Laura Menéndez Gorina
Laura obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Translation Studies and Literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and at the University of California, Santa Cruz (academic exchange).
Her interests revolve around the study of modern and contemporary Iberian Literatures and Cultures, with special attention to Catalan traditions, while drawing insight from both sides of the Atlantic and emphasizing connections between Iberian and Latin American and Caribbean literatures and cultures.
Her dissertation, "From Houses to Ruins: Narratives of Homes in Modern Barcelona and Havana", compares narratives of houses and ruins in Catalan and Cuban literary and cultural productions that emerge as reactions to the processes of construction, destruction, and reconstruction that the cities of Barcelona and Havana have undergone from the end of the nineteen century onwards. In it, she examines modern and contemporary literary, cinematographic, photographic, and architectural works that share a focus on the experience of a space transformed under Catalan-Cuban relations and that reflect upon the dwelling experiences that the cities encourage and discourage.
B.A. Translation Studies (Literature and Publishing Specialization). Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
University of California, Santa Cruz (Programa Propi UAB).