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Dr Paloma Fresno Calleja
Dr Paloma Fresno Calleja
University Lecturer
English Philology

Dr Paloma Fresno Calleja


Brief CV

Paloma Fresno-Calleja is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of the Balearic Islands where she teaches Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures and Gender Studies. She obtained her PhD in English Literature at the University of Oviedo in 2002. Her research focuses on cultural identity in postcolonial and diasporic contexts, with a special focus on New Zealand and the Pacific. She has published monographs on authors like Patricia Grace and Witi Ihimaera and numerous book chapters and articles in a range of national and international journals such as the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Contemporary Women's Writing, Journal of New Zealand Studies, Journal of Popular Television, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, Australasian Drama Studies and Studies in Australasian Cinema. She is also translator and co-editor of Un País de Cuento. Veinte Relatos de Nueva Zelanda (2014), the first Spanish anthology of New Zealand short stories. She is lead researcher of the group 'Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Literatures' at the University of the Balearic Islands.


Subjects taught. Academic Year 2019-20

Subjects taught
Subject Degree/campus
21813 - Postcolonial Literatures in English

Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Degree
10652 - Gender and Diversity: Textual and Cultural Politics
  • Master's in Modern Languages and Literatures 2014-15
11152 - Diasporic Identities in Contemporary Anglophone Literatures
11190 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's in Modern Languages and Literatures 2017-18
21813 - Postcolonial Literatures in English
  • Degree in Catalan Language and Literature2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
  • Degree in English Studies2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19
21829 - Final Degree Project
  • Degree in English Studies2014-15, 2016-17, 2018-19
21845 - Gender and Culture in the English-Speaking World
  • Degree in English Studies2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
21846 - Practical Placements
  • Degree in English Studies2016-17
22168 - Benchmark practicals: Foreign Language (English)
  • Degree in Primary Education 2014-15, 2018-19
4906 - English Drama
  • English Philology 2014-15


Research groups

Group Membership type
Modern and Contemporary Anglophone Literatures (LITANGLO) Main researcher

Publications (articles)

Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2017: Fighting Gastrocolonialism in Indigenous Pacific Writing, Interventions. Special Issue: Pacific Critiques of Globalisation. Interventions. International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, online nov. 2017.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2017: Competing Demands, Intertwined Narratives: Ethnic, Gender and National Identities in Alison Wong's As the Earth Turns Silver, Coolabah 22, pp.33-50. ISSN: 1988-5946


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2016: Documentary Incursions into New Zealand?s Multiculturalism: The case of Here to Stay, Journal of Popular Television, 4.2: 177-194.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2016: Between Marginality and Marketability: Contesting Representations of Diasporic Pacific Identities, Nordic Journal of English Studies, 15.1, 25-45.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2016: Witi Ihimaera. The Wilye-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies. Eds Herny Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray. Wilye-Blackwell, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-4443-3498-2.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2015: Reading (in) the Antipodes: New Zealand and Pacific Literatures in Spanish Translation, Journal of New Zealand Studies, 21.2: 53-68.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2014: Talking Back, Fast and Beyond: Selina Tusitala Marsh's Poetry and the Performance of Pasifika Identities, Contemporary Women?s Writing 8.3: 354-372.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2013: Food for thought: Filmic Recipes for New Zealand's Multiculturalism, Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, 27.6: 850-861.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2013: Revised Spectacles: Literary revisions of Hollywood's Pacific narratives, Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 49.3: 265-277.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2011: Femenino plural: Sub/versiones del paraíso en la poesía de Tusiata Avia. BABEL AFIAL. Aspectos de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, 20: 5-20.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2011: Reel New Zealanders: Contesting Ethnic Tokenism and Stereotyping in Roseanne Liang's Take 3, Studies in Australasian Cinema 5.1, April: 19-30. ISSN. 17503175.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2010: Playing (with) Stereotypes in Postcolonial Pacific Theatre". The Journal of Commonwealth Literature. vol 45.2: 171-188.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2009: Rocking the boat: A conversation with New Zealand playwright Lynda Chanwai-Earle. Kunapipi. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, vol 31.1: 132-147.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2009: Monodramas for a Multiculture: Performing New Zealand Chinese Identities in Lynda Chanwai-Earle's Ka Shue/Letters Home. Australasian Drama Studies, vol. 55: 101-116.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2008: Dickens en las antípodas o la revisión postcolonial de un clásico: Mr Pip de Lloyd Jones, GAROZA 8, Septiembre: 113-128.


Fresno-Calleja, Paloma 2006: If Pain were a Country: Migration, Travel and Identity in Kapka Kassabova's Reconnaissance. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 42.1. May : 18-31.


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