Dr David Miranda-Barreiro

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Name
Dr David Miranda-Barreiro
Position
Lecturer in Hispanic Studies
Email
d.m.barreiro@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
(0044)01248388577 (8577 internal)
Location
Room 445, New Arts Building

Dr Miranda-Barreiro is originally from A Coruña (Galicia), where he graduated with a BA in Filología Hispánica (Spanish Language and Literature). He arrived in Bangor in 2005, where he completed an M.A. in European Studies (his dissertation explored the representation of New York in José Hierro’s Cuaderno de Nueva York), and a PhD in Hispanic Studies. His thesis, which analysed the presence of New York in early twentieth-century Spanish narrative, was awarded the first Publication Prize for the most distinguished thesis in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies given by the AHGBI (Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland) in 2012.

Teaching

  • LZS-2020-40 Second Year Spanish Language
  • LZS 3020-30-40 Final Year Spanish Language
  • LXS-2033 Contemporary Spanish Cinema
  • LXS-3034 Spain through its Writers
  • LXE-3200 Press Dossier
  • LZS-2032 3-Language Projects
  • LZS-3120 Spanish Single Hons Dissertation
  • LZS-3110 Spanish Joint Hons Dissertation

Administrative Duties

  • Head of Hispanic Studies
  • Personal Tutor
  • Yearbook coordinator for Spanish

PhD Supervision 

Areas willing to supervise:Topics related to Spanish and Galician Cultural Studies, especially national/transnational identities, travel writing and narratives of mobility, popular culture and comic books.

 

 

Research Interests

National/transnational identities, travel writing and narratives of mobility in the Spanish and Galician contexts, representations of New York in Spanish and Galician literature, comic book biographies of Galician authors.

Academic Awards

AHGBI-Spanish Embassy Postgraduate Prize: Publication prize to the most distinguished doctoral thesis in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies (2012). www.bangor.ac.uk/news/full.php.en?nid=12163&tnid=12163)

Book

Spanish New York Narratives 1898-1936: Modernisation, Otherness and Nation (Oxford: Legenda, 2014) http://www.legendabooks.com/titles/isbn/9781909662155.html

Book Chapters

‘Nueva York como reflejo de dos visiones contrapuestas de la modernidad en la España de comienzos del siglo XX: imágenes de futuridad y primitivismo en la novela Anticípolis de Luis de Oteyza’, in Del verbo al espejo. Reflejos y miradas de la literatura hispánica, ed. by Caballero-Alías, Pilar, Félix Ernesto Chávez and Blanca Ripoll Sintes, (Barcelona: PPU. Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias S.A., 2011), 151-159.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Extramunde: a narrativa da viaxe e o paradoxo da alteridade’, Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies, Issue E, 2013: 57-75
‘Primitivist Modernism and Imperialist Colonialism: The View of African Americans in José Moreno Villa’s Pruebas de Nueva Yorkand Julio Camba’sLa ciudad automática’,Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 14(1): 52-69

Book Reviews

Reviews for Grial, Madrygal and Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.

Eugenia R. Romero, ‘Contemporary Galician Culture in a Global Context. Movable Identities’, in Revista de estudios hispánicos, 48(3) (2014): 669-671.

Kirsty Hooper and Manuel Puga Moruxa (eds.), ‘Contemporary Galician Cultural Studies. Between the Local and the Global’, in Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, 48(1) (2014): 234-236.

Da beleza (Zadie Smith), in Grial 179 (2008): 107-108.

Ratas en Manhattan (Francisco Álvarez Koki), in Madrygal 11 (2008): 208-209.

New York, New York (Inma Lopez Silva), in Grial 174 (2007): 97-98.

