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Dr. Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla

Lecturer of Spanish / Member of the Centre for Language Education Research at Aston (CLERA)

Plagiarism Officer / Director of the Distance Learning PhD Programme for LTS/ Treasurer of AMLRF

Stephanie Panichelli-Batalla

I obtained my B.A. and M.A. in Romance Philology (French and Spanish) from the Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven (KUL, Belgium) in 2000. That same year I was also awarded my Teacher’s Certificate in Romance Philology and subsequently a Complementary Degree in Spanish Language and Culture including a stay of six months at the Instituto de Literatura y Linguistica de La Habana (Cuba). I obtained my PhD in 2006 at the Universidad de Granada (Spain) about the Latin American documentary novel and more specifically in Reinaldo Arena’s Pentagony.

In 2004 I published an extended version of my Master’s Degree Dissertation in collaboration with a colleague from the Universidad de Granada: Gabo y Fidel. El paisaje de una amistad (Espasa Calpe), which was translated into six languages.

I teach Spanish language modules and content modules related to Latin America. My research focuses on Caribbean Studies from an interdisciplinary point of view, bridging the areas of Cultural Studies, Sociology and Leadership.

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 
  • PhD in Spanish – Universidad de Granada (Spain) 
  • Complementary Studies in Spanish Language and Culture - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 
  • Teacher’s Certificate in Language and Literature: Romance Languages - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 
  • MA in Romance Languages – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 
  • BA in Romance Languages – Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) 
  • Contemporary Latin America and Spanish in the World
  • Spanish language
  • Introduction to Latin America
  • Latin American literature and culture
I work as a freelance author and reviewer of Spanish textbooks for the US educational system.

Books

  • Gabo y Fidel. El paisaje de una amistad. Stéphanie Panichelli and Angel Esteban, Barcelona: Espasa, 2004.
    Translated into English, Polish, Japanese, Portuguese and Turkish.

  • Atando Cabos. Workbook – Student Activities Manual, New Jersey, Pearson Education/Prentice Hall, 2011 (with online version on www.myspanishlab.com).

  • Hoy día. Spanish for Real Life. Workbook – Student Activities Manual (4th edition), New Jersey, Pearson Education/Prentice Hall, 2010 (with online version on www.myspanishlab.com). 

Articles in Journals and Books

  • “Celestino antes y después del alba”. Revista Internacional d’Humanitats (to be published in August 2011).

  • “La nostalgia y el exilio: comparación entre  “Final de un cuento”de Reinaldo Arenas y Paso a nivel de Manuel Díaz Martínez”, in Piney, Grace and Pancrazio, James. Cuba: Arte y Literatura en exilio, Legua editorial, Valencia, 2011, pp. 45-54.

  • “Una novela inédita de Reinaldo Arenas”. Revista Caribe 11: 2 (Winter 2008-2009): 51-60.

  • “Otra vez el mar… Los cantos de Reinaldo Arenas”. Revista Hispanocubana 30 (Jan.-Apr. 2008): 125-142.

  • La generación del silencio (I). El éxodo del Mariel, 25 años después: Un acercamiento a los escritores e intelectuales que abandonaron la Isla para ejercer la creación artística y la libertad de expresión”. Encuentro en la red. 22 Apr. 2005.

  • La generación del silencio (II). El éxodo del Mariel, 25 años después: Un acercamiento a los escritores e intelectuales que abandonaron la Isla para ejercer la creación artística y la libertad de expresión”. Encuentro en la red. 11 May  2005.

  •  “Quién es quién: Los escritores del Mariel”. Encuentro en la red. 22 Apr. 2005.

  • “Mariel, veinticinco años después”. Revista Sinalefa 10 (Jan.-Apr. 2005): 18-21.

  • “García Márquez y Cuba desde la perspectiva de César Leante”. Creación y Exilio. Memorias del I Encuentro Internacional Con Cuba en la distancia. Cádiz: ed. Hispano cubana, 2003. 182-188.

  • “Entrevista a Silvio Rodríguez”. Somos Jóvenes (Havana) 204 (Feb.-Mar. 2002): 5-9.

Book Reviews

  • “El regreso del padre pródigo”. Review of the novel Salidas de emergencias by Alexis Romay (Baile del Sol, 2007) Encuentro de la Cultura Cubana (Madrid) 44 (Spring 2007): 268-269.

 

  • Testimony in contemporary Latin American literature
  • Leadership in the Caribbean
  • Cuban International Solidarity Programmes
  • Oral History
  • Cuban author: Reinaldo Arenas
  • Cuban history and literature
  • Latin American literature
  • Spanish as a foreign language

If you are interested in doing a PhD in Latin American culture or politics, please contact me for an informal discussion of topics and funding opportunities. Currently I am interested in the following topics:

1. Autofiction in Latin American Literature

2. Documentary novel in Latin American Literature

3. A comparative study between Venezuela and Cuba’s politics and culture

Room: NW15
Phone: 0121 204 3796 
Email: s.panichelli@aston.ac.uk 

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research