Dr JESSE BARKER

Dr JESSE BARKER

Lecturer

Overview
Dr JESSE BARKER
Dr JESSE BARKER

Contact Details

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Address
The University of Aberdeen Taylor Building A54
Hispanic Studies
School of Language and Literature
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3UB

Biography

I hold an MA in Hispanic studies from Tulane University and a doctoral degree from the University of British Columbia. I worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Albany SUNY 2011-2012, before joining the Hispanic Studies department in January 2013.

Research

Research Interests

20th-21st century Spanish literature, film and culture. Globalization, Internet and digital culture, relations between virtual and physical spaces, affect and psychological attachment theories.

Current Research

My dissertation analyzed the intersection of the global/virtual and the local/material in the new wave of Spanish writers known as the “Nocilla Generation”. Currently, I am working on a book that explores the theme of belonging in a wide range of twenty-first century Spanish novels and films, drawing from theories of affect and psychological attachment. The working title is Notions of Belonging: Spanish Fiction and Film at the Twenty-First Century Crossroads.

Research Grants

Carnegie Foundation Small Research Grant for research trip to the Spanish National Library in Madrid. June 2013. £850

Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Spanish 6 
  • Spain: Texts and Contexts
  • The Spanish Novel from the Post-War to the Democratic Transition
  • Imagined Cities: Spanish Urban Culture in Fiction and Film
  • Narratives of Belonging: the twenty-first century Spanish Novel
  • Iberian Crossroads: Contemporary Spanish Film
Further Info

Admin Responsibilities

  • Library and Book Orders
  • Advisor for incoming Erasmus Students
  • Coordinator Hispanic Studies Dissertations

Research Activities

Conference Presentations

"Stories That Matter: Narratives of Engagement in Mercedes Cebrián's La nueva taxidermia and Najat El Hachmi's L'últim patriarca". Annual Conference Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland. Galway, April 2014

“The Unravelling City: Global Nomads and Artists in Nocilla Dream”. 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies. Lisbon, September 2013

“Dream Interpretation: Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project and Agustín Fernández Mallo’s Nocilla Dream”. Critical Speculations: Future Worlds, Perilous Histories and Walter Benjamin Unbound. University at Albany-SUNY, September 2012

“How to Read Mutant Fictions: A Proposal for a New Approach”. Modern Language Association 127th Annual Convention. Seattle, January 2012

“Constructing the World Space Subject in Agustin Fernández Mallo’s Nocilla Dream”. Modern Language Association 126th Annual Convention. Los Angeles, January 2011  

“Space and Subjectivity in new Spanish fiction” Twenty-First Century European Literature: Mapping New Trends. Saint Andrews University, September 2010

"Wish We Were Here: Globalization and a New Generation of Spanish Fiction" Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas. XXXXIV Congreso. Vancouver, June 2008

"Los íconos de la cultura de masas y la subjetividad en la ficción de Javier Calvo" Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas XVI Congreso. Paris, July 2007

“La masculinidad en Estación. Ida y vuelta de Rosa Chacel” Asociación Canadiense de Hispanistas. XXXXII Congreso. Toronto, May 2006

“Representaciones de las fábricas recuperadas de Argentina” First Bi-Annual FHIS Graduate Students Conference. University of British Columbia, September 2005

  

Invited Papers

"'A Brilliant Idea, But Frozen': Satirising Consumer Culture and the Pursuit of Happiness in Recent Spanish Narrative". Satirical Voices Workshop, Sir Herbert Grierson Centre for Textual Criticism and Comparative Literary History. University of Aberdeen, May 2014

"The Transition from Graduate Student to Professor". Job Search Workshop for Graduate Students. University of British Columbia, March 2012

"El concepto de la generación y la última ola de jóvenes narradores españoles". Prosas Peninsulares: Nuevos Espacios Narrativos Para el Siglo XXI (colloquium of Canadian hispanists). University of British Columbia, June 2008

 

Conference and Panel Organization

Organizer and Moderator for panel “The Old and the New: Encounters between Different Textual Modes and Spatial Geographies in Contemporary Spanish Fiction” 35th Annual Conference of the Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies. Lisbon, September 2013

Organizer and Moderator for special session "Mutant Fictions: Networks, Objects and Cities in the New Wave of Spanish Narrative". Modern Language Association 127th Annual Convention. Seattle, January 2012

Organizer and Moderator for special session "Hybrid Narratives: Representing Space and Subjectivity at the Turn of the Century”. Modern Language Association 126th Annual Convention. Los Angeles, January 2011

Moderator for colloquium "Prosas Peninsulares: Nuevos Espacios Narrativos Para el Siglo XXI”. University of British Columbia, June 2008

Member of the organizational committee for First Bi-Annual FHIS Graduate Student Conference. University of British Columbia, March 2005

 

Publications

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