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Universidad Complutense Madrid (UCM)
Filología Inglesa II

 Contact details
Contact personProf.PhD Asunción López-Varela
Associate Professor 
StreetUniversidad Complutense Madrid, Facultad Filología 
Address 28040 - Madrid (Spain) 
Phone34+913201037 
EmailShow Email
Webhttp://www.ucm.es/info/siim/
 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypePublic Body 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» Literature
» Performing arts
» Visual arts
» Other humanities
» Cultural studies
» Sociology
» Journalism, mass media and communication
» Social work

 Brief description of your activity focus
Intermedial Social Semiotics applied to Intercultural Communication in Educational Environments

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The areas of research of Dr. Asunción López-Varela include socio-semiotics, intermedial studies,
comparative literatura and cultural studies.

She is a member of the Executive Committee of the European Network of Comparative Literatura
Studies http://encls.net/index.php?q=about_us
Also a member of Harvard Institute of World Literatures http://iwl.fas.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do
Fellow of Real Colegio Complutense in Harvard University
She coordinates the research program: Studies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation
http://www.ucm.es/info/siim

Dr. LópezVarela participates in the Advisory Board of the following journals and publications:
- Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology http://versita.com/cijpca
-CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (ISSN 1481-4374) © PurdueUniversityPress, USA
http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/
- Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences CJES © Near East University, Cyprus
http://www.world-education-center.org/index.php/cjes
-JCLA Journal Comparative Literature&Aesthetics Vishvannath Kaviraja Institute Comparative Lit. http://jclaonline.org/
-http://www.world-education-center.org/index.php/cjes.
-HyperCulture. http://hypercultura.zzl.org/redactation_colectivity.html
-International Journal of the Humanities http://ijh.cgpublisher.com/about.html/
-Revista electrónica de Semiótica y Fenomenología Jurídicas http://revistas.pucp.edu.pe/ivardande/

A selection of her publications (some in Open Access) can be found at:
http://www.ucm.es/info/siim/tips/373.php
 Research Activities

 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Interactions & interdependences between world regions
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Participation and citizenship in Europe
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe
» Wide socio-economic foresight on key challenges
» Focused thematic foresight
» Research systems and research policies in Europe
» Mutual learning and co-operation

 Project participation
 
Project #1
Project TypeNational
FunctionCoordinator
Project TitleStudies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation
AcronymSIIM
Specific ThemeCultural Interactions in an international perspective
Project websitehttp://www.ucm.es/info/siim/

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
For complete information on parners and participants see
http://www.ucm.es/info/siim/35.php
http://www.ucm.es/info/siim/41.php

Research Results

Publications Monographs (books and journal thematic issues)

LópezVarela, Asunción (Ed.) Social Sciences and Cultural Studies: Issues of Language, Public Opinion, Educación and Welfare. InTech Open Access Publisher, 2012

LópezVarela, Asunción (Ed.) Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to Social Sciences and K nowledge Management. InTech Open Access Publisher, 2012

Sorin Alexandrescu, Mariana Net and Asunción LópezVarela (Eds.) Outline of the Modern City. Ámsterdam: Rodopi, forthcoming 2012

LópezVarela, Asunción (Associate Editor)The International Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 9. Issue 2 . October 2011 ISSN: 1447-9508 Indexed in Scopus Dest Proquest

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven, LópezVarela, Asunción; Saussy, Haun; Mieszkowski, Jan (Eds.) New Perspectives on Material Culture and Intermedial Practice Thematic Issue CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 13.3 (2011) http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol13/iss3/ ISSN 1481-4374 Impact H Index 2

LópezVarela, Asunción & Mariana Net (Eds.) Real and Virtual Cities: Intertextual and Intermedial Mindscapes. Bucharest: Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2009 ISBN: 978973-637-194-3

LópezVarela, Asunción (Ed.) Cultural Scenarios of the Fantastic. Thematic issue. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 10.4 Purdue University Press, Dec. 2008 ISSN 1481-4374 Impact H Index 2

LópezVarela, Asunción Rescoldos del Tiempo : una exploración pluridisciplinar de la crisis de la representación del tiempo en ciencia y literatura. Universidad Complutense 2004 ISBN 84-669-1937-6 Statistics


Internacional Journals

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción “Discursive Topographies and City Mindscapes: Eyeing the Other. ” Anuaru Institutului de Cercetari socio-umane Gheorghe Sinca i. Academiei Romane, Vol XIV, 2011, 27-47 ISSN 1454 – 5284 Impact Category B+ Arts & Humanities Citation Index

