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February 24, 2020

UO Faculty Publish Volume on Transatlantic Studies

Associate Professors Cecilia Enjuto-Rangel and Pedro García-Caro published in November of 2019 the volume Transatlantic Studies: Latin America, Africa, Iberia (Liverpool UP, 2019) with contributions by 35 scholars from universities in the US, Mexico, Spain, and the UK. The book is the result of several years of team work with co-editors Sebastiaan Faber (Oberlin College) and Robert Newcomb (UC Davis) and the international group of scholars who took part in a 2013 Symposium at the UO organized by Prof. Enjuto-Rangel with the help of others.

 

RL Professors Gina Herrmann and Lanie Millar also participated in this collective effort, showcasing the strong emphasis in Transatlantic Studies among our Spanish faculty. The book has been made available online to UO Library users here.

The book seeks to deepen our understanding of comparative paradigms and to challenge the nation-state as the central epistemic frame to define and discuss contemporary culture.

According to Luis Martín-Cabrera, UC San Diego: “This volume is, without a doubt, the first attempt to fully theorize the disciplinary practices associated with the umbrella term “transatlantic studies”. Furthermore, it promises to provincialize, once and for all, Iberian Studies as well as to open Latin American Studies to a more radical and cosmopolitan critical practice.”

January 11, 2016

Herrmann Awarded NEH Fellowship for book project on Spanish Civil War

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrmann has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for her book project, Voices of the Vanquished: Spanish Women on the Left between Franco and Hitler.

Voices of the Vanquished is a book about Spanish and Catalan women’s oral histories that recount and grapple with their participation in anti-fascist movements in Spain during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), their fight against the dictatorship of Francisco Franco (1939-1975), their involvement in the French Resistance during World War II (1940-45), and for some, their survival of Nazism.

 

Tití (L) y Neus Catalá (R) After their Liberation from the Nazi Camp at Ravensbruck

Tití (L) y Neus Catalá (R) After their Liberation from the Nazi Camp at Ravensbruck

 

Herrmann will take her fellowship in the 2017-18 academic year.

September 29, 2014

Herrmann publishes volume of essays on Spanish Holocaust Survivor

Associate Professor of Spanish Gina Herrmann, together with co-editor Professor Ofelia Ferrán (University of Minnessota), has published A Critical Companion to Jorge Semprún: Buchenwald, Before and After (Palgrave Macmillan 2014). The volume explores the life and work of Spanish Buchenwald survivor, author, and communist leader-turned-apostate, Jorge Semprún (1923-2011). Semprún led an extraordinary and risky life; he suffered and actively fought against Stalinism, Nazism, and Francoism. As a novelist, autobiographer, screenwriter, playwright, and essayist, his oeuvre grapples with the responsibility that surviving and deciphering paradigm-shattering historical events entails. This volume explores his cultural production in all its manifestations, across diverse languages and genres.semprun