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Benjamin Fraser

Associate Professor of Spanish

Benjamin Fraser holds degrees from the University of Virginia (1998, Echols Scholar, B.A. in Spanish/Anthropology) and the University of Arizona (2001 M.A., 2006 Ph.D. Hispanic Literature).

A member of both the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and the Modern Language Association (MLA), his research is situated at the intersection of philosophy, geography and literary and cultural studies.

He is the Managing Editor of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, the Executive/Founding Editor of the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies as well as the author of almost sixty published and forthcoming articles on topics related to Hispanic studies from the 18th through the 21st centuries that touch on literature, photography, film, music, urban planning, deafness, disability and more. He has published 4 single-authored books with university presses and has edited 5 more books.


University of Arizona

University of Arizona

University of Virginia

Research Interests

—Contemporary Spanish Peninsular Film, Literature & Cultural Studies

—Contemporary Latin American Film, Literature & Cultural Studies

—Urban Studies, Cultural Geography and Spatial Theory

—Disability Studies and Deaf Studies (Down syndrome, autism)

—Visual/Popular Culture (Film, Television, Photography, Videogames, Music, Comics)

—Continental Philosophy (Bergson, Lefebvre, Deleuze)

Courses Taught


The College of Charleston, SC F 2010–present

Department of Hispanic Studies

Graduate Level

The City in Spanish Film & Cultural Production (M.Ed.) (Span 630, 1 Section S 2011)

Honors Program Special Topics Class

The Culture(s) of Hispanic Cities: Bridging Film and Urban Studies (Hons 381, 1 Sec. F 2013)

Upper Division

Contemporary Spanish Cinema (1990s/2000s) (Span 490, 1 Section 2011)

18th and 19th-Century Spanish Literature (Span 451, 1 Section 2012)

Survey of Spanish Literature II (Span 362, 2 Sections 2012–2013)

Spanish and Latin American Cities through Film (Span 333, 1 Section 2013)

Civilization and Culture of Spain II (Span 323, 4 Sections 2010–2012)

Introduction to Literary Study (Span 320, 2 Sections 2011-2013)

Spanish Composition (Composición y ciudad; w/ blog) (Span 313, 4 Sections 2012–2013)

Basic Language

Spanish Skills Review (5th sem. majors & minors only) (Span 275, 2 Sections 2010)


SINGLE-AUTHORED BOOKS (6: 4 in print; 2 in progress)


12. Fraser, B. Antonio López García’s Everyday Urban Worlds: A Philosophy of Painting. In progress.

—This book project launches an intense but relatively brief exploration of Spanish painter Antonio López García. López is well known for his urban themed paintings, but has never received scholarly attention that explores the urban/philosophical issues raised by his paintings of Madrid (previous approaches have tended toward artistic biographies instead of critical assessments). Antonio López García’s Everyday Urban Worlds emphasizes his role as a philosophical painter whose real subjects are temporality and urban reality, drawing on a wide range of urban theories and texts commenting on Madrid’s urban evolution. 

11. Fraser, B. Toward an Urban Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre and the Humanities. In progress.

—This book charts out the need for and methodological dimensions of what the author calls an “Urban Cultural Studies.” Its chapters outline—with humanists in mind—Lefebvre’s twin contributions to the study of urban life and to a cultural studies method relevant to analyzing diverse forms of artistic production. Introduction: Why Urban Cultural Studies? Why Henri Lefebvre?; 1.Urban Alienation and Cultural Studies: Henri Lefebvre’s Recalibrated Marxism; 2.The Work (of Art): “Putting Art at the Service of the Urban”; 3.The Spatio-Temporal Dominant: Everyday Life and the City in Textual Criticism; 4.The Iconic-Indexical City: Visions of Place in Urban Films (Biutiful Barcelona); 5. Listening to Urban Rhythms: Soundscapes in Popular Music (Lisabö’s No-Places); 6. The Two Cultures Revisited:Videogames and the Digital Humanities.

