Ana María Díaz-Marcos
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-Amherst; Licenciatura, Universidad de Oviedo (Spain)
Areas of Expertise
Spanish Women Writers, Spanish Theatre, Spanish Cultural Studies, 18th and 19th century Spanish literature.
Ana Maria Diaz-Marcos (Ph.D. 2003, Hispanic Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst) teaches Spanish Literature and Cultural Studies. Diaz-Marcos has written several articles and book chapters on writers such as Rosario de Acuña, Concepción Arenal, Carmen de Burgos, Ramon de la Cruz, Maria Rosa Galvez, Enrique Gomez Carrillo, Ceferino Tresserra, and others. Some of her research interests include Spanish women writers, 18th and 19th century theater and popular culture, feminism and gender studies. She has published a book on representations of fashion in modern Spanish literature entitled La edad de seda (Cadiz: Universidad de Cadiz, 2006). She is the editor of the essay La casa de muñecas by Rosario de Acuña (Sevilla: Arcibel, 2006) and the one-act play Un loco hace ciento by Maria Rosa Galvez (Biblioteca Virtual de Andalucia: 2012). Her book Salirse del tiesto: escritoras españolas, feminismo y emancipación (Oviedo: Krk, 2012) examines the rising of a feminist consciousness in Spain focusing on women writers who portrayed unconventional images of femininity that challenged the prevalent ideology about the angel in the house. Diaz-Marcos latest open-access work includes the study and edition of the works written by 15 critically acclaimed contemporary Spanish female playwrights entitled Escenarios de crisis: dramaturgas españolas en el nuevo milenio (Sevilla: Benilde, 2018), the book can be accessed and downloaded from the “File” on the right column.