Asun López-Varela Azcárate of the Department of Filolog’a Inglesa II, Facultad de Filolog’a Universidad Complutense Madrid, conceived, organized, and directs the translation of the Victorian Web into Spanish and French.

Her research includes multimodal social semiotics, comparative cultural studies, comparative literature, and the use of hypermedia technologies in education. She is a member of http://www.innovacioneducativa.net and The European Study Group of 19th Century American Literature and has taken part in projects such as UCM Guías de Lectura or he Annual Fatih University Conference on Literary and Cultural Studies in Istanbul.

In addition to directing the Spanish version of the Victorian Web, López-Varela coordinates the following projects: Studies on Intermediality and Intercultural Mediation, The Intercultural Laboratory, and Comparative Cultural Studies. She isalso Review Editor (Europe) for CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture (ISSN 1481-4374) ©Purdue University and She is also member of the following editorial boards: RELADA JMCS CJES and a reader in The Scholarly & Reference Division of Culture & Media Studies at Palgrave Macmillan

Her most recent publications are:

Monographs

(Ed.) Cultural Scenarios of the Fantastic. Monographic issue. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture 10.4 Purdue University Press, Dec. 2008 ISSN 1481-4374.

with Mariana Net (Eds.) Real and Virtual Cities: Intertextual and Intermedial Mindscapes. Bucharest: Univers Enciclopedic, 2009 ISBN: 978-973-637-194-3.

Book Chapters

“Experiencias innovadoras de formación combinada (b-learning) en Filolog’a Inglesa. ” In Roberto Carballo y Paloma Fernández (Eds.) Metodolog’as y Experiencias de Innovación Educativa: 20 experiencias para renovar los espacios de aprendizaje en la Universidad. Grupo de Innovación Educativa acción-investigación/responsabilidad/iniciativa y recursos virtuales. Universidad Complutense Madrid, 2007 ISBN 978-84-611-8978-6.

“Lecturas interculturales en el aprendizaje de las literaturas ” In Pilar Garc’a Caicedo (Ed.) Enseñanza virtual y presencial de las literaturas Granada: Grupo Editorial Universitario, 2008 pp. 69-103 ISBN: 978-84-8491-837-.

“Posthuman Inscriptions & Humachine Environments: Blogs and Visibility in the Web ” En Kiene Brillenburg Wurth (Ed.) Virtualisms: Literature as an Interface of New Media Technologies. Fordham University Press, forthcoming.

“Educational Innovation in the US and in Europe: a comparative analysis focusing on Romania. ” In Transatlantic Dialogues. Eastern Europe, the U.S., and Post-Cold War Cultural Spaces, eds. Rodica Mihaila and Roxana Oltean. Bucharest: Editura Universitatii din Bucuresti, 2009, pp. 115-132 ISBN 978-973-737-680-0

Articles in International Journals

"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. Eds. Cambridge University Press. 19.2 (May 2007): 121-136. ISSN 0958-3440

“El gusto del público: la magia digital ” In Signa: Revista de la Asociación Española de Semiótica. 17, 2008, pp. 57-85 ISSN 1133-3634

and Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek. "Intermediality in Contemporary Culture Practices and Education." In Freda Chapple (Ed.) Culture, Language & Representation. In Intermediality. Cultura, Lenguaje y Representación. Revista de Estudios Culturales de la Universitat Jaume I. ISSN: 1697-7750 6 (May 2008): 65-82.

and Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek. "Real and Imagined Urban Spaces and Transformations in/of Western Society ” In Mariana Net, Urban Spaces and Transformations in/of Western Society TRANS. 16 Journal of the Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Studies (INST) 2009

and Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek. "Comparative Cultural Studies, Žducation, nouveaux mŽdias et l'interculturalisme." Anne Chalard-Fillaudeau (Ed. & Trans). Le Complexe franŤais. Quelle place pour les Žtudes et sciences de la culture en France? Ed. Anne Chalard-Fillaudeau., Revue dŐEtudes Culturelles, Dijon, Abell, nˇ5, automne 2009

Articles in enciclopedias

“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), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK. 2006 [http://www.eolss.net]

“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), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford, UK. 2006 [http://www.eolss.net]

Proceedings

“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.

Contact: alopezva@filol.ucm.es and clcweb1@purdue.edu


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