carmenLCarmen Laguarta is a research fellow at the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Zaragoza, a position she secured in October 2016, after being granted a national competitive research fellowship (FPU) financed by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Carmen graduated in English Studies at the University of Zaragoza in June 2015. In September 2016 she completed a master degree in Advanced Studies on Literature and Cinema in English, after defending her MA thesis entitled “In what direction did lost men veer?: An Analysis of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road from the Perspectives of Trauma Studies and Camus’ Existentialism.”

She is currently engaged in writing her PhD on the work of American writers Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo and Dave Eggers, under the supervision of Prof. Francisco Collado Rodríguez and Dr. Sonia Baelo Allué. Her main research interests range from trauma studies to the posthuman, transhumanism, existentialism, and ethics.


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