Susan Larson

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Education: 
Ph.D., University of Arizona
Research: 

AREAS OF RESEARCH SPECIALIZATION

  • Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Literature, Film and Cultural Studies
  • Urban Studies, Cultural Geography and Spatial Theory
  • Theories of Representation
  • The Historical Avant-Garde
Selected Publications: 
RECENT ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS
  • "Urbanism, Architecture and la Movida madrileña." In Back to the Future: Towards a Cultural Archive of la Movida. Ed. H. Rosi Song and William Nichols. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2013. 181-201.

  • “Hacia una geografía cultural urbana: Madrid 1925-1936.” Revista Arte y Ciudad Número Extraordinario 3.1 (2013): 59-78. Actas de las V Jornadas Internacionales de Investigación Arte y Ciudad Grupo Arte, Arquitectura y Comunicación en la Ciudad Contemporánea de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

  • “La Ciutat Jardí en USA: La propuesta urbana de Cebrià de Montoliu para Fairhope (Alabama).” Volume accompanying the exhibit Diseñar América. El trazado español de los Estados Unidos currently housed at the Biblioteca Nacional de España. Belén López-Laguna and Andrés Rodríguez, eds. Madrid: Fundación Consejo España, 2014. 122-133.

  • “Notes on the Renegotiation of a Hispanic Studies Canon.” Co-authored with Benjamin Fraser and Malcolm Compitello. ADFL Bulletin 43.1 (2014): 77-90. 
  • "Cultivating the Square: Trash, Recycling and the Cultural Ecology of Post-Crisis Madrid." Co-authored with Matthew I. Feinberg. Hispanic Issues Series, 2014. In press.
  • "The Spanish Avant-Garde Novel: New Concepts of Aesthetic and Social Engagament." In A History of the Spanish Novel. Ed. J.G. Ardila. Oxford University Press, 2014. In press.
  • “Unreadable Bodies and Symbolic Violence in Antonio de Obregón’s Hermes en la vía pública. Mannequins, Machines and Mutilations: The Avant-Garde Body in Spain and Italy. Nicolás Fernández-Medina and María Truglio, eds. Routledge. Forthcoming. 

  • “La gramática de la ‘Hispanidad’: Retórica de imperio y arquitectura historicista en los discursos públicos de J.C. Nichols.” Bulletin d'Histoire Contemporaine de l'Espagne. Forthcoming.

BOOKS
  • Kiosk Literature in Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture
    Co-edited with Jeffrey Zamostny. Intellect Books, forthcoming 2015

CRITICAL EDITIONS

  • Quiero vivir mi vidaEdition of the 1931 Carmen de Burgos novel. Stockcero, 2009.
  • La rampaEdition of the 1917 Carmen de Burgos novel. Stockcero, 2006.

EDITORIAL POSITIONS

Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 
Senior Editor 

Hispanic Urban Studies 
Palgrave-Macmillan Book Series Co-Editor

CURRENT DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Camille Bigelow
Brian Cole
Joshua Hoekstra
Francesco Masala
Lucía Montás
Jesús María Pérez Sánchez
Naiara Porras Rentero
Allison Santos Martin
Matthew J. Wild

RECENT INVITED LECTURES

  • “Art for Art’s Sake” or “Art for Life”?: José Ortega y Gasset, José Díaz Fernández and the Cultural Politics of 1920s and 1930s Spain.” Ohio State University Department of Spanish and Portuguese.  May 6, 2011.
  • “Constructing and Resisting Modernity in Early Spanish Film.” University of Kansas Hall Center for the Humanities. March 17, 2011.
  • “New Directions in Spanish Cultural Studies.” University of Wisconsin Department of Spanish and Portuguese. October 25, 2011.
  • "Hacia una geografia cultural urbana. Madrid 1900-1936." V Actas de Arte y Ciudad. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, November 12, 2012.
  • "The Spatial Politics of Spanish Cultural Studies." The University of Arizona Department of Spanish and Portuguese, April 3, 2013.

ORGANIZED SYMPOSIA

  • Science and Technology in Spanish Culture from 1900 to 1936, March 3, 2011.
  • Hispanic Cartographic Imaginaries Graduate Student Symposium and Spatial Theory Workshop, April 4, 2014.

 

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