MARÍA DEL CARMEN ALFONSO GARCÍA
She obtained her BA from the University of Oviedo. Her PhD thesis was devoted to the life and work of Antonio de Hoyos y Vinent (Outstanding Doctorate Award). She has been Senior Lecturer at the Department of Spanish Philology of the University of Oviedo since 1999. She is mainly concerned with national and gender identities within the context of Contemporary Spanish Literature. She focuses on the connections between these sets of discourses and their aesthetic and cultural implications for national constructions; as well as on the city as microcosm that both reflects and creates that symbolic imaginary.
Areas of Interest:
In the area of Contemporary Spanish Literature: gender perspective (literature, national and gender identity; gender and representation; discourses of self-representation; literature, space, and gender), the Fin de Siècle imaginary (XIX) and its intertextuality, the connections between press and literature, and literature from the Spanish Republican Exile.