Dr Dunja Fehimovic
Lecturer in Hispanic Studies
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- Telephone: 0191 208 4410
- Address: Room 5.35, Old Library Building
Newcastle upon Tyne
I joined Newcastle University's School of Modern Languages in September 2016, after completing an AHRC-funded PhD at the University of Cambridge on national identity in contemporary Cuban film. During my MPhil in Latin American Studies, also at the University of Cambridge, I worked on Latin American film more widely, as well as on music (rap and reggaetón) in Cuba. My thesis was an exploration of documentary films shown at the Muestras de Nuevos Realizadores in Cuba in relation to national identity.
I have a background in English literature and Spanish (language and literature), and have dabbled in documentary filmmaking. I have worked on the Latin American news website Pulsamérica (www.pulsamerica.co.uk) as both writer (for the Caribbean) and sub-editor. I have contributed to the Palabras errantes (www.palabraserrantes.com) project as translator.
I teach mainly on the literatures, films, and cultures of Spain and Latin America, and my current research focuses on cinema.
Areas of expertise
- Latin American studies
- Cultural studies
My work so far has focussed on contemporary Cuban cinema and national identity, on which I have a monograph forthcoming in 2018. Within this work, I have developed a particular focus on:
- Genre, particularly horror cinema
- Place and space in cinema
- The representation of children on screen
- Cultural, place, and nation branding
I have also recently begun work on a broader, comparative project on Caribbean cinemas, which will span linguistic and geographic areas to take in the region and its diasporas. The project uses the guiding principle of relationality (Glissant) to argue for the productivity and importance of making connections between the cinemas of the Caribbean, and between these local filmmaking traditions and World cinema.
I am module leader of
SML1021: Introduction to International Film
LAS2032: Caribbean Imaginaries: Image, Text, Music
and I contribute to
SML1018: Introduction to Literature
FMS8055: Approaches to Film History and Theory (Masters)
FMS8037: Cinematic Others (Masters)
- Fehimovic D. National Identity in 21st-Century Cuban Cinema: Screening the Repeating Island. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
- Fehimovic D, Ogden R, ed. Branding Latin America: Strategies, Aims, Resistance. Lexington Books, 2018.
- Fehimovic D. Connected in "another way": repetition, difference and identity in Caribbean cinema. In: Paul Cooke, Stephanie Dennison, Alex Marlow-Mann, Rob Stone, ed. The Routledge Companion to World Cinema. Routledge, 2018, pp.111-121.
- Fehimovic D. The Appeal of the 'Old School': From De cierta manera/ One Way or Another (1974) to Conducta/ Behaviour (2014). Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas 2017, 14(2), 133-152.
- Fehimovic D. Zombie Nation: Monstrous Identities in Three Cuban Films. In: Guy Baron, Ann Marie Stock, Antonio Álvarez Pitaluga, ed. The Cinema of Cuba: Contemporary Film and the Legacy of Revolution. I. B. Tauris, 2017, pp.147-170.
- Fehimovic D. Cinema and Nation Branding in Cuba. In: Dinnie K, ed. Nation Branding : Concepts, Issues, Practice. London: Routledge, 2015, pp.131-134.
- Fehimovic D. Not Child's Play: Tactics and Strategies in Viva Cuba and Habanastation. Bulletin of Latin American Research 2015, 34(4), 503-516.
- Fehimovic D, Stone R. Cuba's Cinematic Elan Vital: Cubanidad and Cubania as Citizenship and Sentiment. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 2014, 23(3), 298-303.