Mónica Calvo Pascual is a tenured lecturer at the Department of English and German of the University of Zaragoza, where she graduated with honors in English, receiving an academic award. She subsequently obtained a competitive scholarship to carry on her doctoral studies at the University of Zaragoza, where she presented her M. A. Dissertations and worked as a Research Fellow for three years. She completed her PhD thesis on Stephen Marlowe’s historical fiction and her current teaching at the Faculty of Letters includes twentieth-century U.S. literature, contemporary British narrative, and history and culture of the United Kingdom.
Her current research focuses on trauma studies and the post-human applied to contemporary U.S. and transnational-American literature. Her latest publications center on the representation of female identity formation and compulsive behavioral patterns like eating disorders, addictions and sadomasochism. She is author of Chaos and Madness: The Politics of Fiction in Stephen Marlowe’s Historical Narratives, Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi (2011) and, together with Dr. Marita Nadal, she has edited the volume Trauma in Contemporary Literature: Narrative and Representation, London and New York: Routledge (2014).