Dolores Herrero is Full Professor of English Literature at the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Zaragoza. She currently teaches an undergraduate course on Victorian literature and another one on postcolonial literatures in English.
Dolores Herrero is the Head of a competitive research team currently working on the transmodern paradigm in contemporary fiction in English. She has published articles and book chapters on Victorian and postcolonial literature --in particular Australian and Indian authors, such as Mudrooroo, David Malouf, Peter Carey, Merlinda Bobis, Roberta Sykes, J. Turner Hospital, Gail Jones, Satendra Nandan, Meena Alexander and Jhumpa Lahiri,, to name but a few-- and film and cultural studies.
She was the Secretary of EASA (European Association of Studies on Australia) from September 2011 till September 2015, and Head of the English Department (University of Zaragoza) from October 2016 till December 2018.
She has co-edited, together with Marita Nadal, the book Margins in British and American Literature, Film and Culture (1997); together with Sonia Baelo, the books The Splintered Glass: Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond (2011) and Between the Urge to Known and the Need to Deny: Trauma and Ethics in Contemporary British and American Literature (2011). Her more recent published articles/book chapters include:
“Contemporary Australian Refugee Policies and Shame as Reflected in A.S. Patric’s Black Rock, White City (2015)”. In Poetics and Politics of Shame in Postcolonial Literature. Eds. Attwell, David, Annalisa Pes and Susanna Zinato. London and New York: Routledge. 2019: 138-58. ISBN: 978-0-367-19310-2; 978-0-429-20165-3; “The Aftermath of Terrorism in the Transmodern City as Reflected in Tabish Khair’s How to Fight Islamist Terror from the Missionary Position.” In Transmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Literatures in English. Eds. Jessica Aliaga-Lavrijen and José M. Yebra. London and New York: Routledge. 2019: 136-55. ISBN 978-0-367-18861-0; “Tabish Khair’s Just Another Jihadi Jane: Western Civilization and ‘War on Terror’ Versus Islamist Terrorism as the Two Sides of the Globalization Coin”. Societies (Open Access Journal, Monographic on Representations of Transmodern War Contexts in English Literature. Ed. Jessica Aliaga Lavrijsen) 8, 97 (2018): 1-16. DOI: 10.3390/ soc8040097; “Post-Apocalypse Literature in the Age of Unrelenting Borders and Refugee Crises: Merlinda Bobis and Australian Fiction”. Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 19.7 (2017): 948-61. ISSN: 1369-801X (Print); ISSN 1469-929X (Online). DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2017.1401949; “Remembering the Way Back Home: The Role of Place in Wendy Law-Yone’s The Road to Wanting (2010)”. María Jesús Martínez Alfaro and Silvia Pellicer Ortín, eds. Memory Frictions in Contemporary Literature. London and New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 231-53. ISBN: 978-3-319-61759-6; Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-61758-9; “Postmodernism and Politicis in Meena Kandasami’s The Gypsy Goddess”. Journal of Commonwealth Literature. DOI: 10.1177/0021989417719118 (2017). ISSN: 0021-9894. Online ISSN: 1741-6442. In print: 54:1 (March 2019); “Merlinda Bobis’s Fish-Hair Woman: Showcasing Asian Australianness, putting the question of justice in its place. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 52.5: 610-21. DOI: 10.1080/17449855.2016.1202562 (2016): 1-12. ISSN: 1744-9855 (Print) 1744-9863 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjpw20. Reprinted in hardback monograph format in January 2018 by Routledge (SPIBs programme) with the title Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing. ISBN: 978-1-138-57081-8; “Oranges and Sunshine: The Story of a Traumatic Encounter”. Humanities (Open Access journal, Monographic on “Decolonizing Trauma Studies”) 4.4 (2015): 714-25. ISSN: 2076-0787; “Chris Womersley’s Bereft: Ghosts that Dwell on the Margins of Traumatic Memory”. Anglia: Journal of English Philology 133.3 (2015): 511-27. ISSN: 1865-8938; “Crossing The Secret River: From Victim to Perpetrator or the Silent/Dark Side of the Australian Settlement”. Atlantis 36.1 (Revista de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos) (2014): 87-105. ISSN: 0210-6124; “Plight vs. Right: Trauma and the Process of Recovering and Moving beyond the Past in Zoë Wicomb’s Playing in the Light (2006)”. Trauma in Contemporary Literature: Narrative and Representation. Eds. Marita Nadal and Mónica Calvo. London and New York: Routledge. 2014: 100-115. ISBN13: 978-0-415-71587-4 (hbk); 978-1-315-88050-1 (ebk); “Merlinda Bobis’s The Solemn Lantern Maker: The Ethics of Traumatic Cross-Cultural Encounters”. Coolabah 10 (e-Journal of the Australian Studies Centre, Barcelona) (2013): 107-17 . ISSN 1988-5946; “Rabbit-Proof Fence: Surviving Loss and Trauma through Testimony and Narration”. In Narrating Nomadism: Tales of Recovery and Resistance. Ed. Ganesh Devy, Geoff Davis and K.K. Chakravarty. New Delhi and Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge. 2013: 81-91. ISBN: 978-0-415-81180-4; “The Phantom and Transgenerational Trauma in Elizabeth Jolley’s The Well”. In Engaging with Literature of Commitment. Vol. 2. Eds. Gordon Collier, Marc Delrez, Anne Fuchs and Bénédicte Ledent. Rodopi: Amsterdam and New York. 2012: 201-16. ISBN: 978-90-420-3509-6; “The Australian Apology and Post-Colonial Defamiliarization: Gail Jones’s Sorry”. Journal of Postcolonial Writing. 47.3 (July 2011): 283-295. ISSN: 1744-9855.
She has been Visiting Professor at the University of Hyderabad, India. 25th January-11th February 2007. Academic funding: UPE (University Programme of Excellence); at the Universities of Wollongong and ANU (Australian National University, Canberra), Australia. July 2010-December 2010; at the University of Tezpur (Assam, India). 26th January-6th February 2013.
She was Head of the Department from October 2016 till December 2018 and editor of Miscelanea: A Journal of English and American Studies from 1998 till 2006.
She is also a member of the University Research Institute for Employment, Digital Society and Sustainability (IEDIS-University of Zaragoza) since May 2021