Dr Maria Bastianes

Profile

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina before moving to Spain to complete my undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Salamanca (2005-2011). I defended my PhD at the Theatre Institute of Madrid (Complutense University of Madrid) in 2016. I then worked for the Spanish Ministry of Culture and held nationally-funded post-doctoral positions in Spain and Italy. I joined the University of Leeds in April 2019 to begin a European-funded Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, which documents and promotes the presence of Spanish theatre in the UK, bringing together scholars, practitioners and educators. A book based on my thesis (on the performance and reception of La Celestina) will be published in early 2020.

EDUCATION

01/11/2012 - 20/01/2016: PhD with Cum Laude distinction. Title of the PhD Thesis: “La Celestina” en escena (1909-2012). Literature and Language Faculty, Spanish Literature Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.

01/09/2010 - 20/09/2011: Master in Spanish and Latin American Literature. Literature and Language Faculty, Spanish and Hispano-American Literature Department, University of Salamanca, Spain.          

01/09/2005 - 06/07/2009: Bachelor Degree in Hispanic Language and Literature. Literature and Language Faculty, Spanish and Hispano-American Literature Department, University of Salamanca, Spain.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT

06/02/2018 – 22/04/2019: Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral position, Humanities Faculty, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain.

01/11/2016 – 31/01/2018: Temporary Lecturer (Master of Advanced Studies in Theatre), Arts and Humanities Unit, International University of La Rioja, Spain.

19/09/2016 – 14/05/2017: Stipendiary Fellow (FormARTE Fellow in Cultural Management), Promotion of the Book and Spanish Literature Unit, Ministry of Culture, Spain.

01/09/2011 – 31/12/2012: Translator from Iberian to Argentinean Spanish for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), International Courses, University of Salamanca, Spain.

05/2011: Marker for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), International Courses, University of Salamanca, Spain.

01/09/2009 – 23/05/2010: Language Assistant (Degree course: Advance Spanish Grammar), Department of Spanish, Colby College, USA.

06/07/2009 – 31/07/2009: Language Teaching Assistant (Course: Grammar), International Courses, University of Salamanca, Spain.

PUBLICATIONS

Single-Authored Monographs

Bastianes, M., Vida escénica de “La Celestina” en España (1909-2019), Oxford, Peter Lang, 2020.

Edited Books /Special Issues

Bastianes, M.; Fernández, E. y Mascarell, P., Diálogos en las tablas. Últimas tendencias de la puesta en escena del teatro clásico español, Kassel, Reichenberger, 2014.

Bastianes, M., Gómez Sánchez Ferrer, G. y Martínez Muñoz, A. (eds.), A hombros de gigantes: nuevas líneas de investigación en literaturas hispánicas, Special Issue of Dicenda, 33, 2015.

Bastianes, M. and Mascarell, P. (eds.), Relecturas del personaje clásico en la modernidad, Special Issue of Anagnórisis, 20, 2019.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Bastianes, M., “La adaptación de La Celestina de Luis Escobar y Huberto Pérez de la Ossa. Un análisis formal”, Celestinesca, 43, 2019, 9-32.

Bastianes, M., “Un clásico difícil. Censura y adaptación escénica de La Celestina bajo el franquismo”, Hispanic Research Journal, 19, 2018, 117-134.

Bastianes, M., “De La Celestina de Rojas a la adaptación de Alejandro Casona. Un estudio comparativo”, eHumanista, 35, 2017, 238-256.

Bastianes, M., “El triunfo del humor. Teatro Dran y la puesta en escena de la Comedia Himenea de Torres Naharros”, Gestos, 54, 2012, 97-110.

Bastianes, M., “Nueva (pro)puesta en escena para un teatro poco convencional. La Tragicomedia de Don Duardos de Ana Zamora”, Don Galán, 2, 2012.

Bastianes, M., “Deformaciones entrañables: El uso de la parodia y la sátira en ‘El revés de los refranes’ de Isidoro Blaisten”, Cartaphilus, 7-8, 2010, 66-78.

Commissioned Public Report

Bastianes, M., Publication and Edition of Dramatic Texts in Spain 2016, Ministry of Culture

Chapters in Edited Books

Bastianes, M., “Vida (escénica) de Lazarillo de Tormes. La adaptación de Fernán Gómez”, in J. Vélez Sainz and F. De Armas (eds), Memorias de un honrado aguador: ámbitos de estudio en torno a la difusión de Lazarillo de Tormes, Madrid, Sial Prosa Barroca, 2017, 139-155.

Bastianes, M., “La segunda Celestina de la CNTC a la luz de la historia escénica de la obra de Rojas”, in F. B. Pedraza Jiménez, R. González Cañal y E. E. Marcello (eds), El teatro en tiempos de Isabel y Juana (1474-1517), Ciudad Real, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, 2016, 27-37.

