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A Rich Field Full of Pleasant Surprises

Essays on Contemporary Literature in Honour of Professor Socorro Suárez Lafuente

Editor(s): José Francisco Fernández, Alejandra Moreno Álvarez
Contributors: María del Carmen Gómez González, Alejandra Moreno Álvarez, José Francisco Fernández, Jesús Varela Zapata;
Subject: Cultural Studies

Book Description

The essays collected in A Rich Field Full of Pleasant Surprises have been written by a number of lecturers from different Spanish universities in order to offer a picture of the current state of affairs in English Studies, covering the areas of Contemporary Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Feminist and Gender Studies, Globalization and Media, Film, Music, and Crime Fiction, among others. The essays comprised in this volume tackle theoretical issues as well as practical cases, showing the vitality and scholarly rigour of all kinds of literary and cultural manifestations worldwide, particularly within a European framework.

The title of the book gives expression to the innovative and inspiring teaching of Professor Socorro Suárez Lafuente, to whom the collection is dedicated.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5949-3
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5949-4
Date of Publication: 01/07/2014
Pages / Size: 187 / A5
Price: £39.99


Dr José Francisco Fernández is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Almería, Spain, and has published widely on contemporary British writing. He is the co-editor of Contemporary Debates on the Short Story (Peter Lang, 2007), and has edited Margaret Drabble’s short stories, A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman (Penguin, 2011). His most recent publication is The New Puritan Generation (Gylphi, 2013).

Dr Alejandra Moreno Álvarez is Junior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Oviedo, Spain. Her teaching and research are centered in literatures in English language and feminist and postcolonial theory. She is the author of Lenguajes comestibles: Anorexia, bulimia y su descodificación en la ficción de Margaret Atwood y Fay Weldon (Edicions UIB, 2009); El lenguaje trasgresor de las Ciborgs Literarias (ArCiBel Editores, 2011) and Ambai: Un movimiento, una carpeta, algunas lágrimas / A Movement, a Folder, Some Tears (KRK, 2011).