Melissa Dinverno | Faculty
Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Affiliated Faculty, West European Studies
Allied Faculty, Gender Studies
Office: GISB 2107
Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2000
M.A., University of Michigan, 1994
B.A., Kalamazoo College, 1990
- 20th Century Spanish Literature
- García Lorca Studies
- Spanish Cultural Production of 20s, 30s and Post-War Diaspora
- Gender and Sexuality Studies
- Editorial/Textual Theory, Scholarly Editions
- Suites. By Federico García Lorca. Study and Versioned Critical Edition by Melissa Dinverno. Letras Hispánicas. Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra. (Forthcoming)
- Suites. (antología), ed. CD-ROM I: Obra selecta y vida de Federico García Lorca. Gen. Ed. Christopher Maurer. Madrid: Imago Mundi/ Fundación Federico García Lorca, 1998. 101 pp.
- “Wounded Bodies: García Lorca, Memory, and the Ghostly Return of the Past in Miguel Hermoso’s La luz prodigiosa.” Anales de la literatura española contemporánea (ALEC) 32.1 (2007): 5-36.
- “Raising the Dead: García Lorca, Trauma and the Cultural Mediation of Mourning.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 9 (2005): 1-24.
- “García Lorca’s Suites and the Editorial Construction of Literature.” Modern Language Notes (MLN) 119:2 (March 2004): 302-328.
- “Dictating Fictions: Power, Resistance and the Construction of Identity in Cinco horas con Mario.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies (BSSt) (Glasgow) 81:1 (2004): 49-76.
- “Gendered Geographies: Remapping the Space of the Woman Intellectual in Concha Méndez’s Memorias habladas, memorias armadas.” Revista de estudios hispánicos (REH) 37.1 (January 2003): 49-74. Reprinted in Diversifying the Discourse. The Florence Howe Award for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship, 1990–2004. Eds. Roseanna Dufault and Mihoko Suzuki. New York: MLA, 2006. 249-269.
- S803: Independent study Identity and Nation: 20th-Century Basque Literature
- S708: Seminar Reading/Rewriting García Lorca
- S648: Cultural Memory and the Negotiation of the Past in Democratic Spain
- S648: Representing the Body in Post-Franco Spanish Cultural Production
- S548: Contesting Repression: 20th-Century Spanish Cultural Production
- S470: Women and Hispanic Literature
- S419: Contesting Repression: Spanish Fiction from the 1940's to the 1990's (Modern Spanish Prose Fiction)
- S418: Gender and Sexuality in Hispanic Theatre (Hispanic Theatre)
- S417: Poetry, The Poet and Society (Hispanic Poetry)
- S411: Constructing Contemporary Spain (Spain: The Cultural Context)
- S332: The Hispanic World II
- S331: The Hispanic World I
Honors and Awards
- National Research Award: Florence Howe Award for Outstanding Feminist Scholarship. Women’s Caucus of the Modern Languages. For article “Gendered Geographies.” 2003.
- West European Studies National Resource Center, Faculty Research Grant. Indiana University. 2006.
- Fellow, College Arts and Humanities Institute. Indiana University. 2004.
- President’s Arts and Humanities Initiative Summer Fellowship. Indiana University. 2003.
- International Projects and Activities Grant. President’s Council on International Programs. Indiana University. Spring 2002.
- Bibliographical Society of America Short-Term Fellowship. 2001.
- Short-Term Faculty Exchange with the University of Seville, Seville, Spain. Office of International Programs. Indiana University. 2000.
- The Program for Cultural Cooperation Between Spain's Ministry of Culture and United States Universities. 1997, 1995.
- Dean John H. D'Arms Award for Research Travel. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan. 1997.
- Rackham Dissertation/Thesis Grant and Hewlett International Dissertation Grants. Horace Rackham Graduate School at the University of Michigan. 1996.
- FACET Member. Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching. Statewide Indiana University System. Spring 2006.
- Outstanding Mentor Award for 2004-2005. Graduate Student Advisory Committee. Indiana University.
- Trustees Teaching Award. Indiana University. Spring 2001.
Current Research Projects
- Editorial Creativity and the Mediation of Literature: Representing García Lorca’s Suites. (257 pp. manuscript) This book project focuses on the theoretical issues bound up in textual editing as a practice that mediates the reader’s relationship to the literary work. It considers issues such as the politics of editing, the editorial representation and mediation of literature, the impact of materiality on the construction and interpretation of the work of art, and the editorial creation and structuring of reading practices.
- Deconstructing García Lorca: Identity, Culture, and Nation in Contemporary Spain. This book project explores the extent to which Spain’s transition to democracy shaped the invention of “Lorca” as cultural icon and of his artistic corpus. It also studies the ways in which these recent productions of Lorca have mediated cultural, political, social, and economic processes in Spain’s transition. Some of the issues I focus on are memory and mourning, exile and diaspora, sexuality, commodification and globalization.