Dr Maria Bastianes

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 completed 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. My first book is a reconstruct for the first time the on-stage life in Spain of Celestina, a genuine European best-seller of the 16th century, and I am currently working on a second mongraph (under contract in Routledge).

Education

  • 2012–2016 – PhD with Cum Laude distinction. Title of the PhD Thesis: “La Celestina” en escena (1909–2012), Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2010–2011 – Master in Spanish and Latin American Literatures. Literature and Language Faculty,  University of Salamanca, Spain.
  • 2005–2009 – Bachelor’s Degree in Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Salamanca, Spain.

Previous employment

  • 2018–2019 – Juan de la Cierva Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Humanities Faculty, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2016–2018 – Part Time Lecturer (Master of Advanced Studies in Theatre), Arts and Humanities Unit, International University of La Rioja, Spain.
  • 2016–2017 – FormARTE Stipendiary Fellow (Cultural Management), Promotion of the Book and Spanish Literature Unit, Ministry of Culture, Spain.
  • 2011–2012 – Translator from Iberian to Argentinean Spanish for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), International Courses, University of Salamanca, Spain.
  • 2011 – Marker for the Diploma of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE), International Courses, University of Salamanca, Spain.
  • 2009–2010 – Language Assistant, Department of Spanish, Colby College, USA.
  • 2009 – Language Teaching Assistant, International Courses, University of Salamanca, Spain.

Fellowships and awards

Awards

  • 2017 – Complutense University PhD “Extraordinary Prize”. University Complutense of Madrid.
  • 2011 – National Prize for being one of the top ten graduates in Spain. Ministry of Education of Spain.

Fellowships and grants

As PI:

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

Pre- and Post-doctoral:

  • 2018–2019 – Juan de la Cierva Formación Postdoctoral Fellowship. Granted by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Madrid, Spain). Amount: € 30,458
  • 2012–2016 – Research and Teaching Fellowship (FPU) to complete the PhD Degree. Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Madrid, Spain). Amount: c. € 63,528.
  • 2005–2009 – University of Salamanca Fellowship to complete the Bachelor’s Degree. Funded by the Santander Bank and University of Salamanca. The Scholarship covered tuition fees, health insurance, meals, accommodation.

Other:

  • 2021 – i-Portunus Literary Translation Mobility Grant. Project: “Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Poems on Rome” [to be published by Ultramarinos]. In collaboration with the Real Academia de España en Roma. Granted by Creative Europe (Rome, Italy). Amount: € 3000.
  • 2017 – Andreazza Fellowship, PI of the project 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 (Venice, Italy). Amount: € 6250. 
  • 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: € 6600.

Publications

Single-authored monographs

  • Forthcoming – Bastianes, M., Performing “Celestina” on the Italian Stage: From Mussolini to the Piccolo Teatro di Milano, London, Routledge.
  • 2020 – Bastianes, M., Vida escénica de “La Celestina” en España (1909–2019), Oxford, Peter Lang.

Editions

  • Contracted – Rojas, F. de, La Celestina, M. Bastianes (ed.), Madrid, Bolchiro/RESAD.
  • 2018 – Cervantes Saavedra, M. de, El rufián dichoso, J. Okamoto (translation to Japanese), M. Bastianes (consulting editor), in M. de Cervantes Saavedra Complete Works, Tokyo, Suiseisha Press.

Edited books/Special issues

  • 2014 – Bastianes, M.; Fernández, E. y Mascarell, P., Diálogos en las tablas. Últimas tendencias de la puesta en escena del teatro clásico español, Kassel, Reichenberger.
  • 2019 – Bastianes, M. and Mascarell, P. (eds.), Relecturas del personaje clásico en la modernidad, Special Issue of Anagnórisis, 20.
  • 2015 – 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.     

