María Camí-Vela, Ph.D.

Description: Maria Cami-Vela Professor of Spanish
Office: Leutze Hall 287
Tel: (910) 962-3342
FAX: (910) 962-7712
E-mail: camivelam

B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Florida

María Camí-Vela has published three books and numerous articles on the subject of Spanish cinema and Spanish women in film and literature. Her book Women Behind the Camera: Interviews with Spanish Women Filmmakers of the 90s, received the Film-Historia Award for its contribution to film and cultural studies. She was also awarded twice the Research Grant from the Program for Cultural Cooperation between Spanish Ministry of Culture and United States Universities. Very active in curriculum development, she has created and teaches courses for the departments of FLL, Film Studies and Women Studies. She has worked as an actor, and she is associate producer of the documentaries A grain of sand (2008) and Keepers of the Water (2010). She is a member of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, the Association of Spanish Women Cineastes in the Film Industry and the Media and the Spanish Association of Film Historians.

Recent Publications

"The Secret Life of Words" and "Flowers from Another World." In Directory of World Cinema: Spain. Lorenzo Torres (Ed.). UK: Intellect Press (2011)

"De la repugnancia a la humanidad: El viaje físico y cinemático de Marceline Loridan-Ivens de Chronique d'un été (1961) a La Petite Prairie aux Bouleaux (2003)". La piel en la palestra. Estudios Corporales II. Del Pozo, Alba and Alba Serrano Eds. Barcelona: (2011): 115-126.

"Cineastas españolas que filman en inglés. ¿Estrategia comercial o expresión multicultural?" In Rodríguez Pérez, María Pilar (Ed.). Bilbao: Estudios Culturales y de los medios de comunicación. (2010): 52-70

"Filmando lo invisible: la ausencia-presencia del cuerpo como metáfora existencial en La vida secreta de las palabras." Cuerpos que cuentan. Pasen y vean: Estudios Culturales. Clúa, Isabel and Pau Pitarch Eds. Barcelona: (2010): 25-31.

"Between Hope and Disillusion. The Militant Cinema of Helena Lumbreras." Plan Rosebud. On Images, Sites and Politics of Memory. Ruído, María Ed. Galicia: Xunta de Galicia/Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo. (2009): 251-262.