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Andrea Castro

Professor

Andrea Castro
Professor
Spanish
andrea.castro@sprak.gu.se
+46 31 786 1799

Room number: H627
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Lundgrensgatan 7 , 41256 Göteborg


Department of Languages & Literatures (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
www.sprak.gu.se
spl@sprak.gu.se

Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Andrea Castro

Teaching

I started teaching Spanish at the Department of Romance Languages as a doctoral student and have taught at all levels in the first, second and third cycles . And I teach within the fields I enjoy the most: fiction and literary theory. I also teach academic writing and supervise thesis work. I’m very interested in the role of fiction in language instruction, but also as a cultural and transcultural source of knowledge.

I also teach classes at the Department of Comparative literature and within the International Language Programme. I have taught a course at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and given lectures at a number of universities both in Sweden and abroad.

I have worked and continue to work a great deal with the opportunities offered by digital media in creating an interactive and flexible learning environment. However, after all these years I have come to realise that I prefer the on-campus seminar format, where people can meet physically and discuss topics face-to-face.

I have also worked to develop our thesis courses and have authored textbooks. I have for example co-edited the book Historia de las literaturas hispánicas. Aproximaciones críticas, published by Studentlitteratur in 2013.

I have been involved in designing the Master’s programme in world literature.

Research

From the genre of fantastic literature in Argentinian and Latin-American literature viewed from a comparative perspective, I have progressed to studying other literature from around the turn of the century in Argentina. I have for example taken an interest in literature by writers who immigrated to Argentina during this period as well as in translation problems. From 2008 to 2010, I received STINT’s (the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) network grant for the project Intersection of Discourses and Repertoires in Fin de Siécle Latin America together with researchers from the University of Valencia (Spain), University of California Los Angeles (USA) and University of Buenos Aires and National University of La Pampa (Argentina). I’m involved in several international networks focusing on 19th century Spanish literature and culture.

I have also conducted research within literature didactics, focusing in particular on issues concerning how to read fiction and other texts/genres. In this context, I have participated in the research project Defamiliarization and Desautomatization. Approaches to Literature in Academic Teaching Situations, which in 2009 published an anthology with the same title.

I have in recent years studied the relationship between language, memory and identity in for example María Negroni’s novels. My contributions in this area include co-editing of De nómades y migrantes. Desplazamientos en la literatura, el cine y el arte hispanoamericanos, a book published in 2015 by Argentinian publisher Beatriz Viterbo.

I’m also in the process of starting a project focusing on how sounds (language, dialects, mumbling etc.) are used aesthetically and ideologically to represent categories such as class, gender, ethnicity and nationality in costumbrista literature from the late 1800s.

Outreach

I enjoy participating in public events involving literature in Spanish. I have for example interviewed Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa (in English) [https://youtu.be/CsONeT0ILbI] and Claudia Piñeyro (in Spanish) [https://youtu.be/I5Ydc89EbUc].

In 2014, I was involved in the project Language for Education, funded by the Grundtvig Institute at the University of Gothenburg and coordinated by Magnus Pettersson Ängsal. A publication in Swedish was presented in 2015.

The podcast Poesía al paso was launched in May 2016 and is an outreach project I started with Azucena Castro, PhD student in Spanish at the Department of Romance Studies and Classics, Stockholm University. In the podcast, we read poetry in Spanish on select themes. It can be downloaded via iTunes and accessed via SoundCloud.

Read about the project and find the episodes in the blog titled Poesía al paso. [https://poesiaalpasopodcast.wordpress.com/]

You can also go directly to Soundcloud [https://soundcloud.com/poesiaalpaso] or search for Poesía al paso in iTunes.

Latest publications

Språkens magi. En festskrift för Ingmar Söhrman, professor i romanska språk.
Andrea Castro, Anton Granvik, Andreas Romeborn, Ester Fernández Incognito, Sarah Lindblad et al.
Göteborg, Edited book 2017
Edited book

Muerte en Exhibición. Necrológicas en el Boletín del Instituto Geográfico Argentino
Andrea Castro
Iberoamericana. Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

María Negroni y la puesta en escena de lo no dicho
Andrea Castro
Pasavento. Revista de estudios hispánicos, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Educación, ciencia y blancura en Stella y Mecha Iturbe de César Duayen
Andrea Castro
Kamchatka. Revista de análisis cultural, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Ruidos, chismes y alboroto en Stella y Mecha Iturbe de César Duayen.
Andrea Castro
Martínez Pinzón, Felipe och Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik (eds.) Revisitar el costumbrismo. Cosmopolitismo, pedagogías y modernización en América Latina., New York, Peter Lang, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Tidskriftsupprop mot skev bibliometri
Andrea Castro
Humtanks blogg, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Art as a utopic horizon of feeling in La Anunciación
Andrea Castro
452 degrees Farenheit, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Bildningens språk
Andrea Castro
Språk för bildning. Magnus Pettersson Ängsal (red.), Göteborg, Grundtviginstitutet vid Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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2017

Språkens magi. En festskrift för Ingmar Söhrman, professor i romanska språk.
Andrea Castro, Anton Granvik, Andreas Romeborn, Ester Fernández Incognito, Sarah Lindblad et al.
Göteborg, Edited book 2017
Edited book

Muerte en Exhibición. Necrológicas en el Boletín del Instituto Geográfico Argentino
Andrea Castro
Iberoamericana. Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Journal article 2017
Journal article

María Negroni y la puesta en escena de lo no dicho
Andrea Castro
Pasavento. Revista de estudios hispánicos, Journal article 2017
Journal article

2016

Educación, ciencia y blancura en Stella y Mecha Iturbe de César Duayen
Andrea Castro
Kamchatka. Revista de análisis cultural, Journal article 2016
Journal article

Ruidos, chismes y alboroto en Stella y Mecha Iturbe de César Duayen.
Andrea Castro
Martínez Pinzón, Felipe och Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik (eds.) Revisitar el costumbrismo. Cosmopolitismo, pedagogías y modernización en América Latina., New York, Peter Lang, Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

2015

Tidskriftsupprop mot skev bibliometri
Andrea Castro
Humtanks blogg, Magazine article 2015
Magazine article

Art as a utopic horizon of feeling in La Anunciación
Andrea Castro
452 degrees Farenheit, Journal article 2015
Journal article

Bildningens språk
Andrea Castro
Språk för bildning. Magnus Pettersson Ängsal (red.), Göteborg, Grundtviginstitutet vid Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Showing 1 - 10 of 45

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