”
  2. Esther Álvarez López (Universidad de Oviedo), “From the Page to the Stage: Politics of Engagement and the (Audio)Visual in Latina Artists’ Poetic Performances”
  3. Jennifer Andrea Reimer (University of Graz), “The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Contemporary Ethnic American Poetry in the 21st Century”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Thomas Austenfeld (University of Fribourg) thomas.austenfeld@unifr.ch

  1. Isabel Castelao-Gómez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED), “Visual Arts in/on the Beat Generation: Multimodality and Gender in Postwar Experimental Poetry and Countercultural Milieu”
  2. Estíbaliz Encarnación Pinedo (Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia UCAM), “The Beats and the Visual Arts: Towards an Analytical Framework”
  3. Nina Stankeva Dodeva (Sofia University St Kliment Ohridski), “Polymorphous Bodies of Desire”

20) “Woody Allen

Panel Chair: Eusebio De Lorenzo Gómez (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) delorenzo@filol.ucm.es

  1. Eduardo Valls Oyarzun (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), ‘“Glass half full… but of poison”: Deconstructing Passive Aggressions in Woody Allen’s Cinematic World”
  2. Elisa Ortiz Barroso (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), ‘“What did we do about it?’: Countercultural Invasion in Woody Allen’s Crisis in Six Scenes
  3. Juan José Arroyo Paniagua (Universidad Complutense de Madrid),“Shakespeare’s Tragedy in Woody Allen: The Figure of the Other in Othello and Match Point

21) “Trauma and Literature

Session1. Panel Chair: Asli Tekinay (Bogazici University) tekinay@boun.edu.tr

  1. Asli Tekinay (Bogazici University), “Cultural Trauma of Slavery: The Primal Scene of Harlem Renaissance Narratives”
  2. Agnese de Marchi (University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari), ‘“The War tried to kill us’: War Trauma in Kevin Powers’ The Yellow Birds and Colby Buzzell’s My War: Killing Time in Iraq
  3. Laura Roldan Sevillano (Universidad de Zaragoza), “The Burden of the Past: Reading Transgenerational and Postcolonial Trauma in Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child

Session 2. Panel Chair: Özlem Görey (Bogazici University) gorey@boun.edu.tr

  1. Özlem Görey (Bogazici University), ‘“No way out but through’: Traumatic Initiation into Motherhood”
  2. Sara Casco Solis (Universidad Salamanca), “Becoming Resilient: Trauma and Healing in Bharati Mukherjee’s ‘The Management of Grief’”
  3. Vanesa Vázquez Novo (Universidade da Coruña), ‘“Happily, happily forever afterwards – the best we could’: Trauma, Nostalgia, and Regret in the Letters of Zelda Fitzgerald”

22) ‘“Better to Fail in Originality Than to Succeed in Imitation’: Herman Melville’s Dialogue with Literature, Visual Arts and Film

Session 1. Panel Chair: Laura Arce (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Laura.arce@uam.es

  1. Eulalia Piñero Gil (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), “Punishment is a Matter of Observation:” The Body as the Focus of Visual Punishment in Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener”
  2. Rodrigo Andrés (Universitat de Barcelona), “Original Failures, or Dwelling in the Unproductive: ‘Jimmy Rose”’
  3. Javier Ortiz (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) “Moby Dick retraducido: Herman Melville y las ciencias”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Laura Arce (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) Laura.arce@uam.es

  1. Richard Hardack (Independent Scholar), “It’s Always Already Too Late for White Men: the Nature of Corporations, from Melville to Avatar”
  2. Elena Clemente Bustamante (I.E.S San Cristóbal de los Ángeles), “A Tale of Two Ships: Moby Dick’s Legacy in Modern Science Fiction and Fantasy”
  3. Laura Arce (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), “A Postmodern Reading of ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener’: Paul Auster’s City of Glass

23) “Creative Ceremonies: Native Americans and the Power of Word and Image

Session 1. Panel Chair: Silvia Martínez Falquina (Universidad de Zaragoza) smfalqui@unizar.es

