Dr. Carmen Zamorano-Llena is Associate Professor of English at Dalarna University, Sweden, since 2008 and was previously lecturer in English at the University of Lleida, Spain (1999-2008). She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Lleida, Spain, an MA in Translation from the University of Westminster, UK, and a PhD in English from the University of Barcelona, Spain, which focused on an analysis of postmodern feminist constructs of identity in the poetry of Fleur Adcock, Eavan Boland, Gillian Clarke, and Carol Rumens. She has published on contemporary Irish and British poetry and fiction, and is co-editor of The Aesthetics of Ageing: Critical Approaches to Literary Representations of the Ageing Process (Publicacions de Lleida, 2002), Urban and Rural Landscapes: Language, Literature and Culture in Modern Ireland (Peter Lang, 2011), and Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature (Rodopi, 2013). She is also General Editor of the international, peer-reviewed journal Nordic Irish Studies. In June 2006 she was granted a two-year Betriu de Pinós postdoctoral scholarship by the Catalan Agency for Research (AGAUR) for her project on postnationalist identity in contemporary Irish poetry. The results of this project were published in a number of peer-reviewed scholarly journals, and she also co-edited the collection of essays Representations of Irish Identity: A Postnationalist Approach(Peter Lang, 2010). Her project "Globalisation, Migration, and Communal Narratives of Belonging: Changing National Narratives in Contemporary Irish and British Fiction” received a three-year research grant (2011-2013) from the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). She is president of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN), and a member of the consolidated research group Grup Dedal-Lit (Lleida, Spain), the Research Centre for Ageing and Later Life (ReCALL), and European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS).
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE IN AGEING STUDIES:
- The Aesthetics of Ageing: Critical Approaches to Literary Representations of the Ageing Process. Co-edited with Maria O’Neill. Gen. ed., Brian Worsfold. Dedal-Lit 2. Lleida: Edicions i Publicacions de la Universitat de Lleida, Edicions i Publicacions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2002. ISBN: 84-8409-142-2
- Zamorano Llena, Carmen. “Making for Ithaca in Late Life: Representations of Successful Ageing in Anita Brookner’s A Start in Lifeand Brief Lives.” The Aesthetics of Ageing: Critical Approaches to Literary Representations of the Ageing Process. Eds. Maria O’Neill, and Carmen Zamorano Llena. Gen. ed., Brian Worsfold. Dedal-Lit 2. Lleida: Edicions i Publicacions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2002.163-74. ISBN: 84-8409-142-2
- Zamorano Llena, Carmen. “From Loneliness to Solitude in a Post-feminist Age: Redefining Love in the Second Half of Life in Clare Boylan’s Beloved Stranger.” ThePolemicsof Ageing as Reflected in Literatures in English. Maria Vidal Grau, and Núria Casado Gual. Gen. ed., Brian Worsfold. Dedal-Lit 3. Lleida: Edicions i Publicacions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2004. 177-99. ISBN: 84-8409-969-5.
- Zamorano Llena, Carmen. “‘Words we can grow old and die in’: Female Reconstructions of the Irish Literary Idiom in Eavan Boland’s Later Poetry.” Women Ageing Through Literature and Experience. Ed. Brian J. Worsfold. Dedal-Lit 4. Lleida: Edicions i Publicacions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2005. ISBN: 84-8409-175-9.
- Zamorano Llena, Carmen. “‘The figures of the far past come back at the end’: Unmasking the Desired Self through Reminiscence in Late Adulthood in John Banville’s The Sea”. Ed. Nela Bureu Ramos. Flaming Embers: Literary Testimonies on Ageing and Desire. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2010. 87-113. ISBN: 978-3-0343-0438-2.
- Zamorano Llena, Carmen. “‘Words we can grow old and die in’: Female Reconstructions of the Irish Literary Idiom in Eavan Boland’s Later Poetry,” International Conference on The Art of Ageing: An Interdisciplinary, International Conference on the Phases of Life, University of Lleida, Spain. 6-8 November 2003.
- Zamorano Llena, Carmen. “The Human Dimension of History: Ageing and Death in (Re)presentations of the Irish Literary Imagination in Contemporary Irish Women’s Poetry,” IV EFACIS conference (European Federation of Associations and Centres for Irish Studies), Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal. 11-13 December 2003.
- Zamorano Llena, Carmen. “‘Once upon a time I was whole and happy’: Global Ageing and Changes in the Irish Family Structure in Jennifer Johnston’s Foolish Mortals.” 8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology, “Meaning and Culture(s): Exploring the Life Course.” NUI Galway, Ireland, 10-12 April 2014.
- The Contemporary Coming-of-Age Novel in English: Female, Ethnic and Ageing Perspectives. Dalarna University, Sweden. 7.5 ECTS. Running once a term, starting in spring 2015.
Literature and globalization, literary representations of national and postnational identity constructs in contemporary Irish and British literature, and literatures of migration in Britain and Ireland.
List of publications that can be accessed through the DiVA database at Dalarna University, Sweden: http://www.du.se/sv/Om-Hogskolan/Organisation/Sok-personal/Min-presentation/?userId=257