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I am a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the English and German Department of Granada University. I teach courses on literary criticism and textual analysis, Medieval and Renaissance literature, Romanticism, and literature's connection with other artistic discourses. (Web)

I was awarded my Ph.D. in 1996. I wrote my doctoral dissertation on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings under the supervision of Dr. Miguel Martínez López and the external supervision of Dr. Andrew Blake during my research in the United Kingdom.  Apart from Tolkien's work and fantasy literature in general, my research interests include women writers, children's literature, and the relationship between literature and other artistic discourses. The ecocritical approach allows me to combine two great passions: literature, culture and the environment.

I am a the researcher in charge of the group "Estudios de Narrativa en Lengua Inglesa" (HUM424) of Granada University, and member of  "GIECO (Research Group on Ecocriticism)", of Alcalá University. From its founding in 2010 to 2014, I was managing co-editor of Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment, and Advisory Board member of  EASLCE: European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and the Environment (2008-2012).

Since 2015, I am a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, and, since september 2018, the vice-president of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture, and Environment.