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Accepted – Bastianes, M., “A Home for Spanish Language Theatre in Post-Brexit Gentrified London: A Backstage History of the Cervantes Theatre”, Cultural Trends [accepted subject to revisions].
  • Accepted – Bastianes, M., “Negotiating Cultural Exchange. Lorca on the British stage from the Spanish Civil War until the Mid-Fifties”, Studies in Theatre and Performance [accepted subject to revisions].
  • 2021 – Bastianes, M., “El teatral regreso de Celestina a Italia y las políticas culturales fascistas durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial”, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 98.4, 357–374
  • 2021 – Bastianes, M., “Una versión polémica de La Celestina. La adaptación de Michel Garneau traducida para la escena española”, Talía. Revista de estudios teatrales, 3, 2021, 109–124.
  • 2019 – Bastianes, M., “La adaptación de La Celestina de Luis Escobar y Huberto Pérez de la Ossa. Un análisis formal”, Celestinesca, 43, 9–32.
  • 2018 – Bastianes, M., “Un clásico difícil. Censura y adaptación escénica de La Celestina bajo el franquismo”, Hispanic Research Journal, 19, 117–134.
  • 2017 – Bastianes, M., “De La Celestina de Rojas a la adaptación de Alejandro Casona. Un estudio comparativo”, eHumanista, 35, 238–256.
  • 2012 – Bastianes, M., “El triunfo del humor. Teatro Dran y la puesta en escena de la Comedia Himenea de Torres Naharros”, Gestos, 54, 97–110.
  • 2012 – Bastianes, M., “Nueva (pro)puesta en escena para un teatro poco convencional. La Tragicomedia de Don Duardos de Ana Zamora”, Don Galán, 2.
  • 2010 – Bastianes, M., “Deformaciones entrañables: El uso de la parodia y la sátira en ‘El revés de los refranes’ de Isidoro Blaisten”, Cartaphilus, 7–8, 66–78.

Chapters in edited books

  • Forthcoming – Bastianes, M.; Green, S., and Wheeler, D. “Contemporary Spanish Theatre from a ¿Postcolonial? Perspective”, Decolonizing Dramaturgy in Global Contexts, London, Routledge [invited].
  • In-press – Bastianes, M. “Rewriting death on stage. Two recent British productions of Lorca’s rural tragedies”, in J. Goodman (ed), Death on Stage, Oxford, Legenda, 2021 [invited].
  • 2017 – 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, 139–155.
  • 2016 – 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, 27–37.
  • 2015 – 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, 15–32.
  • 2014 – 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, 35–60.
  • 2010 – Bastianes, María, y Martín Aizpuru, Leire, “Rasgos asturleoneses en los documentos del XIII del monasterio de San Román de Entrepeñas (1236–1286)”, en A. Beas Teruel ed., Nuevas líneas de investigación en el estudio diacrónico de la lengua española, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, 107–117.

Major collaborations

Funded research projects

  • 2020–2024 – CI. Project “Performa2. Metamorfosis del espectador en el teatro español actual”. Founded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain (Project code: PID2019-104402RB-I00). Amount: € 30,250.
  • 2019–2021 – CI. Project “CARTEMAD-CM. “Cartografía digital, conservación y difusión del patrimonio teatral del Madrid contemporáneo”. Funded by the Regional Goverment of Madrid (project code: H2019/HUM-5722). Amount: € 193,200.
  • 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 of Spain (project code: FFI2015-64799- 2016–2019). Amount: € 15,000.
  • 2015–2017 – CI. Project “TEAMAD-CM. Plataforma digital para la investigación y divulgación del teatro contemporáneo en Madrid”. Funded by the Regional Government 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 of Spain (project number: FFI2011-25582). Amount: € 18,150.

Esteem indicators

  • 2021–Present – Member of the Editorial Board of  Celestinesca
  • 2020–2021 – Director of International Writers at Leeds
  • 2020 – External examiner PhD, University of Salamanca
  • 2020 – Member of the Jury for the Global Undergraduate Awards (UA)
  • 2017–2020 – Member of the Jury for the VII and VIII Hispanic Theatre Festival (organized by North London Collegiate School, London, UK)
  • 2017 – Peer-Reviewer: Modern Language Review, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, Anuario Lope de Vega, Don Galán, Talía, Celestinesca
  • 2016–2020 – Member of the Jury for the III, IV, V, VI and VII Theatre Competition Crono-Teatro, organized by Metro de Madrid (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 (Salamanca, Spain).

Organisation of international conferences

  • 2021 – Performa Annual Conference, University of Leeds, Leeds (Local Host).
  • 2019 – Seis personajes (clásicos) en busca de un actor (from 28–29 March 2019), Carlos III University of Madrid / Casa Museo Lope de Vega, Madrid (Lead Organiser).
  • 2018 – Jornada internacional conjunta “Los hijos del 68” (from 8–9 March 2018), Carlos III University of Madrid, Getafe (Organiser).
  • 2013–2014 – III Conference on Hispanics Literatures for Young Researchers (from 3–4 April 2014), Complutense University of Madrid and Menéndez Pidal Foundation, Madrid (Lead Organiser).

