María del Carmen Caña Jiménez

María del Carmen Caña Jiménez

María del Carmen Caña Jiménez

Associate Professor of Spanish

Office

332 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-5362

Email

Awards and Honors

  • Presidential Principles of the Community Award (2018)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Certificate of Teaching Excellence (2017)
  • College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Diversity Award (2016)

Expertise

  •  Latin American and Spanish Literatures
  • Violence Studies
  • Neoliberalism and Citizenship
  • Television Studies

Professional Activities

  • Latin American Book Review Editor of Hispanófila
  • Faculty Advisor of Olé at Virginia Tech
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Education

  • Ph. D. UNC Chapel Hill, 2011
  • M.A. UNC Chapel Hill, 2007
  • Licenciatura, Universidad de Sevilla, 2003

Selected Publications

Books

Horacio Castellanos Moya: El diablo en el espejo. Co-edited with Vinodh Venkatesh. Valencia: Albatros, 2016. With co-authored Introduction (9-20)

Edited Journal Volumes

“Beyond Violence (Criticism) in Contemporary Hispanic Narratives and Cinemas.” Hispanófila 178 (2016). With Introduction (5-10)

“Affect, Bodies, and Circulations in Contemporary Latin American Film.” Co-edited with Vinodh Venkatesh. Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 20 (2016). With co-authored Introduction (175-181)

Refereed Journal Articles

“Symptoms of a Civil War: Affect, Disease and Urban Violence in Arturo Menéndez’s Malacrianza (2014).” Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 15.2 (2018): 217-32.

“Violencia, necropolítica y capitalocene en Cromo.” Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos 42.1 (2017): 1-23.

“Neoliberalismo somático: sentimientos y afectos en Malos hábitos.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Studies 20 (2016): 9-28.

“Mutantes, monstruos y esperpentos: hacia una nueva concepción de la ciudadanía en la obra de Fernando Contreras Castro.” Chasqui: Revista de Literatura Latinoamericana 27 (2016): 234-48.