  1. Jaroslav Kušnír (University of Prešov, Slovakia), “The Power of Image and Art: Gerald Vizenor’s Shrouds of White Earth (2010)”
  2. Silvia Martínez Falquina (Universidad de Zaragoza), “Sovereign Traces: The Oral, Graphic and Critical Impulses in Native Creation”
  3. Pantelimon Tsiokos (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), “Big Screen Portrayal of Native American Struggles, the Case of Smoke Signals (1998)”

Session 2: Anna M. Brígido Corachan (Universitat de València) Anna.M.Brigido@uv.es

  1. Ewelina Bańka (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland), “‘Bundles are Bundling’ – The Ritual of Homecoming in the Language of Poetry: Esther Belin’s Of Cartography
  2. Gregorz Welizarowicz (University of Gdansk, Poland), “The Word and the Map: American Indians Remapping California”
  3. Anna M. Brígido Corachán (Universitat de València), “Images and Wor(l)ds in The Way to Rainy Mountain: A Critical Re-Vision of N. Scott Momaday’s Re-Centering, Place-Making Narrative”

24) ‘“Rude Color of What an Amazing World’: Avante-Garde Art and American Poetry

Session 1. Panel Chair: Viorica Patea (Universidad de Salamanca) vioricap@usal.es

  1. Paula Barba Guerrero (Universidad de Salamanca), “Restoring History in Nature’s Language: Ideogrammic Memory in Ezra Pound’s Cantos”
  2. Ricardo Miguel Alfonso (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), “History, Visual Poetics and Cognition in Hart Crane’s The Bridge
  3. Irakli Tskhvediani (Akaki Tsereteli State University, Kutaisi, Georgia), “The Uses of Color, Visual Effects and Avant-Garde Aesthetics in John Dos Passos’s Poetry”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Viorica Patea (Universidad de Salamanca) vioricap@usal.es

  1. Floriana Puglisi (University of Catania, Italy), “Verbal-visual Connections in Charles Bernstein’s Interart Collaborations”
  2. Leonor María Martínez Serrano (Universidad de Córdoba), “Ut pictura poesis: Mark Strand on Edward Hopper”
  3. Eusebio de Lorenzo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), “Writing as Trace, Writing as Memory: Susan Howe’s Chris Marker”

Full Panels
25) “Illness as Metaphor? The Limits of Language in US Cancer Narratives”

Panel Chair: Marta Fernández Morales (Universidad de Oviedo) fernandezmmarta@uniovi.es

  1. Máximo Aláez Corral (Universidad de Oviedo), “Self-exposure of Cancer in Alicia Suskin Ostriker’s ‘The Mastectomy Poems’ and Hannah Wilke’s ‘Portrait of the Artist with her Mother, Selma Butter’: A Comparative Analysis”
  2. Marta Fernández Morales (Universidad de Oviedo), “Finding Words for the Silent Killer: Metaphorization in Eve Ensler’s Cancer Memoir”
  3. Carmen Pérez Ríu (Universidad de Oviedo), “Embodied Subjectivities in Pain through Verbal and Visual Metaphor”

26) “Poe On-line: Text and Image”

Panel Chair: Margarita Rigal Aragón (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) Margarita.Rigal@uclm.es

  1. Fernando González Moreno & Beatriz González Moreno (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), “Key-Illustrated Editions of Poe’s Works in ‘LyA’s Collection”
  2. José Manuel Correoso Rodenas (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), “National and International Fruits of the Project ‘Edgar A. Poe On-Line: Text and Image’”
  3. Alejandro Jaquero Esparcia (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), “Graphic Novel Editions of Poe’s Works in ‘LyA’s Collection”

27) “Houses, Homes and Dwellings: Self and the Domestic Space in the American Literary Imagination”

Session1. Panel Chair: Cristina Alsina Rísquez (Universitat de Barcelona) alsina@ub.edu

  1. Cynthia Stretch (Southern Connecticut State University), “Mi Casa/My Crib: Literary Responses to the Bureaucracy of Eviction”
  2. Eva Puyuelo Ureña (Universitat de Barcelona), “Domesticity, Self and Politics in U.S. Prison Fiction: The Formation of Black Nationalism in Eldridge Cleaver’s Soul on Ice
  3. Elena Ortells (Universitat Jaume I), “Houses and Homes in the American Graphic Novel”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Cristina Alsina Rísquez (Universitat de Barcelona) alsina@ub.edu

