Dr. Carmen Lara-Rallo

has presented papers at several international conferences, and has published books, book chapters, and articles on different aspects of Anglo-American literature and criticism. Among her most relevant publications are a monograph on intertextuality, Las Voces Y Los Ecos: Perspectivas Sobre La Intertextualidad (2006) as well as the book-length study of A.S. Byatt’s fiction, La narrativa breve de A. S. Byatt: enfoque intertextual (2005) which was awarded the 2007 research prize by the Spanish Association of English and American Studies (AEDEAN).

Lara-Rallo is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Málaga (Spain). In 2012, she was invited as the Spanish guest speaker at the International Doctorate Course “Short Tales in Western European Literatures” at the University of Pavia, Italy.

Research interests: Contemporary British fiction; short story; critical theory; comparative literature.


2017. “‘Cell by Cell, Gene by Gene’: The Dialogue with Science in the Quarter”. A. S. Byatt Before and After Possession: Recent Critical Approaches. Armelle Parey and Isabelle Roblin, eds. Presses Universitaires de Nancy – Èditions Universitaires de Lorraine, 2017: 54-66.

2016. (with J. Sacido-Romero, L. Torres-Zúñiga and I. Andrés Cuevas). “Women’s Tales of Dissent: Exploring Female Experience in the Short Fiction of Helen Simpson, Janice Galloway, A. S. Byatt, and Jeanette Winterson”. On the Move: Glancing Backwards to Build a Future in English Studies. Aitor Ibarrola-Armendariz and Jon Ortiz de Urbina Arruabarrena (eds.). Bilbao: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Deusto, 2016, 345-50.

2015. (with J. Sacido-Romero and I. Andrés Cuevas). “Nature in Late-Twentieth-Century English Short Fiction: Angela Carter, Margaret Drabble and A. S. Byatt”. English and American Studies in Spain: New Developments and Trends. Alberto Lázaro Lafuente and María Dolores Porto Requejo (eds.). Alcalá de Henares: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá, 2015, 269-75.

2014. (with L. Lojo-Rodríguez and I. Andrés Cuevas). “The Short Story and the Verbal-Visual Dialogue” in Esther Álvarez López et al., eds., Building Interdisciplinary Knowledge. Approaches to English and American Studies in Spain. Oviedo: KRK Ediciones, 2014, 261–65.

2013. “Intertextual and Relational Echoes in Contemporary British Short Fiction”. Il Confronto Letterario 60 sup. (2013): 119–133.

2012.“The Rebirth of the Musical Author in Recent Fiction Written in English”. Authorship 1.2 (2012): 1–9.

2012. “The Myth of Pygmalion and the Petrified Woman” in José Manuel Losada and Marta Guirao, eds., Recent Anglo-American Fiction. Myth and Subversion in the Contemporary Novel. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012, 199–212.

2011. “Deep Time and Human Time: The Geological Representation of Ageing in Contemporary Literature” in Brian Worsfold, ed., Acculturating Age: Approaches to Cultural Gerontology. Lérida: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Lérida, 2011, 167–86.

2011. “‘She thought human thoughts and stone thoughts’: Geology and the Mineral World in A.S. Byatt’s Fiction” in Cedric Barfoot and Valeria Tinkler-Villani, edds., Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow. Literature’s Refraction of Science. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2011, 487–506.

2010. “‘The metamorphosis of freedom’. Utopia and Dystopia in A.S. Byatt’s Quartet”. Topic. The Washington and Jefferson College Review 56 (2010): 81–93.

2009. “Pictures Worth a Thousand Words: Metaphorical Images of Textual Interdependence”. Nordic Journal of English Studies. Special issue: “Intertextuality” 8.2 (2009): 91–110.

2009. “Museums, Collections and Cabinets: ‘Shelf after Shelf after Shelf’” in Caroline Patey and Laura Scuriatti, eds., The Exhibit in the Text. The Museological Practices of Literature. Bern: Peter Lang, 2009, 219–39. Series: Cultural Interactions.