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Pilar Martinez-Quiroga

Lecturer, Spanish and Portuguese
Affiliated, European Union Center

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Office Hours

  • Fall 2016: Wednesday 12-2pm

Research Description

  • My research focuses on literary representations of communities of women from a multidisciplinary perspective that includes political, sociological, economic, philosophical, and anthropological issues, while paying special attention to instances of resistance, social change, and citizenship reflected in recent narratives written by Spanish women from a feminist and postcolonial perspective.


  • PhD in Spanish Literature. Rutgers University
  • MA in Hispanic Literature. Rutgers University
  • BA in Hispanic Philology. Universidad de Santiago de Compostela


  • Fall 2016: SPAN 250: Intro to Literary Analysis
  • Fall 2016: SPAN 318: Spanish Cultural Studies I
  • Fall 2016: SPAN 320: Spanish Cultural Studies II


Book Contributions

  • Martinez-Quiroga, Pilar. "City and Community in María Reimóndez's O club da calceta." Toward a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces. Ed. Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2014. 43-53.
  • Martinez-Quiroga, Pilar. "Back to the Local: The Representation of Galicia in Carmen Martín Gaite’s Retahílas." Beyond the Back Room: New Perspectives on Carmen Martín Gaite. Comp. Marian Womack Womack and Jennifer Woods Woods. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011. 159-72.

Journal Articles

  • "Humor, feminismo y crítica social en la novela española contemporánea." Bulletin of Spanish Studies 92.6 (2015): 931-949..
  • Martinez-Quiroga, Pilar. "Madrid y Almudena Grandes: ‘resistentes natas'." Letras Femeninas 39.1 (2013): 67-80.
  • Martinez-Quiroga, Pilar. "El coleccionista de almas perdidas de Irene Gracia: simulacro, autómatas y sociedad." Monographic Review 27 (2011): 187-201.

Research Interests

  • 20th and 21st Century Peninsular Literature and Culture