Pilar Zozaya

Pilar Zozaya is Emeritus Professor of English Literature in the Department of English and German, University of Barcelona. She holds a BA in English Literature (University of Barcelona) and a PhD in English Literature (University of Barcelona).

She has spent periods as a Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, a Fellow of Dartmouth College, Hanover NH and Visiting Scholar at Sheffield University. She has published numerous articles and essays on English and Irish literature, and has specialized in Elizabethan, Restoration and contemporary drama. Her books include El sirviente inglés: auge y declive (Barcelona: Ediciones Universidad de Barcelona, 1982) and Contemporary British Drama 1980-1986 (Barcelona: PPU, 1989). She has co-edited British Theatre of the 1990s: Interviews with Directors, Playwrights, Critics and Academics (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).

She was Principal Investigator of “British Theatre of the 1990s”, a three-year research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (BFF2002-00257), and a co-investigator for “The Representation of Politics and the Politics of Representation in post-1990 British Theatre”, a three-year research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (FFI2009-07598).

Contemporary British Theatre

2010: with Mireia Aragay, “Actos de fe: El teatro de David Hare, 1968-2009”, Primer Acto: Cuadernos de Investigación Teatral 333, pp. 31-44.

2007: co-editor with Mireia Aragay, Hildegard Klein, and Enric Monforte, British Theatre of the 1990s: Interviews with Directors, Playwrights, Critics and Academics. Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

2004: with Mireia Aragay, “The State of British Theatre Now: An Interview with Michael Billington”, Atlantis 26: 1, pp. 89-100.

2004: with Mireia Aragay, “Assessing ’In-Yer-Face’ Theatre: An Interview with Aleks Sierz”, The European English Messenger XIII, 1, pp. 60-71. 

2003: with Mireia Aragay, “The Royal Court in the 1990s: An Interview with Max Stafford-Clark”, Anuari de Filologia (Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona) XXV, A-12, pp. 27-37.

2002: “Brujas, ‘top girls’ y criaturas extrañas en el teatro de Caryl Churchill”, Voces e imágenes de mujeres en el teatro del siglo XX: Dramaturgas anglonorteamericanas. Eds. Rosa García Rayego and Eulalia Piñero Gil. Madrid: Editorial Complutense, pp. 125-59.

2001: “The Desire of Verification: An Analysis of the Plays of Harold Pinter”, Contemporary English Studies (Language and Literature). Eds. Annette Gomis van Heteren et al. Almería: Universidad de Almería, pp. 481-91.

2000: “El pasado y el presente en/de la obra de Harold Pinter”, Primer Acto: Cuadernos de Investigación Teatral 284, pp. 19-26.

2000: “Verifying the Past in Harold Pinter’s Mountain Language”, Homenaje al Profesor Basilio Losada. Eds. Isabel de Riquer et al. Barcelona: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Barcelona, pp. 748-55.

1996: “Alternative Political Discourses in Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden”, Atlantis 18, 453-60.

1996: “‘The air is full of our cries’: Reflexivity in Beckett’s Not I”, Hailing Heaney. Eds. Rosa González and Jacqueline A. Hurtley. Barcelona: PPU, pp. 87-104.

1996: co-editor with Mireia Aragay and Víctor Molina, “Dossier Pinter”, Quimera 152, pp. 19-39.

1995: “An Interview with Louise Page”, BELLS (Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies) 6, pp. 193-205.

1994: “Dramaturgas inglesas contemporáneas”, Mujeres y literatura. Eds. Àngels Carabí and Marta Segarra. Barcelona: PPU, pp. 151-63.

1992: “A Semiotic Approach to Beckett’s Ohio Impromptu”, Voices of Ireland/Veus d’Irlanda. Eds. Nela Bureu, Pere Gallardo y Maria O’Neill. Lleida: Pagès Editors, pp. 99-106.

1992: “Looking around in Anger: A Study of Sarah Daniels’s Masterpieces”, Homenaje a Dña. Patricia Shaw. Eds. Santiago González et al. Oviedo: Universidad de Oviedo, Vol. III, pp. 504-12.

1991: “Qué Dónde”, (Pausa.), (Sala Beckett, Barcelona) 7, pp. 6-10.

1991: “‘Nothing is left to tell’: El silencio en las últimas obras de Beckett”, Samuel Beckett: Palabra y silencio. Eds. Juan Bargalló Carreté and Francisco García Tortosa. Sevilla: Centro Andaluz de Teatro, pp. 97-106.

