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Dr Marta Puxan Oliva

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Brief CV

Marta Puxan Oliva (PhD in Humanities, specialization Comparative Literature and Literary Theory, UPF, 2010) is a senior Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Universitat de les Illes Balears. She has taught courses on English, Catalan and Comparative Literture at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Harvard University, the Universitat de Barcelona and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. She was postdoctoral Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Outgoing Fellow researcher, funded by the European Commission, at the Departament of Comparative Literature at Harvard University (2012-5) and the Departament of Romance Philology at the Universitat de Barcelona (2015-2016). Between 2017 and 2020 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and adjunct professor at the Universitat de Barcelona. She is cofounder of the group Global Literary Studies Research Group, where she worked until May 2021.

She specializes in narrative theory, racial studies, global literary studies and ecocriticism. Among her publications we find the book Narrative Reliability, Racial Conflicts and Ideology in the Modern Novel (Routledge 2019) and the coeditions of the special issues with Annalisa Mirizio «Rethinking World Literary Studies in Latin American and Spanish Contexts» in the Journal of World Literature (2017), and with Neus Roger and Diana Roig-Sanz 'Historicizing the Global: An Interdisciplinary Perspective,' in the Journal of Global History (2019). She has published several articles in those fields in journals like Journal of Narrative Theory, Amerikastudien, English Studies o Studies in the Novel.

She is currently working in a new project on comparative literature and oceans, in particular the narratives that address environmental criminality at sea in contemporary literature and film from an interdisciplinary perspective.

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Teaching, 5 previous years

Subject Information
11783 - Literary Competence: Theoretical Foundations and Research Methods
  • Master's Degree in Linguistic and Literary Competence: Research and Teaching2021-22, 2022-23
11804 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Degree in Linguistic and Literary Competence: Research and Teaching2022-23
20726 - Final Degree Project
20730 - Gender Literature and Studies


Research groups

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Contemporary literature: theoretical and comparative studies (LiCETC) Member
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