Albert Méndez

Albert Méndez Panadés is a PhD student at the University of Barcelona, where he is currently working on the representations of neoliberal subjectivity in British theatre since the 2008 financial crisis.

He graduated in 2016 in Literary Studies (University of Barcelona) and in 2017 he also completed an MA in Theatre Studies with a major in History and Theory of the Performing Arts (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Pompeu Fabra University and Barcelona Theatre Institute). His minor thesis, which was supervised by Sara Alegre i Martín (Autonomous University of Barcelona), aimed to read Martin Crimp’s In the Republic of Happiness through the notions of narcissistic individualism and the collapse of socialization explored by Gilles Lipovestky.

He is now a co-investigator for “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, a four-year research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the EU European Regional Development Fund (FFI2016-75443).

In 2015, he completed an internship at the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, where he translated the play Strangers, Babies by Linda McLean into Catalan for the Reading Committee. He is currently translating a Theatre Uncut play into Catalan for an upcoming production.

Contemporary British Theatre

2017: “In The Republic of Happiness, o, la Hipertròfia del Jo: una Paròdia del Narcissisme en la Societat Tardo-Capitalista, segons Martin Crimp”. RECERCAT: Dipòsit de la Recerca de Catalunya. https://ddd.uab.cat/record/186515

Contemporary British Theatre

2018: “The Subject in Conflict: A Philosophical Approach to Twenty-First Century British Theatre’, presented at the the 6th Taller de Tesis (Thesis Workshop), PhD Programme “Construcció i Representació d’Identitats Culturals”, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 3 December.

2018: attendance at the 6th Taller de Tesis (Thesis Workshop), PhD Programme “Construcció i Representació d’Identitats Culturals”, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 3 December.

2018: participation in the study day on crisis within the project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, organized by the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 12 April.

2016: “Sarah Kane, de la constitució a la dissolució de la subjectivitat”, guest lecture for the undergraduate course “Teatre: text i espectacle”, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 12 May.

2016: “Cos, text i violència”, guest lecture for the undergraduate course “Teatre: text i espectacle”, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 12 May.

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