Dr Victoria Pastor-Gonzalez

Position: Senior Lecturer
Email: pastorgonv@regents.ac.uk
Faculty: Institute of Languages and Culture

Professional Biography

Victoria Pastor-González is a Lecturer in Spanish with extensive experience in Higher Education. She has taught Languages and Film for more than 10 years at four universities in the UK and she has also worked as a radio producer and broadcaster. She has written and published on European Art Film, the Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski and is particularly interested in representations of religion and spirituality in European Cinema, and issues of cultural and national representations in the Spanish media. She is currently working on the Andalusian film director Benito Zambrano and on contemporary Spanish docudramas.

Qualifications

  • PGCE, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, 2007
  • PhD in European Film, University of Hull, Hull, 2006
  • MA in Contemporary Literature and Film, University of Hull, Hull, 1999
  • BA Hons. in English Language and Literature, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, 1997

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2009 – current, Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Modern Languages and Cross-Cultural Studies, Regent's University London
  • 2007 – 2009 and 2004 – 2005, Associate Teaching Fellow, Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Exeter, Exeter
  • 2007, Radio broadcaster and script editor Asociación de Emisoras Municipales de Andalucía, Sevilla, Spain
  • 1998 – 2004, Lector of Spanish and Language Tutor (Spanish), Department of Hispanic Studies/The Language Institute, University of Hull, Hull
  • 1997 – 1998, Language Assistant (Spanish), Department of Spanish, University of Northumbria, Newcastle

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (since 2009)

Teaching & Course Development

  • Spanish for Business Stage 2
  • Spanish for Business Stage 3 (also Module Leader)
  • Spanish for Business Stage 6
  • Spanish for Business Level 3

Research Interests

  • Religion in Film, in particular Catholic iconography
  • Docudrama in Spain and Europe
  • Investment policies in the audio-visual industry
  • Auteur Theory

Publications

  • Pastor-González. V. (2011) ‘Solas' in the Directory of World Cinema: Spain, London: Intellect
  • Pastor-González. V. (2010) 'The Passion of Antonio Delgado. Religious Iconography in the mini-series Padre Coraje' in the Journal of Studies in Documentary Film Volume 4 Issue 3 pp. 283-299
  • Pastor-González. V. (2005) 'The "present absents" in Kieslowski's Three Colours Trilogy' in Everett W & Goodbody A (eds) Revisiting Space: Space and Place in European Cinema, Oxford: Peter Lang.

Conference Papers Given

  • Pastor-González, V (2013) ‘An ogre without claws: Un-dramatic docudramas in Spanish television’ in the XX edition of the Visible Evidence conference (Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Pastor-González, V (2012) ‘From the Local to the Universal, Spanish Docudrama Tackles World History’ in the Annual Conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • ‘Docudrama the New King of Spanish Television' in the Annual Conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) June 2011
  • ‘Prácticas de colaboración y comunicación mediada por ordenador' I Encuentro para profesores de centros universitarios y de centros formadores de ELE de Londres June 2011
  • ‘Prime time in the hands “the (re)birth of docudramas in Spanish Television', part of the keynote panel of European Docudrama at the Acting with facts Conference September 2010
  • ‘Urban deserts in Benito Zambrano's films' in the Annual Conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) June 2010
  • ‘The Passion of Antonio Delgado: The Use of Religious Iconography in Benito Zambrano's Padre Coraje' in the Annual Conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) June 2009
  • 'Transcendental Notes: Zbigniew Preisner's Music for Krzysztof Kieslowski's Films' in 6th Annual Conference of the European Research Forum July 2006
  • ‘Nothing of Him That Doth Fade, But Doth Suffer a Sea-change": Retelling the Past in Krzysztof Kieslowski's Three Colours: Red and Shakespeare's The Tempest' in 5th Annual Conference of the European Research Forum July 2005
  • 'Looking back without Anger. The Immigrant Returns Home in Kieslowski's Three Colours: White' in Crossing Borders: Images of Immigration in European Film September 2004
  • 'From Equality to Isolation: Dreams of Europe in Kieslowski's The Double Life of Véronique and Three Colours Trilogy' in 4th Annual Conference of the European Research Forum July 2004
  • 'The "present absents" in Kieslowski's Three Colours Trilogy' in 3rd Annual Conference of the European Cinema Research Forum April 2003
  • 'Three Colours: White and City Lights: Two Comedy Romances in Pantomime' in 2nd Annual Conference of the European Cinema Research Forum: Screening Identities January 2002

Grants Awarded

  • 2005 Carl Baron Student of the Year, University of Hull

Last updated: 08 December 2017