Jordi Serrano-Muñoz

Jordi Serrano-Muñoz
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | UOC

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I am interested in the following topics: - Literary representations of the climate crisis representation - Literature, memory, and social movements. - Contemporary Japanese literature, particularly, post-Fukushima literary production. - Transpacific connections - Literature, discourse, and hegemony. - Literature and national narratives. - Literature, digital humanities, and textual analysis with R. Visit my personal website for more details: https://serranomunoz.com/
Additional affiliations
September 2020 - present
University of Granada
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer of "Japanese literature: a critical overview". Master thesis advisor.
February 2020 - January 2021
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer of the course "Themes of Contemporary Literature". Master thesis advisor.
January 2020 - August 2020
The College of Mexico
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Lecturer for the course "Japan: postwar literature and thought".
Education
September 2016 - June 2019
University Pompeu Fabra
Field of study
  • Humanities
September 2013 - August 2015
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Literary Studies
September 2009 - June 2013
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • East Asian Studies

Publications

Publications (22)
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In this chapter, I explore how the depiction of Japan as a civilization at odds with modernity in US public discourse from 1945 to today enabled a framing of the Japanese identity as subaltern and how this fabricated identity was instrumental in legitimizing the Western discursive position of superiority in situations of conflict. Such analysis sha...
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In this introductory chapter, the editors produce a state-of-the-art overview and discussion of the theoretical and methodological opportunities of conducting research about transpacific experiences that can challenge ongoing colonial epistemological paradigms. The chapter highlights the limits and promises of engaging in the study of a dialogue be...
Book
In this collective work, researchers from different disciplines reflect upon the challenges and opportunities of decolonizing transpacific studies through the lens of a few paradigmatic case-studies that deal with connections between East Asia and Latin America. The present book offers a productive problematization of the idea of the transpacific a...
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En el presente artículo se analizan los diarios que realizaron tres escritores hispanohablantes, José Juan Tablada, Enrique Gómez Carrillo y Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, tras sus respectivos viajes por Japón a principios del s. XX. El estudio de estos textos tiene como objetivo revelar cómo la forma en que se construye la imagen de Japón no solo es exoti...
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In this piece, I approach the relationship between the paradigm of imbricated crises pertaining to the second decade of the twenty-first century and its contemporaneous dystopian literature. I focus particularly on how dystopian literature forges a sense of closure that attempts to give meaning through the construction of imaginary memories of how...
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In this article, I explore the relationship between the reproduction of hegemonic discourses of national representation in the reception of literature in translation and processes of canonization. I argue that World Literature as a paradigm hinders our efforts to overcome the burdens of canonization. As a case study, I analyze the implications of b...
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This paper explores the challenges and potentialities of establishing a shared paradigm of transformative knowledge based on the dialogue between East Asian experiences and the rest of the global South, particularly Latin America. It gathers and organizes a general overview of significant attempts of framing East Asian struggles within resistances...
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I focus in this paper on the way fiction produced after the 3.11 disasters has engaged with the daunting task of giving meaning to suffering and outliving a traumatic event. I argue that the present practice is based on an overarching literary convention that combines three main tropes. First, how questions over the responsibility in representing t...
Conference Paper
En esta intervención reflexiono sobre cómo podemos aproximarnos a las conexiones transpacíficas como una oportunidad para repensar la literatura comparada desde perspectivas decoloniales y de justicia epistémica; y cómo estas reflexiones sobre literatura comparada decolonial regresan para reevaluar a su vez qué entendemos por el transpacífico como...
Presentation
En esta presentación hablo de cómo se ha representado el trauma en la producción literaria asociada al triple desastre sucedido en el noreste de Japón el 11 de marzo de 2011. Me centro en explorar la construcción de los personajes de la víctima y del superviviente, entendiéndolos como objetos y sujetos, como medios y agentes, representantes de y re...
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This papers shows how the Japanese response to the 3/11 disaster offers ways to understand literature’s role in the tasks of dealing collectively with trauma, requesting responsibility to social agents, and demanding accountability to state institutions. I argue that this experience goes beyond the particular case of Japan and can be seen as a para...
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In 1997, the Japanese writer of Okinawan descent Medoruma Shun was awarded the Akutagawa prize for his story Droplets (Suiteki). In this tale, Tokushô, a veteran of the Battle of Okinawa, wakes up one day to find his leg turned into a gourd melon. His toe bursts, and water slowly comes out of it. Every night Tokushô is visited by the ghosts of his...

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