  1. Vicent Cucarella (Universitat de València), “Blackening The Great Gatsby: Affective Transpositions Within the African American Mansion in Stephanie Powell Watts’ No One is Coming to Save Us
  2. David Fontanals Garcia (Universitat de Barcelona), “Domestic Objects and the Making of Character in Henry James’s The Spoils of Poynton (1896)”
  3. Cristina Alsina Rísquez (Universitat de Barcelona), “Objects Named and not Named in Cather’s The Professor’s House: Exploring the Limits of ‘Home’”

28) “Intermediality in Graphic Narratives”

Panel Chair: Mercedes Peñalba García (Universidad de Salamanca) mpg@usal.es

  1. Maaheen Ahmed (Ghent University), “Rethinking Intermediality through Media Memories”
  2. Paul Williams (University of Exeter), “Is It a Book? Is It a Comic? Is It a Print Portfolio? The Ontological Instability of Delany and Chaykin’s Empire: A Visual Novel
  3. Mercedes Peñalba (Universidad de Salamanca), ‘“Between the Seeable and the Sayable’: An Intermedial Reading of Adrian Tomine’s Killing and Dying

29) “Affect(ive) Resistance in Contemporary American Media Culture

Panel Chair: Andrea Ruthven (Universidad de Cantabria) andrea.ruthven@unican.es

  1. Katarzyna Paszkiewicz (Universitat de les Illes Balears), “The Florida Project: Affect, Crisis Ordinariness and the Fantasies that (Continue to) Fray”
  2. Dolores Resano (Clinton Institute, University College Dublin), “From Political Depression to Activism: Ironic Responses to Trump in Entertainment Media”
  3. Andrea Ruthven (Universidad de Cantabria), “Virtual Protest, Cyber Resistance, and the Potential of Rebellion 2.0”

Miscellanea Panels
1. Miscellanea: “T.S. Eliot”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Viorica Patea (Universidad de Salamanca) vioricap@usal.es

  1. Nancy K. Gish (University of Southern Maine), ‘“Prufrock’s Pervigilium’: Nouns, Verbs, and Venus”
  2. Dídac Llorens Cubedo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED), “‘Uninvited Guests’: The Furies as Image in T. S. Eliot’s The Family Reunion
  3. Fabio L. Vericat (Universidad Complutense), “Putting T. S. Eliot’s Sweeney Agonistes in Perspective”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Viorica Patea (Universidad de Salamanca) vioricap@usal.es

  1. Temur Kobakhidze (Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia), ‘“A Perspective of Canaletto’ in T.S.Eliot’s ‘Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar”’
  2. Olga Ushakova (University of Tyumen, Tyumen, Russian Federation), “Colors, Lines and Scents of the Ballets Russes in T.S. Eliot’s Poetry”
  3. Rhett Forman (Tarleton State University), ‘“Love Torturing Itself to Emotion’: Portraits of Hysteria in Eliot and Wagner”

Miscellanea Panels

1. Miscellanea: “T.S. Eliot”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Viorica Patea (Universidad de Salamanca) vioricap@usal.es

  1. Nancy K. Gish (University of Southern Maine), ‘“Prufrock’s Pervigilium’: Nouns, Verbs, and Venus”
  2. Dídac Llorens Cubedo (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED), “‘Uninvited Guests’: The Furies as Image in T. S. Eliot’s The Family Reunion
  3. Fabio L. Vericat (Universidad Complutense), “Putting T. S. Eliot’s Sweeney Agonistes in Perspective”

Session 2. Panel Chair: Viorica Patea (Universidad de Salamanca) vioricap@usal.es

  1. Temur Kobakhidze (Tbilisi State University, Tbilisi, Georgia), ‘“A Perspective of Canaletto’ in T.S.Eliot’s ‘Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar”’
  2. Olga Ushakova (University of Tyumen, Tyumen, Russian Federation), “Colors, Lines and Scents of the Ballets Russes in T.S. Eliot’s Poetry”
  3. Rhett Forman (Tarleton State University), ‘“Love Torturing Itself to Emotion’: Portraits of Hysteria in Eliot and Wagner”

