Javier Álvarez Caballero

Javier Álvarez es Licenciado en Filología Inglesa por la Universidad de Murcia y realizó después un Máster en Estudios Ingleses Avanzados en la Universidad de Salamanca, donde actualmente realiza sus estudios de Doctorado en Literatura Canadiense. Ha impartido clase e investigado para su tesis en Trinity College Dublin entre 2015 y 2019, dando diversas conferencias sobre su campo de estudio.

Javier Álvarez holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Philology from the University of Murcia and a Master’s Degree in Advanced English Studies from the University of Salamanca, where he is currently pursuing his PhD studies in Canadian Literature. He has worked as a teacher in Trinity College Dublin between 2015 and 2019, where he also did a research for his PhD, giving different lectures about his field of research.

Actualmente imparte clases en la Universidad de Maynooth (Irlanda) y desarrolla su tesis doctoral en torno a la trilogía MaddAddam, de la autora canadiense Margaret Atwood. Su investigación se centra en la distopía en un entorno postapocalíptico, donde lo humano se relaciona con lo posthumano, estableciendo una estrecha relación entre eco-anarquía y posthumanismo. En su trabajo se retrata un posible mundo futuro, fruto de las consecuencias de la sociedad actual, también conocido como Ficción Especulativa.

He currently teaches at Maynooth University (Ireland). His dissertation explores the MaddAddam trilogy, written by the Canadian author Margaret Atwood. His field of research pivots around a postapocaliptic environment, where the human interacts with the posthuman, finally establishing a close relationship between eco-anarchy and posthumanism. His research portrays a plausible future world which is a result of current society, also known as Speculative Fiction.

Sus temas de interés giran en torno a la socioliteratura, diásporas, posthumanismo, transhumanismo, ecocrítica y ecoanarquía.

His topics of interest are sociology of literature, diaspora, posthumanism, transhumanism, ecocriticism, and ecoanarchy.

Entre sus publicaciones y participaciones en eventos científicos pueden señalarse:

Among his publications and communications are:
  • “The Resilient Dystopia: Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake”. CUJLASS Cuttington University Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, vol. 4, no. 1, 2017, pp. 17-24. 2016.
  • “Storytelling and Posthuman Resilience in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake”: School of English Staff-Postgraduate Seminar Series. Trinity College Dublin.
  • “Liquid Modernity and the Society of Spectacle in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake”: HISTOPIA Conference “Mundos (Im)Posibles: Futuro y Utopía en la Literatura, el Cine y el Arte”. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
  • “The Fight Against Anthropocentrism. An Eco-Anarquist Approach to Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy”. 20th Conference of the Utopian Studies Society “Utopia, Dystopia and Climate Change”. Monash University, Prato, Italia.
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