10. Fraser, B. Understanding Juan Benet: New Perspectives. Fwd. by Malcolm Alan Compitello. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press [in the series: Understanding Modern European and Latin American Literature], 2013. (176 pp. ISBN 978–1–61117–152–0) [promotional endorsements provided by Randolph Pope, U of Virginia and David Herzberger, U of California- Riverside]

—The canonical work on Juan Benet (1927-1993) published in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s—although significant—has left several aspects of his work under- or even un-explored. Understanding Juan Benet: New Perspectives thus has two interrelated goals: 1) to continue to explore a still underappreciated figure of Spanish literature and, more importantly, 2) to employ an interdisciplinary perspective as a way of highlighting the relationships between Benet’s literary production and a wide range of contemporary discourses—from the (newly revitalized interest in) the philosophy of Henri Bergson, to the intersection of engineering and literature and even the development of cultural geography/spatial theory.

9. Fraser, B. Disability Studies and Spanish Culture: Films, Novels, the Comic and the Public Exhibition. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press [in the series: Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and Society], 2013. (xxvii & 192 pp. ISBN 978–1–84631–870–2) [promotional endorsements provided by Susan Antebi, U of Toronto and Encarnación Juárez-Almendros, U of Notre Dame]

—This book is an interdisciplinary humanities/social sciences project that looks at how disability has been portrayed in Spain in recent years. The chapters successively look at varying types of cultural projects, moving from fiction films through the comic book, novels narrating childhood disability, documentary films produced by Julio Medem, and the public/online exhibition of works by artists with developmental disabilities. The majority of the cultural products treated in the book are from the last 5-8 years (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), with one dating back to 1981—a crucial turning point in the education of people with disabilities.

8. Fraser, B. Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience: Reading the Mobile City. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011. (244 pp., ISBN 978–1–61148–368–0 / 978–1–61148–369–7) [Reviewed in Romance Quarterly 59.4 (2012): pp. 271-73]. [promotional endorsements provided by Malcolm Alan Compitello, U of Arizona, Susan Larson, U of Kentucky, Eugenia Afinoguénova, Marquette U and Christine Henseler, Union C]

—Henri Lefebvre and the Spanish Urban Experience is the first book to thoroughly apply the French urban philosopher’s thoughts on cities to the culture and literature of Spain. Benjamin Fraser shows how Lefebvre’s complex view of the city as a mobile phenomenon is relevant to understanding a variety of Spanish cultural products—from urban plans and short writings on the urban experience during the nineteenth century (Mariano José de Larra, Ramón de Mesonero Romanos, Ildefons Cerdà) to urban theories, cultural practices and literary fiction of the twentieth (Luis Martín–Santos, Juan José Millás, Juan Goytisolo, Manuel Delgado Ruiz), pushing on to interrogate even the appearance of Mediterranean space and Barcelona in recent videogames (Mario Kart Wii, Monster 4x4).

7. Fraser, B. Encounters with Bergson(ism) in Spain: Reconciling Philosophy, Literature, Film and Urban Space. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press (Studies in Romance Languages and Literatures, #295), 2010. (384 pp., ISBN 978–0–8078–9299–2)

—This book is driven by a dual analysis. It is a look at French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859–1941) in Spain—his more or less direct influence on Spanish letters—, and also at Bergsonism in Spain—the more indirect resonance with his methodological posture articulated through Spanish texts as well as theoretical approaches to film and urban space. From novelists Pío Baroja, Miguel de Unamuno, Juan Benet and Belén Gopegui to filmmakers Víctor Érice (El sol del membrillo), Alejandro Amenábar (Abre los ojos) and Carlos Saura (Taxi) as well as urban theorists Henri Lefebvre and Manuel Delgado Ruiz, this work takes up philosopher Gilles Deleuze’s call for a “return to Bergson,” pushing past the established boundaries of interdisciplinarity to what lies beyond.


EDITED/CO-EDITED BOOKS (3 in print; 1 in progress)

6. Fraser, B. (ed.). Marxism and Urban Culture. IN PROGRESS.

—This volume responds to the need for humanities and social science scholars to collaborate and combine forces in understanding the various ways in which culture is influenced by urbanization and, in turn, influences urban spaces. Culture is approached from perspectives that are alternately filmic, literary, music, historical, anthropological and of course political. Though individual chapters may have different objectives, and even though they may at times be at cross-purposes in how they define culture, what all these perspectives share is a common drive to ‘urbanize’ cultural studies and to rethink Marxian thought in urban contexts.

