The Journal’s Editorial board is composed of twelve members. Each of them is at least undertaking post-graduate studies on Literature at the moment.

The Editorial board is composed of:

  • - The four members of the Publishing association (the President being the actual Editor in Chief), who represent one third of the total number of members.
  • - Eight other researchers, four of whom have been in the past associate members of the Publishing association.

With the final aim of reaching a qualitative level, the number of publications authored by members of the Editorial board will never exceed a 20% of the total number of papers published per issue.

List of members.

This is the basic information on each of the members of the Editorial board. Contact is possible through this address: [ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]

ELIXABETE ANSA-GOICOECHEA PhD in Hispanic Studies from Indiana University. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Hispanic and Basque Studies at the Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, Canada). She has published several articles on Spanish peninsular and Basque literature, culture and art, and is co-editor of the volumes Crítica de la Acumulación (Universidad de los Lagos and Ediciones Escaparate, 2010) and Efectos de imagen. Qué fue y qué es el cine militante? (Universidad Metropolitana de Ciencias de la Educación and LOM Ediciones, 2014).

IZARO ARROITA AZKARATE.  She finished her degree in Journalism at the Universidad del País Vasco in 2007. She holds an MA in Comparative Literature: Literary and Cultural Studies from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2008). As a journalist, she has served as editor of the newspaper Berria and news editor at Euskadi Irratia (Basque public radio). She is currently a PhD student in Literature and Literary Science at the Universidad del País Vasco, and the recipient of a research scholarship from the Basque Government. She is analyzing historical memory and national identity in Basque literature. She has been a member of 452ºF’s Editorial Board since the beginning of the project and serves in the Communication Department.

. Marta Font is a post-doctoral researcher at Centre Dona i Literatura. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Catalonian 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 love 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). Among her recent fields of interest are the new poetic formats, performance or video-art, in dialogue with the written word. Recently, she has coordinated the monograph Els subjectes poètics contemporanis (n.8, 452f) and the dossier Carme Riera. El subjecte de la seducció (n.19, Lectora). Among her publications, El estado per/verso. Reflexiones sobre poesía oral: voz, cuerpo y palabra (Icaria, 2011), and Un procés de “feminació” de la nació catalana: la paraula política/poètica de Maria Mercè-Marçal (Editorial UOC, 2011) stand out. She has contributed to the visibility of new female poetic voices through the coordination and moderation, for many years, of Mesa de Poetas within the Centre Dona i Literatura. Currently she co-directs 452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, and coordinates its design and layout team. She is member of Junta Directiva de la Associació de Joves Escriptors en Llengua Catalana (AJELC).

. She finished her degree in Latin American Literature at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (2006). She continued her studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona with an MA in Comparative Literature: Literary and Cultural Studies (2009). She is currently a PhD candidate in Literary theory and Comparative literature at the same university. Her research focuses on film studies, intertextuality, cultural studies and comparative literature. She is a member of 452ºF’s Editorial Board since August 2009.

MAX HIDALGO NÁCHER. Currently a member of the Research Group on Literary Exile  (Grupo de Estudios del Exilio Literario, GEXEL) at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), he is also an assistant lecturer in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB). He obtained a BA in Journalism (UAB) and a BA in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (Universitat de Barcelona-UB). He earned an MA in Lettres, Arts et Pensée Contemporaine at the Université Paris Diderot (Paris VII) with a thesis on Le sujet du langage dans l’œuvre de Samuel Beckett, tutored by Julia Kristeva. He obtained his PhD at the Universitat de Barcelona in 2013 with a dissertation on El problema de la escritura en el campo intelectual francés (1945-1975).

ALBERT JORNET SOMOZA. Albert Jornet Somoza is a PhD student in Humanities at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), where he currently holds a FPI scholarship from the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad. His research focuses on lyrical discourses from the 17th to the 20th century in Hispanic literature, paying special attention to the phenomenon of obscuritas and unintelligibility and its ethical foundation as an aesthetic and ideological legitimation of poetry. He presented his Master’s 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 such as Ínsula, Iberoamericana and Forma as well as in edited volumes. He has participated in several conferences, where he has proposed his analysis on various topics, and he has been part of the Editorial Board of Forma. Revista d’estudis comparatius. Art, literatura i pensament (2007-2011) as well as part of the Organizing Committee of the I International Congress for Young Researchers in the Humanities.

XAVIER ORTELLS-NICOLAU. Xavier Ortells-Nicolau obtained a BA in English Philology (UB) and a BA in East Asian Studies (UOC). He studied Chinese at Peking University ad Beijing Foreign Studies University, with a scholarship of the ICO Foundation. He completed a MA in Regional Studies-East Asia at Columbia University, New York, with a grant from La Caixa, and is currently a PhD candidate in Translation and Intercultural Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona with a FI-DGR scholarship, and is member of the research group InterAsia. His research examines images of urban demolition in contemporary Chinese visual culture.