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción Intertextuality and Intermediality as Cross-cultural Comunication Tools: A Critical Inquiry Cultura. International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology 8(2)/2011: 7–22 Warsaw: Versita ISSN 2065-5002 (electronic format) ISSN 1584-1057 (print) Martin Meidenbauer Verlag , München, Germany Impact Category A Thomson Reuters (ISI) - Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Scopus and EBSCO

Bouchardon, Serge and López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción. Making Sense of the Digital as Embodied Experience New Perspectives on Material Culture and Intermedial Practice. Ed. Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, Asunción López-Várela Azcaráte, Haun Saussy, and Jan Mieszkowski CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 13.3 (2011) ISSN 1481-4374 Impact H Index 2 Thomson Reuters (ISI) rts & Humanities Citation Index

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción “Génesis semiótica de la intermedialidad: fundamentos cognitivos y socio-constructivistas de la comunicación .” Facultad de Ciencias de la Información. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Cuadernos de Información y Comunicación (Agosto) 2011 , vol. 16, pp. 95-114 Impact Factor

López-Varela, Asunción. Spatiotemporal topography and metaphorical border-crossings in English literature. Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities 28 (June 2010) 1-17 ISSN 1024-3131

López-Varela Azcaráte, Asunción, and Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek. Comparative Cultural Studies, éducation, nouveaux médias et linterculturalisme. Anne Chalard-Fillaudeau (Ed. & Trans). Le Complexe français. Quelle place pour les études et sciences de la culture en France? Ed. Anne Chalard-Fillaudeau., Revue dEtudes Culturelles, Dijon, Association Bourguignogne DEtudes Linguistiques et Littéraires ABELL n°5, 2010, 73-93, ISSN 2-904911-84-7

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción Exploring Intercultural Relations from the Intersubjective Perspectives offered through Creative Art in Multimodal Formats (SIIM research program). In Massimo Leone (Ed.) Analisi delle culture; culture dellAnalisi Lexia 5-6 Revista di Simiotica. CIRCE, Centro Interdipartimentale di Ricerche sulla Comunicazione Universitá degli studi di Torino, 2010, 125-147. ISSN 978-88-548-3459-0 ImpactFactor

López-Varela Azcaráte, Asunción Cultural Scenarios of the Fantastic. En A. López-Varela (ed.) CLCWeb:Comparative Literature and Culture 10.4 Purdue University Press, Dec. 2008 ISSN 1481-4374 Impact H Index 2 Thomson Reuters (ISI) rts & Humanities Citation Index

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción El gusto del público: la magia digital In Signa: Revista de la Asociación Española de Semiótica. 17, 2008, pp. 57-85 ISSN 1133-3634 Impact Factor CIRC Group A

López-Varela Azcaráte, Asunción & Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek. Intermediality in Contemporary Cultural Practices and Education. In Freda Chapple (Ed.) Culture, Language & Representation. Intermediality. Cultura, Lenguaje y Representación. Revista de Estudios Culturales de la Universitat Jaume I. ISSN: 1697-7750 Volumen 6. May 2008, 65-82 Impact Factor CIRC Group B

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción. Didactic Patterns for Electronic Materials in the Teaching of Interculturalism through Literature: The Experience of the Research Group LEETHI. In June Thompson & Francoise Blin (Eds.) ReCall Journal: European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning. An International Journal on Technologies and Language Learning Vol 19, No 2, May 2007, Eds. Cambridge University Press, pp.121-136. ISSN 0958-3440 Impact H Index 2

López-Varela Azcárate, A., y Amelia Sanz. B-learning Approaches to the Teaching of Literature at Complutense University within the Framework of European Space for Higher Education. Ellie Chambers & Panagiotis Kayalis (Eds.) Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. Vol 6 No. 2, June 2007. Sage Publications, pp. 209-218. ISSN 1474-0222 Impact H Index 2

Book Chapters

López-Varela, Asunción Posthuman Inscriptions & Humachine Environments: Blogs and Visibility in the Web. In Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (Ed.) Between Page and Screen: Remaking Literature Through Cinema and Cyberspace. Oxford University Press, 2012

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción Rewriting Trauma: a study of Ford Madox Fords The Good Soldier as Modernist Chronicle.International Ford Madox Ford Studies. Ed. Rossitsa Terzieva-Artemis. Rodopi, 2012 ISSN: 1569-4070

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción Multimodal Metaphor and Intersubjective Experiences: the importance of eye-contact in Davisons graphic novel The Spiral Cage and in Annie Abrahams Net-Project On Collaboration In Masucci, Lello e Di Rosario, Giovanna, Lavori del Convegno Palazzo degli Artista Italiani. Ofcina di Letterature Electrónica. Napoli, pp. 307-324

