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Isabel Estrada

Assistant Professor of Spanish Languages and Literatures
Deputy Chair

School/Division

Division of Humanities and the Arts

Department

Foreign Languages & Literatures: Spanish

Office

NAC 218B

p: 212.650.7468

e: iestrada@ccny.cuny.edu

  • Profile

    Cultural studies, in particular contemporary visual and memory studies, constitute Prof. Estrada's research base.  She is the author of El documental cinematográfico y televisivo contemporáneo: memoria, representación y formación de la identidad democrática española (Tamesis 2013), which examines how a selected group of documentaries made since 1995 for both film and television inform the debate centered on the so-called "recuperation of memory" of the Spanish Civil War and dictatorship. The book contends that these documentaries modify Spanish identity as it was conceived by the teleological historical project of the transition.  
    In addition to her book, Prof. Estrada has published articles in refereed journals such as Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Hispanic Review, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, España Contemporánea, Catalan Review, and Revista Hispánica Moderna.  She has also contributed to the volumes Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Martín Gaite (2013), Perceptions of the Holocaust in Modern Spanish Culture (Leipzig Studies on Jewish History and Culture, 2009), and  Historias de la pequeña pantalla: Representaciones históricas en la televisión de la España democrática (2008).

  • Education

    Columbia University, New York, NY
    PhD in Modern Peninsular Literature
    M.Phil. in Peninsular Literature

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    M.A. in Romance Languages and Literatures (Spanish),
            
    Universidad de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain
    B.A. in English Literature (Licenciada en Filología Inglesa)

  • Research Interests

    Memory Studies
    Twentieth-century Spanish Literature
    Film and Media
    The Spanish Civil War

  • Publications

    Book:

    El documental cinematográfico y televisivo contemporáneo: memoria, sujeto y formación de la identidad democrática española [Tamesis Books 2013].

     
    Articles in peer-reviewed edited collections:

    "Con mucho arte: la supermodernidad barroca en los videodelirios de María Cañas." La retórica del sur: Representaciones y discursos sobre Andalucía en el periodo democrático. Eds. José M. del Pino and Antonio Gómez L-Quiñones [forthcoming 2014].

    "Victimhood in Contemporary Spanish Documentary: The Politics of Agency in Jaime Camino's La vieja memoria (1978) and Los niños de Rusia (2001)." With Melissa González.
    New Trends in Spanish Cinema, Eds. Fernando J. Canet and Duncan Wheeler [forthcoming Intellect Books 2013].  

    "Analyzing Los parentescos (2001) and Preparing Students for Creative Writing." Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Martín Gaite. Ed. Joan L. Brown. Modern Language Association [forthcoming Modern Language Association].

    "Residuos y memoria en el palimpsesto urbano del siglo XXI: En construcción de José Luis Guerín (2001)." Literatura y Comunicación. Ed. Miguel Nieto Nuño. Madrid: Castalia, 2010. 387-402.

    "To Mauthausen and Back: The Holocaust as a Reference in Spanish Civil War Memory Studies." The Holocaust in Spanish Memory. Historical Perceptions and Cultural Discourse. Eds. Antonio Gómez L-Quiñones and Susanne Zepp. Leipzig: Leipziger Universistatsverlag, 2010. 37-50.

    "Casas Viejas: el grito del sur (1995) de Basilio Martín Patino: memoria, televisión y documental." Historias de la pequeña pantalla. Representaciones históricas en la televisión de la España democrática. Cueto, George, López, eds. Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert (2009) 197-216.


    Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

    "El cine español en la era de la reproducibilidad tecnológica: María Cañas y la d-generación." Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. [Forthcoming]


    "The Recuperation of Memory in Regional and National Television Documentaries: The Epistemology of Les fosses del silenci (2003) and Las fosas del olvido (2004)." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 11.2, 191-209.

    "Catalan Television Documentaries and the Negotiation of Memory in Democratic Spain: The Works of Dolors Genovès." Catalan Review vol. 20.1&2 (2006) 117-130.

    'Transitional Masculinities in a Labyrinth of Solitude: Replacing Patriarchy in Spanish Film (1977-1987)." Bulletin of Spanish Studies. LXXXIII, no 2 (2006) 265-280.  
     
    "Gender and Political Transitions: José Luis Garci's Solos en la madrugada." Studies in Hispanic Cinema 1.3. (2004) 137-150.

    "Cuéntame cómo pasó o la revisión televisiva de la historia española reciente." Hispanic Review. (October 2004): 547-564.

    "Victimismo y violencia en la ficción de la Generación X: Matando dinasaurios con tirachinas de Pedro Maestre." Ciberletras: Journal of Literary Criticism and Culture. January 2002.

    "En el estado de Juan Benet: humor y postmodernidad." España contemporánea XIV-2 (otoño 2001): 7-30.

    "(Re)configuraciones de la identidad masculina en "Nunca llegarás a nada" y "Por los suelos" de Juan Benet". Romance Languages Annual (1998): 548-555.

    "Subversión y conservadurismo: el discurso gótico femenino en El caballero de las botas azules de Rosalía de Castro". Letras Femeninas XIV (1998):81-94.

    "'Sopla y adivina': En la penumbra como parodia del deseo". Revista Hispánica Moderna XLIX-1 (Junio 1996):121-135.


     


     
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