Leonor Acosta

LEONOR ACOSTA BUSTAMANTE received her PhD in English from the University of Cadiz, with the thesis Structure and Ideology in the work of Angela Carter and Rikki Ducornet: Writing from Postmodernity (2002), which offers a comparative analysis of different feminist narrative structures used by women writers in the last decades of the 20th century. Her publications cover a wider line of research concerned with representations of masculinities and femininities in popular culture approached from a multidisciplinary methodology which benefits from the discourses of Anthropology, Sociology, Historiography, Literary theory and Cultural Studies. Her contributions address some cross-road topics such as the relations between Postmodernism and Feminism, pornography, male pathologies in film representations, male bodies and Fascism in popular culture. Recently she has widened her range of analysis to LGBTI identities in social networking sites. With this background she has supervised five doctoral theses, and participates as an active member in some international research networks such as Red HILA (Red Iberoamericana en Ciencias Sociales con Enfoque de Género) since 2013, at the University Simon Bolivar (Colombia). In 2016 she was one of the founders of CIES (Centro Iberoamericano de Estudios sobre Sexualidad, Mérida, Spain). She is also a referee for the academic journals Psicogente (Colombia) and Çedille (Spain). She is a Lecturer on Cultural Studies and Gender Studies at the University of Cadiz (Spain).

Main Publications
• “Alternative Sexualities and Virtual Communities: Aspects of LGBY Participation on Social Networking Sites in Spain.” Identity, Sexuality, and Relationships among Emerging Adults in the Digital Age. Ed. Michelle F. Wright. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Information Science Reference. 2017. 75-97.
• “El cuerpo fascista recuperado: la exploración de la masculinidad en Fight Club.” Daimon. Revista Internacional de Filosofía. Suplemento 5 (2016): 573-582.
• “Aproximaciones a ls Estudios de Masculinidades: Teoría y Aplicaciones”. Género y Ciencias Sociales. Arqueología y Cartografías de Fronteras. Eds. Fernanda Pattaro Amaral y María Nohemí González Martínez. Barranquilla, Colombia: Ediciones Universidad Simón Bolívar. 2015. 17-48.
• “Don Quixote and the American Imagination: The Reapproppriation of the Icon in Auster’s City of GlassDon Quijote y la narrativa posmoderna. Ed. Mercedes Juliá. Cádiz: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Cádiz. 2010. 101-115.
• “Un libro es un arma cargada en la casa de al lado: el fin de la cultura y el apocalipsis en Fahrenheit 451.” El arte a juicio. Valencia: Tirant Lo Blanch, 2009. 89-102.
• “Feminismo y Posmodernismo en Acerca de la condesa sangrienta de Alejandra Pizarnik. El eco de las voces sinfónicas. Ed. María Asunción García Larrañaga. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza, 2009. 383-392.
• “Sexual violence deconstructed. Simone de Beavuoir, Angela Carter and Rikki Ducornet Investigate Sade”. Odisea. Revista de Estudios Ingleses 6 (2005): 7-18.