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Helena González Fernández

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


ADHUC—Research Center for Theory, Gender, Sexuality


A Saia. Feminist Hemeroteca

PI's research project Female Defectors and Modern Pariahs: Gender and Exclusion in Twenty-First Popular Culture

PI's teaching innovation group LLETRAD

Helena GONZÁLEZ FERNÁNDEZ is the director of ADHUC—Research Center for Theory, Gender, Sexuality at the Universitat de Barcelona, ​​senior lecturer in Galician and Portuguese Studies and correspondente academic of the Academia Galega. She was the director of the Centre Dona i Literatura (2014-2016). Her research revolves around feminist literary criticism, popular culture and affect theory. She has published articles, chapters and books on Galician culture (Rosalía de Castro, Manuel Antonio, Luis Seoane, Xohana Torres, Luz Pozo, María Mariño, Ana Romaní, Chus Pato, Margarita Ledo, Teresa Moure, María Reimóndez), Brazilian women authors (Carol Bensimon, Hilda Hilst), the women writers-witnesses of Francoist and Nazi repression (Mercedes Núñez, among others) and the relations between Galicia and Catalan cultures (Basilio Losada, Maria-Mercè Marçal, Maria Antònia Salvà). Since 2014, she is the coordinator, together with Mariám Mariño, of A Saia, a digital archive of feminist and LGTIBQ+ magazines (co-edited by ADHUC / Consello de Cultura Galega). She was director of scientific journals, Abriu: Textuality Studies on Brasil, Galicia, and Portugal and Lectora: Journal of Women & Textuality.

Research areas

gender studies; popular culture; affect theory; feminist literary criticism

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ADHUC—Universitat de Barcelona: directora, investigadora / director, researcher (16/06/2016 -)

Càtedra UNESCO Dones, desenvolupament i cultures: investigadora / researcher (2003 -)

Centre Dona i Literatura, Universitat de Barcelona: investigadora / researcher (2003 - 15/06/2016)

Lectora: revista de dones i textualitat: codirectora / co-director (2006 - 2010)

A Saia. Hemeroteca feminista: coordinadora / editor (2014 -)