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Professor José Manuel Losada

French Literature

Complutense University of Madrid



José Manuel Losada is Professor in French Literature at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of the Sorbonne, France, and has been Visiting Scholar at the University of Harvard, a member of the SCR at St John’s College, University of Oxford, Visiting Lecturer at the University of Montreal, Canada, and Senior Fellow IAS COFUND at University College, Durham University. He has given talks and seminars in twenty American and European universities.

Among his publications are books of literary criticism: L’Honneur au théâtre (1994), Tristán y su ángel (1995), Bibliography of the Myth of Don Juan in Literary History (1997), Bibliographie critique de la littérature espagnole en France au XVIIe siècle (1999), Métamorphoses du roman français (2009), Mito y mundo contemporáneo (2010, Giovi International Award, 2011), Tiempo: texto e imagen (2011), Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel (edited with Marta Guirao, 2012), Mito e interdisciplinariedad (edited with Antonella Lipscomb, 2013), Abordajes: Mitos y reflexiones sobre el mar (2014), Victor Hugo et l’Espagne (2014), Nuevas formas del mito (2015), Myths in Crisis: The Crisis of Myth (with Antonella Lipscomb, 2015), Mitos de hoy: Ensayos de Mitocrítica Cultural (2016), Cinco siglos de Teresa: La proyección de la vida y los escritos de Santa Teresa de Jesús (with Esther Borrego, 2016); various translations: La Leyenda de los siglos, by Victor Hugo (1994), Le Romancero (2003); and 200 articles in specialised journals in twenty different countries.

A member of the editorial committee of various publications, José Manuel is the Founder and Editor of Amaltea, Journal of Myth Criticism, President of Asteria, International Association of Myth Criticism, and encourages different national and regional research projects on literature and myth criticism.