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Josep-Anton Fernàndez, the Coromines Visiting Professor in Catalan Studies at the University of Chicago

Universities.  Chicago, 13/01/2023

Josep-Anton Fernàndez will be the Coromines Visiting Professor in Catalan Studies at the University of Chicago in the Spring quarter of 2023. He will offer the course “The Other Catalonias: Representations of Immigration in Catalan Literature.”

Josep-Anton Fernàndez is Associate Professor of Catalan Studies at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He obtained his PhD from King’s College, University of Cambridge in 1996, and before joining the faculty at the UOC he was Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Catalan and Chair of Hispanic Studies at Queen Mary University of London.

Among other publications on contemporary Catalan culture and literature, he is the author of Another Country: Sexuality and National Identity in Catalan Gay Fiction (2000) and El malestar de la cultura catalana: la cultura de la normalització 1976-1999 (2008), and the editor of El gai saber: Introducció als estudis gais i lèsbics (2000), Funcions del passat en la cultura catalana contemporània: Institucionalització, representacions i identitat (with Jaume Subirana, 2015) and Resistance and Normalization: Uses of the Past and Cultural Discourses in Contemporary Catalonia (with Jaume Subirana and Joan Fuster, 2013). In 2020 he was awarded the Ausiàs March Poetry Prize for his book L’animal que parla.

Spring quarter: from March 20 through May 26.

Catalan Language Program at the University of Chicago.

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