Papers and talks (Selected since 2016)

Invited talks, colloquia, workshops, and roundtable discussions

  • 18/05/2021 – Public Lecture on “Celestina: un clásico en escena desde España”, Lecture Series “Celestina: representaciones visuales de un clásico”, Aula de Letras, University of Cantabria.
  • 23/02/2021 – “Between Poetry and Commitment. First performances of Lorca’s Theatre in UK”, Department of Spanish Research Seminar, University of Oxford.
  • 09/07/2020 – “Research-Based Outreach: Some Examples. EStages.UK”, Modern Languages Outreach and Engagement, St Catherine’s College, 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 [postponed until 2022 due to coronavirus].
  • 13/12/2019 – “EStages.UK y la puesta en escena de La Celestina en Reino Unido y Argentina”, Instituto de Artes del Espectáculo, University of Buenos Aires.
  • 29/11/2019 – Plenary “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 27–29 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 12–14 July 2016), University of Castilla-La Mancha.

Participations in conferences, colloquia and workshops

  • 06/09/2021 – Bastianes, M. “A Poet of the People. The Arrival of Lorca onto British Stages” (inside the University of Leeds Panel: Transnational Receptions: Readers, Viewers, Spectators), 9th Congress of the European Society of Comparative Literature. Imagining Inclusive Communities in European Culture (Rome, 6–10 September 2021) [postponed until 2022].
  • 05/06/2020 – Bastianes, M. y François, J. “Dos nuevos libros sobre Celestinas contemporáneas”, I Congreso Virtual Internacional del CELPYC (June 2020). CELPYC
  • 06/11/2018 – “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 5–6 November 2018), Complutense University.
  • 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 26–30 September 2017), Sapienza University of Rome.

Public engagement and educational outreach

  • 2021 – Creation of pedagogical material for A-level students for the educational website of the Cervantes Theatre (production: Yerma)
  • 2020–2021 – Lorca’s theatre in the UK. Talks for teachers and A Level students from the state and private sectors.
  • 15/09/2020 – “Theatre Censorship in Spain”, Civil Service Spanish Network, Department of Health and Social Care, UK Government.
  • 11/09/2020 – “García Lorca’s theatre”, The 1152 Club, Leeds Museums, Leeds City Council. 
  • 12/10/2019 – Roundtable discussion alongside the cast of Stupid People at the Cervantes Theatre.

Supervision of master students

  • Sarah Ellis, Symbolism in the Picaresque Journey, University of Leeds (2020–Present).
  • Ramiro Aulestia, Humor y violencia en la dramaturgia de Alejandro Jodorowsky, International University of La Rioja (2016–2017).
  • Magdalena Ripoll, La dimensión social en el teatro de Federico García Lorca, International University of La Rioja (2016–2017).

Selected other publications

Commissioned Public Reports

  • Forthcoming – Bastianes, M., Productions of  Federico García Lorca’s Plays in UK (Database), Centro García Lorca de Granada.
  • 2018 – Bastianes, M., Publication and Edition of Dramatic Texts in Spain 2016, Ministry of Culture.

Translations

  • Forthcoming – Bastianes, M.; and Prelec, A. (Translation, Introduction and Notes), Los ojos / The Eyes (author: Pablo Messiez), Cambridge, MHRA. New Translations, 2021.
  • Contracted – Bastianes, M.; and Catalán, A., Poemas romanos. Antología (author: Pier Paolo Pasolini), Madrid, Ultramarinos.
  • 2020 – Bastianes, María; and Catalán, Andrés, “Deslumbrante y mísera ciudad: cinco poemas de Pier Paolo Pasolini”, Clarín, 150, 44–48.
  • 2016 – Bastianes, M. and Catalán, A., “ ‘Poema de las rosas’ de Franco Fortini”, Quimera. Revista de literatura, 39–41.

Journalism

  • 2021 – Bastianes, María, “Teatro español por tierras británicas”, Artescénicas. Magazine of the Spanish Academy of Stage Arts, 21, 64–68.
  • 2020 – Bastianes, M., and Wheeler, D., “Ifigenias de los barrios bajos”, El ciervo, 782, 34.
  • 2020 – Bastianes, M. “Blood Wedding Receives an Irish-Gypsy Makeover at the Young Vic”, European Stages, 15.

 

 

 

 

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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