Profile: Jennifer Duprey-Colon

Associate Professor

Faculty
Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

 

 

I am an associate professor of the literature, history and culture of the modern and contemporary Iberian Peninsula specifically the Catalan, Castilian and Galician traditions with research and teaching interests on Iberian intellectual history; transatlantic studies; comparative literature; critical and literary theory; cultural studies; gender studies; philosophical approaches to theater and visual studies. My recent work has been located at the intersections of the tradition of Spanish and Catalan Theater and particular instantiations of the dialectic of modernity. My research as a scholar of Iberian studies has a strong transatlantic component whose comparative dimensions I have been pursuing in both my scholarship and teaching.   I have a strong interest in transatlantic studies, not only because these are inherently interdisciplinary, but also because I am critically engaged with the very theorizations of the concepts such as “Transatlantic” and “Crossing” as these have historically created and continue to create ideological discourses around political and cultural relations in both sides of the Atlantic.  I am also a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Rutgers New Brunswick.     

  • Departments

    Spanish and Portuguese Studies Rutgers Newark

    Spanish and Portuguese (Graduate Faculty Member) Rutgers New  Brunswick

     

  • Courses Taught

     

    ·       Spanish Peninsular Theater and 19th to 20th Century Cultural and Political Thought  (Graduate Seminar -Rutgers New Brunswick)

    ·       Catalan and Galician Literature in Spanish Translation

    ·       Introduction to Spanish Peninsular Literature

    ·       Introduction to Latin American Literature

    ·       Contemporary Hispanic Theater

    ·       Literature and Culture in Post-Franco Spain

    ·       XVIII-XIX Centuries Spanish Peninsular Literature

    ·       The Spanish Civil Art: Literature, Theater and Art

    ·       Independent Study: Literary Theory

    ·       Independent Study: Theater in Franco’s Spain

    ·       Narratives of the Country and the City in Spanish Peninsular Literatures

            ·       Modern and Contemporary Catalan and Galician Literature

            ·         Modern Spanish Literature: Poetry and Prose 1930s to 1950s

    ·       Women Writers in Twentieth Century Spain 

     

  • Education

     

    Ph.D., Romance Studies, Cornell University
    M.A., Hispanic Literatures and Cultures, New York University in Madrid
    B.A., Hispanic Studies, University of Puerto Rico at Río Piedras
  • Publications

    Book

    The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral: Memory -Theaters in Contemporary Barcelona. (2014) SUNY Press. 

    Edited Volumes

    Whose Voice is This? Iberian and Latin American Antigones. Jennifer Duprey, Ed. Hispanic Issues-On Line, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2013) Volume 13.

    Journal Articles:

    “Travesía de una utopía rota: ekphrasis e historia en El hombre que amaba a los perros de Leonardo Padura” (Forthcoming 2015, Special Issue Revista Iberoamericana, Leonardo Padura y la poética de una nueva escritura política. Ana María Amar Sánchez and Claudia Hammerschmidt Eds.)

    “Barcelona: La otra Zobeida” (Estreno 40.1 primavera 2014. Special Issue on Globalization and Theater)

    “Antigone and the Poliethical Life.” Introduction to Whose Voice is This? Iberian and Latin American Antigones. Jennifer Duprey, Ed. Hispanic Issues-On Line, Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2013)

    “The Spanish Civil War and the Aesthetics of the Ominous in Els nens perduts del franquismeJournal of Catalan Studies (2012): 69-93.

    “Jorge Semprún: la escritura, la vida y la representación del Holocausto” Hispanófila 169 (Forthcoming, September 2013).

    “Binding Violence, or the Valences of Political Power”, Moira Fradinger’s Binding Violence (co-authored with Antonio Y. Vazquez-Arroyo), Minnesota Review, Issue 78, Spring 2012.

    Anagnôrisis, Political Recognition and Justice in Salvador Espriu’s Antígona.” Catalan Review.  Special Issue on Catalan Theater. Volume 23, (2010): 211-227

     “La escenificación del mestizaje: Temptació de Carles Batlle.” Gestos 47 (2009): 47-73.

    “Memoria y violencia: el mito de Caín y Abel en la representación de la guerra en Cuánta, cuánta guerra de Mercè Rodoreda.”  Hispanófila 151 (2007): 77-91.

    La Plaza del Diamante; memoria de lo innombrable.”  Revista de Estudios Hispánicos. Año XXI, n.2 (2004): 91-101.  

    Book Chapters: 

    “Persephone’s Invisible Threads: on The Body’s Reason by Maria Mercè Marçal.” Reading Maria-Mercè Marçal: Aesthetics, Poetry and Feminism Noelia Díaz-Vicedo Ed. Occasional Publications Collection, Anglo-Catalan Society, Forthcoming November 2015.

    “The Exile as Disinherited: Pere Calders in México.” The Iberian, Lusophone and Latin American Transatlantic Studies Reader. Enjuto-Rangel, Cecilia; Sebastiaan Faber; and Pedro García Caro Eds. (Accepted)

    “A Palimpsestuous Adaptation: Benet i Jornet’s La Plaça del Diamant.” Translating the City: Mapping Cultural Contact in the Hispanic World. Regina Galasso and Evelyn Scaramella Eds. Forthcoming 2015.

    “Joan Salvat-Papasseit: Between Tradition and Innovation or The Form as an Open-Ended Enquiry.” The Challenge of Modernity: Avant-Garde Cultural Practices in Spain, 1914-1936. Gregori, Eduardo and Juan Herrero-Senés, Eds. Rodopi/Brill Forthcoming 2015

    “Memory and Urban Landscapes in Contemporary Catalan Theater: Benet i Jornet’s Olors and Jordi Coca’s Antigone.” New Spain; New Literatures. Ed. by Luis Martín-Estudillo and Nicholas Spadaccini. Hispanic Issues Series, Vol. 37: Vanderbilt University Press, (2010): 61-79.

    Invited Contributions

    “Materializing Performative Paradigms: El amante bilingüe by Josep Pere Peyró.” Translating the City: Mapping Cultural Contact in the Hispanic World. Regina Galasso and Evelyn Scaramella Eds. (Under Review)

     

     

     

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