1991: “David Edgar: An Interview”, Homenaje a Enrique García Díez. Eds. Angel López García and Evangelina Rodríguez Cuadros. Valencia: Universidad de Valencia, pp. 543-50.

1989: Contemporary British Drama, 1980-1986. Barcelona: PPU.

1989: “Plays-within-Plays in Three Modern Plays”, Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses 1, pp. 189-201.

1989: “Pinter’s Angry Shout: An Analysis of The Hothouse and One for the Road”, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 16, pp. 121-30.

1988: “Prólogo”, Top Girls, de Caryl Churchill. Barcelona: Institut del Teatre, pp. 5-15.

1987: Programa de mano para de The Dumb Waiter y One for the Road, de Harold Pinter. Barcelona: Publicacions Teatre Lliure, pp. 9-10.

1987: “‘Make sense who may’: Beckett’s A Piece of Monologue (1979) to What, Where (1983)”, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 15, pp. 7-23.

1987: “A Visit to Three New/Old Pinteresque ‘Other Places’”, Atlantis 9, pp. 53-61.

1986: “Bond’s Armageddon and its Aftermath in the War Plays”, Anuari d’Anglès (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) 9, pp. 19-32.

 

Other

2004: “Juicio a Shakespeare: una aproximación a Lear (1971) y a Bingo (1973) de Edward Bond”, Shakespeare en la imaginación contemporánea. Revisiones y reescrituras de su obra. Ed. Ángeles de la Concha. Madrid: Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, pp. 103-21.

2003: “’The Men in Black’: Political discourse in Shakespeare’s (c.1600) and Branagh’s (1996) Hamlet”, Tendencias actuales en los Estudios Filológicos Anglo-Norteamericanos. Eds. Elena Ortells Montón and José Ramón Prado Pérez. Castellón: Publicaciones de la Universidad Jaume I, pp. 127-38.

2003: “Representing Women in Restoration England: a Re-assessment of Aphra Behn’s The Rover”, Re-shaping the Genres: Restoration Women Writers. Eds. Zenón Luis-Martínez and Jorge Figueroa-Dorrego. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 99-122.

2002: with Mireia Aragay, “Teaching Shakespeare Then and Now: The University of Barcelona as a Case Study”, Shakespeare Yearbook, vol. 13 (Shakespeare and Spain). Eds. José Manuel González and Holger Klein. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 196-213.

1997: “The Bard Revisited: New Readings of Shakespeare’s Tragedies” a key-note address given at XVIII International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN), Universidad de Alcalá de Henares,16 December. Published in: Proceedings of XVIII International Conference of AEDEAN. Alcalá de Henares, pp. 53-65.

1995: “An Interview with Louise Page”, BELLS (Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies) 6, pp. 193-205.

1995: “Literatura inglesa Isabelina”, Lecciones de Literatura Universal. Ed. Jordi Llovet. Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra, pp. 255-64.

1994: with Jacqueline Hurtley, “An Interview with Maggie Gee”, BELLS (Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies) 5, pp. 171-83.

1993: “The ‘eye’ in Chicago Loop by Paul Theroux”, BELLS (Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies) 4, pp. 47-51.

1990: “Introduction”, BELLS (Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies) 1, pp. 1-2.

1989: “Aphra Behn: La primera escritora profesional en Inglaterra”, Estudios Literarios Ingleses: La restauración, 1660-1700. Ed. Bern Dietz. Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra, pp. 265-303.

1987: “Crítica de És així, si us ho sembla, de Luigi Pirandello”, El Temps, pp. 66-7.

1986: “When Less means More”, English Diary. Barcelona: Barna House, pp. 13-6.

1984: Traducción y adaptación de A Basic English Grammar, de J.Eastwood and R. Mackin. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

1984: “El sirviente en la novela inglesa del siglo XX”, Ciclo sobre Literatura Inglesa Contemporánea. Lleida: Universitat de Lleida, pp. 57-69.

1983: “Introducción, Biografía y Bibliografía”, Tito Andrónico, Antonio y Cleopatra, Coriolano y Cimbelino, de William Shakespeare. Trad. José María Valverde. Barcelona: Ediciones Planeta, pp. 9-36.

