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Bernard McGuirk

Emeritus Professor of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies,

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Biography

In Nottingham I have been Head of the Department of Spanish Portuguese and Latin American Studies and of the Postgraduate School of Critical Theory and recipient of the Inaugural Lord Dearing Award for Distinction of Teaching and Learning. From 1996 to 1998 I was President of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland and, in 2002, was created Commander of the Order of Merit, Portugal. I am Director of the Centre for the Study of Post-Conflict Cultures. I continue to teach across a range of Romance Literatures and Cultures and supervise postgraduate research in the areas of structuralism and post-structuralism, having supervised some 25 PhD theses to completion.

Research Summary

In my capacity as the Director of the International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation, I have devoted my recent research to representations, in literature,… read more

Recent Publications

  • MCGUIRK,B, 2013. On Transatlantication – Cultural Studies at the Limits. In: MARIA CONCEIÇÃO MONTEIRO, GUILLERMO GIUCCI, NEIL BESNER, ed., Além dos limites: ensaios para o século XXI EdUERJ, Rio de Janeiro. 39-69
  • 2013. Envers et contre tout: Ova completa de Susana Thénon’, in Mélusine, vol. XXXIII, ‘Autoreprésentation Féminine Mélusine: Cahiers de L’Association pour l’Etude du Surréalisme.
  • MCGUIRK, B., 2013. ‘De profundis clamavi': desperately seeking Silvio: from banana republicanism to burlesque 'risorgimento’. In: RUI GONÇALVES, M. and ZULLO, F., eds., Post-conflict reconstructions: re-mappings and reconciliations Critical, Cultural and Communications Press. 52-75

Current Research

In my capacity as the Director of the International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation, I have devoted my recent research to representations, in literature, film and the political cartoon, of the Malvinas/Falklands conflict and its aftermath. I am currently preparing an expanded version, in Spanish, of my recent book, Falklands/Malvinas: An Unfinished Business, and am writing a sequel, It Breaks Two to Tangle: Political Cartoons of the Falklands-Malvinas War. My theoretical interests continue to address the interface between post-structuralism and literary production and I am writing on Jacques Derrida's notion of the animot in relation to African literature in Portuguese and the "Black Atlantic". These projects form part of a broader interest in the literatures of war and post-conflict cultures.

Past Research

My research has covered a range of 19th and 20th century literatures in French, Spanish, Portuguese and English. In poetry, I have published on: Mallarmé, Apollinaire, Cendrars, Reverdy, Pessoa, Almada Negreiros, Darío, Alberti, Neruda, Vallejo, Haroldo de Campos, Thénon, Gómez Peña, Conran, Duffy; in fiction, on: Henry James, Colm Toibin, Erri de Luca, Borges, Cortázar, Fogwill, Feiling, Gamerro, Andahazi, Fuentes, García Márquez, Guimarães Rosa, Agualusa; in film, Bemberg, Tristan Bauer, and on British cinema of the Thatcher years. My writing has highlighted the confrontation between theory, politics and literature throughout the Romance-speaking cultures, in an applied poststructuralist perspective. I have written on border theory and poetry and have translated the poetry of the Sem Terra Landless Movement and its intellectual supporters such as Chico Buarque, Frei Beto and Haroldo de Campos. On the political cartoon, I have published on Steve Bell and subjected the burlesque of Berlusconi's re-torched Rome to Derrida's animot city of an alternative ethics.

Future Research

Following the re-issue, in revised form, of my Latin American Literature: Symptoms, Risks and Strategies of Poststructuralist Criticism, I am writing a book on the status of literary studies in Latin America after the so-called "cultural turn". Debates on the continuing status and relevance of literary and critical theory and their relation with cultural studies will be addressed.

