Marta Bosch

MARTA BOSCH is assistant lecturer in the literary section of the English Studies Department at the University of Barcelona. Her research has focused on the representation of masculinities in Arab-American literature written by female authors. Bosch has published books and articles on the work of writers such as Diana Abu-Jaber, Laila Halaby, Mohja Kahf, Alicia Erian, and Frances Kirallah-Noble and on contemporary representations of the male Arab in cinema and television.

Latest Publications

Armengol, Josep M., Marta Bosch-Vilarrubias, Àngels Carabí, Teresa Requena (eds). Masculinities and Literary Studies: Intersections and New Directions (Routledge, 2017) [Book]

Bosch-Vilarrubias, Marta. Post-9/11 Representations of Arab Men By Arab American Women Writers: Affirmation and Resistance (Peter Lang Publishing, 2016) [Book]

Bosch-Vilarrubias, Marta. “Transitory Masculinities in Post-9/11 Arab American Literature Written by Women” (in Alternative Masculinities for a Changing World, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) [Book Chapter]

Bosch-Vilarrubias, Marta. “Contemporary Terrorist Bodies: The (De-)Construction of Arab Masculinities in the United States” (in Embodying Masculinities Towards a History of the Male Body in U.S. Culture and Literature, Peter Lang Publishing, 2013) [Book Chapter]

Bosch-Vilarrubias, Marta. “Post-9/11 Representations of Arab masculinities by Arab American Women Writers: Criticism or Praise?” (in Men in Color: Racialized Masculinities in U.S. Literature and Cinema, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011) [Book Chapter]

Previous Research Projects

“Hombres de ficción: hacia una historia de la masculinidad a través de la literatura y el cine de los Estados Unidos, siglos XX y XXI” / “Men in Fiction: Towards a History of Masculinity Through US Literature and Cinema”. Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica (Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad) ref. FFI2011-23589 (2012-2014). IP: Àngels Carabí.
“Construyendo nuevas masculinidades: la representación de la masculinidad en la literatura y el cine de los Estados Unidos (1980-2006)” / “Constructing New Masculinities: The Representation of Masculinity in US Literature and Cinema (1980-2006). Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales-Instituto de la Mujer, exp. Nº 62/03, 2004-2006. IP: Àngels Carabí.