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Esther Gimeno Ugalde
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Hispanic Studies

romance languages and literatures

Coordinator of CCR1 (Spanish), CCR2 (Spanish) and Avanzado

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., M.A.S, University of Vienna (Austria); B.A., Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Catalonia/Spain)

Research Areas

Applied Linguistics; Spanish Language Teaching; Sociolinguistics (Spanish and Catalan); Cinema and Iberian Studies

Language Teaching Training

Training course for AVE-tutors: materials, didactic sequence and assessment (AVE, Aula Virtual Cervantes), Instituto Cervantes, September-October 2013.

Advanced Course on Spanish Language Teaching and New Technologies (El profesor de ELE 2.0), Instituto Cervantes and Universidad de La Rioja, March-July 2013.

Advanced Teacher Training Courses, Instituto Cervantes (Vienna), 2004-2010.

Accreditation as qualified DELE examiner (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera/Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign Language) for the Instituto Cervantes, 2008.

Diploma de Metodología de la Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera (Diploma on Teaching Methodology for Spanish as a Foreign Language), Instituto Cervantes and Universitat de Barcelona, Summer 2003.

Honors and Awards

Vice president of BETA (Asociación de Jóvenes Doctores en Hispanismo), since 2011.

Max-Kade Fellowship (awarded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences), Harvard University, March 2012-March 2013.

Board and Founding member of BETA (Asociación de Jóvenes Doctores en Hispanismo), 2009-2011.

First Rudolf Brummer-Prize for post-doctoral research project (Catalan-German Association), 2009.

Sworn Translator (German-Spanish, appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation) since 2001.

Research Projects

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Principal Investigator and Founder of the project MICA (Red de Mujeres Iberoamericanas de Cine y Medios Audiovisuales). MICA’s database of films and projects is the first online catalogue of feature films (<60 min.) directed by Ibero-American women filmmakers.

Member of the Centro de Estudos Comparatistas (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal).

Member of the research group DIIA (Diálogos Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos), within the group LOCUS (Spaces, Places, Landscapes), Centro de Estudos Comparatistas (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal).

Books

Directoras de cine en España y América Latina. Edited by Esther Gimeno Ugalde, Pietsie Feenstra, and Kathrin Sartingen. Prologue by Brad Epps. Frankfurt a.M., Berlin, Bruxelles, etc.: Peter Lang, 2014 (forthcoming).

Catalunya/Catalunha. Relacions literàries i culturals entre Catalunya i Portugal

ACT 25. Catalunya, Catalunha. Edited by Esther Gimeno Ugalde, Fátima Fernandes Silva, and Francisco Serra Lopes. Lisboa, Baix Mestrat: Húmus/Onada, 2013.

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Perspectivas actuais na Lusitanística: Literatura, Cultura, Cinema, Língua. Edited by Esther Gimeno Ugalde and Kathrin Sartingen. Munich: Meidenbauer, 2011.

Journals Edited

Mass Media and the Configuration of Memory in Contemporary Spain and Portugal

Special Issue of the International Journal of Iberian Studies (IJIS): “Mass Media and the Configuration of Memory in Contemporary Spain and Portugal,” Guest Editors: Esther Gimeno Ugalde and Teresa Pinheiro, 2014 (forthcoming, approx. 150 pages).

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

“El cinema català d’avui: noves perspectives i nous reptes per a la llengua catalana.” Catalunya/Catalunha. Relacions literàries i culturals entre Catalunya i Portugal. Eds. Esther Gimeno Ugalde, Fátima Fernandes Silva, and Francisco Serra Lopes. Lisbon, Baix Maestrat: Húmus, Onada Edicions, 2013. (in print)

“Presencias (in)visibles: directoras en España y América Latina.” Nuevas voces y miradas. Directoras de cine en España y América Latina. Eds. Pietsie Feenstra, Esther Gimeno Ugalde, and Kathrin Sartingen. Frankfurt a.M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, NY, Oxford, Vienna: Peter Lang, 2014. (forthcoming)

“An Iberian Babel – or what is the place for Iberian languages in current cinema?.” In Looking at Iberia from a Comparative European Perspective. Eds. Ângela Fernandes and Santi Pérez-Isasi. Frankfurt a.M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, NY, Oxford, Vienna: Peter Lang, 2013: 265-294.

“La encrucijada bilingüe en la literatura. Reflexiones sociolingüísticas y literarias en torno a L’últim home que parlava català de Carles Casajuana,” Revista de Filología Románica, vol. 30, núm. 1/2013: 97-115.

“Icíar Bollaín: Te doy mis ojos.” With Kathrin Sartingen. Spanische Filme des 20. Jahrhunderts in Einzeldarstellungen [Spanish Cinema of the 20th Century. Close-up Readings]. Ed. Ralf Junkerjürgen. Berlin: Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2012: 345-362.

“Cuadros en movimiento: la pintura en el cine. Relaciones intermediales en La hora de los valientes (Mercero 1998) y Te doy mis ojos (Bollaín 2003).” Olivar: revista de literatura y cultura española 16/2011: 215-240.

Recent Papers and Presentations

“La encrucijada bilingüe en la literatura. Reflexiones sociolingüísticas y literarias en torno a L’últim home que parlava català (Carles Casajuana),” Universitat de València, 3er Congreso Internacional de BETA, Asociación de Jóvenes Doctores en Hispanismo, May 24, 2013.

“Polifonía y Otredad en el cine catalán contemporáneo. Susanna (1996), Saïd (1998), Forasters (2008) y Catalunya über alles (2011),” Tufts University, NeMLA 2013 Convention, March 22, 2013. [Panel: Contested Representation of Immigration: the Documentary or Fiction Film]

“Between the Local and the Global: Polyglot Iberian Cinema,” Harvard University (Mahindra Center for Humanities), February 28, 2013. (by invitation)

“A ‘Polyphonic Play of Voices’: Heteroglossia, Polyglossia and Acoustic Otherness in Ventura Pons’ Cinema,” University of Colorado Denver, Conference Ventura Pons: The Unconventional Gaze of Catalan Cinema, October 5, 2012.

“Iberian Languages in Cinema,” University of Lisbon, Exploratory Workshop Looking at Iberia from a Comparative European Perspective, project funded by the European Science Foundation, October 14, 2011. (by invitation)

“Directoras de cine en España: desde la democracia hasta hoy,” University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), May 26, 2011. (by invitation)

“Cinema català: noves perspectives i nous reptes per a la llengua catalana,” University of Lisbon, Conference ACT 25 Catalunya_Catalunha, April 11, 2011. (by invitation)

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Contact Information

Boston College
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Lyons Hall 304E
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3804

Phone: 617-552-1733
Email: esther.gimeno.ugalde@bc.edu

Office hours (Spring 2014): Mon-Wed 9:45-10:45 a.m.    Fri 1:00-2:00 p.m.