Miriam Fernández Santiago

Miriam Fernández-Santiago is a lecturer at the English Department of the University of Granada, where she currently teaches literary theory and North American literature.  She completed a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in English at the University of Huelva.  She worked as Visiting Instructor at Duke University in 1999 and 2000.  In 2001 she was granted a fellowship to carry out doctoral research at the Universities of Huelva and Seville and two years later, she completed her PhD in English. She taught several courses on writing and English and American Literatures  at the Universities of Seville, Pablo de Olavide and Sweet Briar College from 2004 to 2007, when she started teaching at the University of Granada. At present, she is the current Head of the English Department at the University of Granada, the Secretary of the Spanish Association of American Studies and of the Journal of North American Studies (REN), as well as a member of the editorial board of the academic journal on translations studies Sendebar. She is also the main researcher of the research group Studies in American Literatures and Cultures (HUM370) and a member of U-CHASS: Centre for Computational Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Granada. Her current research interests include Critical Posthumanism, Digital Vulnerability, and Contemporary North American Literature. Her most recent publications include the co-edition of two volumes on vulnerability with Routledge; Representing Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Literature (2023) and Embodied VulnerAbilities in Literature and Film (2023), which include the co-authored introductions “Current Literary Representations of Vulnerability. Ethical and Aesthetic Concerns” and “An Ecology of Vulnerability” respectively. Other recent titles include “Female Ageing and Technological Reproduction. Feminist Transhuman Embodiments in Jasper Fforde’s The Woman Who Died A Lot.” in Technologies of Feminist Speculative Fiction. Ed. Sherryl Vint and Sümeyra Buran, Palgrave. 2022, 283-300, “Post-postmodernist Aesthetics of Irrelevance: Textual Disability as Narrative Prosthesis (The Lin/Wallace Connection)” (2021) Critique. Studies in Contemporary Fiction. 64:2, 270-281; “Posthumanist Trauma: An Intrasectional Approach to Accountable Determinacy in Current North American Narrative.” (2012) Journal of English Studies, vol 19, 2021): 73-95, and “Orfeo: A Posthuman Modern Prometheus. Uncommon Powers of Musical Imagination Anglia, vol. 140, no. 3-4, 2022, pp. 591-606.

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