This public lecture will explore specific topics relating to Spanish Cinema. The speaker, Matthew J. Marr, is a specialist on Spanish Cinema.
"Matthew J. Marr (Ph.D., University of Virginia) specializes in contemporary Peninsular studies, with an emphasis on poetry, fiction, and cinema produced from Spain’s post-Franco transition to democracy through the present. In examining how literary and filmic texts reflect, promote, and negotiate this period’s dynamic turn toward a culture of pluralism, his scholarship engages with a host of theoretical debates (postmodernism, transnationalism, age and disability studies), topical and methodological interests (humor in poetry, youth countercultures, intertextuality, comparative approaches to the novel), aesthetic trends and movements (“Generation X,” la poesía de la experiencia, social-issue cinema), and authors/filmmakers (among others, Esther Tusquets, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Javier Cercas, José Ángel Mañas, Vicente Gallego, Luis García Montero, Alejandro Amenábar, and Pedro Almodóvar).
More information about his scholarship and publications can be found on his online short-form CV