Anna M. Brígido-Corachán is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Valencia. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature from the University of Iowa and a PhD in Comparative Literature from New York University, where she also taught a variety of courses on contemporary American literature and film. In 2008 she completed a second doctoral degree in English Philology at the University of Valencia on the interconnections between literature, history, and space in recent Native American fiction. She is an active member of the cross-disciplinary research group “Culture and New Social Movements. Practices, Discourses and Representations” (I+D Ministry of Education), and of Red MEIRCA, an interuniversity non-profit network aimed at improving ESL teaching in Central America.
Her academic interests relate to contemporary literature and history of the United States, minority literatures in Anglophone cultures, politics of representation in film and the novel, and digital storytelling, with a special research focus on contemporary indigenous literature, culture, and social movements in North and Central America. Recent publications in journals and book collections include: “Una aproximación a la obra de Javier Castellanos Martínez en el marco de la literatura zapoteca contemporánea: Reflexiones, inquietudes y pláticas” (Diálogo 2016), “Things which don’t shift and grow are dead things”: Revisiting Betonie’s Waste-Lands in Leslie Silko’s Ceremony” (RAEI 2014), History and Culture of English-Speaking Countries. A Task-Based Approach (PUV 2014, co-authored with Patricia Bou and Maria José Coperías), Appraising Digital Storytelling across Educational Contexts (PUV 2014, co-edited with Carmen Gregori). “Native Journeys of Self-Figuration: N. Scott Momaday’s The Way to Rainy Mountain and Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/La Frontera” (Rodopi 2011), “Imaginarios especulares y teoría narrativa en algunos textos de Jorge Luis Borges y Nathaniel Hawthorne” (Variaciones Borges 2009) and La Poesía Temprana de Emily Dickinson: El Primer Cuadernillo (PUV 2006, co-authored with Paul S. Derrick and Norma González). She is currently revising the book-length manuscript Redrawing the Americas: Reconfigurations of History and Space in Contemporary Native Novels across the Border, which is under contract with The University of Nebraska Press.