Xosé Pereira Boán

Prof. Xosé Pereira Boán is an assistant professor at Rhodes College in Peninsular Studies and Latin American film.

His research areas include contemporary film, literature and graphic narratives of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America with a focus on narratives of crisis; cultural memory; border studies; otherness, liminality and monster theory; masculinity and violence in culture; ruralism in literature and transnational Netflix productions.

He is currently working on his first monograph, Cultural Synapses: Memory and Crisis in Graphic Narratives of Spain.

Peer-Refereed Articles

  • “The Sacrificial Reason in 7 años. Streaming Consciousness and Financial Guilt in Netflix Spain” (In progress)
  • “De la picaresca a la parresia: desplazamientos éticos en ¡Ay Carmela!” Romance Studies, vol. 37 no.2, 2019, pp. 95-115.
  • “Liminaridad y mímesis monstruosa en La lengua de las mariposas y Pa negreRevista de Estudios Hispánicos, vol. 52. no. 2, 2018, pp. 639-666.
  • “Memoria paria y reterritorialización gráfica en Los surcos del azar de Paco Roca” Transitions: Journal of Franco-Iberian Studies, vol. 12, 2018, pp. 57-85.
  • “La revisión narrativa del coraje en El informe de BrodieVariaciones Borges, vol. 41, 2016, pp. 129-40.
  • “Violencia mítico-divina en La vorágine: sociedad, naturaleza y autor” IXQUIC: International Hispanic Journal of Literary and Cultural Analysis, vol. 11, 2015, pp. 121-37.
  • La soledad del manager. Manifiesto fundacional del desencanto en la serie Carvalho. De la lucha ideológica a la lucha de clases: transición y desaparición” Céfiro, vol. 9.1 & 9.2., 2009, pp. 166-80.

Selected Presentations

  • “Still Over (T)here: Addressing Migrant’s Vanished Voices in Peninsular Visual Culture” MLA International Symposium (Lisbon, Portugal) July 25th, 2019.
  • “Vulnerable Voices in Graphic Narratives of Contemporary Spain” MLA International Symposium (Lisbon, Portugal) July 24th, 2019.
  • “Migración e interseccionalidad en Retorno a HansalaGender and Decolonization in the Iberian World, Florida Atlantic University (Boca Raton, FL) November 16th, 2018.
  • New Galician Cinema’s Back to the Future. The Experimental Tradition of a Transnational Identity” III North American Symposium of Galician Studies, Regis University (Denver, CO) October 19th, 2018.
  • “Franko-Spain’s Creations: The Monster-Child in Peninsular Film” The Monster as a Metaphor, Mississippi State University (Mississippi State, MS) September 22nd, 2018.
  • “Chile-USA. Encrucijadas liminoides en dos filmes de Pablo Larraín: Tony Manero y NoLASA (New York City, NY) May 29th, 2016.
  • “Coming of Age at War in Pa negre and ‘A lingua das bolboretas’: A Liminal Approach” Literature and Crisis, Florida International University (Miami, FLA) April 10th, 2015.
  • “Cabeza de Vaca’s Naufragios: The Purpose of ‘Getting There’” XXIX Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures. Lousiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA) March 1st, 2014.
  • “Vigo: periferia gamberra” Movida y Transición española desde cuatro puntos de vista geográficos. University of Zadar (Zadar, Croatia) November 22nd, 2010.

Courses Taught / In Progress

  • “Other Creatures”: Monsters and Children in Latin American and Peninsular Film (Spring 2020)
  • Depictions of African Migrants in Spanish Media and Culture
  • Memory and the “Graphic Novel” in Spain
  • “Vientos de agua”: Spain’s Migrants in Visual Culture
  • The Spanish Civil War in Film
  • Galician Literature: The “Nós” Generation

Education

Ph.D. — Contemporary Peninsular Studies, Tulane University
M.A. — Early-Modern Hispanic Literature, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. — Translation Studies, University of Vigo