Faculty Biography

Dolores Juan-Moreno

Dolores Juan-Moreno, Ph.D.

Lecturer
Department of Language, Literature and Culture
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

phone: (508) 793-7225
email: djuanmoreno@clarku.edu


Dr. Juan-Moreno received a B.A. from the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) in 2008, and Ph.D.s from UIB and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2015 and 2016, respectively. She has been at Clark since 2015.

Current Research and Teaching

Dolores (Lola) Juan-Moreno's research focuses on contemporary Spanish poetry and cinema, food, and gender studies, specifically on works by women writers and filmmakers published or released after the year 2000. In her current project, she analyzes alliances between gastronomy, film, and poetry in Peninsular Spanish culture in the 21st century. In this work, she reflects on the symbolic value of food as a vehicle to represent the idiosyncrasies of this culture and the particularities of the individuals that comprise it. A second project examines how the cultural narratives on ageing are depicted in Spanish poetry and film from an interdisciplinary perspective that evaluates the connections between food, sexual desire, and gender.

At Clark University Dr. Juan-Moreno teaches all levels of Spanish language as well as contemporary Hispanic literature, culture, and cinema. She also serves as the Spanish Program Coordinator and as the director and coordinator of the Hispanic Culture and Heritage (HCH) Project, which she created along with undergraduate students in 2016. HCH is a bi-directional exchange between students at Clark University and Worcester Public Schools students and it aims to promote and enhance Hispanic culture in the Worcester community. It is a multigenerational collaborative learning space where participants grow and learn from each other culturally, linguistically, and personally through an exploration of Hispanic culture. Dr. Juan-Moreno is also the founder and co-director of the International Seminar on Literature and Sin, an annual plurilingual and multidisciplinary conference that, since 2011, analyzes the presence of the deadly sins in art and literature. She has both national and international publications and is part of projects such as Gynocine and CinemAGEnder. Her Ph.D. dissertation from UIB was on the Spanish poet Aurora Luque, her dissertation from UMass-Amherst focused on food, film, and poetry.

Selected Publications

Dolores Juan Moreno (2019): "Sin fecha de caducidad. Notas sobre mujer, gastronomía y vejez en el cine español del siglo XXI" in "Cultura Gastronómica: Representaciones Identitarias en España" in La nueva Literatura Hispánica.

Dolores Juan Moreno (2018): "Recycling Bogart. Notes on a cinematographic myth in three contemporary Spanish poets"  in On Sappho's website. Women Poets and Myth in the 20th and 21st centuries, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Dolores Juan Moreno & Guillem Molla (2017): "De fuets y remolachas: la gastronomía en la producción literaria de Isabel Coixet" in  Tras las lentes de Isabel Coixet: género y cine, Zaragoza, Publicaciones Universidad de Zaragoza (PUZ), Colección Sagardiana, Estudios feministas.

Dolores Juan Moreno (2015):  "'Un réquiem ebrio de poemas’ Notas sobre música, alcohol y reflexión metapoética en tres poemas de Aurora Luque" in Sobremesas literarias: en torno a la gastronomía en las letras hispánicas, Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, pp. 353-360.

Dolores Juan Moreno (2014):  "'Qué bisagras engarzan la carne con el cielo': Hybris y Divinidad(es) en la poesía española después de 1980" in Variaciones de lo metarreal en la España de los siglos XX y XXI, Madrid, Biblioteca Nueva, pp. 413-429.

Dolores Juan Moreno (2013):  "'¿Qué acabó con Babelias y Marbellas?' Reflexión social y palabra comprometida en la poesía de Aurora Luque" in Ay, ¡qué triste es toda la humanidad! Literatura, cultura y sociedad española contemporánea, Roma, Aracne Editrice, pp. 261- 270.

Dolores Juan Moreno (2012):  "'Calvin Klein Underdrawers' o de la significación de la moda en la construcción del sujeto poético", in Meridian Critic Vol. XVIII, número 1, Suceava, Editura Universitatii, Suceava,  pp. 151-166.

Dolores Juan Moreno (2012) "El Auriga Platón: filosofía y Grecia en la poesía de Aurora Luque," in La tinta en la clepsidra. Fuentes, historia y tradición en la literatura hispánica. Barcelona, PPU, pp. 401-412.

Dolores Juan Moreno (2011): "Conversación con Catulo: intertexto y memoria en la poesía de Aurora Luque" in Versos robados. Tradición clásica e intertextualidad en la lírica posmoderna peninsular, Sevilla, Renacimiento, pp.  93-114. 

Dolores Juan Moreno (2011): "Exotismo interior. "Taller de sedería" y la ruta literaria de Ibn al Jatib," in Del verbo al espejo. Reflejos y miradas de la literatura hispánica, Barcelona, PPU,  pp. 235-245.

Dolores Juan Moreno, (2010): "Vendo toro de Dédalo o La inversión de la identidad clásica en la poesía de autoría femenina hoy: el caso de Aurora Luque" in Máscaras femeninas. Ficción, simulación y espectáculo, Sevilla, Arcibel,  pp. 629-652.