Dr Monica Jato PhD

Department of Modern Languages
Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

Contact details

Address
Ashley Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

I came to the University of Birmingham in September 2007. I previously worked at Michigan State University, The University of New Hampshire and The University of North Texas.

Qualifications

  • Licenciada en Filología Hispánica(Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao)
  • PhD (Michigan State University)

Teaching

First year

  • Post A-level Spanish Language
  • Hispanic Literature: Texts and Contexts

Second year

  • Poetry and Culture in Post-Civil War Spain
  • Love, Loss and Death in Spanish Romanticism
  • Life Writing in Contemporary Spain

Final year

  • Spanish Republican Exile Literature
  • Novel into Film: Contemporary Spanish Ficition

Postgraduate supervision

Monica Jato’s main research interests are in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Spanish peninsular literature and culture (including post-civil war poetry, exile literature, and women’s autobiographical writing). She has examined the impact of Biblical language on a range of writers including María Beneyto, Carmen Conde, Juan José Domenchina, León Felipe, Angela Figuera and Emilio Prados. She is currently supervising theses on contemporary Spanish women writers, memory texts of the Spanish Civil War and oral poetry.


Find out more - our PhD Hispanic Studies  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.

Research

My main research interests are in 20th-21st Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture (Post-civil War poetry, exile literature, and women’s autobiographical writing).

  • Un barco cargado de...- a bilingual research blog centred upon the forthcoming publication of a series of articles by Basque author Cecilia G. de Guilarte, written in 1972 upon her return to Spain from exile
  • Collaborated with UNED in "Retornos del exilio: el regreso de las exiliadas"

Other activities

Publications

Recent publications

Book

Jato, M 2019, El exodo espanol de 1939: Un topologia cultural del exilio. Foro Hispanico, Brill, Leiden.

Jato, M & Klapper, J 2019, Fractured Frontiers: The Exile Writing of Nazi Germany and Francoist Spain. Boydell & Brewer, NY 12946, USA.

Jato, M 2015, Diario de un retorno a dos voces. Ulises Editions.

Jato, M, Keefe Ugalde, S & Pérez, J (eds) 2009, Mujer, creación y exilio (España, 1939-1975). Icaria, Barcelona.

Article

Jato, M 2019, 'Concha Zardoya: exilio e intelectualidad ', Culture & History Digital Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, e007. https://doi.org/10.3989/chdj.2019.007

Jato, M 2014, 'Introduccion Una carta mas: volver al principio', ALDEEU Cuadernos, vol. 26, pp. 23-42.

Jato, M 2014, 'Los caminos de la memoria encantada: nostalgia y creación poética en Balneario de María Beneyto', ALDEEU Cuadernos, pp. 157-178.

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Jato, M 2016, Maria Luisa Elio: experiencia, trauma y literatura. in El exilio vasco.: Estudios en homenaje al profesor José Ángel Ascunce. Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao.

Chapter

Jato, M 2011, Hacia una épica de la derrota: La mar es mala mujer de Raúl Guerra Garrido. in JA Ascunce (ed.), Raúl Guerra Garrido. Universidad de Deusto, Biblao.

Jato, M 2009, Hacia una imposible poética del regreso: Tiempo de llorar de María Luisa Elío. in M Jato, SK Ugalde & J Perez (eds), Mujer y Exilio (España, 1939-1975). Icaria, Barcelona, pp. 145-163.

Digital or Visual Products

Jato, M & Parker, C, Un barco cargado de...memoria/A boat laden with… memory, 2012, Digital or Visual Products.

Foreword/postscript

Jato, M 2009, Prólogo. in M Jato, SK Ugalde & J Perez (eds), Mujer, creación y exilio (España, 1939-1975).

Scholarly edition

Jato, M 2012, Cecilia García de Guilarte, Un barco cargado de... Renacimiento, Sevilla.

Jato, M 2012, María Beneyto. Cuentos para días de lluvia. Institució Alfons El Magnanim, Valencia.

Special issue

Gala, C (ed.) & Jato, M (Guest ed.) 2014, 'Maria Beneyto: En defensa de la poesia', ALDEEU Cuadernos, vol. 26.

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