Susana Onega Jaén
Catedrático Universidad
Catedrático Universidad
Personal Docente e Investigador
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana
Área de Filología Inglesa
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
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Literatura inglesa V(27837)


L. 12:00-15:00; X. y J. 12:00-12:30, 14:30:15:30.


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Susana Onega is Professor of English Literature at the Dept. of English and German Studies of Zaragoza University. She is a coopted member of the Academia Europaea (AE) since 2008, and an appointed member of the Section Committee of Literary and Theatrical Studies of AE since 2015. She is also the former President of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies (AEDEAN) and the former Spanish Board member of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE). She was granted the title of Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck College (Univ. of London) in 1996. She is the head of a competitive research team ( currently working on an excellence research project on “Palimpsestic Knowledge: Inquiries into a Transmodern Literary Paradigm”.

Susana Onega has written numerous book chapters and articles (in Anglia, Anglistik, Connotations, Journal of Literary Theory, Symbolism, EuropeanJournal of English Studies, Recherches anglaises et nord-américaines, The European Review, Twentieth-century Literature, The European Legacy),on the work of contemporary writers (such as Peter Ackroyd, A. S. Byatt, J. M. Coetzee, Anne Michaels, Bharati Mukherjee, Charles Palliser, Sarah Waters and Jeanette Winterson), on narrative theory and on ethics and trauma, among others. She has written monographic sections on “John Fowles in Focus” in Anglistik 13.1 (Spring 2002: 45-107); “Intertextuality”, in Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics, 5 (2005: 3-314), and “Structuralism and Narrative Poetics”, in Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide (2006: 259-279). She is the author of Análisis estructural, método narrativo y “sentido” de The Sound and the Fury de William Faulkner (Pórtico, 1980), of Form and Meaning in the Novels of John Fowles (UMI Research Press, 1989. Winner of the Enrique García Díez Research Award, granted by the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies, 1990), of Peter Ackroyd: The Writer and his Work (Northcote House & The British Council, 1998), of Metafiction and Myth in the Novels of Peter Ackroyd (Candem House, 1999), and of Jeanette Winterson (Manchester UP, 2006. Shortlisted for the European Society for the Study of English Book Award, 2008). She has edited Estudios literarios ingleses II: Renacimiento y barroco (Cátedra, 1986) and “Telling Histories”: Narrativizing History / Historicizing Literature (Rodopi, 1995; reprinted and transferred to digital printing, 2006). She has introduced, edited and translated into Spanish John Fowles’ The Collector (Cátedra, 1999). She has co-edited, with José Angel García Landa, Narratology: An Introduction (Longman, 1996; “Introduction” translated into Turkish, 2002); with John A Stotesbury, London in Literature: Visionary Mappings of the Metropolis (Carl Winter, 2001); with Christian Gutleben, Refracting the Canon in Contemporary Literature and Film (Rodopi, 2004); with Annette Gomis, George Orwell: A Centenary Celebration (Carl Winter, 2005); and with Jean-Michel Ganteau, The Ethical Component in Experimental British Fiction since the 1960s (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary Narrative in English (Rodopi, 2011), Trauma and Romance in Contemporary British Fiction (Routledge 2013); and Liminality and The Ethics of Form in Contemporary Trauma Narratives (Routledge 2014). She is currently co-editing, also with Jean-Michel Ganteau, New Visibilities: The Rhetorical and Political Implications of Victimhood and Other Forms of Vulnerability in Twenty-first Century Fiction.