Elizabeth Warren

E-mail: emwarren@ucla.edu Office: Rolfe Hall 4322

Education

  • M.A. Spanish, University of California, Los Angeles (2013)
  • B.A. American Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington (2009)
  • B.A. English (honors), Indiana University, Bloomington (2009)
  • B.A. Spanish, Indiana University, Bloomington (2009)

Research

I specialize in contemporary Peninsular literature, cinema, and cultural studies, with a focus on questions of national identity and popular and visual cultures. I am also broadly interested in Spanish politics, the Transition to Democracy, the Movida Madrileña, and Catalan studies. These interests come together in my dissertation, in which I analyze the aesthetic of the grotesque in post-Franco Spanish cultural production.

Publications

“Memorializing Trauma: An Interview with John Patrick Thompson.” Mester 43 (2014-2015): 67-75. Co-conducted with Verónica García Moreno and Juan Jesús Payán

Papers Delivered Publicly

“Grotesque Europeanization in Bigas Luna’s La teta y la luna.” Of Books and Roses: First California Symposium on Catalan Studies. University of California, Los Angeles. April 25, 2017

“The Grotesque Vision of Immigration and Pujolian Catalan Identity in Juan Marsé’s El amante bilingüe.” 2017 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington. April 22, 2017

“Specters of Patriarchy in Transition-Era Madrid: Gendered Space in Rosa Montero’s Crónica del desamor.” 2015 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky, Lexington. April 24, 2015

“The Otherness of Heterosexuality in Lola Van Guardia’s Queer Barcelona.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese 12th Annual Graduate Conference: Otherness: Manifestations and Tensions. University of California, Los Angeles. April 16, 2015

“‘A Dictator-for-Life:’ Rafael Trujillo and the Legacy of Dominican Hypermasculinity in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese 9th Annual Graduate Conference: Power, Resistencia, Transformação. University of California, Los Angeles. May 18, 2012

“Bodies that Change: The Shifting Relationship between Power and the Body in La piel que habito.” The 9th Annual Graduate Student Conference on Luso-Brazilian and Hispanic Linguistics, Literature, and Culture, Indiana University, Bloomington. March 24, 2012