2. Miscellanea: “Contemporary Poetry”

Panel Chair: Jefferey Simons (Universidad de Huelva) simons@uhu.es

  1. Ernesto Suárez Toste (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), ‘“This is what I saw’: Ekphrastic Inevitability in Charles Simic and William Carlos Williams”
  2. Isabel María Nieto Castejón (Universidad Salamanca), “Books Becoming Museums: Exploring Intertextuality And Pictorial Influence in Susan Howe’s Debths
  3. Laura Domínguez Morante (Universidad de Sevilla), “My Taishan: DeRachelwitz Poetics and Identity”

3. Miscellanea “The Image and the Word”

Panel Chair: Viorica Patea (Universidad de Salamanca) vioricap@usal.es

  1. Aleksandra Nikčević-Batrićević (University of Montenegro), “Jorie Graham’s Poetic Trajectories: Revisiting Human Nature, Revisiting Our Identities”
  2. Don Bogen (University of Cincinnati), “A Painted Syntax’: C.S. Giscombe, Robert Duncanson, and the Problem of Landscape”
  3. Paola Loreto (University of Milan, Italy), “Visual and Audial Language in Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs

4. Miscellanea: “Images of Displaced People and their Contribution to American Culture”

Session 1. Panel Chair: Baltasar López Ruiz (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED) baltasarlopez@invi.uned.es

  1. Luisa Mª González Rodríguez (Universidad de Salamanca), “Latino Immigrants at the Threshold: A Sociolinguistic Approach to Hospitality in U.S. Barriocentric Narratives”
  2. Susana María Jiménez Placer (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), “Women and the Great Migration: Mildred’s Experience in Alice Childress’s Like One of the Family
  3. María Luz Arroyo Vázquez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED), “Revisiting the Dust Bowl Migration through Iconic Paintings and Photographs: The Impact of Relief Programs on American Artists”

Session 2. Panel Chair: María Luz Arroyo Vázquez (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia – UNED) larroyo@flog.uned.es

  1. Chiara Grilli (University of Macerata, Italy), “A Twofold Alienation: Pictures of Italian American Migration and John Fante’s Wait Until Spring Bandini
  2. Lucas Andrés Martingano Prieto (Universidad de A Coruña), “The Immigrant Experience in González Iñárritu’s Babel and Haggis’s Crash
  3. Mónica Fernández Jiménez (Universidad de Valladolid), “The Postcolonial Subject: Immigration Literature in the United States and Its Similarities with Colonial Displacement in the Caribbean”

5. Miscellanea: “Ethnic Masculinities and Aging in Contemporary U.S. Fiction and Cinema”

Panel Chair: Esther Zaplana (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) Esther.zaplana@uclm.es

  1. Marta Bosch-Vilarrubias (Universitat de Barcelona), “Aging Men in Arab American Literature Written by Women”
  2. Esther Zaplana (Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha), “Revisiting Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino from Luce Irigaray’s Specular Economy of Old Age”
  3. Jesús Escobar (Universidad de Almería), “Dis-locating Veterans, Memory and Responsibility in Tim Gautreaux’s Short Stories”

6. Miscellanea: “On Trauma”

Panel Chair: Vallas Sophie (Aix-Marseille University) sophie.vallas@univ-amu.fr

  1. Vallas Sophie (Aix-Marseille University), ‘We all speak our language of ghosts’: ‘the Poetics of Absence’ in Paul Auster’s In the Country of Last Things
  2. Slawomir Studniarz (University of Warmia and Mazury), “Writing, Death, and Trauma in Paul Auster’s The Book of Illusions
  3. Martín Fernández Fernández (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela), “The Emmett Till Trauma in Bebe Moore Campbell’s Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine

7. Miscellanea: “On Movies”

Panel Chair: Manuel González de la Aleja (Universidad de Salamanca) mgonzalez@usal.es

  1. Michael Aaron Rockland (Rutgers University), “Adaptation – A Form of Translation”
  2. Ainhoa Oyarbide Elosegui (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), “Reclaiming Authorship”
  3. Paul Kerr (Middlesex University), “Text as Pretext: Literary and Theatrical Adaptation as Aesthetic and Business Strategy for The Mirisch Company”

