Daniela Flesler

Associate Professor
Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library N-3018, (631) 632-6031
Email: daniela.flesler@stonybrook.edu

Daniela Flesler (Ph.D. Tulane University, 2001) specializes in Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Cultural Studies, with a focus on issues of transnationalism and the construction of national identities. Her book The Return of the Moor: Moroccan Immigration in Contemporary Spain, released in 2008 from Purdue UP, examines the anxiety permeating Spain's reception of contemporary Moroccan immigrants through an interdisciplinary analysis of social, fictional and performative texts. It argues that current Spanish social reactions and cultural productions about Moroccans reveal the acute tensions inherent to Spain's liminal position between Europe and Africa. She has published essays in Revista de Estudios HispánicosArizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural StudiesJournal of Spanish Cultural StudiesStudies in Hispanic CinemasDieciocho and Crítica Hispánica. She is currently working on two book projects: a history of the "Loss of Spain" legend from the 8th to the 21st centuries, and an analysis of Spain's new tourist initiatives in relation to its Muslim and Jewish heritages, in collaboration with Adrián Pérez Melgosa.

She has recently co-edited with Tabea Linhard and Adrián Pérez Melgosa, Revisiting Jewish Spain in the Modern Era. (Routledge, 2013. 168 pages).


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FALL 2014

Prof. Alejandro Baer (Univ of Minnesota)
From Athens to Jerusalem Civil War Memory in Spain (1975-2014)
Discussant: Prof Daniela Flesler (Stony brook Univ)

October 2, 2:30pm to 3:50 pm
The Poetry Center (Humanities 2001) More information

International Conference
Mentiras y secretos en el teatro hispánico del Siglo de Oro
Friday Oct 3, 2014
9.30 am to 5.45 pm
Humanities 2001
Organized by: Hispanic Lang and Lit, LACC, GRISO Univ de Navarra (Spain)
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Graduate Student Conference
November 14, 2014, 9 am to 5 pm.
Stony Brook-Manhattan campus
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Susan Martin-Márquez (Rutgers Univ.)
Topics:Transatlantic and Transpacific, (post)nationalism, (post)colonialism, exile, diaspora, immigration, memory, gender and sexuality. 
Call for papers deadline: October 5, 2014
Application: Abstract of 250-300 words to SBU.Hispanicll@gmail.com
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Department of Hispanic Languages & Literature • Melville Library , N3017, Stony Brook, NY 11794-3371 • 631-632-6935 or 631-632-6959