Dr Maria-josé Blanco
Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Kings College London
Maria-José Blanco was awarded her PhD by the University College London in 2010 where she also studied her BA and MA. Her PhD thesis focused on the work of Carmen Martín Gaite (1925-2000). She has worked as a lecturer in different universities: University College London; Royal Holloway University of London; IGRS, School of Advanced Study and Queen Mary University of London. From 2009 to 2011 Maria-José was a Lecturer in Hispanic Culture at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies where she organised a number of Conferences and Study days. She has also collaborates with the Spanish Embassy, Instituto Cervantes, Institut Ramon Llull and Instituto Camoes organising seminar series, conferences and talks. She is a member of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing’s steering committee and convenes the Spanish Seminars and Reading Group (first at the IGRS and then at King’s). Maria-José is also member of the Motherhood in Post-1968 European Literature Network. She has been Managing Editor of the Journal of Romance Studies.
Contemporary Spanish writers; Women writers; Representation of the Spanish Civil War in literature and film; Autobiography and Life-writing; Writing as therapy; Motherhood; Travel Writing.