8. Miscellanea: Word Image Aesthetic

Panel Chair: Miriam Borham-Puyal (Universidad de Salamanca) miriambp@usal.es

  1. Rosella Mamoli Zorzi (University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari), “The Complex Relationship of Henry James and His Illustrators”
  2. Miriam Borham (Universidad de Salamanca), “All Hail the Bad Mother: Challenging Maternal Stereotypes in American Popular Culture”
  3. Carolina Núñez-Puente (Universidad de A Coruña), “Gender and Humor in Text and Film: Incredible Shrinking Men from Mark Twain to Lorrie Moore”

9. Miscellanea

Panel Chair: Miriam Borham-Puyal (Universidad de Salamanca) miriambp@usal.es

  1. Jorge Diego Sánchez (Universidad de Salamanca), “Resilience and/on Cinematographic Routes for Indian Women in the United States”
  2. Lucía Bausela Buccianti (Universidad de Salamanca), “Foundational Realities and Superheroes: Parallelisms between the American Literary Canon and Comic Book Characters in Bunn and Lolli’s Deadpool Killustrated”
  3. Beatrice Melodia Festa (University of Verona) “Communicating with Bodies and Machines: Technology, Female Subjectivity and Virtual Identity in Ella Cheever Thayer’s Wired Love (1889)”

10. Miscellanea

Panel Chair: Eulalia Piñero (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) eulalia.pinero@uam.es

  1. Arushi Gupta (Jawaharlal Nehru University), “Decoding the Latina in American Television: The Case of Gloria Pritchett in Modern Family”
  2. Lidia María Cuadrado Payeras (Universidad de Salamanca), “Dickinson vs. Dickinson: Representations of Emily Dickinson in Her Poetry and in Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion (2016)”

11. Miscellanea

Panel Chair: Teresa Botelho (Nova University of Lisbon) tbotelho@mail.telepac.pt

  1. Sangjun Jeong (Seoul National University), “Order out of Chaos?: Deadwood and the Emergence of Democracy in the American West”
  2. Teresa Botelho (Nova University of Lisbon), “Under the Shadow of 9/11: Arab-American Precarious Visibility in the Theatre of Yussef El Guindi”
  3. Simon John Pritchard (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), “Counternarratives as Counter-Attack – Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Non-violent Resistance to Fundamentalist Ideologies”

TALK-SHOP

1) ‘“I celebrate myself, and sing myself’: Teaching Walt Whitman’s Poetry in the Digital Age.” Discussants:

  • Eulalia Piñero Gil (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Laura Arce Álvarez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Julia Salmerón Cabañas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

DOCTORAL SEMINAR “FÉLIX MARTÍN”

Panel Chair: María Eugenia Díaz (Universidad de Salamanca) mediaz@usal.es 

  1. Margarida Sao Bento Cadima (University of Glasgow), “The Pastoral in Edith Wharton’s Fiction”
  2. Shahid Yaqoob (Quaid E Azam University Islamabad, Pakistan), “US-Pakistan post 9/11 Relations, a Marriage of Inconvenience”
  3. Carmen Laguarta Bueno (Universidad de Zaragoza), “Trauma, Post-Humanity and (Post-)Apocalypse in Contemporary American Fiction”
  4. Tamara Barreiro Neira (Universidad de A Coruña),The Uses of Humor in Native American and Chicano Cultures: An Alternative Study of their Literature, Cinema, and Video Games”
  5. Ewa Ścibior (University of Warsaw), “The Evolution of the Image of Drag Queens in American Literature – from Stonewall to RuPaul’s Drag Race
  6. Paula Barba Guerrero (Universidad de Salamanca), “Cartographies of Historical Trauma: Re-inscribing Memory to Create Hospitable Spaces in African American Fiction”
  7. Simone Diender (Brandeis University), “Private Politics: An Intellectual History (1923-1970)
  8. Coral Anaid Díaz Cano (Universidad de la Laguna), “Boundless Monsters: Hybridity and (In)visibility in Four North-American Comics”
  9. Trevor Westmoreland (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), “The Room and the Desert: Chronotopic Manifestations of Spatio-temporal Compression in the Fiction of Don DeLillo”

 

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