M. Carmen Gómez-Galisteo holds a BA (with honours) in English and a PhD (sobresaliente cum laude), both from the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain. She currently teaches at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria in Madrid.
She co-edited Interpreting the New Milenio, a collection of essays on Chicano literature and arts (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007), and is the author of The Wind is Never Gone: Sequels, Parodies and Rewritings of Gone with the Wind (McFarland, 2011) and Early Visions and Representations of America: Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Naufragios and William Bradford’s Of Plymouth Plantation (Bloomsbury, 2013).
Her latest work, A Successful Novel Must Be in Want of a Sequel: Second Takes on Classics from The Scarlet Letter to Rebecca (McFarland, forthcoming in 2018) deals with literary sequels to classic works of literature and their critical and popular reception. She has also contributed to a number of encyclopedias, and is a referee for the Revista de Investigación Magister (RDIM).
Her interests include 16th- and 17th-century American literature, 21st-American literature, sequels and rewritings, biliteracy and second language literacy, English as a foreign language, and cultural studies.