Professor of Film and English Literature at the University of Zaragoza. My current research interests include Film Theory and Contemporary Cinema in the Context of Transnationalism, Border Theory and Cosmopolitanism, specifically “border films” and contemporary cinematic cities. At present I am researching a book on the presence of Los Angeles in the cinema. I have also published on the theory of Film Narrative and Film Genre, especially Romantic Comedy.
Some of my recent publications are:
Alejandro González Iñárritu. Co-written with María del Mar Azcona. Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
The Secret Life of Romantic Comedy. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009.
“Humor, Erotic Utopia and the Intimate Scenarios of Romantic Comedy,” in Andrew Horton and Joanna Rapf, eds., The Blackwell Companion to Film Comedy, Malden and London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, 175-195.
“Film Genres at the Crossroads: What Genres and Films Do to Each Other,” in Barry Keith Grant, ed., Film Genre Reader 4, Austin, Texas: Texas University Press, 2012, 218-236.
“Catalan Beauty and the Transnational Beast: Barcelona on the Screen” (co-written with Gemma López), Transnational Cinemas, 3.2 (2012), 157-175.