BERNAT PADRÓ NIETO. He is a teaching assistant of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Universitat de Barcelona. He holds two degrees in Hispanic Philology and Literary Theory and Comparative Literature (First national award in academic excellence) obtained at the UB. He completed the MA in Comparative Studies in Literature, Arts and Thought offered at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. His minor dissertation analyses the concept of play in Schiller and Gadamer. He was part of the editorial board of Forma. Revista d'Estudis Comparatius. Art, Literatura, Pensament (2008-2010) and takes part in the journal Paralelo Sur since 2006.

KATARZYNA PASZKIEWICZ. Katarzyna Paszkiewicz holds a degree in Philology: Ethnolinguistics (2009) and Cultural Studies: Audiovisual Culture (2010) from Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznań, Poland). She is a PhD candidate in the Doctoral Program: Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities at the Universitat de Barcelona and a research assistant in the GRC Creació i Pensament de les Dones (Consolidated Research Group “Women’s Creation and Thought”). She currently holds the FI research grant (AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya) at the Centre Dona i Literatura (“Woman and Literature Research Centre”, UB), where she is carrying out her doctoral dissertation on genre cinema by women directors. Her research focuses on Film Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Women’s Cinema and Spanish Cinema, and she has published in  academic journals such as Lectora: revista de dones i textualitat and Letras Femeninas, among others. She is a member of 452ºF’s Editorial Board since February 2013 and she is responsible of its webpage. 

DIEGO SANTOS SÁNCHEZ. He earned his PhD on Contemporary Spanish Theatre at the Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid) after having spent research sojourns at the universities of Edinburgh, Harvard and Paris-Sorbonne. After this he worked as a post-doctoral Research Associate for the AHRC-funded project «Theatre Censorship in Spain» based at Durham University (UK) and as researcher in the Exile Studies Group GEXEL at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is currently Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Humboldt-Universtität zu Berlin. His publications revolve around 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). He has also published a book on teaching Spanish as a foreign language through theatre (Teatro y enseñanza de lenguas, Madrid: Arco/Libros). His foremost 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 is the president. He is a member of 452ºF’s Editorial Board since 2012.

IRAITZ URKULO. Iraitz Urkulo holds a B.A. in Basque Philology at UPV/EHU, and an MA in Comparative Literature and Literary Studies. She is currently working on her PhD thesis on Basque contemporary literature and post-structuralism. She writes articles on Basque literature and culture for the cultural supplement of newspaper El Correo “Territorios”. She acts as literary critic for the magazine Berton, and is member of the Advisor Committee of the Image Studies journal Sans Soleil. She publishes regularly on literary studies in journals like Egan, Jakin and Sans Soleil. She works as a translator, professional editorial proof-reader and literature teacher.

MARÍA TERESA VERA ROJAS. She holds a BA in Literature from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela), a MA in Latin American Literature from Universidad Simón Bolívar, (Caracas-Venezuela) and a PhD in Spanish from the University of Houston (Houston, USA). In Spain, she completed an MA in Gender Studies at Universitat de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain) and is currently finishing a PhD in Gender Studies at the same institution. She specializes in US Latina/o and Hispanic Caribbean Literatures and Cultures, both areas framed within the scope of Gender and Sexuality Studies, Queer Theory and Third World Feminisms. Her research also deals with the study of contemporary Venezuelan culture and literature, as well as with the representations of violence in Latin America. Her work has been published in different journals such as Centro: Journal of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Latino/a Research Review, Prosopopeya: Revista de crítica contemporánea; encyclopedias such as The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature; and collective volumes, among which are Into the Mainstream: Essays on Caribbean and Latin American Literature and Culture, Máxima audiencia: Cultura popular y género, El mito de la mujer caribeña, and Repensar la comunidad desde la literatura y el género. She is the editor of the book Nuevas subjetividades/sexualidades literarias (Egales, 2012). She became part of 452ºF Editorial Board in May 2010 and is currently co-director of the Journal.

ELIZABETH WALZ.  Elizabeth Walz is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago where she focuses on myth, identity and politics in contemporary Iberian cultures and literatures. She received B.A. degrees in Spanish Linguistics (2003) and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies (2003) as well as an M.A. degree in Spanish Literature (2008) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this period, she studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (2001-02) and was awarded a Foreign Language Area Studies fellowship to study Catalan at the Universitat de Barcelona (2006). Subsequently, she spent four years supporting English language instruction at trilingual public schools in Menorca and Bizkaia. She regularly translates texts from a variety of fields into English and endeavors to support stronger institutional connections and foster meaningful academic exchange between her field and others.

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