1982: El sirviente inglés: Auge y declive. PPU: Barcelona.

1982: “Causas y efectos de la infancia de E. Cherrington en la trilogía de L.P. Hartley”, Anuari de Filologia (Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona) VIII, pp. 521-36.

1981: “Un héroe doméstico: el sirviente inglés (retrato y evolución en la relación con su amo)”, a paper given at V International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN). Published in: Proceedings of V International Conference of AEDEAN. Oviedo: Universidad de Oviedo, pp: 402-11.

1980: “Soledad, locura y muerte en Reflections in a Golden Eye, de Carson McCullers, y The Grass is Singing, de Doris Lessing”, a paper given at IV International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN). Published in: Proceedings of IV International Conference of AEDEAN. Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, pp: 355-62.

1980: “De Sam Weller a Les Barret”, Anuari de Filologia (Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona) VI, pp. 527-40.

Contemporary British Theatre

2004: coordination of the round table “Shocking the Audience? Experiential Theatre in London since 1990”, 7th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), Universidad de Zaragoza, 9 September.

2004: participation in the round table “Shocking the Audience? Experiential Theatre in London since 1990” with a paper on the theatre of Mark Ravenhill, 7th Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), Universidad de Zaragoza, 9 September.

1997: “The Desire of Verification: An Analysis of the Plays of Harold Pinter”, paper presented at the 1st International Conference on English Studies. Universidad de Almería, 23 October. Published in: 1st International Conference on English Studies: Conference Proceedings, pp. 481-91.

1995: “An Approach to Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden”, paper presented at the 3rd Conference of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), University of Glasgow, 11 September.

1992: “Paintings, Fakes and Enigmas in Alan Bennett’s A Question of Attribution”, paper presented at the XVI International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN), 15 December. Published in: Proceedings of XVI International Conference of AEDEAN, Valladolid, pp. 207-12.

1992: “Semantización escénica y deixis textual en las últimas obras de Samuel Beckett”, paper presented at the International Conference “Teatro del siglo XX”, Universidad Complutense (Madrid), 19 November. Published in: Teatro del siglo XX: Actas del Congreso, Madrid, pp. 369-74.

1991: “Thatcherite Women: A Study of Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls”, paper presented at the XII International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN), Universidad de Alicante, 19 December 1988. Published in: Proceedings of XII International Conference of AEDEAN, Alicante, pp. 129-34.

1986: coordination of the round table “La tercera ola: Teatro Inglés contemporáneo”, X International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN), Universidad de Zaragoza, 18 December.

1986: participation in the round table “La tercera ola: Teatro Inglés contemporáneo” with a paper on contemporary British women playwrights, X International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN), Universidad de Zaragoza. Published in: Proceedings of X International Conference of AEDEAN, Universidad de Zaragoza, pp. 519-20.

1986: attendance at the symposium “Samuel Beckett at eighty”, University of Stirling, UK, 11-15 August.

1984: “‘The past is a foreign country’: A Study of Pinter’s Old Times and No Man’s Land”, paper presented at the VIII International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN), Universidad de Màlaga, 19 December. Published in: Proceedings of VIII International Conference of AEDEAN, Universidad de Málaga, pp. 167-74.

1983: “External Appearance and Internal Meaning in Waiting for Godot”, paper presented at the VII International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN), Universidad de Madrid, 21 December. Published in: Proceedings of VII International Conference of AEDEAN, Universidad de Madrid, pp. 253-59.

1982: “Tom Stoppard: A Fellow of infinite Jest”, paper presented at the VI International Conference of the Spanish Association of Angloamerican Studies (AEDEAN), Universidad de Barcelona, 15 December. Published in: Proceedings of VI International Conference of AEDEAN, Universidad de Barcelona, pp. 305-11.

Contemporary British Theatre

2006: “El Teatro de Samuel Beckett: Una aproximación”, a guest lecture given within the symposium “Celebración del Centenario de Samuel Beckett”, organized by Associació d’Investigación i d’Experimentació Teatral (AIET), Barcelona, 28 September.

2005: “El teatro de Caryl Churchill: del feminismo socialista a la abstracción formal”, a guest lecture given within the “IX Ciclo Autor: Caryl Churchill: Compromiso, inteligencia y creatividad”, Festival Escena Contemporánea, Teatro Pradillo (Madrid), 9 February.

