Western University GeographyWestern Social Science

MIreya Folch Serra

Associate Professor

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Contact Information

Office: Room 2420, SSC
Tel: 519 661-2111, 85021
Fax: 519 661-1233
E-mail: folch@uwo.ca

Research Areas

Historic and collective memory on the spatial and dialogical analysis of landscape.

Research Interests

The main thrust of my research is about the significance of historical and collective memory on the spatial and dialogical analysis of landscape. My graduate course at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism (9597b) expounds on a range of memory theories applied to political, cultural and social landscapes.

My interest on memory is reflected in the archival research I have undertaken in the last several years about the consequences and effects of 40 years of dictatorship on Spain’s cultural and natural landscape. Additionally, I look at the ways in which different versions of history on the Spanish Civil War and its aftermath are inscribed in the popular (newspapers, internet) and academic output.

Publications & Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

Refereed Journals

Folch-Serra, M. 2012 'Propaganda in Franco’s time' in Bulletin of Spanish Studies LXXXIX: 7-8 (November-December 2012) Essays in Spanish Civil War eds S. Bayó, C. Cosgrove and J. Whiston 221-234 [ARTICLE]

Folch-Serra, M. 2011 'The Internet as site of memory: beholding Franco’s repression in the 21st century' Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispanicos 36(1): 227-242

Folch-Serra, M. 2009 'Spaces of Death: Spain’s Geography of War and Remembrance' On Site 22: 52-55

Chapters in Books

Folch-Serra, M. 2012 'Persecution and Nostalgia: Republican Exiles After 1939' in Spanish Republican Exile Geographies ed H. Buffery, F. Lough, E. Marcer and A.M. Sanchez (Birmingham, UK: Centre for the Study of Hispanic Exile, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Birmingham) 13-24

Folch-Serra, M. 2012 'Spatial and Dialogical Memory: Bakhtin, Halbwachs and Ricoeur' in Dialogues with Bakhtinian Theory: Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Mikhaïl Bakhtin Conference ed M. Polyuha, C. Thomson and A. Wall (London, Canada: Mestengo Press) 345 p. Interdisciplinary Series No. 1. ISBN 978-0-9699145-2-5

Folch-Serra, M. 2010 'Geography, Diaspora and the Art of Dialogism' in Jamelie Hassan: At the Far Edge of Words (Museum London and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, London, Ontario) 33-40

Folch-Serra, M. 2008 'As the Crow Flies' in Gardens of a Colonial Present ed R. Benner (London: Ontario Arts Council, Museum London) 17-32

Teaching

GEO 2050B - Western Europe
GEO 2142B- Geopolitics