5. Fraser, B. (ed. & introd.). Capital Inscriptions: Essays on Hispanic Literature, Film and Urban Space in Honor of Malcolm Alan Compitello. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta [Homenajes series #41], 2012. (366 pp., ISBN 978-1-58871-215-8)

—This book features essays by peers, colleagues and former students of Malcolm Alan Compitello, Executive Editor of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies. Contributors include: David K. Herzberger, Michael Ugarte, Benjamin Fraser, Randolph Pope, Edward Baker, Susan Larson, Shalisa Collins, Agustín Cuadrado, Araceli Masterson-Algar, Vania Barraza Toledo, Alberto Chamorro, Sohyun Lee, Lourdes Gabikagojeaskoa, Nuria Morgado, Rolando Pérez, William Sherzer, Joseph V. Ricapito, Susan Divine, Thomas Deveny, and Nathan Richardson. Sections include: I—Discipline, Innovation and Method; II—The Cultures of Cities/Spaces of Detection; III—Atlantic Crossings; IV—Novel Readings; and V—The Films of Alex de la Iglesia.

4. Fraser, B. and S. Spalding (eds.). Trains, Culture and Mobility: Riding the Rails. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2012. (309 pp., ISBN-13 978-0-7391-6749-6)

Trains, Culture and Mobility is—along with its companion volume: Trains, Literature and Culture—the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad’s connections with a full range of cultural discourses—including literature, visual art, music, graffiti, and television but also advertising, architecture, cell phones, and more… In two volumes consisting of ten essays each, noted cultural critics and railway scholars explore the cultural value of trains in diverse national contexts (Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, the UK & the US).

3. S. Spalding and Fraser, B. (eds.). Trains, Literature and Culture: Reading and Writing the Rails. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2012. (230 pp., ISBN-13 978-0-7391- 6560-7)

Trains, Literature and Culture is—along with its companion volume: Trains, Culture and Mobility—the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad’s connections with a full range of cultural discourses—including literature, visual art, music, graffiti, and television but also advertising, architecture, cell phones, and more… In two volumes consisting of ten essays each, noted cultural critics and railway scholars explore the cultural value of trains in diverse national contexts (Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea, Spain, the UK & the US).



2. Fraser, B. (ed. & trans.). Deaf History and Culture in Spain: A Reader of Primary Sources. Fwd by Samuel J. Supalla. Washington D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2009. (xlv & 299 pp., ISBN 978–1–563–68–419–7).

—The historical documents and critical essays included in this book form a story that begins with early (mis)understandings of deafness as an illness, moves through turbulent centuries of misguided deaf education and ends with the official recognition of sign languages (and the acceptance of Deaf Culture) in the Spain of the twenty–first century. Readers will explore the history of an age–old struggle between oralism and manualism, philosophical musings on visual language, and the intersection of Spanish, French and American educational practices, as well as contemporary deaf poetry and linguistic approaches to sign.



1. Fraser, B. (ed.). La urbanización decimonónica de Madrid: textos de Mariano José de Larra y Ramón de Mesonero Romanos. Doral, FL: Stockcero, 2011. (xlv & 100 pp., ISBN-13: 978–1–934768–44–8)

—This short textbook in Spanish consists of urban-themed, minimally annotated essays by Larra and Mesonero Romanos that capture Madrid during a key moment in its transition toward modernity. A substantial critical introduction contextualizes each author and frames the book’s readings in light of developing scholarship on Spanish urban modernity, pointing to further primary and secondary readings. The work’s concise nature makes it a suitable companion to both undergradaute Civilization and Literary Survey courses as well as Graduate classes including canonical readings for the M.A. in Spanish as well as more specialized courses focusing on urban topics.



2. Foster, D., VanPatten, B., and Fraser, B., co-eds. “Special Focus Issue: The Scholarship of Film and Film Studies.” Hispania (2015): in development. Submissions due Jan. 2014. Peer-review process to follow.

