Constante González Groba

 Constante González Groba is Professor of American literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Texas at Austin. He edited parallel texts in English and Spanish of William Dean Howells’s Criticism and Fiction and Frank Norris’s The Responsibilities of the Novelist, as well as a critical edition of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening aimed at Spanish college students. He is the author of a book on the novels of Carson McCullers, in Spanish, and has written essays and book chapters on Herman Melville, Carson McCullers, Stephen Crane, Lee Smith, Lillian Smith, Elizabeth Madox Roberts, Bobbie Ann Mason, Ellen Glasgow, Harper Lee, Colson Whitehead, Ron Rash, and others. His latest book is On Their Own Premises: Southern Women Writers and the Homeplace (Universitat de Valéncia, 2008). He edited the book Hijas del Viejo Sur: La mujer en la literatura del Sur de los Estados Unidos (Universitat de Valéncia, 2012), to which he contributed an introduction and two chapters, as well as Unsteadily Marching On: The US South in Motion (Universitat de Valéncia, 2013), a collection of essays by American and European southernists. He has led competitive research projects about women in southern fiction, southern fiction and civil rights, and southern autobiography, and race and the body in US fiction and film.

@: constante.gonzalez@usc.es

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:

“Internal Colonialism and the Wasteland Theme in Ron Rash’s Serena. ATLANTIS, vol. 42, no. 2, December 2020, pp. 119-37. ISSN 0210-6124.

“Revisiting The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter: Carson McCullers’ ‘Ironic Parable of Fascism’”. Ex-Centric Souths: (Re)Imagining Southern Centers and Peripheries, edited by Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis. Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 2019, pp. 165-179. ISBN 978-84-9134-548-0.

“Riding the Rails to (Un)Freedom: Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. PJAS (Polish Journal of American Studies), vol. 13, Autumn 2019, pp. 255-270. ISNN 1733-9154.

“European Existentialism Becomes an Impetus for Change in the American South: Carson McCullers’ Clock without Hands”. Ideas Crossing the Atlantic: Theories, Normative Conceptions and Cultural Images, edited by Waldemar Zacharasiewicz & Christoph Irmscher. Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2019, pp. 325-342. ISSBN 978-3-7001-8487-4.

“The Emmett Till Case and Its Reverberations in Southern Autobiography”. A Critical Gaze from the Old World: Transatlantic Perspectives on American Studies, edited by Isabel Durán et al. Peter Lang, 2018, pp. 177-195. ISBN 978-3-0343-3480-8.

Racism and Fascism in Roger Corman’s Film Adaptation of Charles Beaumont’s The Intruder. Moravian Journal of Literature and Film, vol. 7, nos. 1-2, 2016, pp. 41-57. ISSN 1803-7720.

“Ellen Glasgow’s Life and Gabriella: The Darwinian Struggle for Life and the Romance of Progress”RÉSONANCES 15.1 (2015): La Vocation au féminin / Women and Vocation. 119-135. ISSN 1245-2262.

“‘So Far as I and My People Are Concerned the South Is Fascist Now and Always Has Been’: Carson McCullers and the Racial Problem”ATLANTIS 37.2 (December 2015). 63-81. ISSN 0210-6124.

“The View from Elsewhere Shapes the Racial Conversion Narrative: Lillian Smith and Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin”. In The South from Elsewhere. Ed. Marcel Arbeit. Palacký University Olomouc. Olomouc: Czech Republic, 2014. ISBN 978-80-244-4397-3. 55-77.