Sonia Baelo-Allué

Sonia Baelo-Allué is Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and German of the University of Zaragoza (Spain) where she currently teaches U.S. Literature and British and American Culture. Together with Mónica Calvo-Pascual, she is the co-principal investigator of the research project “The Posthuman Wound: Subject and Agency in the North American Literature of the 21st Century”, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. In the context of this framework, her ongoing research centres on contemporary U.S. fiction, digital fiction, critical posthumanism, transhumanism, digital vulnerability and postclassical trauma studies.

Her more recent publications include the chapters “Posthumanism and Trauma” (in Palgrave Handbook of Critical Posthumanism. Stefan Herbrechter, Ivan Callus, Manuela Rossini, Marija Grech, Megen de Bruin-Molé, and Christopher John Müller, eds, 2022) and “Technological Vulnerability in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Don DeLillo’s The Silence (2020)” (in Representing Vulnerabilities in Contemporary Literature. Miriam Fernández-Santiago and Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández, eds, Routledge, 2023).

She has edited with Mónica Calvo-Pascual Posthumanism and Transhumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative (Routledge, 2021). She has also published the book Bret Easton Ellis’s Controversial Fiction: Writing between High and Low Culture (Bloomsbury, 2011) and co-edited with Dolores Herrero two books on the representation of trauma in literature: The Splintered Glass: Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond (Rodopi, 2011) and Between the Urge to Know and the Need to Deny: Trauma and Ethics in Contemporary British and American Literature (C. Winter, 2011). From 2013 until 2017 She was the editor of Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies (Literature, Film and Cultural Studies volumes).


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