MSaltzman
 

Languages and Cultures

West Chester University

Dr. Israel Sanz-Sanchez
Acting Chair January-June 2016
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048
ISANZSANCH@wcupa.edu


Megan Saltzman 

 

Assistant Professor of Languages
msaltzman@wcupa.edu 
Ph.D. and M.A. University of Michigan 

B.A. Residential College, University of Michigan 

 

 

 

Website
courses.wcupa.edu/MSaltzman  

Research interests
Transnational Peninsular Cultural Studies—Urbanism, Architecture, Everyday Life, Public Space, Visual and Literary Arts, Political Resistance/“Artivism,” Globalization, Immigration, Multiculturalism, Social Media, Catalan and Basque Regionalisms, Critical Pedagogy, Asian-Hispanic Relations.

Publications

  • “Las formas de control y la cotidianeidad en la ciudad global -- #FemPlaça, una intervención para reclamar el uso abierto del espacio público.” ALCESXXI: Journal of Contemporary Spanish Literature and Film. Feb. 2016. Pp. 73-109.
  • “Immigration and Rhizomatic Itineraries of Resistance in the Global City.” Cowritten with Javier Entrambasaguas. Towards a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces. Eds. Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock. Oct. 2014. Pp. 71-84.
  • "Urban Nostalgia: Post-Francoist Barcelona / Nostalgia urbana: La Barcelona posfranquista." Cruce de vías: una mirada oceánica a la Cultura Hispánica. Edited by Rogelio Guedea, Editorial Aldus, Mexico. 2011. Pp. 359-396.
  • “Gentrification and Spatial Tactics in José Luis Guerín’s En construcción.” City in Film. University of Liverpool Press, England. 2008. Pp. 219-225.

Recent Conferences

  • Organizer of and presenter at seminar “Nomadic Waste & Ecological Materiality in Neoliberal Space (Hispanic Studies).” Paper title “Reading the Waste of the Global City: Jorge Carrión and Sagar’s Los vagabundos de la chatarra.” ACLA conference. March 17-20, 2016. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA.
  • Organizer of and presenter at seminar “Geopolítica cultural en la España global. ” ALCES conference. Paper title “Para recuperar la inclusión espacial: El caso de #FemPlaça .” Soria, Spain. July 7-9, 2015.
  • “Everyday Forms of Control in the Battle for Public Space in Barcelona.” The Urban History Conference. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. October 9-12, 2014.
  • "Urban Immigration as an inclusive community of resistance in Spanish documentaries.” ACLA conference. New York City. March 22, 2014.
  • “Espacios autogestionados: documenting and living in La ciudad jubilida (photo essay).” University of Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. April 18-20, 2013.
  • “Marc Recha’s Anachronistic Landscapes.” University of Auckland, New Zealand. June 3, 2011.

Courses
Spanish 407/537: Contención histórica en la cultura contemporánea peninsular
Spanish 321: Culturas de Hispanoamérica
Spanish 320: Culturas de España
Spanish 302: Conversation, Grammar Review, and Composition
Spanish 202: Intermediate Spanish II
Spanish 201: Intermediate Spanish I
Spanish 101: Introduction to Spanish Language I
ESP 319: Cultural Realities of Spain (English “Culture Cluster”)
ESP 305: Contemporary Spanish Film (English "Culture Cluster")

Other interests
Spanish, Moorish and Japanese textiles and design; Photography; Blogging and Creative Writing; “Situationism” and “Psychogeography”; “Smellscapes”; Gender in contemporary Asian cinema and manga; Disability Studies; Surrealism; Dark humor genre (H. Quiroga, E. Gorey, R. Dahl, R. Murakami, Contemporary Korean cinema…); Ceramics; Contemporary Japanese literature.