Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez

First name: 
Thenesoya Vidina
Family name: 
Martín De la Nuez
Country: 
USA
Institution: 
Harvard University
Department: 
Romance Languages and Literature
Title: 
PhD Candidate
Short description: 

Thenesoya Vidina Martín De la Nuez was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), and completed both her Masters degree in Literary Studies (with distinction) and Bachelor of Arts in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. In 2010, she received Special Mention by the Ministry of Education of Spain and Graduation Prize for Best Student of the class of 2008. She has also a B.A. in Hispanic Philology at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, with a year of study at the Università degli Studi di Torino (Italy).

Her research focuses on Hispanic-African literature of Equatorial Guinea. Her M.A. thesis, (Re)escribiendo la historia. La narrativa hispanoafricana de Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel (2009), emphasizes the necessity of dialogue among literature's from the margins in order to formulate a concept of history removed from the Eurocentric perspective. She has published articles and reviews (Afro-Hispanic Review, 2010; Revista Iberoamericana, forthcoming) and lectured (“La memoria negra de los retornados: Guinea Ecuatorial en la narrativa española actual”, Hofstra University, 2009). Those works are linked by a single idea: the need of amplify our conventional understanding of Hispanism, and to include forms of cultural productions that have often been marginalized or excluded from academic discourse, such as Iberian Atlantic, Canary Islands literature and texts produced in border spaces. Her interests include Caribbean and Latin American literature, poetics of fiction, literary theory, and the representation of Time and Space in narrative texts.

Languages: 
Spanish (native speaker) English (advanced proficiency) Italian (fluent) Portuguese (reading proficiency)
Research areas: 

Afro-Hispanic Literature (Equatorial Guinea), Transatlantic Studies, Canary Literature, Caribbean Literature (Cuba and Puerto Rico), Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Poetic of Fiction

Conferences: 

"La memoria negra de los retornados. Guinea Ecuatorial en la narrativa española actual"
Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on the Fortieth Anniversary of its Independence from Spain, Hofstra University (New York) 2009

 

 

 

 

Publications: 

 “Sobre Marvin Lewis, An Introduction to the Literature of Equatorial Guinea: Between Colonialism and Dictatorship.” Revista Iberoamericana, vol. 79, No. 243 (Forthcoming 2013).

“(Re)escribiendo la Historia desde la agencia africana. La reconstrucción narrativa de la realidad en la obra de Ávila Laurel.” Afro-Hispanic Review, vol. 28, number 2, Fall 2009.

  “El tratamiento del paisaje en una novela guineoecuatoriana: El caso de Ekomo, de María Nsue Angüe.” Atanga: Revista de los Centros Culturales de España en Guinea 1, noviembre-diciembre 2009: 42-46.

  “La memoria negra de los retornados: Guinea Ecuatorial en la narrativa española actual.”

Between Three Continents: Rethinking Equatorial Guinea on the Fortieth Anniversary of its Independence from Spain. Hofstra University, New York, August 2009.

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