Vanesa Roldán Romero

Vanesa Roldán Romero holds a BA in English Studies (2017) and an MA in English Literature and Linguistics (2018) from the University of Granada. She is currently working on her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Manuela Palacios González (USC) and Dr. Margarita Carretero González (UGR). Provisionally entitled “The Animal Trope in Contemporary Irish Fiction,” the dissertation explores how the animal trope has been used in contemporary fiction by three Irish female writers and the ethical consequences of each approach. She is a member of the group of competitive reference Discourse & Identity (GRC2015/002 GI-1924, Xunta de Galicia). Her main research interests include contemporary Irish literature, ecocriticism, posthumanism, and non-human ethics.

Relevant contributions:

“Colonising the Non-Human Other in Contemporary Ireland.” Liminal Identities: Nature, Culture and Society, University of Santiago de Compostela, 5 October 2020.

“Transhumanist Contraceptives in June Caldwell’s ‘The Implant.’” Journal of Posthuman Studies 4. 1 (2020): 96-106. doi: 10.5325/jpoststud.4.1.0096

“Parodying the Past to Subvert the Present in Jasper Fforde’s Nextian Series.” Alternative Realities: New Challenges for American Literature in the Era of Trump, UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies, 14 December 2019.

“Patriarchal Cloning in Jasper Fforde’s The Woman Who Died a Lot.” 43rd Annual AEDEAN Conference, University of Alicante, 13 November 2019.

“Prosthetic Contraceptuves in June Caldwell’s Room Little Darker.” XXII Simposio de la SELGYC, University of Granada, 15 March 2019.

“Hybrid Identities in Jasper Fforde’s The Woman Who Died a Lot.” 10th Beyond Humanism Conference, University of Lower Silesia, 19 July 2018.