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5th Seminar on American Studies

"Cultural Approaches to American Studies"

Alcalá de Henares. April 3, 2019

If you are interested in the PhD program please visit: PhD in American Studies.

This one-day seminar is part of the PhD Program in North American Studies of the Franklin-UAH according to the following objectives:

  • To strengthen the scientific community around the American Studies.
  • To deep the different lines of research that are being developed in this field of study.
  • To analyze new trends in American Studies and apply them to doctoral thesis in progress.
  • To familiarize students with different research methodologies

This seminar is address to:

  • PhD students and their thesis directors in the American Studies PhD program.
  • Master students in the American Studies program.


  • Morning session. Room 4 Colegio de Caracciolos
  • Working Lunch: Seminario 1 Colegio de Trinitarios
  • Afternoon Session: Room 8 Colegio de Caracciolos

Date: Wednesday, April 3

Hour: 10:00 a.m.


Morning Session

  • 10:00 – 12:00 Introductory workshop: “La entrevista como técnica de investigación en Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades” Dr. Héctor del Castillo & Dr. Alejandro Iborra.
  • 12:00 – 12:30 Coffee Break
  • 12:30 – 13:30 Introductory workshop: “La investigación en archivos: fuentes documentales en el AGA” Dr. Alberto Lázaro

13:30 – 15:00  Working lunch and professor-student discussions. (Seminario 1, Colegio de Trinitarios)

Afternoon Session 

  • 15:00 – 16:30 Doctoral students presentations 2nd year.
    • Miguel Benito Lázaro: “Historical Roots of US National Security Ethos
    • Daniel Bustillo Hurtado: “The Spanish-American Cold War: Hegemony or survival”
    • Carlos Herrero Martínez“Mater dolorosa. Spanish identity through American imaginary” 
    • Beatriz Lindo Mañas“The Magic in Nature: Magical Realism (and Ecofeminism) in Linda Hogan’s Novels”
    • Joaquín Saravia: “The Argentine American Experience: A State of the Art”
  • 16:30 – 17:30 Plenary lecture: Dr. Antonio Ballesteros (UNED) “From Gothic Nightmares to Disenchantment: American Vampires”.
  • 17:30 – 18:30 First-year students round table. Eduardo Fort, Iulia Marcela Vescan, María Sánchez Castellanos.


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