Catherine Brix currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the Ph.D. in Literature Program and Gender Studies Graduate Minor at the University of Notre Dame. She is originally from Ankeny, Iowa and completed BA degrees in Spanish and Art at Central College in Iowa. She spent a year studying Spanish literature and translation studies at the Universidad de Granada in Spain during her undergraduate formation. Catherine went on to complete her MA in Spanish at the University of Northern Iowa with a thesis entitled Más profundo en El laberinto del fauno: Un análisis de las funciones historicas y contemporáneas de cuentos de hadas [Deeper into Pan’s Labyrinth: An Analysis of the Historic and Contemporary Functions of Fairy Tales]. Her thesis dealt with Guillermo del Toro’s film Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), fairy tales as a tool of critique, and the Spanish Civil War. Her research interests include 20th century literature from Spain and the Southern Cone, testimonial literature, (re)presentations of dictatorships in films and novels, trauma studies, feminisms and questions of human rights, and peace studies.
February 5 – Noon- 339 O’Shaughnessy
Catherine Brix – PhD in Literature and Gender Studies Graduate Minor
Transformative (Re)Inscriptions: Testimonio and the Economy of Representation in Luz Arce’s El Infierno