1. Please provide a brief outline of your training and scientific activity.
I completed my doctorate at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and am currently a professor of Spanish Literature at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid. I have been Visiting Professor in the Department of Romance Languages at Duke University and in the Spanish School at Middlebury College and professor of contemporary Spanish poetry at the International Institute in Madrid. My research activity is centered on twentieth-century Spanish poetry and writing in the first person (diaries, essays and epistolaries) of the same period.
2. Please state your reasons for choosing Venice and the Department for your research and teaching stay.
Two important reasons for choosing Venice are to maintain professional contact with Professor Elide Pittarello and to establish a closer collaboration with Professor Enric Bou, who works in two areas closely related to my own research: the poets of the Generation of '27 and literary correspondence. Another reason that motivated me to select the University of Ca' Foscari is my experience with the splendid students from this department who have taken my classes in Madrid.
3. Have you ever had a research collaboration with the teaching staff of Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies in the past?
In the past I have collaborated with Professor Elide Pittarello on various projects which I coordinated: the edition of the Obras completas of Carmen Martín Gaite in seven volumes (2008-2019), the monographic issue of Ínsula "El legado de Carmen Martín Gaite" (2011) and two international symposia held in Madrid, "Un lugar llamado Carmen Martín Gaite" (2013) and "Epistolarios, memorias y diarios en la cultura española del medio siglo" (2016).