  • MCGUIRK,B, 2013. On Transatlantication – Cultural Studies at the Limits. In: MARIA CONCEIÇÃO MONTEIRO, GUILLERMO GIUCCI, NEIL BESNER, ed., Além dos limites: ensaios para o século XXI EdUERJ, Rio de Janeiro. 39-69
  • 2013. Envers et contre tout: Ova completa de Susana Thénon’, in Mélusine, vol. XXXIII, ‘Autoreprésentation Féminine Mélusine: Cahiers de L’Association pour l’Etude du Surréalisme.
  • MCGUIRK, B., 2013. ‘De profundis clamavi': desperately seeking Silvio: from banana republicanism to burlesque 'risorgimento’. In: RUI GONÇALVES, M. and ZULLO, F., eds., Post-conflict reconstructions: re-mappings and reconciliations Critical, Cultural and Communications Press. 52-75
  • MCGUIRK, B, 2011. Cultural Studies “at the limits of truth”. In: ‘Cultural Studies “at the limits of truth”’, in Hybrids, Differences, Visions. On the Study of Culture, eds. Claudio Baraldi, Andrea Borsari, Augusto Carli, Aurora, Colorado, 2011, pp. 169-190. ISBN 978-1-934542-26-2 169-190
  • MCGUIRK, B, 2011. ‘Disappeared’, in The Guardian. Notes and Theories. Dispatches from the Science Desk, ‘How YouTube is popularising science’ http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2011/may/17/youtube-popularising-science The Guardian.
  • MCGUIRK, B, 2011. ‘Colonial Wars: collective traumas, European memories’, European Science Foundation, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, 3-4 October 2011, restricted access.www.ces.uc.pt/projectos/filhosdaguerracolonial/pages/en European Science Foundation, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra.
  • MCGUIRK, B, 2009. ‘Carta aberta a Blaise Cendrars: An Open Letter’. In: THAÏS FLORES NOGUEIRA DINIZ AND LÚCIA HELENA DE AZEVEDO VILELA, ed., Itinerários: Homenagem a Solange Ribeiro, eds. Thaïs Flores Nogueira Diniz and Lúcia Helena de Azevedo Vilela, Editora UFMG, Belo Horizonte, 2009 Editora UFMG, Belo Horizonte. 197-222
  • 2009. ‘BBC Radio Nottingham Interview with Mike Seear, JorgePérez Grandi and Bernard McGuirk 15 November 2007’; ‘BBC Radio 4 Interview with Bernard McGuirk 5 June 2007’;. In: ‘BBC Radio Nottingham Interview with Mike Seear, Jorge Pérez Grandi and Bernard McGuirk 15 November 2007’; ‘BBC Radio 4 Interview with Bernard McGuirk 5 June 2007’; Critical Cultural and Communications Press. 144-47
  • 2009. ‘Carlos Gamerro (Argentina) interviews Bernard McGuirk for Clarín and reflects on his own treatment of the War in the novel Las Islas’. In: Hors de Combat The Falklands-Malvinas Conflict in Retrospect Critical Cultural and Communications Press. 175-80
  • MCGUIRK, B., 2008. Nazionalismi e identità, Argentinidad, Britishness e Irishness nella rappresentazione del conflitto Falklands-Malvinas. In: FORTUNATI, V., FORTEZZA, D. and ASCARI, M., eds., Conflitti: strategie di rappresentazione della guerra nella cultura contemporanea 193-210. Meltemi.
  • MCGUIRK, B., 2008. Cartografias transculturais, coreografias transraciais: a história como excesso: estereótipos do terceiro mundo e as representações Norte-Sul/Leste-Oeste Despalabro: Cartografías. 2, 211-223
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2007. Falklands-Malvinas: an Unfinished Business Seattle: New Ventures.
  • VIEIRA, E.R.P. and MCGUIRK, B.J., eds., 2007. Haroldo de Campos in Conversation: in memoriam 1929-2003 London: Zoilus Press.
  • 2007. In Search of Love Past. The Dirty War of Erri De Luca’s Tre cavalli. In: B. J. MCGUIRK and CONSTANCE GOH, eds., Happiness and Post-Conflict 245-268
  • BERNARD MCGUIRK and CONSTANCE GOH, eds., 2007. Happiness and Post-Conflict, Studies in Post-Conflict Cultures CCCP Press.
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2006. Derrida trans(at)l(antic)ated Versus: Quaderni di studi semiotici. 100-101, 41-73
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2005. 'Cultural Studies' at the limits: the body politic of border poetry Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America. 82(3-4), 403-426
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2003. On hospitality for The Emigrants: a response d'apr?s W G Sebald to Alberto Moreiras on Deconstruction In: The New Latin Americanism: Cultural Studies Beyond Borders. 6pp
