Diana Aramburu

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Position Title
Assistant Professor of Spanish

604 Sproul Hall
Bio

Education and Degrees

2016 PhD in Spanish Literature, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Research and Teaching Interest(s):

20th-21st-Century Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Contemporary Spanish Crime Fiction; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Transatlantic Studies; Graphic Narratives; Illness Narratives; Visual and Media Culture (Film, TV, Comics, Music, Photography, Painting)


Selected Academic Publications

Books:

Resisting Invisibility: Detecting the Female Body in Spanish Crime Fiction. Toronto: University of Toronto Press (May 2019):  https://utorontopress.com/ca/resisting-invisibility-2 . Winner of the 2017 Premio Victoria Urbino por Monografía Crítica from the Association of Gender and Sexuality Studies (AEGS).

Current Projects:

Crime and Crisis in Transatlantic Literature and Visual Culture, edited by Nick Phillips and Diana Aramburu

Between Bodies: Illness and Transformation in Hispanic Women’s Graphic Narratives (book project)

Articles and Chapters:

2020    “Reading from the Lesbian Detective Body: Queering Pleasure and Pain in Clara Asunción García’s Cate Maynes Novels.” Women Writers of Female Crime Series in the XXI Century in Spain, edited by Inmaculada Pertusa Seva and Melissa Stewart, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Forthcoming in 2020.

2019    “Las caras invisibles de Barcelona: reescribiendo los espacios de la delincuencia en las novelas gris asfalto de Anna María Villalonga.” Papeles del crimen: mujeres y violencia en la ficción criminal, edited by María Xesús Lama, Elena Losada, and Dolores Resano, Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona, pp. 91-102.

2019    Aramburu, Diana and Jeffrey K. Coleman. “Special Focus Introduction. Set Up and Shut Out: Immigration and Criminality in Contemporary Spanish Fiction.” Studies in 20th & 21stCentury Literature. 43.2 (June 2019): Article 5.

2019    “The Mother Narrative Transformed: Criminalizing the Immigrant Mother in Jordi Sierra i Fabra’s “Barrios altos.” Studies in 20th & 21stCentury Literature. 43.2 (June 2019): Article 11.

2018     “Misreading Higinia Balaguer in Galdós’s El crimen de la calle de Fuencarral.” Hispanófila 184 (December 2018): 23-38.

2018    “A Journey through Breast Cancer: Exploring the Body in Process in Isabel Franc and Susanna Martín’s Graphic Breast Cancer Narrative.” Life Writing 16.3 (published October 2018): 397-412. doi.org/10.1080/14484528.2018.1522231

2017    “Revenge by Castration: Breaking the Narrative Thread of Rape in Maria-Antònia Oliver’s Fiction.” Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature 41.1 (Spring 2017): Article 17.

2017    “Resisting Invisibility: Lesbianizing the Public Space in Isabel Franc’s Emma García Stories.” Hispanic Review 85.1 (Winter 2017): 47-67.

2016    “The Detective Turned Victim: The Victimization and the Visibility of the Female Body in Maria-Antònia Oliver’s Lònia Guiu Series.” Ámbitos Feministas 6 (2016): 79-91.

2012    “The Migrant Nation in La guagua aérea by Luis Rafael Sánchez.” Cuaderno Internacional de Estudios Humanísticos y Literatura 18 (Fall 2012): 46-54.

2010    “Las fiestas afrocubanas en las marquillas cigarreras del siglo XIX: el ‘Almanaque profético para el año 1866’.” Afro-Hispanic Review 29.1 (Spring 2010): 11-34.


Selected Grants and Awards


2019    Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship, The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

2019    Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Students, UC Davis Graduate Student Association 2018-2019, UC Davis

2018    Faculty Appreciation Certificate, Educational Opportunities Program, UC Davis

2017    Premio Victoria Urbino por Monografía Crítica, Asociación Internacional de Literatura y Cultura Femenina Hispánica


Courses Taught

2020

  • Spanish 224 Graduate Seminar: Aftershocks of 2008: Examining Crises in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Visual Culture (Spring 2020)
  • Spanish 142: Responding to 2008: Examining Crises in Contemporary Spanish Fiction and Visual Culture (Spring 2020)
  • Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (Winter and Spring 2020)

2019    

  • Spanish 224 Graduate Seminar: Between Bodies: Examining Illness Narratives in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film (Spring 2019)
  • Spanish 142 Special Topics: Women Writers of Spain (Winter 2019)
  • Spanish 100: Principles of Hispanic Literature and Criticism (Winter 2019)
  • First Year Seminar: Between Illness and Fiction: Examining Representations of the Sick Body in Literary and Visual Narratives (Winter 2019)
  • Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (Winter, Spring, and Fall 2019)

2018    

  • Spanish 265 Graduate Seminar: Women Writers of Spain (Spring 2018)
  • Humanities 2A “Too Big to Fail”: Crisis in the Iberian Peninsula (Spring 2018)
  • Spanish 199: Undergraduate Student Special Study (Spring 2018)
  • Spanish 137: Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction (Winter 2018)
  • Spanish 142 Special Topics: Women Writers of Spain (Winter 2018)
  • Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (Winter, Spring, and Fall 2018)

2017    

  • Spanish 224 Graduate Seminar: From Femme Fatale to Private Eye: The Female Character in Spanish Crime Fiction (Spring 2017)
  • Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (Spring 2017)
  • Spanish 100: Principles of Hispanic Literature and Criticism (Winter 2017)
  • Spanish 137: Twentieth-Century Spanish Fiction (Winter 2017)
  • Spanish 299: Graduate Student Independent Study (Winter 2017)

Committee Service


2018-2019    

  • Graduate Studies Internal Fellowship Review Committee, UC Davis
  • Graduate Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Library Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Graduate Placement, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Faculty Advisor, Diversity and Innovation, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Faculty Advisor, Davis Humanities Reading and Writing Group

2017-2018    

  • Graduate Studies Internal Fellowship Review Committee, UC Davis
  • Fulbright Interview Panel, UC Davis
  • Graduate Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Undergraduate Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Library Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Graduate Placement, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Faculty Advisor, Diversity and Innovation Grant, UC Davis
  • Faculty Advisor, Davis Humanities Reading and Writing Group

2016-2017    

  • Undergraduate Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Library Committee, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Graduate Placement, Department of Spanish and Portuguese