Kelly Drumright
PhD/GPTI
Spanish and Portuguese

RESEARCH INTERESTS

20th and 21st Century science fiction literature, film, television, and comics produced in Spanish and Catalan. Analyses of science fiction through an intersectional feminist framework (in particular sex, gender, sexuality, class, race, and colonialism). Posthumanism, human-animal studies, dystopian and utopian narratives. 

PUBLICATIONS

Manuscripts in Preparation

“The Not-So-Lonely Spider: Subverting Fantasies of Individualism and Isolation in Antonia Huertas’ Crime Fiction.” Chapter for Female Crime Series by Women Authors in 21st Century Spain. Edited by Inmaculada Pertusa and Melissa Stewart. 

Literary Translations

“The Isle of the Penelopides” (1893) by Juan Iturralde y Suit. Original title: “La Isla de los Penelópidas.” Hélice: Reflexiones críticas sobre ficción especulativa. Forthcoming 2019.

Book Reviews

Girls on Fire: Transformative Heroines in Young Adult Dystopian Literature. By Sarah Hentges. SFRA Review. Forthcoming 2019.

Fifty Love Poems. Poems in Catalan. By Montserrat Abelló. The Body’s Reason. Poems in Catalan. By Maria-Mercé Marçal and translated by Montserrat Abelló and Noèlia Díaz Vicedo. Catalan Review 30 (2016): 380-382.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Panels Organized

2018    “Utopian Failings in 20th and 21st Century Spanish Literature.” Carolina Conference on Romance Studies. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. April 5-7.

Papers Presented

2018    “Gendering the Posthuman Private Investigator: Economic and Emotional Precarity in Marvel’s Jessica Jones and Rosa Montero’s Bruna Husky Novels.” Science Fiction Research Association. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. July 1-4. (accepted)

2018    “The Posthuman’s Dystopia in Nieves Delgado’s 36 (2017).” Carolina Conference on Romance Studies. Chapel Hill, North Carolina. April 5-7.

2017    “Nightmarish Matriarchies in Interwar Reactionary Uchronias from Spain: The Case of El paraíso de las mujeres [Paradise of Women] (1922) by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez and El archipiélago maravilloso: aventuras fantasmagóricas [The Wondrous Archipelago: Phantasmagoric Adventures] (1923) by Luis Araquistáin.” Society for Utopian Studies Conference. Memphis, TN. November 9-12. 

2017    “Irene Polo’s Democratizing Journalism: Changing the Production of News and Knowledge in 1930s Catalonia.” 16th International Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society. Bloomington, IN. May 18-20.

2016   “Compassion and Logos in Joan Maragall’s Articles on the Tragic Week (1909).” Mid-America Conference on Hispanic Literature (MACHL). Lawrence, KS. November 3-5. 

2016   “Implicaciones de la perspectiva aérea en el libro periodístico La vuelta a Europa en avión. Un pequeño burgués en la Rusia roja (1929) de Manuel Chaves Nogales.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, KY. April 14-16.

2016    “Palabras y pistolas: el continuum de la violencia en el retrato de la política mexicana posrevolucionaria en La sombra del Caudillo (1929) de Martín Luis Guzmán.” CU Boulder Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference. Boulder, CO. April 1-2.

2015    “Moralitats periodístiques: la construcció de l’ethos d’Eugeni Xammar en els seus escrits des de Berlin (1930-1936).” 15th International Colloquium of the North American Catalan Society. Barcelona, Spain. June 29-July 1.

2015    “El realismo mosaico: Luisa Carnés y la estética del reportaje.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. Lexington, KY. April 23-25.

2014    “When the Virgin Mary Said ‘No’: Style, Humor, and Universality in Quim Monzó’s Mil cretins (2007)”. CU Boulder Department of Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference. Boulder, CO. April 5.

 

PEDAGOGICAL WORKSHOPS PRESENTED

2018    “Storytelling with Podcasting.” University of Colorado–Boulder Libraries. November 6.

2018    “In Search of Lost Time: Small Teaching Tips for Making the Most of the First and Last Five Minutes of Class.” Graduate Teacher Program Fall Intensive Workshop Series. University of Colorado at Boulder. August 22.

2018    “Metacognition in the Language Classroom: Using Surveys and Polls for Goal-Setting and Reflection.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Colorado at Boulder. February 23.

2018    “Discussion as Classroom Cornerstone: Hacks and Habits to Encourage Student Participation.” With Rohini Chandra and Anna Daily. Graduate Teacher Program Spring 2018 Workshop Series. University of Colorado at Boulder. February 5.

2017    “Possibilities, Benefits, and Challenges of Using Comics to Teach Language.” Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) Invited Talk. University of Colorado at Boulder. October 4.

2017    “In Search of Lost Time: Small Teaching Tips for Making the Most of the First and Last Five Minutes of Class.” Graduate Teacher Program Fall Intensive Workshop Series. University of Colorado at Boulder. August 23.

2017    “Approaches to Using Graphic Novels and Comics for Formative Assessment in the Foreign Language Classroom.” Department of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Colorado at Boulder. April 19.