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Role: Departmental Lecturer in Spanish

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Biography

I received my PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 2016 with a dissertation on the work of Spanish poet José Ángel Valente. Since then, I have taught Spanish language and literature at the University of Liverpool, Durham University, and the University of Sheffield. I have taught at Oxford since October 2022.

Research Interests

In 2020, I published a monograph, Memory and Utopia: The Poetry of José Ángel Valente. My current research explores how the insights of literary memory studies can help us better understand the social and cultural consequences of ecological change. 

Teaching

I teach Spanish language literature and Spanish to English translation in Papers II, III, IV, and VIII.  

Selected Publications

Memory and Utopia: The Poetry of José Ángel Valente, London: Legenda, MHRA (2020).  

“Lichen on Stone: Aníbal Núñez as World-Ecological Poet.” Hispanic Review (2024). 

“Reading Rafael Chirbes Crematorio as a World-Ecological Text.” Bulletin of Contemporary Hispanic Studies Vol. 4.2 (2022). 

“Culture and Commodity in Rosalía de Castro’s El Caballero de las botas azules.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies Vol. 99.5 (2022). 

“Poetry and Community in the work of José Ángel Valente.” Between Vol. 7.2 (2017). 

“The Language of Birds. Valente, Scholem, Benjamin” in Michael G. Kelly and Daragh O’Connell (eds.) Comparative Becomings. Studies in Transition. Oxford: Peter Lang (2016).  

Co-Editor, with César Dominguez, of Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literatures and the New Europe, Santiago de Compostela: Santiago UP (2014). 

“The Word made Flesh: The Poetry of José Ángel Valente and Contemporary Bio-Art.” Contemporary Developments in Emergent Literatures and the New Europe. Santiago de Compostela: Santiago UP (2014).