Dr Guillem Colom-Montero

Gillem Colom
Name
Guillem Colom-Montero
Position
Lecturer in Hispanic Studies
Email
g.colom@bangor.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1248 388577 (Sem 2: 8830)
Location
Semester 1 - Room 445, Semester 2 – Room 406
After completing a BA in English Studies at the University of the Balearic Islands and a brief spell working as a Spanish-language teacher in Scotland, in 2010 I came to Bangor’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures to do a PhD in Catalan studies and work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Spanish. My PhD (awarded in 2015) analysed the work of Catalan author Quim Monzó (Barcelona, 1952) in relation to the transformations that Catalan culture has undergone from the early 1970s until the present day. I took up my current post as Lecturer in Hispanic Studies in September 2015. I am an early career researcher on contemporary Hispanic peninsular culture and politics, with particular focus on Catalan Studies, masculinities and gender studies, theories of nations and nationalism in contemporary Spain, and transnational cultural approaches to tourism in Spain.

Lecturer:

  • LZS 1001 Spanish for Advanced Students
  • LXI 3011 Adaptations in European film

Convener:

  • LZS 1002 Spoken Spanish Advanced

Administrative Duties:

  • Dissertation and Three-Language Projects Coordinator (Spanish)
  • Year Abroad Coordinator (Spanish)

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Colom-Montero, Guillem (2016) ‘Men in Crisis: Pornographic Images in Quim Monzó’s Fiction’. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 93 (5): 549–65.

Public Engagement

Colom-Montero, Guillem (2017). ‘La dreta, l’independentisme i els intel·lectuals.’ Núvol, diari digitial de cultura en català, 15 March. http://www.nuvol.com/opinio/la-dreta-lindependentisme-i-els-intellectuals/

Reviews

Colom-Montero, Guillem (Forthcoming 2017) Josep Renau and the Politics of Culture in Republican Spain, 1931–1939. Re-imagining the Nation, by Carl-Henrik Bjerström. Bulletin of Spanish Studies.

Colom-Montero, Guillem (Forthcoming 2017) Catalan Cartoons: A Cultural and Political History, by Rhiannon McGlade. Bulletin of Spanish Studies.

Colom-Montero, Guillem (2014) A Companion to Catalan Culture, edited by Dominic Keown. Journal of Catalan Studies: vi–viii.

Colom-Montero, Guillem (2014) La germandat del raïm, by John Fante. Caràcters 66: 15.

Colom-Montero, Guillem (2013) In/dependents: Dones i projectes nacionals, edited by Montserrat Palau and Agnès Toda. Journal of Catalan Studies: vi–viii.

Colom-Montero, Guillem (2011) Construcció nacional: trajectòries i referents, by Xavier Ferré Trill. Lluc, revista de cultura i d’idees 877: 72.

Colom-Montero, Guillem (2010) The Modern SNP: From Protest to Power, by Gerry Hassan. Lluc, revista de cultura i d’idees 874: 65–6

Editorial Roles

Review Editor for the Journal of Catalan Studies (From September 2016)

Conference Papers

(2016) '"Damià wie gehts?”: Contemporary Majorcan Culture and the Transnational Tourist Gaze.’ Transnational Modern Languages Conference, Italian Cultural Institute, London, 2–3 December.

(2015) ‘Approaching Ideology in Quim Monzó: The Influence of Libertarianism’, at LXI Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference. University of Glasgow. 13–15 November.

(2015) ‘Independència, democràcia, Constitución: Quim Monzó’s Political Cartoons during the Transition’, at the LX Conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, University of Exeter. 13–15 April.

(2014) ‘Quim Monzó’s Political Cartoons and Catalonia’s Independence’, at Catalan Studies Day, Bangor University. 10 December.

(2014) ‘“Monzó abans de Monzó”: Radical Political Cartooning During the Spanish Transition, at Democracy and the Arts in the Contemporary Hispanic World. Birmingham University. 25–26 June.

(2013) ‘Pornographic Images in Quim Monzó’s Fiction: Mass Culture, Fantasy and Masculinity’, at 59th Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference. Manchester University. 1–3 November.

(2011) ‘Ellipsis, brackets, enumerations, repetitions...: the influence of American writers on Quim Monzó’s (whole) oeuvre’, at LVII Anglo-Catalan Society Annual Conference. Queen Mary University of London. 25–27 November.

(2011) ‘Quim Monzo's articles on contemporary Catalan politics: portraying the end of a cycle?’, at Critical Peninsularisms Conference: Theorizing Nation, Democracy and Culture in Spain Today. University of Newcastle. 13–14 September.

Invited Seminars

(2014) ‘Homes en crisi: la pornografia a l’obra de Quim Monzó’. Organised by the GRLC – Research Group in Contemporary Literature. University of Alacant. 15 May.

(2013) ‘Innovació i traducció: Quim Monzó i els narradors postmoderns nord-americans’. Organised by the LiCETC research group –Contemporary Literature: Theoretical and Comparative Studies. University of the Balearic Islands. 28 March.

(2011) ‘Discovering Catalan language and culture’, at V International Summer Senior University: “Gastronomy and Culture of the Balearic Islands”’. University of the Balearic Islands. 5 September.

(2011) ‘Quim Monzó i la literatura catalana: de la resistència a la... normalitat?’. Organised by the LiCETC research group – Contemporary Literature: Theoretical and Comparative Studies. University of the Balearic Islands. 28 June.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Anglo-Catalan Society (ACS)

Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)

International Collaborations

Member of the Men & Masculinities in Culture & Society (MMICS) Research Network.

Directors: Dr Connor Doak and Dr Bradley Stephens, University of Bristol.

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ias/workshops/current-workshops/masculinity-studies.html

Participant member of LiCETC – Contemporary Literature: Theoretical and Comparative Studies, research group at the University of the Balearic Islands.

Director: Dr. Margalida Pons, University of the Balearic Islands.

http://www.uib.cat/depart/dfc/litecont/equipinvestigador.html

Knowledge Exchange Activities

(2011-2013) Co-founder and coordinator of Bangor's College of Arts and Humanities Reading and Discussion Group.