1. Fraser, B., ed. “Reading Madrid: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies.” Guest-edited special issue of the International Journal of Iberian Studies 26.2 (2013): accepted and forthcoming. [Editorial and 4 articles].




2014 (4)

60. Fraser, B. “Introduction: Marxism and Urban Culture.” Marxism and Urban Culture. Ed. B. Fraser. forthcoming.

59. Fraser, B. “Rumbo a Almería: Henri Lefebvre, el espacio y el ocio en 800 balas (Álex de la Iglesia, 2002).” forthcoming. 

58. Fraser, B. “Henri Lefebvre in Strasbourg: The City as Use Value in José Luis Guerín’s En la ciudad de Sylvia (2007)." forthcoming

57. Fraser, B. “Urban Cultural Studies—A Manifesto [part 2].” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1.2 (Fall 2013 or early 2014): forthcoming. [inaugural editorial: part 2 of 2]


2013 (9)

56. Fraser, B. “Madrid, Histological City: The Scientific, Artistic and Urbanized Vision of Santiago Ramón y Cajal.” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal of Modern Literatures (Fall 2013): forthcoming.

55. Fraser, B. “Urban Cultural Studies—A Manifesto [part 1].” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1.1 (Fall 2013): forthcoming. [inaugural editorial: part 1 of 2]

54. Fraser, B. “Madrid and Urban Cultural Studies.” International Journal of Iberian Studies 26.2 (2013): forthcoming. [Article-length editorial introducing guest-edited special issue]

53. Fraser, B., Larson, S., Compitello, M.A. “Notes on the Renegotiation of a Hispanic Studies Canon.” forthcoming.

52. Fraser, B. “Disability Art, Visibility and the Right to the City: The Trazos Singulares [Singular Strokes] (2011) Exhibit at Madrid’s Nuevos Ministerios Metro Station.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 17 (2013): forthcoming. [special section on disability studies, ed. Encarnación Juárez-Almendros]

51. Fraser, B. “Diary of a Failed Spanish Capitalist: Individualism and the Ambivalent Critique of Pablo Sánchez’s El alquiler del mundo (2010).” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (2013): forthcoming.

50. Fraser, B. “Nikos Kazantzakis’s Bergsonian Spain: Connecting Philosophy, Spanish Literature and Cultural Landscapes.” Hispanófila 168 (2013): 37-54.

49. Fraser, B. “Salvador García Jiménez, ‘autor de minorías’: La novela Angelicomio (1981) y el modelo social de la discapacidad.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies (2013): forthcoming.

48. Fraser, B. “Feijóo on Mars: A Brief Note on the Literary Godfather of Spanish Science Fiction.” Dieciocho 36.1 (2013): 37-50.


2012 (12)

47. Fraser, B. “A Biutiful City: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Filmic Critique of the ‘Barcelona model.’” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 9.1 (2012): 19-34.

46. Fraser, B. and A. Fuoto. “Manchester, 1976: Documenting the Urban Nature of Joy Division’s Musical Production.” Punk & Post-Punk 1.2 (2012): 139-54.

45. Fraser, B. “Introduction.” Capital Inscriptions: Essays on Hispanic Literature, Film and Urban Space in Honor of Malcolm Alan Compitello. Ed. B. Fraser. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2012. 11- 20.

44. Fraser, B. “Materialism and Enigma: Juan Benet’s ‘Syllabus,’ Compitello’s ‘Socio–Poetic’ Methodology and Cultural Studies Pedagogy.” Capital Inscriptions: Essays on Hispanic Literature, Film and Urban Space in Honor of Malcolm Alan Compitello. Ed. B. Fraser. Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2012. 79-91.

43. Fraser, B. and C. Méndez. “Espacio, tiempo y ciudad: La representación de Buenos Aires en El Eternauta.” Revista Iberoamericana 78.238-239 (Jan.-June 2012): 57-72. [Special issue on Latin American Science Fiction]

42. Fraser, B. “Into the Chilean Mines: The Dialectics of Land and Work in Baldomero Lillo’s Sub– terraA Contracorriente 9.2 (2012): 248-81.