López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción Canon and Border-Crossing in the work of Mina Loy Les réescritures du canon dans la littérature du langue anglaise. Ed. Claire Bazin et Marie Claude Perrin Chenour Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense. 2011, pp. 299-317. ISBN 878-2-907335-36-2

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate. Complejidad, tecnología y escenarios culturales de lo fantástico. Pilar Andrade, Arno Gimber y Maria Goicoechea (Eds.) Espacios y Tiempos de lo Fantástico: una mirada al siglo XXI. Bern: Peter Lang. 2010, pp. 179-191 ISBN 978-3-03911-787-1

Asunción López-Varela Azcaráte. Time and the Journey as Cultural Metaphors. Carmen Andras (Ed.). New Directions in Travel Writing and Travel Studies . Aachen: Shaker Publishing, 2010, pp. 50-60 ISBN 978-3-83322-8197-7

López-Varela, Asunción From Intersubjectivity to Interculturalism in Digital Learning Environments Cultural Attitudes towards Technology Communication Vancouver, Canada, 15-18 June 2010 . Edited by Fay Sudweeks, Herbert Hrachovec and Charles Ess. School of Information Technology, Murdoch University, Murdoch WA 6150 Australia

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven and López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción Education, Interculturalism and Mapping a New Europe In Tötosy. Steven and Wang, I-Chung. Mapping the World, Culture and Border-Crossing. Humanities and Social Sciences Series. National Sun. Yet-Sen University. 2010, pp.38-49.

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate. E-motions and the Pleasures of the Interface: The Rapprochement of Technology, Art and Education. Verena Laschinger and Ralph J. Poole E-motion: Sentiment and Technology. Fatih Univiersity Press, 2009, pp. 139-161 ISBN 978-975-303-102-8

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate.The City as E-Topia: From Intertextuality to Intermediality. LópezVarela Azcárate, Asunción & Mariana Net (Eds.) Real and Virtual Cities: Intertextual and Intermedial Mindscapes. Bucaresti: Editura Univers Enciclopedic, 2009, 21-33 ISBN: 978-973-637-194-3

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Lecturas interculturales en el aprendizaje de las literaturas Enseñanza virtual y presencial de las literaturas Granada: Grupo Editorial Universitario, pp. 69-103 ISBN: 978-84-8491-837-8u 2008

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Educational Innovation in the US and in Europe: a comparative analysis fousing on Romania. Transatlantic Dialogues. Eastern Europe, the U.S., and Post-Cold War Cultural Spaces . Bucaresti: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2009, pp. 115-132 ISBN 978-973-737-680-0

Goicoechea de Jorge, Maria & Asunción López-Varela Androids, Gynoids and Cyborgs: Applying Bems theory of Psychological Androgyny to CyberFeminist Reader-Response Criticism. Masculinities, Femininities and the Power of the Hybrid U.S. Narratives: Essays on Gender Borders . Heidelberg: Carl Winter Heidelberg: Universitätsverla, 2007 pp. 113-129 ISBN: 978-3-8253-5250-9 Review of the volume

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Experiencias innovadoras de formación combinada (b-learning) en Filología Inglesa. Metodologías y Experiencias de Innovación Educativa: 20 experiencias para renovar los espacios de aprendizaje en la Universidad. UCM 2007

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Necrópolis metrópolis heliópolis: retratos de Dublín. La ciudad como escritura. pp. 171-184. Bucaresti: Cartea Universitaria 2007 ISBN: 973-731-334-8

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Webness Revisited A Pleasure of Life in Words: A Festschrift for Angela Downing . Madrid: Universidad Complutense, 513-533 ISBN: 84-611-3486-9

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate & Dolores Romero Naciones literarias: hacia una nueva histeri@grafía Estudios de la mujer. Discursos e identidades V, 2005 pp 91-99 ISBN: 84-89456-81-

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Recursos en Red para lenguas, culturas y literaturas inglesas Las nuevas profesiones de la lenguas. Editorial: Liceus ISBN: 84-9822-032-7

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Current Research in Information Sciences and Technologies. Open Institute of Knowledge, 2006 pp.266-73 ISBN: 84-611-3103-7

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate El diálogo ciencia-literatura : La nueva física y el Finnegans Wake de Joyce. Arte y nuevas tecnologías. Univ. de la Rioja, 2004, OO. 712-722 ISBN 84-95301-88-1

