Elisabeth Massana Vidal




Assistant Lecturer in the English Literature Section of the the Department of English and German at the University of Barcelona where she has taught History and Cultures of the United States, 20th and 21st Century Literature and Contemporary British Drama. She is also a tutor for the Department of English Studies at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), where she has taught Histories and Cultures of the Anglophone Countries, Contemporary British and Irish Literature and Literary Theory.


She graduated in 2005 with a major in English Studies and in 2008 she completed an MA on Construction and Representation of Cultural Identities, both at the University of Barcelona. Her minor thesis analysed Mark Ravenhill’s Handbag and Mother Clap’s Molly House from a queer theatre perspective.

She is currently working on her PhD thesis which focuses on an analysis of the performance of terror and precariousness in post-9/11 British Theatre. Between 2011 and 2013 she coordinated the “Gabinet de Lectura de Textos Teatrals”, a theatre seminar series held at La Central Bookstore, and she is one of the founding members of the small publishing house El Tangram. She is a member of the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group recognized by the Catalan research agency AGAUR (2014 SGR 49).