Dr Marta Miquel-Baldellou is a postdoctoral researcher and a member of the Dedal-Lit Research Group in the English Department at the University of Lleida, Spain. She is currently taking part in a three-year research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness in relation to the matrix of ageing, gender, and creativity. She has also recently been granted a post-doctoral scholarship to work on a postdoctoral research project in relation to narratology and comparative literature by the Spanish Association of Anglo-North-American Studies (AEDEAN).
As an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Lleida, she has lectured in literary discourses in English and has taught introductory courses on literary theory. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Philology and an International Doctorate in English Studies from the University of Lleida, and she also took a postgraduate degree in Literary Studies with a specialisation in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Open University of Catalonia.
In order to write her doctoral thesis, she was granted a four-year government scholarship (AGAUR-FI), and she also conducted a research stay at the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester, UK, which was funded through a government scholarship (AGAUR-BE2) for doctoral research students. Her doctoral dissertation ― entitled Symbolic Transitions as Modalities of Aging: Intertextuality in the Life and Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton and Edgar Allan Poe, and directed by Professor Brian Worsfold ― is related to the field of comparative literature, as it analyses the literary works of the Victorian writer Edward Bulwer-Lytton and Edgar Allan Poe from a comparative perspective.
Her main research areas are comparative literature, Victorian literature, gender studies, and popular fiction. She has presented papers at different international conferences on the subjects of comparative literature, aging studies, and popular fiction, and her articles have been published in volumes edited by international publishing houses such as Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Peter Lang, and Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.