Rojo de Castro , Julia
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(Primary): British literature of the long 20th century (esp. after 1945); Transatlantic Postmodernism; Narrative, Postcolonial, Cultural and Political Theory; narrative temporalities; politics of memory; neoliberalism, national imaginaries and theories of nationalism.
(Secondary/supplementary): Victorian Literature and Culture; Irish & Scottish Literature; American fiction after 1945.
TA, English Literature: Origins to 1800 (The 18th Century, full module) - Complutense University of Madrid, Fall 2020.
TA, Irish Literature (Yeats and Joyce) - Complutense University of Madrid, Fall 2020.
My research considers the intersections of contemporary fiction and political theory. I am especially interested in the transfiguration of cultural and political discourses over time, particularly regarding belated colonizing attitudes in Great Britain (and the US) as construed in the neoliberal imagination following their imperial rise and fall. Thus while I focus on the post-1945 period, the literature and histories of the 19th-century are integral to my work. I highly value the formal dimensions of any given text, too, and try to approach them as a site for sociopolitical inscription.
I was born and raised in Madrid (Spain), where I attended Complutense University for a B.A. in English Studies and an M.A. in American Studies. During my time there, I served as grantee Student Intern and Erasmus Mentor (2019–2020), Teaching Assistant (2020–2021), Assistant Editor for the academic student journal (JACLR, 2021–2022), and grant-holder Research Intern at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, 2021–2022). My studies at NYU are currently funded through a La Caixa Foundation Fellowship.