Universidad de La Laguna, Spain
Eva Darias-Beautell is Associate Professor of American and Canadian literature at the University of La Laguna (Spain). She has been Visiting Scholar at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa and British Columbia, London, Berkeley, and Masaryk. Her books include Division Language and Doubleness in the Writings of Joy Kogawa (1998), Shifting Sands: Literary Theory and Contemporary Canadian Fiction (2000) and Graphies and Grafts: (Con)Texts and (Inter)Texts in the Fictions of Four Canadian Women Writers (2001). She has co-edited with María Jesús Hernáez Lerena Canon Disorders: Gendered Perspectives on Literature and Film in Canada and the United States (2007), and edited Unruly Penelopes and the Ghosts: Narratives of English Canada (2012). Dr. Darias-Beautell has directed six fully-funded international research projects on Canadian and American literatures, with a focus on the issues of multiculturalism, literary theory, gender, and the canon, including “The City, Urban Cultures and Sustainable Literatures: Representations of the Anglo-Canadian Post-Metropolis.” She currently leads the international research network “TransCanadian Networks: Excellence and Transversality from Spain about Canada towards Europe” and is the co-principal investigator (with María José Guerra Palmero) of the research project “Justice, Citizenship, and Vulnerability. Narratives of Precarity and Intersectional Perspectives”.