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Dr Beatriz Caballero Rodriguez

Senior Lecturer

Spanish

Personal statement

I joined Strathclyde in 2013 as a lecturer in Spanish after having worked for three years at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. I gained my MSc in Translation and a PhD in Hispanic Studies from the University of Edinburgh. I teach Spanish Language, Translation, History, Film and Philosophy at all levels. My main area of research is 20th Intellectual History in Spain and in exile. I am particularly interested in rationality and the political implications of different kinds of reason. This research has resulted in two monographs: María Zambrano: A Life of Poetic Reason and Political Commitment (Wales University Press, 2017) and Against Instrumental Reason: Neo-Marxism and Spirituality in the Thought of J.L.L. Aranguren and J. Aguirre (Anagnórisis, 2013). Other research interests include memory, trauma, gender and their representation in literature and cinema.

I am the Director of Internationalisation for the School of Humanities. Also, I am a member of the Red Internacional de Estudios sobre el Exilio Filosófico Español (RIEFE). At Strathclyde, I am part of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare and of the Centre of Literature, Culture and Place.

 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    • 20th century History of Ideas in Spain and in Exile.
    • Cultural Studies and Cinema.
    • Critical Theory.
    • Memory, Trauma and Gender.
    • Translation Theory.

Publications

Semblanza de la Editorial Taurus
Caballero Rodriguez Beatriz
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, (2018)
Semblanza de Hora de España
Caballero Rodriguez Beatriz
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, (2018)
Semblanza de María Zambrano
Caballero Rodriguez Beatriz
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, (2018)
Semblanza de Jesús Aguirre
Caballero Rodriguez Beatriz
Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, (2018)
José Ortega y Gasset y María Zambrano, una relación intelectual bidireccional
Caballero Rodriguez Beatriz
Conference on José Ortega y Gasset, (2018)
Narrating gender and trauma : an introduction
Caballero Rodriguez Beatriz, Verdier Caroline
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies Vol 5, pp. 1-5, (2017)

more publications

Teaching

I teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate language classes in addition to second and third year classes focussing on Spanish history and film.  My specialist honours courses include Translation Studies: Key Debates And Theories and Shaping Spain: Ideas, Beliefs, and Identity amongst others.

I was nominated for a Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 and 2015 by my students.

 

PhD supervision

I welcome enquiries from prospective students interested in doing a research MA or a PhD in the field of Spanish Intellectual History (20th and 21th century). Possible topics include exile, trauma, memory, and their representation through film. Translation Theory is also a topic of interest, especially exploring the challenges of feminist translation. Another avenue of investigation would be looking into aspects of the thought of specific Spanish thinkers, such as, for example, María Zambrano.

If your interests align with these and you would like to have an informal discussion about your potential PhD project, please contact me: beatriz.caballero@strath.ac.uk

Research interests

My area of specialization is 20th History of Ideas in Spain and in exile. I am particularly interested in rationality and the political implications of different kinds of reason. This research has resulted in two monographs: María Zambrano: A Life of Poetic Reason and Political Commitment (Wales University Press, 2017) and Against Instrumental Reason: Neo-Marxism and Spirituality in the Thought of J.L.L. Aranguren and J. Aguirre (Anagnórisis, 2013).

I am also engaged in the analysis of cultural products -such as essays and films- from the point of view of their representation of memory, trauma, gender and identity. This has led to various journal articles and book chapters.

In addition, my research also explores the experience of emigration and exile and their impact on the cultural, political, and philosophical production during the period which goes from the Spanish Civil War to modern-day Spain. In line with this, I have co-edited (along with Dr. Laura López-Fernández) a book entitled Exilio e identidad en el mundo hispánico: Reflexiones y representaciones (Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes, 2012).

Other interests include Critical Theory and Translation Theory. 

I am a member of the Red Internacional de Estudios sobre el Exilio Filosófico Español (RIEFE). At Strathclyde, I am part of the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.

Professional activities

“Almodóvar’s Hable con ella or the language of gender”
Speaker
22/6/2018

more professional activities

Projects

Editores y Editoriales Iberoamericanos (siglos XIX-XXI). EDI-RED
Caballero Rodriguez, Beatriz (Principal Investigator)
This is a transnational project which aims to record the biography and contribution of literary editors across Spain and Latin America from the nineteenth until the twenty-first century. In doing this, this portal will be able to map the literary editorial activities throughout these countries, as well as the routes and patterns of cultural dissemination.
Period 02-Feb-2017 - 20-Mar-2018
2nd Staff Training Week of UPV/EHU on Internationalization
Caballero Rodriguez, Beatriz (Principal Investigator)
The training week was an opportunity to share best practices with regards to the Erasmus Programme. I represented Modern Languages at Strathclyde as discussed the Language Ambassador programme as an example of best practice.
Period 06-Jun-2016 - 10-Jun-2016
Trauma and Gender in 20th Century European Literature
Caballero Rodriguez, Beatriz (Academic) Verdier, Caroline (Academic)
Period 01-Nov-2013 - 01-Sep-2016
Unspoken Trauma: Personal and Social Memory and Trauma in Almodóvar’s Volver (2006)
Caballero Rodriguez, Beatriz (Principal Investigator)
Period 02-Jun-2014 - 02-Aug-2014

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