Diana Roxana Jorza
Assistant Professor, Spanish Literature and Culture
Faculty Fellow of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies
B.A., M.A., "Babes-Bolyai" University, Cluj Napoca, Romania; M.A., John Hopkins University; Ph.D. Princeton University
Diana Roxana Jorza specializes in modern and contemporary Spanish literature and culture, focusing on 20th-century film and narrative, the relationship between hegemonic and alternative public spheres, Spanish intellectual history, humor and comedy. Her published articles are included in Revista Hispánica Moderna, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, and Bulletin of Spanish Studies and focus on the Spanish Neorealism, the Civil War cinema and religious melodrama, as well as political and literary utopias. Her current interdisciplinary research on Spanish film comedy centers on a largely unknown cinematic corpus that has greatly contributed to the visibility of new, alternative role models in the harsh period of Franco’s dictatorship. Her next project deals with the modernizing public projection of some popular collections of Spanish serial literature.