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Marta Perez-Carbonell

Marta Perez-Carbonell

Assistant Professor of Spanish
Romance Languages, 219B Lawrence Hall
p 315-228-5770

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Book Cover: Fictional World of Javier Marías
Marta Pérez-Carbonell studies contemporary Spanish fiction. Her research is interdisciplinary, approaching literary works from frameworks such as Translation Studies or Material Culture Studies. She is interested in memory, autobiography, identity, gender studies, and language issues. She has worked extensively on Javier Marías's fiction and is also interested in novels and short stories by other contemporary writers such as Juan José Millás, Rosa Montero, Almudena Grandes, Elvira Lindo, Nuria Labari and Isaac Rosa.

Degrees

  • BA Spanish and Linguistics, University of Southampton, UK (2004)
  • Licenciada Filología Inglesa, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (2007)
  • MA, Translation and Interpreting, University of Westminster, UK (2008)
  • PhD, Royal Holloway University of London, UK (2014)

Teaching Experience

  • University of Cambridge (2006-2007)
  • Royal Holloway University of London (2008-2015)

Interests

Contemporary Spanish fiction; Autobiography; Javier Marías; Translation and Interpreting Studies; Spanish language

Publications

Book

The Fictional World of Javier Marías. Language and Uncertainty. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2016

Peer-reviewed articles

‘Intralingual Translation in Tu rostro mañana, by Javier Marías’, Aigne, 4 (2013).

‘Ghosts as storytellers: Absences and the Phantasmagorical Nature of Javier Marías’s Narrators’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 93, 5 (2016): 495-509.

‘Compulsive Translators: Are Narrators in Javier Marías's Novel Beguiled by Language?', Hispanic Research Journal, 18:4 (2017): 338-35.

‘Who said what? Translated Messages and Language Interpreters in Three Texts by Javier Marías and Almudena Grandes’, Perspectives, 26:4 (2018), 612-623.

'Fragmented characters/Fragmented Narrative Voices: Textual and Extratextual Devices in Desde la sombra (2016) by Juan José Millás and La habitación oscura (2013) by Isaac Rosa, Journal of Catalan Studies (Forthcoming in 2018).

‘El mestizaje de géneros literarios en los paseos neoyorquinos de Elvira Lindo’, 
América sin nombre (Forthcoming in 2019).

'"Me gustan las cosas que son cosas": la representación de la violencia a través de Cosas que brillan cuando están rotas de Nuria Labari, Bulletin of Spanish Studies (Forthcoming in 2019).

Other articles 

‘Thus Bad Begins. The Intimate World of Javier Marías’, Litro Magazine, 13 April 2016
http://www.litro.co.uk/2016/04/thus-bad-begins-javier-marias-2/

‘The 10 Best Untranslated Spanish Novels’, Litro Magazine, 20 June 2016
http://www.litro.co.uk/2016/06/best-untranslated-spanish-fiction/

Selected Papers

Coloquio internacional: hacia la narrativa hispánica del futuro, Bruselas 2018 - ‘Los paseos neoyorquinos de Elvira Lindo: ¿una ficción involuntaria?’

Subjects and Limits of Extension in Contemporary Iberian culture, Cambridge 2017 - 'Fragmented identities and multiple voices in Juan José Millás's Desde la sombra and Isaac Rosa's La habitación oscura'

BETA Annual Conference, Santander 2017 - 'La quiebra da un salto desde el margen: las voces de Nuria Labari y Nuria Román'

AHGBI Annual Conference, Exeter 2015 – ‘The space of the interpreted message: The role of language interpreters in the short stories of Javier Marías and Almudena Grandes’ in The Space of Language: Interpreting, Translating, Performing

AHGBI Annual Conference, Oxford 2013 – ‘The unsaid and what does not happen in Marías’s fiction’, in Absence, Ellipsis and Invisibility in Contemporary Spain

Professional Memberships

  • Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies
  • Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • BETA: Asociación de jóvenes doctores en hispanismo
  • Modern Language Association
  • North Eastern Modern Language Association