Proyectos Actuales de Investigación
- Lorca y el archivo (In preparation). This is an edited volume based on a June 2018 symposium that I co-organized with the Fundación Federico García Lorca in celebration of the historic move of the Fundación’s archive to the new Centro Federico García Lorca in Granada, Spain. This multi-disciplinary volume considers Lorca’s archive from both theoretical and practical perspectives and includes chapters by literary scholars, librarians, archivists, curators and art historians.
- Editorial Creativity and the Mediation of Literature: Representing García Lorca’s Suites. (257 pp. manuscript) This book project focuses on the theoretical issues bound up in textual editing as a practice that mediates the reader’s relationship to the literary work. It considers issues such as the politics of editing, the editorial representation and mediation of literature, the impact of materiality on the construction and interpretation of the work of art, and the editorial creation and structuring of reading practices.
- Deconstructing García Lorca: Identity, Culture, and Nation in Contemporary Spain. This book project explores the extent to which Spain’s transition to democracy shaped the invention of “Lorca” as cultural icon and of his artistic corpus. It also studies the ways in which these recent productions of Lorca have mediated cultural, political, social, and economic processes in Spain’s transition. Some of the issues I focus on are memory and mourning, exile and diaspora, sexuality, commodification and globalization.
- Rewriting Lorca: Modernism, Publication, Folklore and (Trans)nationalisms in 1920-30s Spain. This book-length study challenges some of the most prevalent myths that continue to mark the way that Federico García Lorca and his work are understood. Rewriting Lorca deconstructs what I identify as four of these central myths, showing how they radically limit our understanding of Lorca and the Spanish literary field of the 1920s and 30s, then carefully constructs new frames and paths of inquiry into Lorca’s work and the literary field of the time.