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, as well as the exploration of space and place in the cinema. At present I am working in the development of a cosmopolitan perspective for the study of the cinema of globalization and transnational cinemas. I am part of the research project "From Utopia to Armageddon: The Spaces of the Cosmopolitan in Contemporary Cinema."
Some of my recent publications are:
From Tinseltown to Bordertown: Los Angeles on Film. Wayne State University Press, 2016.
"Looking from the Border: A Cosmopolitan Approach to Contemporary Cinema." Transnational Cinemas, 8.2 /(2017), 95-112.
"The Flower of His Secret: Carne Trémula and the Mise en Scène of Desire." In Marvin D'Lugo and Kathleen M. Vernon, eds. A Companion to Pedro Almodóvar's Cinema. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, 304-321.
"V.O.S.: From Shakespearean Comedy to Catalan Identity." In Maria Delgado and Robin Fiddian, eds. Spanish Cinema 1973-2010: Auteurism, Politics, Landscape and Memory. Manchester University Press, 2013, 226-38
Alejandro González Iñárritu. Co-written with María del Mar Azcona. Urbana, University of Illinois Press, 2010.
The Secret Life of Romantic Comedy. 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. 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, 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.