Collective residencies / Touched nerves: on feelings in contemporary Catalan culture / Olot


From Monday, 20 May 2024 to Friday, 24 May 2024

Associate Professor at University
Winston-Salem (North Caroline, USA)


Nicholas Wolters is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC, USA). Before joining the faculty at Wake Forest, he obtained his Masters in Spanish and French at the University of Delaware and completed his PhD in Spanish at the University of Virginia. Nicholas’s interests include modern and contemporary cultural production in Spain and Portugal, as well as visual culture, masculinities studies, film and television studies, and literary translation. His first book, Masculine Figures: Fashioning Men and the Novel in Nineteenth-Century Spain (Vanderbilt University Press, 2023) studies cultural representations of men, from the student and the priest to the businessman (indiano) and the heir as signs of authorial self-fashioning among bourgeois novelists like Benito Pérez Galdós and Narcís Oller.


During his time at Faberllull he'll work on a critical introduction and revision of his English translation of Narcís Oller’s La papallona (1882). Even though this novel was one of the most well-known by the autor from Valls (Tarragona) during his lifetime—garnering the attention of Émile Zola, who wrote the prologue to the second Catalan edition—and it was translated to Castilian and French, it is largely unknown to English readers. Oller’s particularly sentimental, if not affect-driven brand of literary naturalism will make this project particularly relevant for a discussion of affect and affect studies in contemporary Catalan culture and literature.

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