41. Fraser, B. “Visualizing Spain’s Enlightenment: The Marginal Universality of Deafness.” Sociability and Cosmopolitanism: Social Bonds on the Fringes of the Enlightenment. Ed. Scott Breuninger & David Burrow. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2012. 27-45.

40. Fraser, B. “The ‘Sidewalk Ballet’ in the Work of Henri Lefebvre and Manuel Delgado Ruiz.” The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs. Ed. S. Hirt and D. Zahm. London & New York: Routledge, 2012. 24-36.

39. Fraser, B. and S. Spalding. “The Speed of Signs: Train Graffiti, Cultural Production and the Mobility of the Urban in France and Spain.” Trains, Culture and Mobility: Riding the Rails. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (Rowman & Littlefield), 2012. 27-57.

38. Fraser, B. “Hacia un costumbrismo espacial: Larra y la ciencia–ficción de la vida cotidiana en Sin noticias de Gurb (Mendoza) y Plutón BRB Nero (De la Iglesia).” Letras Hispanas 8.1 (2012): 48-61.

37. Fraser, B. “Baldomero Lillo’s Underground Literary Modernism.” The Latin Americanist 56.3 (2012): 75-99.

36. Fraser, B. “On Nocilla and the Urbanization of Consciousness: Multiplicity & Interdisciplinarity in Agustín Fernández Mallo’s Fragmented Trilogy.” Hispania 95.1 (2012): 1-13.


2011 (6)

35. Fraser, B., M.A. Compitello, and E. Romero. “An AJHCS Editorial Position Paper: A Modest Proposal on Peer Review.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 15 (2011): 11-22.

34. Fraser, B. “Ildefons Cerdà’s Scalpel: A Lefebvrian Perspective on Nineteenth–Century Urban Planning.” Catalan Review 25 (2011): 181-200.

33. Fraser, B. “Introducción crítica.” In La urbanización decimonónica de Madrid: textos de Mariano José de Larra y Ramón de Mesonero Romanos. Ed. B. Fraser. Doral, FL: Stockcero, 2011. 26 pp. (xiii-xxxix).

32. Fraser, B. “Why the Spatial Epistemology of the Videogame Matters: Mētis, Video Game Space and Interdisciplinary Theory.” Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds 3.2 (2011): 93-106.

31. Fraser, B. “Re–Scaling Emotional Approaches to Music: Basque Band Lisabö & the Soundscapes of Urban Alienation.” Emotion, Space and Society 4 (2011): 8-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.emospa.2010.03.00.

30. Fraser, B. “Toward Autonomy in Love and Work: Situating the Film Yo, también (2009) within the Political Project of Disability Studies.” Hispania 94.1 (2011): 1–12. 


2010 (5)

29. Fraser, B. “The Art of Engineering: The Bridge as Object and Method in Juan Benet’s Fiction.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 11.2 (2010): 167–90.

28. Fraser, B. “Spain, 1795: A Reconsideration of Lorenzo Hervás y Panduro (1735–1809) and the Visual Language of the Deaf.” Dieciocho 33.2 (2010): 259–78.

27. Fraser, B. “Hacia una teoría de lo desconocido: La aportación visual de Vacas de Julio Medem a la filosofía.” Hispanic Research Journal 11.4 (2010): 353–69.

26. Fraser, B. “The Work of (Creating) Art: Judith Scott’s Fiber Art, Lola Barrera and Iñaki Peñafiel’s ¿Qué tienes debajo del sombrero? (2006) and the Challenges Faced By People with Developmental Disabilities.” Cultural Studies 24.4 (2010): 508–32.

25. Fraser, B. “The Ills of Aerial Photography: Latin America from Above.” Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana 39.2 (2010): 70–84.


2009 (6)

24. Fraser, B. “The ‘Kind of Problem Cities Pose’: Jane Jacobs at the Intersection of Pedagogy, Philosophy and Urban Theory.” Teaching in Higher Education 14.3 (2009): 265–76.