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2002. 'Poetry' (46 resources); 'Statements by Intellectuals and Artists' (13 resources). In: The Sights and Sounds of Dispossession: the Fight for the Land and the Emerging Culture of the MST (The Movement of the Landless Rural Workers in Brazil)
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2000. Latin America - Interventions/Border Lines Interventions. VOL 2(PART 3), 392-408
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2000. London Black and/or White: <I>My Beautiful Laundrette</I>. In: SANTAOLALLA, I., ed., New Exoticisms: Changing Patterns in the Construction of Otherness Amsterdam : Rodopi. 127-133
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2000. 'Fellow Travélo: or Almada Negreiros in Drag' Institute of Romance Studies. Journal. 8, 243-253
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 2000. Almada-Negreiros and "Portugal futurista". In: BERGHAUS, G., ed., International Futurism in the Arts and Literature Berlin : Walter de Gruyter. 182-203
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1999. The Falklands/Malvinas corn(flaked) : on simultaneous transnation [sic] and the poetry of war London : Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary and Westfield College, c1999.
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1999. Infantilizando la nación: María Luisa Bemberg. "De eso no se habla" ... ¿O sí?. In: Las marcas del género. Configuraciones de la diferencia en la cultura Cordóba : Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. 235-254
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1999. Silviano Santiago in Conversation with Else Vieira, Bernard McGuirk, Wander Miranda and Richard King. In: DALY, M.M. and VIEIRA, E.R., eds., Silviano in Conversation London : Zoilus Press. 15-25
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1999. Raízes, Rotas, ReflexΣes, Coleção Memo
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1999. On the trajectory of gnosis: Pierre Reverdy via (obscura) St.John of the Cross. In: LEONARD, P., ed., Trajectories of Mysticism in Theory and Literature London : MacMillan. 46-71
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1999. Infantilizing the Nation: María Luisa Bemberg's De eso no se habla...¿o,sí? Institute of Romance Studies. Journal. VII, 157-172
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1998. Falklands/Malvinas and/as Excess: On Simultaneous TransNation and the Poetry of War. In: FISHBURN, E., ed., Borges and Europe Revisited London : University of London. 81-107
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1998. Est-ce bien de cela qu'on parle? En deçà et au-delà du surréel féminin en Argentine. In: COLVILE, G.M-M. and CONLEY,K., eds., La femme s'entête/la Part du féminin dans le surréalisme Paris : Lachenal & Ritter. 323-345
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1998. Poesia de Guerra São Paulo : Fundação Memorial da América Latina.
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1997. From écriture to oralité in César Vallejo's Trilce I. In: The Poetry and Poetics of César Vallejo. The Fourth Angle of the Circle Edwin Mellen Press, Ceredigion, New York. 27-51
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1997. Trans(but too)late? North-South, East-West and the Question of Excess. In: Word in Time, Poetry, Narrative, Translation, Essays for Arthur Terry 221-234
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1997. Latin American literature : symptoms, risks, and strategies of post-structuralist criticism / Bernard McGuirk London : Routledge.
  • MCGUIRK, B.J., 1997. Nexo, mentiras e video-hype: Borges e o detetive roubado. In: Borges em dez textos 46-67
  • KING, R.S. and MCGUIRK, B.J., eds., 1996. Reconceptions: Reading Modern French Poetry, including 'Sexual (In?)difference: Baudelaire's Le Spleen de Paris Nottingham University Press, Nottingham.
  • ‘Cartografias transculturais, coreografias transraciais: a história como excesso. Estereótipos do terceiro mundo e as representações Norte-Sul/Leste-Oeste’, Despalabro, Cartografías, 11, Madrid, 2008, pp.211-223 Despalabro: Cartografías.

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