Pedro A. Aguilera-Mellado

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Concurrent Faculty of Film Studies
Faculty Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies
Faculty Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies

Education

Ph.D., in Spanish, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2017

M.A., in Spanish, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2013

Graduate Teaching Certificate, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 2013

M.A., in Contemporary Philosophy, Universidad de Granada, 2010

B.A., in Philosophy, Universidad de Granada, 2009 [Licenciatura en Filosofía, plan de estudios de cinco años]

Research and Teaching Interests

18th - 21st Century Iberian literatures and film, and modern continental thought

Biography

My teaching and research focus on Modern and Contemporary Spanish literature and film, with a particular interest in the deconstruction of Modern life and ideas. My main areas of interest are 18th - 21st Century Iberian literatures and film, modern continental thought, and aesthetics. I am currently working on a book manuscript tentatively entitled Modernidad Infrapolítica: Fines de la Representación, la Subjetividad y la Narrativa Ibérica. I am co-editing a book entitled La Excritura de Juan Benet with Prof. Cristina-Moreiras Menor (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), and an special issue on a journal of the profession tentatively entitled "The Ruin of the Modern" with Prof. Antonio Cordoba (Manhattan College). 

 

Recent Courses Taught

Graduate Seminars

Denarrativization of Modern Iberian Literature (Fall 2021)

The Question of Existence in Modern Iberian Literature and Film (Spring 2021)

On De-presentation: Desubjectification, Denarrativization, Demetaphorization (9 students, in English)

Concepts of (Spanish) Modernity (7 students, taught in Spanish)

Graduate Directed Reading

Infrapolitics

Biopolitics and Infrapolitics

 

Undergraduate 

ROSP 40457: Spanish Cinema: Classical, Mainstream and Experimental Film of Spain

ROSP 40415: Foundations of Iberian Modernities 

ROSP 30727: Democracy and its Other(s)s in Contemporary Spanish Writing and Culture

ROSP 30728: Fascism in Spain 

ROSP 30310: Introduction to Literary Analysis and Hispanic Literatures

Representative Publications

“’Goyesque Modernity’: Image, Violence, and Dignity-Potency” Hispanic Research Journal. Iberian and Latin American Studies 20: 5, Visual Arts Issue XIII: (forthcoming Spring 2020). Online Access
 
“¿Feminismo sin Sujeto? Culpa, Empoderamiento, Nuevos Feminismos” Journal of Gender and Sexualities Studies/Revista de Estudios de Géneros y sexualidades, 44:2, 2019. 76-89. Print. Online Access

“‘Trazo Sacrificial’, Capital y Guerra Global Contemporánea: Apuntes sobre María Zambrano y Las Variaciones Guernica (Guillermo G. Peydró, 2012).” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Routledge, 19:2, 2018. 191-207. Print. Online Access 
 
“Pensar el guión teología-política en la España contemporánea: La ‘prótesis mortuoria’ en Camino (Javier Fesser, 2008).” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 95:2, 2018. 183-197. Print. Online Access 

“’El sonido del silencio.’ Equí y n’otru tiempu: Cadáver, violencia y Capital en la democracia española contemporánea.” En: Ramón Bande, Cuaderno del paisaje. Materiales para un ensayo cinematográfico sobre la guerrilla republicana asturiana. 202-29. Colección Poliedro (Santander: Shangrila Ediciones, 2016).
 

Email: paguiler@nd.edu
Phone: (574)-631-0423
Office: 312 Decio Faculty Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00-2:00 pm or by appointment (Zoom)

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