Bastianes, M., “El personaje de Centurio y la puesta en escena de La Celestina”, J. Vélez Sainz and A. Sánchez Jiménez (eds), El teatro soldadesco y la cultura militar en la España imperial, Madrid, Ediciones del Orto, 2015, 15-32.

Bastianes, M., “La Celestina, un siglo en escena”, in M. Bastianes, E. Fernández y P. Mascarell eds., Diálogos en las tablas. Últimas tendencias de la puesta en escena del teatro clásico español, Kassel, Reichenberger, 2014, 35-60.

Translations

Bastianes, M. and O’Kell, H., Gente estúpida / Stupid People (author: Daniela Fejerman), Madrid, Antígona (in-press).

Bastianes, M. and Catalán, A., “Poema de las rosas de Franco Fortini”, Quimera. Revista de literatura, 2016, 39-41.

Bastianes, M. and Catalán, A., “El molino de la Selva Negra y otros poemas. Franco Fortini”, Clarín. Revista de nueva literatura, 122, 2016, 18-9.

Interviews with Practitioners and Other Publications

Bastianes, M. “Blood Wedding Receives an Irish-Gypsy Makeover at the Young Vic”, Eutopean Stages (in-press).

Bastianes, M., “Entrevistas con Nuria Espert (actriz) y Pilar de Yzaguirre (directora de Ysarca)”, Celestinesca, núm. 41, 2017.

Bastianes, M., “Entrevista con Rafael Álvarez ‘El Brujo’”, Memorias de un honrado aguador: ámbitos de estudio en torno a la difusión de Lazarillo de Tormes, Madrid, Sial Prosa Barroca, 157-163.

Bastianes, M., “Entrevista con Ángel Facio. Director de teatro”, Celestinesca, núm. 40, 2016, 229-42.

Bastianes, M., “El espectador de teatro no tiene que divertirse, sino disfrutar; como lo haría ante el Guernica o el Réquiem de Mozart”, en M. Bastianes, E. Fernández y P. Mascarell eds., Diálogos en las tablas. Últimas tendencias de la puesta en escena del teatro clásico español, Kassel, Reichenberger, 2014, 61-70.

Bastianes, M., “La Celestina de José Luis Gómez. Primeras impresiones”, Celestinesca, 40, 2016, 209-211

PAPERS AND TALKS

Invited Talks, Colloquia, Workshops, and Roundtable discussions

05/2020 “Lorca’s Theatre in UK since the Consolidation of Spanish Democracy”, Department of Spanish Research Seminar, University of Oxford.

23/04/2020: “Los clásicos españoles en la escena británica”, Ciclo Académico de las XXXVII Jornadas de Teatro del Siglo de Oro de Almería.

13/12/2019: “EStages.UK y la puesta en escena de La Celestina”, Instituto de Artes del Espectáculo, University of Buenos Aires.

29/11/2019:“La presencia de la performance y de las artes escénicas españolas en Reino Unido. El caso de la Ribot”, IV Congreso Internacional Performa. Nuevos Espacios/Nuevos Formatos en el Teatro Español Actual (Santiago de Compostela, from 27th  to 29th November 2019), Grupo Performa / University of Santiago de Compostela.

12/07/2016: “La segunda Celestina de la CNTC a la luz de la historia escénica de la obra de Rojas”, XXIX Jornadas de Teatro Clásico de Almagro (Almagro, from 12th to 14th July, 2016), University of Castilla-La Mancha.

27/09/2013: “Stagings of La Celestina on the Latin American stage”, Symposium: The Urgency Of Latin American Theatre (London, 27th September, 2013), CASA / Out of the Wings at King’s College London and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

21/01/2013: “Transcultural Transfers. La Celestina in Argentina”, “Echoes in the Bone”. Workshop on Travelling Theatres, Unsettling Identities: Iberian and Latin American Theatre and Performance Cultures in Contact (Cork, 21st January, 2013), University College Cork.

26/07/2012: Roundtable discussion on La Celestina, VII Jornadas sobre Teatro Clásico. Los últimos clásicos (Olmedo, from 25th to 27th July, 2012), Olmedo Classical Festival / University of Valladolid.

Public Engagement

09/20 La casa de Bernarda Alba in UK. Talk for teachers and A Level Students from the state and private sectors, Dean Close School, Cheltenham.

12/10/2019 Roundtable discussion alongside the cast of Stupid People.

Most recent Participations in Conferences, Colloquia and Workshops

23/11/2018: “Procesos de significación y el lugar de lo político en La posibilidad que desaparece frente al paisaje y La chica de la agencia de viaje nos dijo que había piscina en el apartamento (El Conde de Torrefiel)”, III Congreso Internacional Performa. Le thèâtre hors de lui: performativités politiques dans le contexte hispanique actuel (Toulouse, from 22nd to 24th November 2018), Grupo Performa / Université Toulouse-Jean Jaurès.

