List of members.

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IZARO ARROITA AZKARATE. Instructor at the School of Education, Philosophy and Anthropology of the Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea-Universidad del País Vasco. PhD in Literature and Literary Science from Universidad del País Vasco (2015). Her dissertation analyzes novels by Ramon Saizarbitoria from the perspective of memory studies. She has published papers on the representation of historical memory in Basque literature and co-edited the volumes Oroimenaren lekuak eta lekukoak “Testimonios y lugares de la memoria” (2016) and El libro infantil y juvenil desde la diversidad cultural (2011).


MARTA FONT ESPRIU. Co-editor of 452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory. Teoria, gènere i sexualitat (Universitat de Barcelona-UB). She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Catalan Philology (2006), and completed her Advanced Studies Diploma in Romanic Philology in 2008. Her research focuses on the study of contemporary poetry, within the scope of the construction of the post-modern lyrical subject and poetic subjectivities. In particular, she has specialized in the representation of desire and amorous alterity, as shown in her Ph.D Dissertation Poètiques del desig. Alteritat i escriptura a l’obra de Gabriel Ferrater, Maria-Mercè Marçal i Enric Casasses (2013). She has coordinated the monograph “Els subjectes poètics contemporanis” (452ºF, No. 8) and the dossier “Carme Riera. El subjecte de la seducció” (Lectora, No. 19). Among her publications, “El estado per/verso. Reflexiones sobre poesía oral: voz, cuerpo y palabra» (Máxima audiencia, Icaria, 2011)” and, recently, “Gènere, ideologia i poètica: subjectivitats distòpiques i subversives (2000-2015)” (Poesia catalana avui, Editorial Fonoll, 2016). She has contributed to the visibility of new female poetic voices through the coordination and moderation, for many years, of several Poets’ Round Tables at the Centre Dona i Literatura (UB). Currently, she is member of the Editorial Board of the Haidé. Estudis Maragallians Journal (Biblioteca de Catalunya) and a regular contributor to Caràcters. És una revista de llibres Journal (Publicacions de la Universitat de València). Furthermore, she coordinates the Layout team of 452ºF and is layout designer for the journal Lectora. Journal of Women and Textuality.


MAX HIDALGO NÁCHER. Instructor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at Universitat de Barcelona (UB) and member of the research group Grupo de Estudios del Exilio Literario (GEXEL), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). BA in Journalism from UAB and Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from UB, Ma Lettres, Arts et Pensée Contemporaine from Université Paris VII (Denis Diderot), with a MA dissertation, directed by Julia Kristeva, on Le sujet du langage dans l’œuvre de Samuel Beckett. He obtained his PhD at UB in 2013 with a dissertation on El problema de la escritura en el campo intelectual francés (1945-1975). He has carried research stays at Universidad de Rosario, Universidade de São Paulo and Harvard University, and is co-editor of the journal Puentes de crítica literaria y cultural ( His research interests focus on the history of literary theory and its international uses since the second half of the 20th century, and the writings of the Republican exiles from the Spanish Civil War in 1939.


ALBERT JORNET SOMOZA. Lecturer at University of Pennsylvania. His current research is focused on the relationship between vulnerability and essayism in the Spain of the economic and political crisis (2008-2016). He presented his MA thesis on El autor en los tiempos de Góngora. Hacia una teoría de los regímenes autoriales, and his articles and reviews have been published in journals as well as in edited volumes. He co-edited the book Facing Humanities. Current Perspectives from Young Researchers (2014) and the double dossier about “El mercado de la academia: la producción de conocimiento en la universidad actual” (Puentes de crítica literaria y cultural, No. 4 and 5).  


XAVIER ORTELLS-NICOLAU. Instructor, Universitat de Barcelona (UB). PhD in Translation and Intercultural Studies (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), MA in Regional Studies-East Asia at Columbia University as a La Caixa fellow, BA in English Philology (UB) and BA in East Asian Studies (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya-UOC). He has studied Chinese at Peking University and Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU). He is member of the research group “ALTER: Crisi, Alterity and Representation” (UOC) and has taken part in the research and cataloguing for the China-Spain Archive, 1850-1950 ( His research has focused on modern and contemporary Chinese cultural production, including film, photography, and literature, as well as on the historical interactions between China and other cultures. He is member of the Editorial Board of 452ºF since 2012.


BERNAT PADRÓ NIETO. Instructor in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at Universitat de Barcelona (UB) since 2008, where he teaches at the Degree in Literary Studies, the MA in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, and the MA Barcelona-Europe: Literature and Comparative History of the Intellectuals. He has been visiting professor at Universidad de la República de Uruguay. He holds a PhD in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (Universidad de Zaragoza), a MA in Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Thought (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), a BA in Hispanic Philology (UB) and a BA in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (UB, National Award to Academic Excellency). He is member of the Research Group Comparative Literature in the European Intellectual Sphere (UB) since its beginnings, and is also associate researcher at Biblioteca Nacional de Uruguay since 2013. He has published several works about literary journals and intellectual history, and edited the volume Qui Acusa? Figures de l’intel·lectual europeu, Barcelona, 2015. He is member of the Editorial Board of 452ºF since issue No. 2 (2010).


MARÍA PAPE. PhD Candidate in the Program in Comparative Literature & Literary Theory at the University of Pennsylvania. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from the Københavns Universitet (University of Copenhagen) and a MA in Comparative Literature from the same university. Her MA thesis explores the relation between aesthetics and politics in Roberto Bolaño’s oeuvre by focusing on his recuperation of the historical avant-garde in the 1970s Mexico and the 1990s Spain. Currently, she is writing her dissertation on the relationship between experimental aesthetics, social reconfigurations, and the incipient articulations of the populist People in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay during the interwar years.


