Elisabeth Goemans

Thesis title: Global memory imperative translated: cultural memory and trauma related to dictatorial and gender-based violence in contemporary feminist Argentinian literature.

PhD in Hispanic Studies

Year of study: 1

  • Hispanic Studies
  • School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

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Qualifications

PhD in Hispanic Studies, University of Edinburgh (2021-2024)

Provisional thesis title: “Global memory imperative translated: cultural memory and trauma related to dictatorial and gender-based violence in contemporary feminist Argentinian literature”. Supervised by Dr. Iona Macintyre and Dr. Fiona Mackintosh.

Master of translation: literary translation (Spanish-Dutch, English-Dutch), KU Leuven (2020-2021)

MA dissertation on the translation of cultural memory in Los planetas by Sergio Chejfec.

Master of Western Literature, KU Leuven (2019-2020)

MA dissertation on the representation of displacement in US-American translations of Cristina Peri Rossi’s poetry and short stories.

Bachelor of English and Spanish Linguistics and Literature, KU Leuven (2016-2019)

Erasmus exchange at the Universidad de Granada (2018)

BA dissertation on paratopy in Leonardo Padura’s Aquello estaba deseando ocurrir. 

 

Research summary

Elisabeth's research focuses on (the intersection between) gender-based violence and state violence as represented in contemporary Argentinian women writing and in English translation. Her PhD project is situated at a crossroads between literary studies, Translation Studies, and memory studies. 

Current research interests

Argentinian literature; translation; women writing; feminist literature; gender-based violence; dictatorial violence; exile and migration literature; trauma; collective memory.

Project activity

Co-founder & Co-coordinator of Women's Voices in Hispanic and Lusophone fiction, an LLC reading group discussing contemporary Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American literature in translation.

Current project grants

PhD scholarship from the University of Edinburgh's Doctoral College (2021-2024)

Papers delivered

Annual Conference of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (2022)

Del exilio al activismo antirracista: la traducción de Cristina Peri Rossi en los Estados Unidos. Un análisis de Estado de exilio y la versión estadounidense.

Awarded the AHGBI Postgraduate Conference Grant.