Silvia Bermúdez


Office Location

Phelps Hall 4311


Contemporary Spanish and Galician Literatures and Cultures; Transatlantic Studies; Peruvian Poetry


Professor Bermúdez’ areas of research and teaching are the cultural productions (especially literature and music) of the Iberian Peninsula, Perú, and Equatorial Guinea. Her critical work focuses on feminism, women’s studies, poetic discourses, and politics. She is the author of Las dinámicas del deseo: subjetividad y lenguaje en la poesía española contemporánea (1997) and La esfinge de la escritura: la poesía ética de Blanca Varela (2005). She was the editor of the Special Issue “La España Constitucional: Democracia y Cultura, 1978-2008” for the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos (2010), and co-edited the volume From Stateless Nations to Postnational Spain/De Naciones sin estado a la España Postnacional (2002), the Special Issue on Spanish Popular Music Studies for the Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies (2009), and the “Mediterranean Matrix: Memory, Migration, Movement” for the Journal of Mediterranean Studies (2016).  Her articles have appeared in critical collections and journals in the U.S. and abroad including Modern Language Notes, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Siglo XX/Twentieth Century, Letras femeninas, and Anuario de Estudios Literarios Galegos. Her current research focuses on Iberian feminisms (with Roberta Johnson). Her third book, Rocking the Boat: Race and Migration in Contemporary Spanish Music, is forthcoming.