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Elena Losada Soler

Universitat de Barcelona
Estudis Gallecs i Portuguesos, Dept. de Llengües i Literatures Modernes i d'Estudis Anglesos


MUNCE: criminal novel

PI's research project Gender, violence and representation. Creative texts in the peninsular women’s press (1848-1918)

Elena LOSADA SOLER is lecturer in Portuguese literature at the Universitat de Barcelona. She is a researcher at ADHUC—Research Center for Theory, Gender, Sexuality, where she coordinated Lletra de Dona, an online literary criticism site, and was the director of the UNESCO Chair in Women, Development and Cultures from 2015 until 2018. She has published several studies on gender, especially about the representation of women in 19th century realist narrative and about the Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. She has translated thirteen of Lispector's works, and for one of these translations -Queridas Mías- she received the Giovanni Pontiero Prize for the best translation from Portuguese in 2012. Since 2011 she has researched crime novels by women, and she has been the PI of two financed research projects: "Mujeres y novela criminal en España (1975-2010): autoras, figuras de poder, víctimas y criminales (MUNCE)" (FEM2011-22870, 2012-2014), and "Víctimas y agresoras. Representaciones de la violencia en la narrativa criminal escrita por mujeres (VANACEM)" (FEM2014-55057-P, 2015-2017).

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ADHUC—Centre de Recerca Teoria, Gènere, Sexualitat: investigadora / researcher (16/06/2016 -)

Càtedra UNESCO Dones, desenvolupament i cultures: directora / director (01/09/2015 -31/10/2018); investigadora / researcher

Centre Dona i Literatura, Universitat de Barcelona: investigadora / researcher ( - 15/06/2016)

Munce: novela criminal: coordinadora / director (2012-2018)

Lletra de Dona, crítica: coordinadora / director (2004-2014)