Research Profile

Eva Bru-Dominguez

Biography

I was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow based at the Department of Hispanic Studies, University College Cork from September 2012. My research project 'Dislocations: the Catalan Body in the Contemporary Global Imaginary' explores the ways in which notions of identity society and culture specific to the Catalan context are conveyed in contemporary visual culture and performance through the fragmented, abstract and dislocated body, treated as a locus for mediating local/global relations.  I am currently continuing to work on this project as a lecturer in Hispanic Studies at Bangor University. 

Research Interests

Catalan visual culture and narrative fiction; identity studies; the body; the body, gender and sexuality studies; monsters and the monstrous; visual and spectatorship theory; urban and spatial studies. 

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Dislocations. The Catalan Body in the Contemporary Global ImaginaryIrish Research Council01-OCT-1230-SEP-14€78,756.00

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2013)Beyond Containment. Corporeality in Mercè Rodoreda's literature.
Bru-Dominguez, Eva (2013) Beyond Containment. Corporeality in Mercè Rodoreda's literature. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2014)'Repressed Memories and Desires. The Monstrous Other in Agustí Villaronga’s 'Pa negre''
Bru-Dominguez, Eva (2014) 'Repressed Memories and Desires. The Monstrous Other in Agustí Villaronga’s 'Pa negre'' In: Wilson, Anna and Allwood Charlie (eds). Performing Monstrosity in the City. ebook: Inter-disciplinary.net. [Details]
(2014)'Olga Diego's ¿No Yo?: Gender, Transgender and Identity'
Bru-Domínguez, Eva (2014) 'Olga Diego's ¿No Yo?: Gender, Transgender and Identity' In: Olga Diego: Transgressive Architecture. Alacant: Universitat d'Alacant. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2014)
Jaen Urban, Gaspar and Eva Bru-Domínguez (Ed.). (2014) Olga Diego: Transgressive Architecture. Alacant: Universitat d'Alacant. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'Between the Abject and the Sublime. Excessive Bodies in Mercè Rodoreda's 'El carrer de les Camèlies' and 'Mirall trencat''
Bru-Dominguez, Eva (2010) 'Between the Abject and the Sublime. Excessive Bodies in Mercè Rodoreda's 'El carrer de les Camèlies' and 'Mirall trencat''. Catalan Review, 24 :311-328 [Details]
(2012)'Retracing the Urban Map. Mercè Rodoreda's 'El carrer de les Camèlies''
Bru-Dominguez, Eva (2012) 'Retracing the Urban Map. Mercè Rodoreda's 'El carrer de les Camèlies''. Hispanic Research Journal, 13 (4):347-360 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2009)'The Body as a Conflation of Discourses. The femme fatale in Mercè Rodoreda's 'Mirall trencat''
Bru-Dominguez, Eva (2009) 'The Body as a Conflation of Discourses. The femme fatale in Mercè Rodoreda's 'Mirall trencat'' Journal of Catalan Studies, :50-58. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2012)Review of Literature as a Response to Cultural and Political Repression in Franco's Catalonia, by Jordi Cornellà-Detrell.
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2012) Review of Literature as a Response to Cultural and Political Repression in Franco's Catalonia, by Jordi Cornellà-Detrell. Book Reviews [Details]

Electronic Source

 YearPublication
(2014)Espai, lloc i identitat en la narrativa catalana.
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2014) Espai, lloc i identitat en la narrativa catalana. Barcelona: Electronic Source [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Santander Early Career Scholarship Banco de Santander
2012Premi Fundació Mercè Rodoreda Institut d'Estudis Catalans

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
AHGBI - Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Member/
ACS - Anglo-Catalan Society Member/
WISPS - Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies Conference Secretary01-MAY-12 /

