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Dr. Stéphanie Panichelli-Batalla

Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies

Plagiarism Officer
Director of the Distance Learning PhD Programme for LTS
Member of the Centre for Language Education Research at Aston (CLERA) 

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 Hispanic Philology – 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) 
  • LS1019 Intro to Latin America
  • LS2017 Contemporary Latin America
  • LS2022 Human Rights in Contemporary Latin America
  • LS3001 Spanish Language Skills 3
  • LS3004 Spanish Dissertation
  • LS2400 Intermediate Spanish 1 (UWLP/LfA)
  • LS2401 Intermediate Spanish 2 (UWLP/LfA)
I work as a freelance author and reviewer of Spanish textbooks for the US educational system.

Books

  • El testimonio en la Pentagonía de Reinaldo Arenas (Tamesis Books, publication in progress) 

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


Journal Articles

  • “Autofiction as a Fictional Metaphorical Self-Translation: the Case of Reinaldo Arenas’s The Color of Summer". Journal of Romance Studies, Spring 2015.

  • “Celestino antes y después del alba”. Revista Internacional d’Humanitats,  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.

  • “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.


Other Publications

  • “Blogging: a new way of life writing in Cuba: The case of Medicina Cubana Blog”. Cuba democracia y vida, April 2013.
  • “El Blog de Medicina Cubana: información y denuncia”. Cubaencuentro, Sep. 6, 2013.
  • 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.

 

  • 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

Conferences

  • “Life stories of Cuban health workers in international solidarity missions”, Poder y Democracia: Las multiples voces de la Historia Oral, XVIII Congreso de la IOHA (International Oral History Association), July 10, 2014. 
  • “Life stories of Cuban internationalist health professionals”, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami, June 17, 2014. 
  • “Blogging: a new way of life writing in Cuba: the case of Dr. Eloy A. González”, AHGBI Conference, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom, March 25, 2013. 
  • “Autobiographic Novel vs. Autofiction: Reinaldo Arenas’ Pentagony”, Writing Lives Symposium, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Warwick, May 25, 2012. 
  • “Autofiction as a literary revenge: Reinaldo Arenas’ The Color of Summer”, AHGBI Conference, Stirling University, Stirling, United Kingdom, April 2, 2012. 
  • “Cultures of Latin America”, Languages and Translation Studies Conference, Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom, June 14, 2011. 
  • “Paula Pérez Alonso’s No sé si casarme o comprarme un perro: from crisis to recovery”, SECO- LAS (Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies) Annual Meeting: “Crisis and Recovery in the Americas", New Orleans, USA, April 16-18, 2009.
  • “El color del verano de Reinaldo Arenas: ¿ficción o testimonio?”. 61st Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 18, 2008.
  • “Otra vez el mar... Los cantos de Reinaldo Arenas”. 2007 SECOLAS (Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies) Annual Meeting: “Contesting Images of Latin America”, San José, Costa Rica, April 20, 2007.
  • “Qué dura fue la vida de Reinaldo Arenas”, Race, Revolution and Representation: New Perspectives on Latin America, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, USA, February 24, 2007.
  • “Celestino antes del alba: ¿una novela testimonial?”, Con Cuba en la distancia, Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain, November 9, 2004.
  • “La pentagonía de Reinaldo Arenas: el testimonio de un autor perseguido”, XII Conferencia de Literatura de Estudiantes Graduados, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, October 23, 2004.
  • “Cirilo Villaverde versus Reinaldo Arenas: el amor y el erotismo”, Erotismo y representación de la mujer en la cultura latinoamericana y caribeña, Casa de las Américas, Havana, Cuba, February 21, 2002.
  • “García Márquez y Cuba desde la perspectiva de César Leante”, Con Cuba en la distancia, Universidad de Cádiz, Cádiz, Spain, November 8, 2001. 


Grants

  • British Council Researcher Links Grant, Spring 2014.

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. Oral History in Latin America

4. Human Rights in Latin America

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

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