23. Fraser, B. “Narrating the Organic City: A Lefebvrian Approach to City Planning, the Novel & Urban Theory in Spain” Journal of Narrative Theory 39.3 (2009): 369–90. [Special issue on ‘Narrating Cities’]

22. Fraser, B. “The Bergsonian Link Between Emotion, Music and Place: From the ‘Motion of Emotion’ to the Sonic Immediacy of the Basque Band Lisabö.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 10.2 (2009): 241–62. [Special issue on ‘Spanish Popular Music Studies’]

21. Fraser, B. “Imagen, materia, cine: Bergson, Deleuze y Cinelandia de Ramón Gómez de la Serna.” Hispanic Review 77.4 (2009): 449–70.

20. Fraser, B. “Modernist Liquidity Meets Liquid Modernity: From the Occult Stories of Leopoldo Lugones to The Fluidity of Modern Urban Life” English Language Notes 47.2 (2009): 85–94. [Special issue on ‘Literature and Pseudoscience’]

19. Fraser, B. “Undergraduates and Hispanic Sleuths: The Importance of University Cor(ps)e Requirements in a Liberal Learning Curriculum.” In Murder 101: Essays on the Teaching of Detective Fiction, Ed. Ed Rielly. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press, 2009. 38–50.


2008 (8)

18. Fraser, B. “Madrid, Neoplasmic City: Disease and the Urban as Process in Tiempo de silencio.” Letras Peninsulares 21.1 (2008): 139–64. [Monographic issue on ‘Urban Imaginaries’]

17. Fraser, B. “A Snapshot of Barcelona from Montjuïc: Juan Goytisolo’s Señas de identidad, Tourist Landscapes as Process and the Photographic Mechanism of Thought.” In Spain is (Still) Different: Tourism and Discourse in Spanish Identity. Ed. Eugenia Afinoguénova and Jaume Martí–Olivella. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Inc., 2008. 151–84.

16. Fraser, B. “Baroja’s Rejection of Traditional Medicine in El árbol de la ciencia.” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 85.1 (2008): 29–50. 

15. Fraser, B. “Un neuro–musicólogo antes de su tiempo: discursos actuales del sonido a través de dos cuentos de Leopoldo Lugones.” Hispania 91.4 (2008): 794–804.

14. Fraser, B. “Reconciling Film Studies & Geography: Adolfo Bioy Casares’s La invención de Morel.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 41.1 (2008): 153–68. 

13. Fraser, B. “What is Liberal Learning?: Lessons on Pedagogy from Spain’s Institución Libre de Enseñanza.” Proteus: A Journal of Ideas 25.1 (2008): 9–17. [Special issue on ‘Higher Education’] 

12. Fraser, B. “Why Don Fulgencio Entrambosmares del Aquilón’s ‘Apuntes para un tratado de cocotología’ belongs in the Spanish Cultural Studies curriculum—followed by a concise argument to the contrary: A manuscript by the great–great grandson Entrambosmares, translated from the original with editor’s notes.” Céfiro 8.1–2 (2008): 21–35.

11. Fraser, B. “Toward a Philosophy of the Urban: Henri Lefebvre’s Uncomfortable Application of Bergsonism.” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 26.2 (2008): 338–58.


2007 (5)

10. Fraser, B. “Madrid’s Retiro Park as Publicly–Private Space & the Spatial Problems of Spatial Theory.” Social and Cultural Geography 8.5 (2007): 673–700. (incl. photos).

9. Fraser, B. “San Sombrèro: A Land of Carnivals, Cocktails and Coups: Henri Bergson’s Theory of Laughter and the Problems of Travel Guide Humour.” Journeys: International Journal of Travel & Travel Writing 8.1–2 (2007): 117–27.

8. Fraser, B. “Manuel Delgado’s Urban Anthropology: From Multidimensional Space to Interdisciplinary Spatial Theory.” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 11 (2007): 57– 75.

7. Fraser, B. “Deaf Cultural Production in Twentieth–Century Madrid.” Sign Language Studies 7.4 (2007): 431–57.

6. Fraser, B. “Unamuno and Bergson: Notes on a Shared Methodology.” Modern Language Review 102.3 (2007): 753–67.


2006 (2)

pr5. Fraser, B. “The Space in Film and the Film in Space: Madrid’s Retiro Park and Carlos Saura’s Taxi.” Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 3.1 (2006): 15–33. (incl. photos).

