Diana Rosa Battaglia

Diana Rosa Battaglia

Research Postgraduate Student, Teaching Assistant and Language Tutor

Summary: Contemporary Cuban detective fiction, Cuban literature, Representation of cultural identity in literature, Spanish language.

Location: Michael Sadler Building

Teaching Commitments: SPPO2430-1 Modern Spanish American Literature, SPPO1010 Language Skills Spanish 1, SPPO1160 Cultural production from Spain and LA, FLTU1803 Beginners Spanish language, FLTU1603 Beginners Italian language, MODL5040M Interpreting Skills - Italian.

Publications

The “Other” Havana of Leonardo Padura Fuentes: Palimpsests, Heterotopias and Cultural Subversion in La Neblina del Ayer”. In  the Journal of Romance Studies. Volume 14, Number 3, Winter 2014, pp. 54-66(13) 

 “The emergence of a Cuban socio-cultural phenomenon: el falso policial by Leonardo Padura Fuentes”. In La narrativizzazione del crimine nelle tradizioni letterarie spagnola e ispano-americana, Messina: Andrea Lippolis publisher, 2013, pp. 9-18.

 “Pasado Perfecto e Vientos de Cuaresma: la rappresentazione spaziale come strumento di interpretazione della realtà Cubana” in El ingenio es como el fuego… Studi di iberistica offerti a Cecilia Galzio, Messina: Andrea Lippolis publisher, 2012, pp. 9-23. 

 “El concepto de tiempo en Pasado perfecto de Leonardo Padura Fuentes: dualidad estructural y multiplicidad temática in the proceedings of the VII international interdisciplinary conference “Testo, metodo, elaborazione elettronica - Tempo”, Catania, 9-10 maggio 2011, University of Catania, Messina: Andrea Lippolis publisher, 2011, pp. 25-38.

Adiós, Hemingway: il falso policial si piega all’analisi antropologica” in Studi in onore di Candido Panebianco offerti da colleghi e allievi di Ispanistica dell’Università di Catania, Andrea Lippolis editore, Messina ,2009, pp. 11-20

Papers

“Leonardo Padura’s fiction: narrating Cuban identities in a context of societal crisis” presented at theInternational Conference Cultural Narratives of Crisis and Renewal, 24-26 June 2015, Newcastle University.

Mask, theatre and identity performance in Máscaras by Leonardo Padura Fuentes” presented at the AHGBI Annual Conference, 14th - 16th April, 2014, National University of Ireland, Galway.

“Transforming Cuban crime genre: the detective fiction by Leonardo Padura Fuentes” presented at the Crime Studies Network Annual Conference, 17-18 September 2013, University of Leeds.

“Memory and nostalgia in Leonardo Padura Fuentes’ detective novels” presented at the VII International Congress CEISAL 2013, Universidad Fernando Pessoa, Oporto, Portugal, June 2013.

Cubaness as an Imaginative construction in Leonardo Padura Fuentes’ production” presented at the SLAS Annual Conference, 11-12 April 2013, University of Manchester.

“Shifting Cuban identities: nostalgic recollection and generational disenchantment in Leonardo Padura Fuentes' novels” to be presented at the 15th Annual Conference of the Cuba Research Forum to be held at the University of Nottingham on 11-13 September 2012.

“Memory and Generational Perception in Leonardo Padura Fuentes’ Representation of Cuban Identities”.Presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the Society for Caribbean Studies, Oxford University, 4th – 6th July 2012. 

“The "Other" Havana of Leonardo Padura Fuentes: Palimpsests, Heterotopias and Cultural Subversion in La Neblina del Ayer” presented at the Urban Palimpsests and the Archive Seminar series organized by The SMLC and Centre for French and Francophone Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, November 2012.

“The Emergence of a Cuban Cultural Phenomenon: The Detective Fiction of Leonardo Padura Fuentes” presented at the Postgraduates in Latin American Studies (PILAS) Annual Conference Legacies of the Past, Challenges of the Present: Inequality and Marginality in Latin America,  University of Cambridge 27th – 29th June 2011.

“Contemporary Cuban “false crime novel”: Las cuatro estaciones (Havana Quartet) by Leonardo Padura Fuentes” presented at the University of Leeds interdisciplinary seminar series Literature without borders, November 2010.