2003: “David Hare, textos i contextos: des del Portable Theatre (1968) fins a The Breath of Life (2002)”, a guest lecture co-authored with Mireia Aragay for the “David Hare Season”, organized by Fundació Romea per a les Arts Escèniques (Barcelona) and the British Council, 3 March.

2002: “El teatre anglès contemporani: la figura de Howard Barker”, a public interview with Michael Billington on the occasion of the Catalan premiere of Scenes from an Execution (Escenes d’una execució), organized by the British Council and the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya (TNC) and co-conducted with Mireia Aragay, 22 March.

2000: “Brujas, ’top girls’ y criaturas extrañas en el teatro de Caryl Churchill”, a guest lecture given within the “II Ciclo Literatura hecha por Escritoras Anglonorteamericas”, UNED (Madrid), 7 November.

2000: “El pasado en/de la obra dramática de Harold Pinter”, a guest lecture given within the “IV Ciclo Autor: Re-volviendo a Pinter”, Festival Escena Contemporánea, Teatro Pradillo (Madrid), 29 February.

1996: “‘The air is full of our cries’: Reflexivity in Beckett’s Not I”, a guest lecture given within “Hailing Heaney: An International Conference for a Nineties Nobel”, Universitat de Barcelona, 8 March.

1996: “La Memoria en la obra de Harold Pinter”, a guest lecture given within the Pinter season “Otoño Pinter”, organized by Sala Beckett (Barcelona) and the British Council, 9 December.

1993: “Contemporary British Drama”, a guest lecture given within the cycle “Contemporary Literature in English”, organized by the British Council (Barcelona), 12 May.

1993: “Metatheatrical functions in Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser and Reflected Glory”, a guest lecture given within the cycle “Literature in English: New Trends”, organized by the British Council (Barcelona), 13 January.

1992: “Una aproximación a las últimas obras teatrales de Samuel Beckett”, a guest lecture given within the “Ciclo sobre Literatura Inglesa (Teatro)”, organized by Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona), 4 March.

1992: “A Semiotic Approach to Beckett’s Ohio Impromptu”, a guest lecture given within the “1st. Conference on Irish Studies”, Universitat de Lleida, 11 March.

1991: “Visual and Aural Images in Beckett’s Later Plays”, a guest lecture given within the “Sixth Annual Anglo-American Week”, organized by Universidad de Deusto (Bilbao), 22 April.

1991: “Who’s Who in Contemporary British Drama”, a guest lecture given within the “I Congreso Internacional sobre la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras”, organized by Universitat de Barcelona, 1 February.

1990: “‘Nothing is left to tell’: El silencio en las últimas obras de Beckett”, a guest lecture given within the “I Simposio Samuel Beckett”, Universidad de Sevilla, 10 December.

1990: “Dramaturgas inglesas contemporáneas”, a talk given at the “I Seminario de Literatura escrita por mujeres”, organized by Universitat de Barcelona, 14 April.

1990: “The Rest is Silence”, a guest lecture given within the Symposium “‘In Memoriam’ de Samuel Beckett”, organized by Universidad de León (León), 16 March.

1987/1986: Cycle of 9 talks on British contemporary drama, “Encuentros con el Teatro Británico Contemporáneo”, organized by the British Council (Barcelona), November 1986 –June 1987.

1986: “Theatre of the 80’s in Britain”, a guest lecture given within the “Jornadas de Literatura Inglesa Contemporánea”, organized by Universitat de Lleida, 30 March.

1985: “Beckett y el Teatro del Absurdo”, a talk given within the “Journées de Literature Anglaise Contemporaine”, organized by Université de Montpellier (France), 19 March.

Contemporary British Theatre

2000: Enric Monforte, “Gender, Politics, Subjectivity: Reading Caryl Churchill”.

1997: Eva Espasa, “La transposició escènica: el procés de traducció i producció de Gust de mel i Les alegres casades de Windsor”.

1992: Mireia Aragay, “Anàlisi del llenguatge en l’obra teatral de Harold Pinter”.

Contemporary British Theatre

2006: Clara Escoda, “‘Trees Have Names’: Postdramatism, or the Search for a Non-Mediated Political Space in Martin Crimp’s Theatre”.

2005: Mònica Miravet, “In-yer-Face Theatre: A Journey to the 1990s in Britain”.

2005: María Isabel Seguro, “Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine: A Practice on Intersectionality”.

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