Renee Congdon, (G-3)

Graduate Student


Background: BA in Spanish with Honors, minor in English (summa cum laude), Colgate University, 2020

Interests: contemporary peninsular culture, literature and film, smell studies, urban studies, memory and trauma studies, theories of the body

In 2020, Renee co-published a peer-reviewed article on female identity in two contemporary Spanish novels with Marta Pérez-Carbonell. Her recent scholarship engages with studies of the senses, with a special focus on smell studies. Her most recent publication, “Olores y sonidos de la posguerra española: un análisis sensorial de Nada de Carmen Laforet”, can be found in the edited volume Carmen Laforet: Después de Nada, mucho (Albatros Ediciones, 2022). In 2023, she will co-chair a panel and a roundtable at NeMLA on senses and the body in Spanish and Portuguese-language literature and film.