Maite Zubiaurre (Ph. D. Comparative Literature, Columbia University) is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA. She is the author of El espacio en la novela realista. Paisajes, miniaturas, perspectivas [Space and Setting in the Realist Novel. Landscapes, Miniatures, Perspectives] (Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2000), a book on the dialectics of space and gender in European and Latin American realist fiction. She has published extensively on modern Spanish and Latin American women’s narrative, transatlantic feminism, and literary representations of female exile and diaspora. She is currently working on a book on textual and visual representations of the erotic in Spanish popular culture provisionally titled Cultures of the Erotic in Spain 1898-1939.