Rocío Riestra-Camacho

Rocío Riestra-Camacho
Universidad Alfonso X el Sabio | UAX · Languages

English Studies

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Introduction
Rocío Riestra Camacho holds a PhD from the University of Oviedo, where she researched about the experimental bibliotherapeutic potential of young adult sports fiction in the treatment of anorexia under a FPU scholarship. She holds a degree in English Studies from the same university, having been awarded the End of Degree Prize. She obtained an MA in Gender Studies at her home University and Utrecht University, and another in Language teaching at UNED, where she now studies a Psychology BA.
Education
September 2017 - January 2018
Utrecht University
Field of study
  • Gender Studies
September 2014 - June 2015
September 2012 - June 2016
University of Oviedo
Field of study

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Publications (7)
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In this article, I employ illness narrative theory to analyze Emma Woolf’s recovery from anorexia through autobiographical writing. This is a novel approach, insomuch as anorexia memoirs focusing on recovery are a rare phe- 10 nomenon, as are their analyses. This essay narrows this gap by exploring Woolf’s articulation of anorexia recovery through...
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Equine fiction is an established genre in the English juvenile literary canon. Current works in the field appeal to adolescent readers thanks to their interface between classic motifs of vintage and contemporary forms of equine narratives. Performing a close reading of selected passages in Miranda Kenneally’s Racing Savannah (2013), this paper ackn...
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The aim of this article is to examine Orientalism as a literary characterization mechanism in the contemporary American young adult sports novel Coming Up for Air (2017), written by Miranda Kenneally. The story explores the transition year of Maggie King to a swimming sports university in the United States. The analysis in this article, however, wi...
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The goal of this paper is to investigate the role of disciplinary power regimes of femininity in sporting institutions depicted in sports fiction. With a renewed interest in analyzing sports practices as specifically gendered, this paper addresses how contemporary narratives’ deeper address of the affective encounters of characters has reconfigured...