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Inmaculada N. Sanchez-Garcia

PhD in English Literature

I am currently in the final stages of a PhD project titled 'Shakespeare in European Cinema'. My PhD examines Shakespeare’s reception in European cinema, offering a series of comparative analyses of under-studied films that either adapt, quote or allude to Shakespeare’s works. Adopting a transnational approach to explore Shakespeare’s pan-European presence on film, my main research questions are:

  • How is Shakespeare mobilised in European cinema? 
  • What does Shakespeare’s reception in European film tell us about supranational realities and transcultural negotiations that have contributed to define and re-define European identity? 
  • How do film adaptations, quotations and allusions to the English playwright function in specific European sociopolitical contexts?

  • Since 2014: PhD in English Literature, Northumbria University 
  • 2013 – 2014: MA in European Comparative Literature, University of Murcia (Spain)
  • 2009 – 2013: BA in English Studies, University of Murcia (Spain)
  • 2006 – 2009: BA in Education, University of Castilla la Mancha (Spain)

My research interests include Shakespeare studies, film studies, transnational cinema, comparative literature, literary theory, cultural studies, border theory, queer studies, gender studies, postcolonial theory, European cinema and world cinema.

  • British Shakespeare Association Conference Bursary, for attendance at the BSA Conference at Queen’s University, Belfast, 2018.
  • British Comparative Literature Association Postgraduate Bursary, 2016.

‘The Representation of Women in Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema’, in Encyclopaedia of Gender, Media and Communication, Karen Ross, et al (eds), Wiley Blackwell. Forthcoming.

‘Review of The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies: Adapting the Canon in Film, TV, Novels and Popular Culture. By Yvonne Griggs’, in English: Journal of the English Association, 66.253 (2017), 193-95.

COMMENT: Shakespearean Heroes, Masculinity, and Blockbuster Stars. As part of the Being Human Festival 2015.

Conference Organisation

  • Co-organiser, with Anamarija Horvat: Queer Screens Conference, held at Northumbria University, 2017
  • Member of the local organising committee of the annual conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, at Northumbria University, 2016.
  • Conference assistant for the 16th‘Culture and Power’ Conference, hosted by the Iberian Association of Cultural Studies at Murcia University (Spain), 2013.

Public Engagement

  • Introduction and Discussion of The Watermelon Woman (dir. Cheryl Dunye, 1996) at the Tyneside Cinema, with Anamarija Horvat. Newcastle upon Tyne, April 2018.
  • Introduction and Discussion of Otel·lo (dir. Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font, 2012) at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 2016.
  • Introduction and Discussion of Paris nous appartient (dir. Jacques Rivette, 1960) at the Literary and Philosophical Society, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 2016.
  • Introduction and Discussion of Iconostasis (dir. Joaquin Regadera, 2016), Abject Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, April 2016.

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