Associate ProfessorKatarzyna Olga Beilin (Ph. D. University of Chicago, 1998) teaches contemporary Spanish narrative, film and culture. She has interdisciplinary interests in cultural studies, philosophy and the visual arts. In her first book, entitled Conversaciones literarias con novelistas contemporáneos (Tamesis, 2004), she interviews contemporary hispanic writers such as Ricardo Piglia, Antonio Muñoz Molina, Juan José Millás and others. She has published articles on these writers’ works, on Adelaida García Morales’s narrative, and on films by Victor Erice, Pedro Almodóvar, and Alejandro Amenábar. She has also published studies on general tendencies in recent peninsular narrative and film. Her second book is a novel, Meteory (Agawa 2005), and the third one Del infierno al cuerpo: otredad en la narrativa y cine peninsular contemporáneo (Libertarias, 2007), focuses on otherness in the contexts of ethics, realism and the fantastic genre. She is currently working on a book projects entitled:White Ape, Black Bull; Animalismo and Change in Contemporary Spanish Culture.