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate El burdel como espacio estético Matrices del Siglo XX: Signos precursores de la postmodernidad. UCM 2001 pp 167-183, ISBN: 84-89456-19-4

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Escapando de la pesadilla de la historia: epifanías, alegorías y sistemas abiertos. Más allá de un milenio: Globalización, identidades y universos simbólicos, Sevilla: Ediciones Alfar, 2001 pp. 243-253 ISBN: 84-7898-181-0

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Decoding Orlando:Gender Politics and Cultural Authority. Estudios de la mujer IV. UCM.2001 pp. 99-111 ISBN: 84-699-468-3

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Perception and Cognition in Joyces Narrative In Estudios de Filología Inglesa . UCM. 2000 pp. 39-145 ISBN: 84-7491-273-3

Asunción López-Varela AzcárateSemiotic Approach to Modernism. Its role in creating an aesthetics of cognition In Estudios de lingüística cognitiva, Vol.1 , Universidad de Alicante, 1998 pp. 129-137 ISBN: 84-930403-2-0

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Feminine Stereotypes in Dickens. In Estudios de la mujer I UCM 1994 pp.261-275 ISBN: 84-605-3212-7

Articles EOLSS-UNESCO

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate The relevance of different kinds of supporting materials 6.87.6.2.1. In Tania Franco Carvalhal, Dolores Romero (Eds.) 6.87.6 Comparative literature in the age of global change, and In 6.87 The role of comparative literature in the sharing of knowledge and in the preservation of cultural diversity Social Sciences and Humanities. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK. 2006 [http://www.eolss.net]

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate Virtual Trips 6.87.6.2.6 In Tania Franco Carvalhal, Dolores Romero (Eds.) 6.87.6 Comparative literature in the age of global change, also in 6.87 The role of comparative literature in the sharing of knowledge and in the preservation of cultural diversity. Social Sciences and Humanities. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK. 2006

Translations

Article Intermediality, Architecture and the Politics of Urbanity by Virgilio Tortosa Garrigos. In Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven, López-Varela Azcárate, Asunción; Saussy, Haun; Mieszkowski, Jan (Eds.) New Perspectives on Material Culture and Intermedial Practice Thematic Issue CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 13.3 (2011) http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/clcweb/vol13/iss3/ ISSN 1481-4374 Impact Factor

Article Hybridity, so what? by Jan Niederveen Pieterse in the collection Interculturas y Transliteraturas. Ed. Amelia Sanz Cabrerizo. Madrid: Arco libros 2008

Article Aspects of Scholarship and Publishing in the Age of New Media Technology by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek in the collection Literaturas del texto al hipermedia . Eds. Amelia Sanz y Dolores Romero. Barcelona: Anthropos. 2008

Articles by Homi K. Bhabha Disemination and Linda Hutcheon Rethinking the National Model in the collection Naciones Literarias. Ed. Dolores Romero. Barcelona: Anthropos. 2006 Impact Review in Signa: revista de la Asociación Española de Semiótica. Año 2008, n. 17

Article Interculturalismo, estudios culturales comparados y estudios de traducción. by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek in the collection Escrituras de lo global. Ed. Virgilio Tortosa Garrigos. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva , 2007, 139-91 Reviewed

Proceedings

Asunción López-Varela Azcárate “Studies on Intermediality as Intercultural Mediation” European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) 2nd European Communication Conference Barcelona 2008, 25-28 november 2008. ISBN: 978-84-490-2570-6

Papers presented at several AEDEAN conferences

Doctoral Dissertations

Martínez García, Montserrat (Dec. 2009) La subversión de la nación en la novela histórica de Walter Scott: relectura de Waverley, old mortality y The heart of Midlothian en clave postmoderna.

Terri Ochiagha Plaza (Feb. 2010) The Image of the European in Nigerian Literatura

Maya Zalbidea Paniagua (Dec. 2011) Reading and Teaching Gender Issues Through Digital Literature and New Media Art

Maria Rosa de Pablo (2012) Digital Learning Environments in Spanish Secondary Education

Evelina Saponjic-Jovanovic (2012) Micronarratives from Printed to Digital Formats

Co-editions

2008 Sites of Fenale Terror/ En torno a la mujer y el terror. ISBN: 978-84-8355-876-8

2005 Estudios de la mujer. Discursos e identidades. Vol V, ISBN: 84-89456-81-

2004-2011 Estudios de Literatura Comparada. Biblioteca E-excellence Liceus

2001 Matrices del Siglo XX: Signos precursores de la postmodernidad. ISBN: 84-89456-19-4

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