Kathleen M Vernon

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Associate Professor and Chair
Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library N3022, (631) 632-9668

Kathleen Vernon’s teaching and research focus on contemporary Spanish and Latin American cinema, literature and popular culture. She is the author of numerous studies on Hispanic cinema from the 1930s to the present, with special focus on musical and historical film, melodrama and stardom, documentary and women’s cinema and is co-editor of the first English language journal devoted to Spanish and Latin American film, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas. Her work in progress includes participation in two collective international research projects, An Oral History of Cinema-Going in 1940s and 50s Spain, and Film, Fashion and Photography in 1940s and 50s Spain. She is also working on a series of studies devoted to the role of sound and voice in Spanish-language cinema. Currently Chair of Hispanic Languages & Literature, she is also an affiliate of Women’s and Gender Studies, the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center and the Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory.

Recent courses taught:

  • SPN 612 Mexican Cinema
  • SPN 532 Hispanic Crime Fiction
  • SPN 510 Contemporary Spanish Culture and Society
  • HUS 254 Latin America Today

Selected recent publications:

  • “Women, Fashion and the Spanish Civil War: From the Fashion Parade to the Victory Parade,” The “New Woman:  International Representations in Photography and Film from the 1870s through the 1960s. Eds. Elizabeth Otto and Vanessa Rocco. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 2011, 273-290.
  • “Soundtrack,” A Companion to Spanish Cinema. Eds. Tatjana Pavlovic and Jo Labanyi. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2012, 370-388. Co-author with Román Gubern.
  • “Almodóvar’s Global Musical Marketplace,” A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar. Eds. Marvin D’Lugo and Kathleen M. Vernon. London: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2013, 387-411.

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See past events

Spring 2016

Talk
Prof. Rafael Rojas (CIDE, México)
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"Traduciendo la Utopía.
La revolución cubana en Nueva York"
Thursday April 28, 12.00 pm
Melville Library N3060
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Talk
Prof. Mariano Siskind (Harvard Univ)
"Latin American Lit and World War I: Notes towards a Redefinition of global Modernism"
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Wed Aprill 20, 4 to 6 pm in HUM 1006
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Tertulia Literaria
Wed April 20th
1.00-2.20 pm
Dept Community Room (next to Melville N3060)
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Talk
Prof. Auréie Viallete (Stony Brook University)
Disposable Bodies: The Problem of Disposable Colonization
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April 14, 1 pm, SAC Ball Room B
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Conversation with Argentine film
director Julian Troksberg
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April 14, 7 pm, HUM 1006
Hispanic Languages Film Festival

Talk
Prof. Gabriela Basterra (NYU)
"Reason enjoined"
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Tuesday, April 5, 4.30pm
Melville N3060
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HISPANIC LANGUAGES FILM FESTIVAL 2016
Under the Thumb
April 4, 5, 13, 14 at 7 pm
Humanities 1006
Free and open to the public
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Conversation with Prof. Ruben Ríos Ávila (NYU)

"Para volver a ver. Eduardo Lalo y la fotografia de lo singular"

Tuesday, March 29, at 2.30 pm in Melville Library N3060

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"Geografías y retóricas de la guerra en América Latina"

Mary Louis Pratt (NYU)
Fernando Degiovanni (CUNY Graduate Center)
Felipe Martínez Pinzón (Brown University)

Stony Brook Manhattan
Wed March 9th, 6 pm to 8:30 pm

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Talk by Spanish writer

José Manuel Fajardo
"América, un viaje literario de ida y vuelta."
Monday March 21, 2:30-4.00, Melville Library N3060

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