Susana Onega Jaén




Susana Onega is Professor of English Literature at the Department of English and German Studies of Zaragoza University. She is the former President of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies (AEDEAN) and the former Spanish Board member of the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE). She was granted the title of Honorary Research Fellow at Birkberck College (Univ. of London) in 1996.


Susana Onega has published numerous articles and book chapters on literature and narrative theory, with special focus on experimentalism, narrativity and the relation of literature and history. She is the author of Análisis estructural, método narrativo y “sentido” de The Sound and the Fury de William Faulkner (1980); of Form and Meaning in the Novels of John Fowles (1989) (winner of the Enrique García Díez Research Award); of Peter Ackroyd.The Writer and his Work (1998); of Metafiction and Myth in the Novels of Peter Ackroyd (1999. Electronic edition 2000); and of Jeanette Winterson (2006) (shortlisted for the  European Society for the Study of English Book Award, 2008). She is the editor of Estudios literarios ingleses II: Renacimiento y barroco (1986); of "Telling Histories": Narrativizing History / Historicizing Literature (1995. Reprinted and transferred to digital printing, 2006). She has edited and translated into Spanish John Fowles’ The Collector (1999). She has co-edited with José Angel García Landa Narratology: An Introduction (1996. Electronic edition, 2000. On demand edition, 2002. Translation into Turkish of editors’ “Introduction to Narratology”, 2002); with John A. Stotesbury London in Literature: Visionary Mappings of the Metropolis (2001); with Christian Gutleben Refracting the Canon in Contemporary Literature and Film (2004); with Annette Gomis George Orwell: A Centenary Celebration (2005); and with Jean-Michel Ganteau, The Ethical Component in Experimental British Fiction since the 1960’s (2007) and Ethics and Trauma in Contemporary British Fiction (2011) . She has also guest edited a section entitled “John Fowles in Focus”  in Anglistik (2002); a section on “Intertextuality” in Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics 5 (2005) and “Part III: Literary Theory: Movements and Schools. Structuralism and Narrative Poetics”, in Patricia Waugh, ed., Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide (2005). She is currently co-editing with Jean-Michel Ganteau a book of collected essays entitled Traumatic Realism and Romance in Contemporary British Narrative


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