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Spaces, Gender & Identity of American Literature: A Transatlantic Approach

3rd Research Plan Innova-USA (2013-2015)

Budget: €7,000

The starting hypothesis is that the binary archetypes Male / Female – public / private space – work / home space, and the relationship between identity and geography, have fractured in society over the last decades. Therefore, in Literature and Arts that reflect  male and female spaces, or “our” spaces versus “theirs”, should no longer have an imaginary line. The relevance of this proposal lies in the urge to check where the fracture of space and identity archetypal binaries are heading, and how spaces reconfigure or subvert the generic / ethnic / national identity in the new millennium in various literary and cultural events both sides of the Atlantic, and in the “Americas” (not only in the United States).


The aim is to conduct a thorough analysis of spatial imagery in Literature, especially contemporary American Visual Art, but also including a review of classic texts as part othe subject of this study.

Main Researcher (MR): Carmen Méndez García, UCM

Isabel Durán Giménez-Rico

Noelia Hernando Real

Eusebio de Lorenzo Gómez

David Yagüe González

XXVI Seminar on Anglo-American thought: “Sovereignty and Patriotism in the United States”

April 16-17, 2013

Universidad Complutense de Madrid – Salón de Grados, Facultad de Filología y Filosofía, Edificio A

Seminar organized every year by the Departments of English Philology II and IV of the UCM on American Studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The seminar gathered specialists from different Spanish and American universities. A round table and a film forum were also included in the seminar.

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