KATARZYNA PASZKIEWICZ. Assistant Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Barcelona (UB) and researcher at the Centre de Recerca ADHUC. Teoria, gènere i sexualitat (UB) ( She holds a BA in English Philology (2008), MA in Cultural Studies: Audiovisual Culture (2009) and a Phd in Film Studies (2014, University of Barcelona). Her research focuses on film studies, cultural studies and gender studies. Most recently she has co-edited Women’s Authorship and Genre in Film and Television (together with Mary Harrod, Routledge, forthcoming), and special issues: “Noir and Female. Women Writers of Crime Novels in the Iberian Peninsula” (Lectora: revista de dones i textualitat, 21, 2015); and “Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art” (452°F, 14, 2016). She joined the Editorial Board of 452ºF in February 2013 and has since been in charge of the journal’s website. 


SANTIAGO PÉREZ ISASI. Associate Researcher at the Centre for Comparative Studies (Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Universidade de Lisboa) to develop the project “Nationalism and Literary Regenerations in the Iberian Peninsula 1868-1936.” He is a member of the Research Group DIIA (Diálogos Ibéricos e Ibero-Americanos) and PI of the project “Digital Map of Iberian Literary Relations (1870-1930).” He has a PhD in Spanish Literature by the Universidad de Deusto (2009) with a dissertation on Spanish literary history and national identity in the 19th and 20th centuries. His research interests include Iberian Studies, Literary History and Digital Humanities. He co-edited, with Ângela Fernandes, the volume “Looking at Iberia. A Comparative European Perspective” (Peter Lang, 2013).


DOLORES RESANO. Predoctoral Research Fellow (FPU) at the Centre Dona i Literatura. She holds a BA in English Philology by Universitat de Barcelona (2009), where she also obtained an MA in Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities with a study on post-9/11 fiction, trauma theory, and Don DeLillo's Falling Man (2011). She is currently completing her dissertation on post-9/11 fiction and satire. Her research examines how satirical fiction questions, reshapes, and/or dissents from political and media rhetoric around 9/11 and the Bush administration's War on Terror. She is the editor of Alluvium. 21st century writing | 21st century approaches and has published in Atlantis.Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies.


ANDREA RUTHVEN. Assistant Professor in the Modern Languages Department at the University of Cantabria and researcher with ADHUC. Theory, gender and sexuality (University of Barcelona) and a member of the research group BIFEGA (University of Vigo). She earned her doctorate in Literary Studies from the University of Barcelona (2015). Her research focusses on gender studies and feminist theory, and cultural and literary studies. She has co-edited the volumen Narratives of Difference in Globalized Cultures Reading Transnational Cultural Commodities (Palgrave 2017) and has been published in Feminist Review.


DIEGO SANTOS SÁNCHEZ. Researcher at Universidad de Alcalá. He earned his PhD on Contemporary Spanish Theatre at Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid) after having spent research sojourns at the universities of Edinburgh, Harvard and Paris 8. He later acted as post-doctoral Research Associate for the AHRC-funded project “Theatre Censorship in Spain” based at Durham University (UK), as a researcher in the Exile Studies Group-GEXEL at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, and was Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Humboldt-Universtität zu Berlin. His publications focus on contemporary Spanish Theatre. He specializes in three key aspects thereof, the first of which is the theatre of Fernando Arrabal (El teatro pánico de Fernando Arrabal, London: Tamesis, 2014). He has also published a book on teaching Spanish as a foreign language through theatre (Teatro y enseñanza de lenguas, Madrid: Arco/Libros, 2010). His most recent research focuses on the study of the politicization and censorship of theatre during Franco’s Spain, about which he has published multiple articles and is currently working on two book-long projects. Further to his research, he is committed to academic exchange and has created BETA, Asociación de Jóvenes Doctores en Hispanismo, a global network for post-docs on Hispanic Studies of which he has been president for 7 years. He is a member of the Editorial Board of 452ºF since 2012.


MARÍA TERESA VERA-ROJAS. Instructor in Hispanic Philology at the Universitat de Lleida. Co-editor of 452ºF. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature. She holds a PhD in Cultural and Gender Studies from Universitat de Barcelona and a PhD in Hispanic Studies from University of Houston. She specializes in contemporary Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, as well as in US Latina/o Literature, particularly in the literature and cultural formations of the New York’s Hispanic colonia during the interwar years, both areas framed within the scope of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Queer Theory and Affect Theory. Her research also deals with the study of contemporary Venezuelan culture and literature, focusing mainly on the analysis of emotions in the politics of gender and sexuality during the Bolivarian revolution. Her work has been published in several specialized journals and collective volumes. She is the editor of the book Nuevas Subjetividades/Sexualidades Literarias (Egales, 2012). She is member of the Editorial Board of 452ºF since May 2010.


YASMINA YOUSFI LÓPEZ. PhD student at the Spanish Philology Department of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). BA in Journalism and Hispanic Studies from Universitat de València (2011), and MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies at UAB (2012). Since 2011, she belongs to the Group for Studies of Literary Exile (GEXEL-UAB), in the context of which she researches the theatrical production of the Spanish 1939 republican exile in Argentina, México, Chile, Peru and specially ParaguayShe has been visiting researcher in Chile (Escuela de Teatro de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso), Paraguay (Universidad Católica de Asunción) and France (École Normale Supérieure, Lyon).

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