Texas Tech University

Spanish Faculty

Dr. Susan Larson

Larson

Qualia Professor of Spanish
Ph.D., University of Arizona

susan.larson@ttu.edu

Academia Profile

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Research Interests

  • Urban Studies
  • Cultural Geography and Spatial Theory
  • Theories of Representation
  • The Historical Avant-Garde
  • Spanish Film
  • Contemporary Spanish Literature

Recent Graduate Seminars

  • Hispanic Urban Cultural Studies; Cultural Resistance in Social Space; The Death of the Novel in the Age of the Internet; The 'Other' Generation of 27; Advanced Readings in Critical Theory; The Democratization of Culture

Recent Undergraduate Courses

  • Hispanic Cities; Hispanic Kentucky; Spanish Cinema; U.S. Latino Politics and Culture; Space, Place and Culture; The Culture of European Cities

Recent Publications

  • "Cultivating the Square: Trash, Recycling and the Cultural Ecology of Post-Crisis Madrid." Co-authored with Matthew I. Feinberg. In Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates. Hispanic Issues Series Vol. 42. Katarzyna Beilin and William Viestenz, eds. Vanderbilt UP, 2016.
  • "The Ecological Imperative of Urban Cultural Studies." Summary and Position Paper. In A Polemical Companion to Ethics of Life: Contemporary Iberian Debates. Vol. 7. On-line open forum for discussion of essays. Read here.
  • "Unreadable Bodies and Symbolic Violence in Antonio de Obregón's Hermes en la vía pública." Mannequins, Machines and Mutilations: The Avant-Garde Body in Spain and Italy. Nicolás Fernández-Medina and María Truglio, eds. New York: Routledge, 2016.
  • "Kiosk Literature as a Geography of Cultural Objects." In Kiosk Literature of Silver Age Spain: Modernity and Mass Culture. Jeff Zamostny and Susan Larson, eds. Intellect Books, 2016.
  • "The Pedagogy and Politics of 21st-Century Luso-Hispanic Urban Cultural Studies." Special 100th Anniversary Volume (100.5) of Hispania, 2017. Read here.
  • "Trash as Aesthetic and Theme in Elvira Navarro's La trabajadora." In Cartographies of Madrid: Contesting Urban Space at the Crossroads of the Global South and the Global North. Silvia Bermúdez and Anthony Geist, eds. Vanderbilt UP, 2018.
  • "La gramática de la 'Hispanidad': Retórica de imperio y arquitectura historicista en los discursos públicos de J.C. Nichols." Bulletin d'Histoire Contemporaine de l'Espagne 54 (2018): 45-53.
  • "Intermedialidad e intertextualidad en Cinematógrafo (1936) de Andrés Carranque de Ríos." In El Madrid de Carranque de Ríos: De la ficción cinematográfica a la edición interactiva. Universidad Complutense, 2018.
  • "Los modos literarios flexibles de 'Vísceras de la ciudad' (1935) de Rosa Arciniega." Mediodía: revista hispánica de rescate 1, 2018.

Editorial Positions

Romance Quarterly
Executive Editor

Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies
Senior Editor

Hispanic Urban Studies
Palgrave-Macmillan Book Series Co-Editor

Dissertations Defended

Whiteness and Empire in Spanish Narrative
José María Pérez Sánchez (2016)

La representación de los ecuatorianos en España:
El discurso como expresión de poder e ideología
Francesco Masala (2017)

iTexts: Techxtual Poetics, Authorship and Re-Wreaders in
Twenty-First Century Spanish Literature
Joshua Hoekstra (2018)

El 'derecho a la ciudad' en narrativa femenina de la República Dominicana, 1988-2013
Lucía Montás (2018)

Recent Invited Lectures

  • "'Unreadable Bodies' in Spanish Avant-Garde Prose." The Aesthetics of Youth in Modernist Spain Colloquium, Yale University. November 5, 2016.
  • "Libros de piedra y prácticas del espacio: Cómo analizar la narrativa urbana." Invited Lecture. College of Architecture. University of Zaragoza. November 24, 2016.
  • "Trash, Recycling and Urban Culture in Madrid." Distinguished Lecture - Urban Futures Lecture Series. The John W. Altman Humanities Center. Miami University of Ohio - Oxford, Ohio. April 15, 2018.