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2014)New Directions in the Performance of Violence and Trauma in the Hispanic World,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2014) Paper on 'Phallic Imagery, Violence and Excess in the work of Marcel.lí Antunez'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], New Directions in the Performance of Violence and Trauma in the Hispanic World, University College Cork . [Details]
(2013)XIV WISPs Annual Conference,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2013) Subject association conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], XIV WISPs Annual Conference, Liverpool . [Details]
(2012)Adaptation, Authorship and Ownership,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2012) Paper on 'Spectral presences in Agustí Villaronga's Pa Negre'. [Oral Presentation], Adaptation, Authorship and Ownership, Edge Hill University . [Details]
(2014)Domestic Imaginaries,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2014) Paper on 'Transition and Displacement. The Home in the Work of Eulàlia Valldosera'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Domestic Imaginaries, University of Nottingham . [Details]
(2013)Revisiting Star Studies,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2013) Paper on 'Fleshing out the past: Ava Gardner and the dialectics of history in Lacuesta's La noche que no acaba'. [Oral Presentation], Revisiting Star Studies, Newcastle University . [Details]
(2013)AHGBI Annual Conference,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2013) Paper on 'Body and Identity in the Sculpture of Susana Solano'. [Oral Presentation], AHGBI Annual Conference, Oxford University . [Details]
(2012)XIII WISPs Annual Conference,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2012) Subject association conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], XIII WISPs Annual Conference, Bangor University . [Details]
(2014)Echo chambers, gender reverberations,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2014) XV Wisps Annual Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Echo chambers, gender reverberations, University College Cork , 07-NOV-14 - 09-NOV-14. [Details]
(2012)XIII WISPs Annual Conference,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2012) Presentation on 'Dislocations: The Body in the Contemporary Global Imaginary'. [Oral Presentation], XIII WISPs Annual Conference, Bangor University . [Details]
(2012)Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2012) Paper on 'The Spectacle of the Monstrous: Enforcing Normalcy in Mercè Rodoreda's Death in Spring'. [Oral Presentation], Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject, Manchester Museum . [Details]
(2012)AHGBI Annual Conference,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2012) Paper on 'Torture Space: the Unmaking of the World and the Destruction of Language in the Narrative Fiction of Mercè Rodoreda'. [Oral Presentation], AHGBI Annual Conference, University of Stirling . [Details]
(2010)LVI Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2010) Paper on 'Lived Enclosures: Performing Domesticity in Mirall Trencat'. [Oral Presentation], LVI Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona . [Details]
(2010)Female Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Other Horrors,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2010) Paper on 'Reclaiming Desire: The She-Wolf in Mercè Rodoreda's Death in Spring'. [Oral Presentation], Female Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Other Horrors, University of Manchester . [Details]
(2008)LIV Anglo-Catalan Society,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2008) Paper on 'Disturbing the Limits of the Corporeal: the Use of Abjection in Mercè Rodoreda's La mort i la primavera'. [Oral Presentation], LIV Anglo-Catalan Society, University of Kent . [Details]
(2014)Invited seminar paper,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2014) 'El paradigma de la diferència sexual més enllà del cànon patriarcal'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Invited seminar paper, University of Barcelona . [Details]
(2014)6th E. Allison Peers Symposium,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2014) Virtual becomings: Colour, Matter and Line in the Artwork of Marcellí Antúnez. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], 6th E. Allison Peers Symposium, University of Liverpool . [Details]
(2013)L'art avui com a mitjà de comunicació i crítica socioploítica,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2013) La redefinició de les categoreis sexuals i de gènere a l'obra d'Olga Diego. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], L'art avui com a mitjà de comunicació i crítica socioploítica, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona . [Details]
(2010)Leicester Research Seminar series,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2010) Inhabiting the Colonised Space: Home and the City in Mercè Rodoreda's La plaça del diamant. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Leicester Research Seminar series, University of Leicester . [Details]
(2014)Democracy and the Arts in the Contemporary Hispanic World,
Eva Bru-Domínguez (2014) Paper on 'Repositories of Memory and Habit: the object in the Artwork of Eulàlia Valldosera'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Democracy and the Arts in the Contemporary Hispanic World, University of Birmingham . [Details]
(2012)War and Memory,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2012) Paper on 'Repressed Memories and Desires: the Monstrous Other in Agustí Villaronga's Pa Negre'. [Oral Presentation], War and Memory, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw . [Details]
(2010)XIII International Colloquium of the NACS,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2010) Paper on 'Between the Abject and teh Sublime. Excessive Bodies in Mercè Rodoreda's El carrer de les camelies'. [Oral Presentation], XIII International Colloquium of the NACS, Temple University, Philadelphia . [Details]
(2009)X WISPs Annual Conference,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2009) Paper on 'The Body as a Conflation of Discourses: the femme fatale in Mercè Rodoreda's Mirall trencat'. [Oral Presentation], X WISPs Annual Conference, LMH, Oxford University . [Details]
(2014)MèdiaQuiosc: Polsos en la Iconosfera: Arts visuals i performatives,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2014) Corporeïtat en l'obra d'Eulàlia Valldosera. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], MèdiaQuiosc: Polsos en la Iconosfera: Arts visuals i performatives, Centre Arts Santa Mònica, Barcelona . [Details]
(2011)Hispanic Studies seminar series,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2011) Containing Dissent: Voice and Matter in Mercè Rodoreda's Death in Spring. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Hispanic Studies seminar series, University College Cork . [Details]
(2014)LX Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference,
Eva Bru-Domínguez (2014) Paper on 'Silence, Nature and the Mundane in Albert Serra's Honor de Cavalleria (2005)'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], LX Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference, Cork . [Details]
(2013)LIX Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference,
Eva Bru-Dominguez; Gaspar Jaén (2013) Paper on 'Olga Diego: Una memoria filmada'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], LIX Annual Anglo-Catalan Society Conference, University of Manchester . [Details]
(2013)The Body in Catalan Visual Culture,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2013) International Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Body in Catalan Visual Culture, University College Cork , 05-SEP-13 - 07-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013)The Body in Catalan Visual Culture,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2013) Paper on 'Olga Diego's ¿No YO? Gender, Transgender and Identity'. [Oral Presentation], The Body in Catalan Visual Culture, University College Cork . [Details]
(2012)Catalan Studies conference on Catalan cinema,
Eva Bru-Dominguez (2012) Paper on 'Colour, Texture and Gesture: Haptic Visuality in Elisa K'. [Oral Presentation], Catalan Studies conference on Catalan cinema, Queen Mary, University of London . [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Bangor University Lecturer in Hispanic Studies09-SEP-13 /
University College Cork IRC Postdoctoral Fellow01-SEP-12 / 08-SEP-13
University of Birmingham Catalan Studies Postgraduate Teaching Fellow01-SEP-08 / 31-AUG-11
Scottish Government Policy Officer/

