Laura M. Martins

Laura Martins 
Associate Professor
PhD: University of Maryland at College Park, 1996
Phone: 225-578-5173
E-mail: martins@lsu.edu
Office: 303 Hodges Hall

 

Area of Interest

Southern Cone literature and film, film theory, Trans-Atlantic studies, Luis Buñuel’s films, art and violence/art and human rights, genre studies, visual arts.

Recent Teaching
SPAN 7990 (“Literary Theory: Literatura/Sociedad. Temas y relatos hispanoamericanos”); SPAN 4201 (“Cinema in Spanish. Escape from Hollywood”); SPAN 7946: “Archivos de la memoria. Violencia, olvido y continuidad. (Literatura y cine en el Cono Sur)”

Awards & Honors
2016 Tiger Athletic  Foundation President's Award ($2,500) - LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences
2015 Nicholson Award for Outstanding Faculty Member - LSU College of Humanities & Social Sciences
2012 Summer Stipend Research Award. Louisiana State University, College of Humanities & Social Sciences ($5,000)
Research Fellowship/Sabbatical leave, LSU, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Fall 2011
Manship Summer Research Award, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2011
2007 Summer Research Fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences, LSU
International Travel Fund, Louisiana State University, College of Arts and Sciences, 2007 (paper presented at the European Congress of Latinoamericanists, Brussels, Belgium, April 2007)
Research Fellowship, College of Arts & Sciences, Fall 2003
LSU Council on Research Summer Stipend, Summer 2001
 
Selected Publications

“Per-verse Latin American Women Poets”. The Cambridge History of Latin American Women’s Literature. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 504-525. www.cambridge.org/9781107085329

New Readings in Latin American and Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. L. Martins. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2014

“Contra la museificación del mundo: La orilla que se abisma (2008) y La casa (2012) de Gustavo Fontán.” Studies in Spanish & Latin American Cinemas 11 (2) (2014): 167-177.

“Desciudadanización: trabajo, identidad y políticas neoliberales en Argentina (El cine de Lisandro Alonso).” New Readings in Latin American and Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies. Ed. L. Martins. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2014, 68-80.

"En contra de contar historias. Cuerpos e imágenes hápticas en el cine argentino (Lisandro Alonso y Lucrecia Martel)". Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana. Año XXXVII, 73 (2011): 401-420.
 

“Cine, política y (post)estado. La libertad de Lisandro Alonso”. Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos/Nouveau Monde Mondes Nouveaux/New World New Worlds. (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) 10 (2010). http://nuevomundo.revues.org/58374?lang=en

"Memorias del cuerpo (imágenes que nos devuelven la mirada)". Cine y derechos humanos. Susana Sel (ed.) Buenos Aires: Instituto Multimedia DerHumALC, 2008, 77-91.

“Bodies at Risk: On the State of Exception. (Lucrecia Martel’s La ciénaga [The Swamp].” Argentinean Cultural Production during the Neoliberal Years (1989-2001). Carolina Rocha and Hugo Hortiguera, eds. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2007, 205-15.

“Cesar Vallejo o esa manera de caminar por los trapecios.” El hablador 13 (December 2006) www.elhablador.com/est13_martins1.htm

“Luis Buñuel, or Ways of Disturbing Spectatorship.” Luis Buñuel. New Readings. Peter Evans and Isabel Santaolalla, eds. London: British Film Institute (BFI), 2004, 187-197.

“Un cine en contra de la opresión y las microcristalizaciones fascistas y a favor de la imagen desbordada.” Buñuel, Siglo XXI. Isabel Santaolalla et al, editors. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza & Institución Fernando el Católico, 2004, 327-333.

Notable Activities
Director of Undergraduate Studies (Spring 2015-Fall 2016)
Director of LSU in Argentina (2014 and 2015)
Director of LSU in Chile (2013)
Guest Speaker: "Memorias del cuerpo (lo que vemos, lo que nos mira)," Instituto de Historia de Nicaragua y Centroamérica, Universidad Centroamericana, Managua, Nicaragua. February 25, 2011.
Director of Graduate Studies (2009)
Director of Undergraduate Studies (2005-2007)
Director of LSU in Spain (2002,2003,2004)
Director of LSU in Argentina (2006, 2007, 2008)