Press Articles

Unha verdade incómoda: Fascismo, Galeguismo e memoria histórica, in Praza Pública, 26/07/2015

Translations

Ifor Ap Glyn, Terfysg, in Dorna: expresión poética galega, 37 (2014)

Editorial Roles

Co-editor of Galicia 21: Journal of Contemporary Galician Studies. www.galicia21journal.org

Invited Talks

‘Galician Identity in a Global Era:  Camilo Gonsar’s Cara a Times  Square (1980)’ - Media and Culture in Small Nations 2012/13 Seminar Series, University of Glamorgan, 2013. http://culture.research.southwales.ac.uk/events/2013/feb/20/seminar-galician-identity/

Selected Academic Presentations

  • ‘Glocal Spaces, Translocated Cultures: Bringing Galicia to New York’, AHGBI Conference, University of Exeter, 201
  • Everything Stays the Same: Julio Camba Travelling Spain’, ‘Minority’ Cultures and Travel, Aberystwyth, 2015
  • ‘Translocated Spaces and Mobile Identities in Cara a Times Square by Camilo Gonsar’, Travel Writing and Narratives of Mobility in Contemporary Iberian Literature, University College Cork, 2013.
  • ‘Daniel Rodríguez Castelao: From Author to Comic Book Character’, International Comics and Bande Dessinée Joint Conference, Glasgow University, 2013.
  • ‘Spain, Gender and New Yorkers in Anticípolis (1931) by Luis de Oteyza’, WISPS Conference: Revisiting Gender and Nation in Hispanic and Lusophone studies: New Debates and Directions, Bangor University, 2012.
  • 'A muller loba: licantropía e emigración galega en Nova York’, X Congreso Asociación Internacional de Estudos Galegos, Cardiff University, 2012.
  • ‘Racialism versus Multiculturalism: the Challenge to Ethnic Nationalism in José Moreno Villa’s Pruebas de Nueva York (1927) and Julio Camba’s La ciudad automática (1932)’, XV Forum for Iberian Studies: National Identities at the Intersection: Literature and Visual Media, Oxford University, 2012.
  • Ratas en Manhattan: entre la disolución y la afirmación de la identidad gallega en la diáspora neoyorquina’, AHGBI Conference, University of Stirling, 2012.
  • ‘Challenging the Foundations of Spanish National Identity: Spaniards Become New Yorkers in Anticípolis (1931) by Luis de Oteyza’, Within and Without: Representing Diasporas in Europe, Cardiff University, 2011.
  • ‘Nueva York como reflejo de dos visiones contrapuestas de la modernidad en la España de comienzos del siglo XX: imágenes de futuridad y primitivismo en la novela Anticípolis de Luis de Oteyza’, Reflejos y miradas de la literatura hispánica, ALEPH (Asociación de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Literatura Hispánica), University of Manchester, 2010.
  • ‘Nova York na literatura galega: un caso inesperado’, Coming Out of the Nation: Beyond the National in Contemporary Galician Cultural Production, Organised by Centre of Galician Studies in Wales (Bangor University) and University of Liverpool , 2008
  • ‘Spanish writers in/on New York: Changing Approaches to Cultures in Contact’, IN/DIFFERENCE: Current and Historical Perspectives on Cultures in Contact, a conference of the Royal Irish Academy Committee for Modern Languages, University of Limerick, 2007

Conference Organisation

Co-organiser of Travel Writing and Narratives of Mobility in Contemporary Iberian Literature, University College Cork, June 2013.
Co-organiser of X Congreso Asociación Internacional de Estudos Galegos, Cardiff University, September 2012.

Academic Affiliations

Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.

Asociación Internacional de Estudos Galegos

In 2011 Dr Miranda-Barreiro released a record together with the widely-acclaimed Galician poet María do Cebreiro, who was the Writer in Residence at the Centre for Galician Studies in 2007-2008 (www.bangor.ac.uk/ml/galician/maria.php). He adapted some of do Cebreiro’s poems into songs and María herself sang in most of them. The album, entitled ‘Lembrarás este cuarto?’ (Will you remember this room?) and published under the band name Bangor, can be downloaded for free at: http://bangor.bandcamp.com/album/lembrar-s-este-cuarto

A short interview (in Galician) and a live performance of one of the songs can be also read/watched here: http://escena42.com/2013/07/07/entrevista-acustico-bangor/