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Catalan FluentFluentFluent
Spanish FluentFluentFluent
English FluentFluentFluent

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2002University of Birmingham B.A.Humanities
2005University of Birmingham M.Phil.Gender Studies
2011University of Birmingham PHDHispanic Studies

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Examination board member for PhD viva: De la bellesa a la convulsion escènica: Marta Carrasco, Sol Picó I Angélica Liddell

Outreach Activities

 Description

One-day symposium on "The Intersection between Poetry and Architecture". Consecutive oral interpreter (Catalan/ English) for the Catalan poet and novelist Sebastià Alzamora 2009;

Introductory lecture on El laberinto del fauno by Guillermo del Toro for National Schools Film Week, Empire Cinema, Birmingham 2010;

Introductory lecture on Abel by Diego Luna for National Schools Film Week, Filmhouse, Edinburgh 2011;

2nd Catalan, Basque and Galician Cinema Season, Midland Arts Centre, Birmingham, May 2012. Consecutive oral interpreter (Catalan/ English) for Isoan Passola, producer of Pa Negre (Villaronga 2010);

Talk on 'A taste of contemporary Catalan Cinema' for Cork World Book Festival, Cork City Libraries 2013;

Performer in poetry and Image session for Anglo-Catalan Society conference, University of Manchester 2013;

Organised and facilitated talk by artist Eulàlia Valldosera, "The Body as Habitat", Lewis Glucksman Gallery 2013;

Organised exhibition of "Family Ties" photographic series by Eulàlia Valldosera, Lewis Glucksman Gallery 2013;

Organised and facilitated public performance/ lecture by Marcel.lí Antúnez on "Systematurgy", Triskel Arts Centre 2013;

Organised screening of  El dibuixant by Marcel.lí Antúnez, Triskel Arts Centre 2013.


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