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Cristina Ortiz

Cristina Ortiz

Fall 2012

"Of Angles and Perspectives: Representation of Terrorism in Luisa Etxenike's The Blind Spot"

Grant in Aid of Research

Final Report: "The purpose of this GIAR-funded project was to give a presentation of my research at the III Annual Conference on Criminal Fiction, which took place in Leon (Spain) in from October 17th to the 19th in 2012. The grant allowed me to cover the cost of traveling to Leon (Spain) in order to present publically my current research on the topic of artistic representation of terror in contemporary Basque fiction. Because of my participation at that professional conference, I received essential feed- back for a future publication. The article is currently being considered for publication. In general lines, my presentation analyzed the question of representing the pain of the victims of terrorism in the novel The Blind Spot. In 2009, writer Luisa Etxenike was awarded the prestigious literary prize Premio Euskadi for The Blind Spot. The jury praised the novel’s literary merits, while remarking that they find a “serene reflection and denunciation, from the point of view of the victims, of the irrational violence and its consequences” (Vazquez, Roland 4). The Blind Spot brings the experience of the victims of terrorist attacks to the forefront, but it does so by presenting the interior lives and experiences of loss and displacement in ways that exposes the manner in which traumatic memory can be turned into narrative memory. Results from this study are included in an upcoming publication dealing with this topic. I am very grateful that the Research Council awarded me these funds as they have had an important positive contribution to develop my research."

Spring 2011

"Genre and Gender Interactions in Contemporary Argentinean Romantic Comedy"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2005

"Framing Globalization: A Cinematic Reflection of the Impact of Globalization in Latin America"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 2000

"Presentation at 20th Annual Conference on Spanish Cultural Studies on Contemporary Basque Female Writers"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 1997

"Presentation at 7th Annual Columbia University Conference on Spanish and Portuguese Literatures"

Grant in Aid of Research


Fall 1996

"Presentation at Latin American Studies Association XX International Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico"

Grant in Aid of Research