Laura Torres-Zúñiga

has focused her research on the short story, both American and British, by authors Tennessee Williams and Helen Simpson, from the perspectives of gender and cultural studies –in particular postmodern psychoanalytical theories.

Torres-Zúñiga is Lecturer of English at the Department of Philologies and Language Teaching at the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain. She was part of the R&D project “Women’s Tales: The short fiction of contemporary British writers. 1974-2003“, and is a participant in the European Network for Short Fiction Research.

Research interests: short story, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, women’s studies, drama.


 2018. ‘Why don’t you have a go at a novel? Gender through Genre in Helen Simpson’s Stories” in J. Sacido and L. Lojo, eds.Gender and Short Fiction. Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain. London: Routledge. Forthcoming.

2018. “John Dos Passos 1896–1970. Dubious Films and Lost Friends” in C. Wallhead, ed. More Writers of the Spanish Civil War. Experience Put to Use. Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien: Peter Lang.

2017. ‘Thresholds of abjection: identity and space in Tennessee Williams’ Fiction’ in D. Walton & J. A. Suárez, eds. Borders, Networks, Escape Lines: Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

2014. “Sea and sun and maybe – Quien sabe! Tennessee Williams and Spain” in J.S. Bak, ed., Tennessee Williams in Europe: Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges. Rodopi, 2014, 189-209.

2014. “Autofiction and Jouissance in Tennessee Williams’s ‘Ten Minute Stop’”. The Tennessee Williams Annual Review (2014): 97-110.

2013. “Comida, mujeres y poder en la obra de Tennessee Williams/Food, Women and Power in the Work of Tennessee Williams”. Dossiers Feministes 17 (2013): 157-172.

2012. “Married Folks They are; And Few Pleasures They Have’: Marriage Scenes in O. Henry’s Short Stories” in Mauricio D. Aguilera-Linde, María José de la Torre-Moreno and Laura Torres-Zúñiga, eds., Into Another’s Skin: Studies in Honor of Mª Luisa Dañobeitia. Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2012.

2007. “Tennessee Williams’ ‘Something About Him’ or the Veiled Diagnosis of an Insane Society” in Mauricio D. Aguilera-Linde et al., eds., Entre la creación y el aula. Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2007.