María del Carmen Caña Jiménez

María del Carmen Caña Jiménez, Associate Professor

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María del Carmen Caña Jiménez, Associate Professor

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
332 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061
540-231-5362 | canajime@vt.edu

A faculty member in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures since 2011, María del Carmen Caña Jiménez is an Associate Professor of Spanish and the author of 20 articles. She is also the editor of Desafíos, diferencias y deformaciones de la ciudadanía: mutantes y monstruos en la producción cultural latinoamericana reciente (A Contracorriente, forthcoming in Fall 2020) and "Beyond Violence (Criticism) in Contemporary Hispanic Narratives and Cinemas" (Hispanófila 178, 2016). She also co-edited with Vinodh Venkatesh Horacio Castellanos Moya: El diablo en el espejo (Albatros 2016) and "Affect, Bodies, and Circulations in Contemporary Latin American Film"(Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 20, 2016). Caña Jiménez serves as the Latin American Book Review Editor of Hispanófila and as faculty advisor, founder, and choreographer of the flamenco dance registered student organization Olé at VT. She has won several awards for her teaching, service and commitment to inclusion and diversity.

  •  Latin American and Spanish Literatures
  • Violence Studies
  • Neoliberalism and Citizenship
  • Television Studies
  • Ph. D. UNC Chapel Hill, 2011
  • M.A. UNC Chapel Hill, 2007
  • Licenciatura, Universidad de Sevilla, 2003
  • Latin American Book Review Editor of Hispanófila
  • Faculty Advisor of Olé at Virginia Tech
  • Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence, Virginia Tech (February 2020)
  • Advisor of the Year, University Student Leadership Award, Virginia Tech (April 2019)
  • 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)

Books

Desafíos, diferencias y deformaciones de la ciudadanía: mutantes y monstrous en la producción cultural latinoamericana reciente. Ed. María del Carmen Caña Jiménez. A Contracorriente. With authored Introduction and Chapter. Ms. 272. (Forthcoming Fall 2020)

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

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. 

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)

Published Peer Review 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 EstudiosHispánicos 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.

“Sistemas familiares y dictadura franquista en Luna lunera de Rosa Regàs.” Hispanic Research Journal 16.4 (2015): 341-54.

 “Vida resurgida y neoliberalismo en Tikal Futura de Franz Galich.” Latin American Literary Review 42.84 (2014): 68-87.

“El asco: reflexiones estéticas sobre la violencia neoliberal en Centroamérica.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 68.4 (2014): 218-30.

“Cartografías del ser, la ciudad y la nación: violencias en La Rambla paralela.” Cincinnati Romance Review 38 (2014): 216-31.

“De perversos, voyeurs y locos: hacia una fenomenología de la violencia en la narrativa de Evelio Rosero.” Revista de Estudios Hispánicos 47.2 (2014): 319-51.

“Los paseos por Auschwitz de Héctor Abad Faciolince.” Romance Notes 54.1 (2014): 41-49.

“Tiempo/espacio, memoria/narrativa: la novela española finisecular.” Letras Hispanas 8.1 (2012): 34-45.

“Un pasado ineludible: memoria de la castración en La Regenta.” Ojáncano: Revista de Literatura Española 34 (2008): 43-62. 

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