Mª Teresa Gómez Reus

Teresa Gómez Reus is Professor of English at the University of Alicante (Spain), where she teaches American literature, from the colonial period until the 1990s. She has published on British and American women writers, particularly on Edith Wharton, the fin de siècle, feminist criticism and, more recently, on spatial criticism and women’s literature of the First World War. Her essays have appeared in English Studies, Women: A Cultural Review, The Journal of Gender Studies, The Edith Wharton Review, Revista de Occidente, and a variety of collective works. She has co-edited various collections of essays, among them Women in Transit through Literary Liminal Spaces (Palgrave, 2013) and Inside Out: Women Negotiating, Subverting, Appropriating Public and Private Space (Rodopi, 2008). She has also published, among other edited books, Mary Borden, una enfermera norteamericana en la Gran Guerra (UVP, 2011), an abridged version of Mary Borden’s The Forbidden Zone, with a critical introduction, and Mujeres al frente: Testimonios de la Gran Guerra (Huerga & Fierro, 1912). She has translated travel writing and short stories by Edith Wharton and Willa Cather, and her most recent contribution is an annotated edition of The Age of Innocence, to mark the centenary of its publication (Cátedra, 2020). She has been a post-graduate scholar at the University of Princeton between 1992-93, and a Visiting Scholar at MIT in 1997 and King’s College, London, in 2007.


Publications

A selection of edited volumes

—2020. La edad de la inocencia, annotated edition with critical introduction. Madrid: Cátedra, 2020. 489 pp.

— 2013. (With Terry Gifford), Women in Transit through Literary Liminal Spaces. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. 197 pp.

A selection of publications in periodicals

— 2017. “»Remember Spain!» Edith Wharton and the Book She Never Wrote.” English Studies 98. 2: 175-193.

—2013. “Fighting for Fame: The «Heroines of Pervyse» and the Disputed Construction of a Public Image.” Women: a Cultural Review 23. 3 : 300-322.

— 2011. “Flânerie and the Ghosts of War: Hidden Perspectives of Edith Wharton’s “The Look of Paris”.” Women: a Cultural Review 22.1: 29-49.

— 2003. “Haunting Correspondences: Ghostly Letters and the Anxiety of Authorship in Edith Wharton`s «Pomegranate Seed» and Daphne du Maurier`s Rebecca.” Atlantic Literary Review 4.3: 150-170.

—2000. “Locas del desván. Locura y encierro en la literatura femenina.” Revista de Occidente 235: 148-156.

— 1997. “Paisajes de transición, moradas nebulosas: el cuento de fantasmas femenino en la era del modernismo.” Cuadernos de Filología Inglesa 6.1: 33-58.

— 1996. “Performing the (Postmodern) Dance of Gender. Nancy Spero and the Images of Women”. Journal of Gender Studies. 2.1: 300-322.

— 1993: “Revisiting the Angel at the Grave: Parallelisms between George Eliot and Edith Wharton.” Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos. 2: 9-17.

— 1992. “Responses to Edith Wharton in Spain.” The Edith Wharton Review 9.1: 22-25.

—1992. “Arachnologies: Gender and Creativity in fin de siècle American Women’s Fiction.” Babel, 1: 9-24.

— 1990. “The Parody of Sexual Differentiation in Edith Wharton’s The Custom of the Country.” Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 21: 131-139.

A selection of book chapters

— 2015. “El segundo campo de batalla: Testimonios de enfermeras norteamericanas en el frente.” Ed. Carme Manuel, Ignacio Ramos. Valencia: Universitat de València. 249-268.

—2013. “Racing to the Front: Auto-mobility and Competing Narratives by Women in the First World War.” Women in Transit through Literary Liminal Spaces. Eds. Teresa Gómez, Terry Gifford. Palgrave macmillan. 107-122.

—2010. “Los espacios de la feminidad y sus violencias: La ciudad y las mujeres en la pintura victoriana y moderna.” El sustrato cultural de la violencia de género: Literatura, arte, cine y videojuegos. Ed. Angeles de la Concha. Madrid: Síntesis. 197-220.

—2008. (Con Peter Lauber) “In a Literary No Man`s Land: A Spatial Reading of Edith Wharton`s Fighting France.” Inside Out. Women Negotiating, Subverting, Appropriating Public and Private Space. Eds. Teresa Gómez, Aránzazu Usandizaga. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 205-228.

—2007. “Relatar lo inenarrable: estrategias retóricas en los reportajes de guerra de Edith Wharton.” Diaris i dietaris. Valencia: Denes. 399-408.

—2002. “Weaving/Framing/Crossing Difference. Reflections on Gender and Ethnicity in American Literary and Art Practices.” Caught between Cultures. Women, Writing & Subjectivities. Ed. Elizabeth Russel. Amsterdam: Rodopi. 99-128.

—2001. “Topografías feministas: Perspectivas y reflexiones desde la crítica literaria.” Historia de la teoría y crítica literaria en Estados Unidos. Ed. Ricardo de Miguel. Madrid: Verbum. 328-372.

—1993. “Mapping the Contours of a Forgotten Land: Edith Wharton and Spain.” Wretched Exotic: Edith Wharton and European Culture. Eds. Alan Price, Katherine Joslin. Amsterdam, New York: Rodopi. 2001-218.

—1992. “Performances of the Gaze: Postmodern Strategies by two American Women Artists.” On Marginal Discourse. Eds. Mercedes Bengoechea, R.k. Shepherd. Alcalá de Henares: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. 109-128.

—1992. “La crítica feminista y la muerte del autor.” La huella de Virginia Woolf. Ed. Mercedes Bengoechea. Alcalá de Henares: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares. 177-194.

—1991. “El retrato de una ingenua o la inocencia como artificio en The Age of Innocence de Edith Wharton.” Studia Patriciae Show Oblata. Oviedo: Universidad de Oviedo. 269-276.

—1990. “Atisbando en el ático: la esposa loca como figura arquetípica en los textos de creación femenina.” Estudios de Filología Inglesa: Homenaje al Doctor Pedro Jesús Marcos Pérez. Ed. Féliz Rodríguez. Alicante: Servicio de Publicaciones Universidad de Alicante. 459-469.