Ana Chapman

Ana Chapman is currently working as a lecturer in the English, French and German Department at the University of Málaga, where she teaches English and linguistics. She graduated in English in 2003 at the University of Málaga. She holds an M.A. in American Literature from the University of Sheffield (UK) in 2008. She received a “Cum Laude” for her PhD on David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest and neuroscience at the University of Seville in 2016. She taught Critical Theory at the University of Seville in 2017 and since 2018 she has been teaching courses on literature and linguistics at the University of Málaga. In 2010 She joined the Research Group HUM-399 “Discursos de la Postmodernidad” at the University of Seville up to the year 2021 when she joined her current Research Group GRACO: “Studies in Literature, Criticism and Culture.” She is the editorial assistant and book reviewer for ESSE Messenger and has been a co-editor for REN’s Special Section on “Representations of Human and Environmental Vulnerability in U.S. Literature and Culture (2022). She is author of The Aesthetics of Embodied Vulnerabilities: Narrative Constructions of Entertainment in Infinite Jest (2023). Some of her publications are Vulnerability through the Invulnerable Transhuman Lens Ethics and Disruption of Emotional Connections and Mental Affections in Maniac (Routledge, 2023), Postpostmodernist Esthetics of Irrelevance: Textual Disability as Narrative Prosthesis (The Lin/Wallace Connection) (Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, 2021),  Bodies in Infinite Jest (Frontiers, 2021) and Jaded Selves and Body Distance: A Case Study of Cotard’s Syndrome in Infinite Jest(Journal of English Studies, 2020). Her main research interests are the depictions of body and mind in contemporary English literature, neuroscience in literatura, critical posthumanism, subjectivity and vulnerability theories.


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