6/11/2018: “La Celestina en la escena italiana. La puesta en escena de Gianfranco De Bosio”, Hacia un primer teatro clásico: Jornadas Internacionales de Estudio sobre Teatro del Renacimiento (Madrid, from 5th to  6th November 2018), Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

26/09/2017: “Una Celestina del siglo XXI: la versión escénica de Robert Lepage”, XVII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Hispánica de Literatura Medieval (Rome, from 26th to 30th September 2017), Sapienza University of Rome.

19/10/2016: “La adaptación moderna de La Celestina para la escena. Entre la fidelidad y la cuestión del género”, Congreso Internacional. Cervantes, Shakespeare y la Edad de Oro de la escena (Madrid, from 17th to 21st October 2016), Universidad Complutense de Madrid / ITEM / UNIR / CNTC / RESAD.

29/07/2016: “El valor documental de La Celestina en las lecturas escénicas del siglo XXI”, XXV Seminario Internacional “El teatro como documento artístico, histórico y cultural en el siglo XXI (2000-2016)” (Madrid, from 28th to 30th July 2016), National Distance Education University.

ORGANISATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

2021 Performa Annual Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds (Local Host).

2019 I Jornadas. Seis personajes (clásicos) en busca de un aCtor (from  28th to 29th March 2019), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / Casa Museo Lope de Vega, Madrid (Lead Organiser).

2013-2014 III Conference on Hispanics Literatures for Young Researchers (from 3rd to 4th April 2014), Complutense University of Madrid and Menéndez Pidal Foundation, Madrid (Organiser).

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Awards

Complutense University PhD “Extraordinary Prize” (granted in 2017). University Complutense of Madrid.

National Prize for being one of the top ten graduates in Spain (granted in 2011).  Ministry of Education of Spain.

Fellowships and Grants

22/04/2019-22/05/2021. Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, Project “EStages. UK Spanish Theatre in the UK (1982-2019)”. Granted by the European Commission (University of Leeds, Leeds, UK). Amount: £163,383.

06/02/2018-22/04/2019 Juan de la Cierva Formación Postdoctoral Fellowship. Granted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Madrid, Spain). Amount: € 30458

11/09/2017-11/12/2017: Andreazza Fellowship (Postdoctoral Project “Luigi Squarzina, Alfonso Sastre e il teatro di Bertolt Brecht”), Institute of European Theatre and Opera, Centro Vittore Branca, Cini Foundation. Funded by the Cini Foundation of Venice (Venice, Italy). Amount: €6.250.

10/01/2013-10/05/2013: Research stay in London, at the Department of Drama of Queen Mary (University of London, London, UK). Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Amount: €6.600.

16/12/2010- 15/12/2014. Research and Teaching Fellowship (FPU) to complete the PhD Degree. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Madrid, Spain). Amount: c. € 63528.

09/2005-07/2009. University of Salamanca Fellowship to complete the Bachelor's degree in Hispanic Language and Literature at the University of Salamanca. Funded by the Santander Central Hispano Bank and University of Salamanca. The Scholarship covered tuition fees, health insurance, accommodation and meals.

ESTEEM INDICATORS

2019: Member of the Jury for the VII Hispanic Theatre Festival (London, UK).

2017 – Peer-Reviewer: Anuario Lope de Vega; Modern Language Review.

2016 – 2019: Member of the Jury for the III,  IV, V and VI Theatre Competition Crono-Teatro (Madrid, Spain).

2016: Member of the Jury for the XX Complutense University Theatre Competition (Madrid, Spain).

2008: Member of the Reading Commission of “Ciudad de Salamanca” Novel prize 2008 (Salamanca, Spain).

MAJOR COLLABORATION

Funded Research Teams

2016 – 2019: CI.  Project “PTCE. Primer Teatro Clásico Español. Plataforma para la investigación textual y escénica del Teatro Español del XVI (1496-1542)”. Funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (project code: FFI2015-64799- 2016-2019). Amount: 15000€.

2015 – 2017: CI. TEAMAD-CM. Plataforma digital para la investigación y divulgación del teatro contemporáneo en Madrid”. Funded by the Autonomous Community of Madrid (project code: H 2015/HUM-3366). Amount: 192.050€.

2012 – 2014: CI. “TESAL16. Documentación, edición y propuestas de representación del Teatro del siglo XVI en Salamanca”. Funded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (project number: FFI2011-25582). Amount: 18.150€.

Research interests

My research interests are related mainly to Theatre History and Performance and Theatre Studies.

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Qualifications

  • PhD in Spanish Language and Its Literatures (University Complutense of Madrid)
  • Master in Spanish and Latin American Literature (University of Salamanca)
  • Bachelor Degree in Hispanic Language and Literature (University of Salamanca)
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