Cynthia Gabbay

Dr. Cynthia Gabbay

Intertextuality and architextuality, Latin American modern poetry and literature, converso literature in the Spanish colonies, political art, anarchist phenomena, semiotics and metafiction.

Dr. Cynthia Gabbay holds a PhD (2012) in Romanic and Latin American Studies from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her book Los ríos metafísicos de Julio Cortázar: de la lírica al diálogo was published in 2015. A manuscript on Street Art in Buenos Aires: Symbols of a Revolution and a second manuscript An Intellectual Biography of Micaela Feldman/Etchebehere – A Jewish Internationalist, resulting from her research at The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem are in preparation. She completed a postdoctoral research at the Department of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of Haifa and actually she is in postdoctoral research at Elyachar Center at Ben Gurion University in collaboration with Daat HaMakom Program. She is also a research associate at the European Research Council’s project “Apartheid–The Global Itinerary: South African Cultural Formations in Transnational Circulation, 1948-1990” directed by Prof. Louise Bethlehem were she studies the transnational radical black discourse in Cuba. Her research interests are Latin American modern poetry and literature, political art, anarchist phenomena and radical Jewish thought and practices, semiotics and metafiction, studies on intertextuality and Converso literature from the Spanish colonies.

Daat HaMakom supported Dr. Cynthia Gabbay’s participation in the Conference “The Spanish Civil War and World Literatures” that took place at the Senate House in London on July 11th and 12th, 2016. Her paper analyzed memories written by Jewish women that volunteered in the Spanish Civil War against Fascism (1936-1939).

Daat HaMakom Program also supported Dr. Gabbay’s participation in LASA International Conference – “Dialogues of Knowledge” held in Lima, Peru, between April 29 and May 1, 2017. There, Dr. Gabbay presented her research “Epistemology of the Encyclopedic Work of Antonio Leon Pinelo (1590-1660).

Selected Publications

A.  Ph.D. dissertation:
La lírica de Julio Cortázar: Intertextualidad y Otredad literaria, Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Tutors: Prof. Ruth Fine (Hebrew University) and Prof. Niall Binns (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), 371 pp.


B.  Book:

Gabbay, C. Los ríos metafísicos de Julio Cortázar: de la lírica al diálogo. Rockville, MD (USA)/ Córdoba (Argentina), Hispamérica/Eduvim, May 2015, 338 pp.


C.  Articles in refereed journals:

“Latin American Intelligentsia and the Cuban Revolution” (Hebrew), HaMerhav HaTziburi, nº 12, Tel Aviv University, Summer 2017, 89-116, in press. 

“Identidad, género y prácticas anarquistas en las memorias de Micaela Feldman y Etchebéhère”, Forma. Revista d’estudis comparatius. Art, literatura, pensament, nº 14, Barcelona, December 2016, pp. 35-57.

“Travelogue of the Israeli Protest: A Dialogue with Contemporary Street Poetry”, Arab Media & Society, Issue 23, Winter/Spring 2017, pp. 1-22, http://www.arabmediasociety.com/?article=985

“Worlds of Libraries: Metafictional Works by Arlt, Borges, Bermani and De Santis”, in Canadian Review of Comparative Literature, June 2016 (43.2), pp. 241-262.

“Intertextualidad de artificio y dialogismo imaginado: los alter-ego autoriales en la obra de Julio Cortázar”, in Actas del IV Congreso Internacional “Cuestiones Críticas”. Rosario: Centro de Estudios de Literatura Argentina, 2015, 10 pp., http://celarg.org/int/arch_publi/gabbaycc2015.pdf

“Introducción al paratexto cortazariano: de la obra genérica al álbum”, Hispamérica. Revista de Literatura, año XLIV, núm. 129, Latin American Studies Center, University of Maryland, 2014, pp. 13-21.

“El poema dramático cortazariano Los Reyes: el hipertexto lírico como superación del mito trágico”, Anales de literatura hispanoamericana, Vol. 43, Madrid, Universidad Complutense, 2014, pp. 271-281.

“El fenómeno post grafiti en Buenos Aires 2001 a 2012. El arte callejero como herramienta de catarsis y disrupción social”, Aisthesis, Vol. 54, Diciembre, Santiago, Instituto de Estética, Facultad de Filosofía de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2013, pp. 123-146.

“La poesía de Julio Cortázar: primera fundación intertextual”, in IBEROAMERICAglobal, 1, n°2, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2008, pp. 94-102, http://iberoamericaglobal.huji.ac.il/Num2/Gabbay.pdf

“La barca de los gurúes o un primer esbozo de la teoría del espiral”, Observaciones filosóficas n°6, Universidad de Valparaíso, 2008.

Cólera Buey o la palabra-torrente”, Anales de literatura hispanoamericana, Vol. 34, Madrid, Universidad Complutense, 2005, pp. 197-216.


D.  Articles in refereed books:

“Semiótica para el transeúnte: la desmemoria como modificación del discurso patrimonial. Grafiti y esténcil en Buenos Aires” in Actas del congreso GEAP Argentina II, Instituto Payró de Historia del Arte, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2017, in press.

Com/posiciones: los poemas de Eliezer Ben Jonon: heteronimia, simbolismo y exilio” (revised version), in Juan Gelman. La palabra calcinada: Veinte ensayos de lectura, (eds.) Jorge Boccanera and María A. Semilla Durán, Buenos Aires: Universidad Nacional de San Martín, 2016, pp. 109-120.

“Desmantelamiento del simulacro cultural mediante los cuerpos del imaginario callejeroˮ, en Tránsitos, apropiaciones y marginalidades del arte público en América Latina, (Eds.) Marcela Drien Fábregas, Teresa Espantoso Rodríguez, Carolina Vanegas Carrasco, Santiago, GEAP-Latinoamérica, Universidad de Buenos Aires y Centro de Estudios del Patrimonio, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, 2013, pp. 185-199.

Com/posiciones: los poemas de Eliezer Ben Jonon: heteronimia, simbolismo y exilio”, in Memoria de la dictadura, (Ed.) Fernando Moreno (Université de Poitiers), Paris, Ellipses, 2006, pp. 337-345. [Also translated to Italian by Laura Branchini, Web, 2015].