4. Fraser, B. “Narradores contra la ficción: La novela detectivesca como estrategia política.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 25 (2006): 199–219. 


2005 (1)

3. Fraser, B. “On Mental and Cartographic Space: Belén Gopegui’s La escala de los mapas, Bergson and the Imagined Interval.” España Contemporánea 18.1 (2005): 7–32.


2004 (1)

pr2. Fraser, B. “Problems of Photographic Criticism and the Question of a Truly Revolutionary Image: The Photographs of Mario Algaze, Juan Rulfo and Manuel Alvarez Bravo.” Chasqui: revista de literatura latinoamericana 33.2 (2004): 104–22. (incl. photos).


2000 (1)

1. Fraser, B. “The Linguistic Foil: An Analysis of Conversational Strategies Used by Bernarda and La Poncia in La casa de Bernarda Alba.” In Essays on Hispanic and Luso–Brazilian Literature and Film in Memory of Dr. Howard M. Fraser, Bruce Dean Willis (ed. & introd.). Mobile, AL: University of South Alabama, 2000. 98–110.



15. Review of The Politics of Age and Disability in Contemporary Spanish Film: Plus Ultra Pluralism by Matthew J. Marr. In Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies (xxxx): forthcoming.

14. Review of Corporeality in Early 20th Century Latin American Literature: Body Articulations by Bruce Dean Willis. In Hispania (xxxx): accepted and forthcoming. [invited by review editor]

13. “Cardboard Towns / Città di cartone: An Artist Interview with Marco Bigliazzi.” Journal of Urban Cultural Studies 1.1 (2013): forthcoming.

12. Review of The Mobile Nation: España Cambia de Piel (1954-1964) by Tatjana Pavlovic. In Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 89.6 (2012): 675-76. [invited by review editor]

11. Review of Argentina, cine, ciudad: El espacio urbano y la narración fílmica de los últimos años by Alberto Chamorro. In Chasqui 41.1 (2012): 220-22.

10. Double review of Constructing and Resisting Modernity: Madrid 1900-1936 by Susan Larson and Construyendo la modernidad: escritura y arquitectura en el Madrid moderno 1918-1937 by Carlos Ramos. In Hispania 95.2 (2012): 353-56. [invited by review editor]

9. Review of Carnal Inscriptions: Spanish American Narratives of Corporeal Difference and Disability, by Susan Antebi. In Hispania 94.4 (2011): 751-53.

8. Review of Positively Negative: Pío Baroja the Essayist, by Carlos Roberto Saz Parkinson. In Hispania 94.3 (2011): 545-46.

7. Review of On Location in Cuba: Street Filmmaking during Times of Transition, by Ann Marie Stock. In The Latin Americanist 55.2 (2011): 113-15.

6. Review of Moving Forward, Looking Back: Trains, Literature and the Arts in the River Plate, by Sarah H. Misemer. In Chasqui 40.1 (2011): 206-07. [invited by review editor]

5. Entry for “Henri Lefebvre,” In Encyclopedia of Geography, edited by Barney Warf, London: Sage, 2010 (electronic resource). [invited by editor for this entry specifically]

4. Review of Errant Modernism: The Ethos of Photography in Mexico and Brazil, by Esther Gabara. In Chasqui 38.2 (2009): 185–87.

3. Review of Governing Sound: The Cultural Politics of Trinidad’s Carnival Musics, by Jocelyne Guilbault. In Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 27 (2008): 259–61.

2. “Madrid’s Retiro Park,” Linoleum–Woodblock Print w/ Brief Prose Description. In you are here: the journal of creative geography 10 (Summer 2008): 6–7.

1. Review of Convergencias Hispánicas: Selected Proceedings and Other Essays on Spanish and Latin American Literature, Film, and Linguistics, edited by Elizabeth Scarlett and Edward B. Wescott. In Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 7 (2003): 267–69.