Social & Political Sciences

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Dr Italia Boliver Reynaud

Teaching Fellow
Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Kings College London
United Kingdom


After studying an MA in Transnational Studies at the University of Southampton, Italia Boliver completed her PhD at the Department of Spanish Portuguese & Latin American Studies in June 2012, where she has taught since 2005. Her PhD thesis was focused on theories of reality and Neo-plasticism in Julio Cortázar’s novel Rayuela. Her research interests are in the modernist European vanguards; exile and its relationship to Latin American modernist fiction, particularly Cuban fiction and poetry; theories of Otherness and the perceptual phenomenon of absence as presence in poetry; as well as contemporary and conceptual art. She has worked in various publications including the Mexican literary magazine Letras Libres; Editorial Clío; Contemporary Magazine, and the Journal of Latin American Studies, among others.

Research Interest

The relationship between the European modernist avant-gardes and Latin American fiction of the second half of the 20th Century. Theories of reality, space, otherness and absence in fiction. Visual aspects of the literary text, including ekphrasis. Interior and exterior exile in relation to narratives of the Self in Latin American and Spanish modernist fiction and poetry. Gender Studies and Postmodernism.

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