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Rocío Riestra-Camacho is Associate Professor at the Department of English, French and German Philology at the University of Oviedo. She is interested in the interplay between fiction and mental health, and so she researches the field of bibliotherapy, with a focus on eating disorders and women's corporeality. Riestra-Camacho is enrolled in the BSc in Psychology at the Spanish Distance University (UNED).
The importance of authorial intention has been debated extensively in literary studies. In cognitive literary studies, however, the effects books provoke in readers are of greater relevance. With an unreliable intradiegetic narrator, ambivalent about her denial of hunger, Wintergirls (2009), a US YA anorexia novel, embodies the spiraling network of...
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...
Joanne Kathleen Rowling saltó a la fama como autora de la saga Harry Potter en 1997, siendo actualmente una de las escritoras inglesas de literatura infantil y juvenil popular más conocidas a nivel mundial. Además de la notoriedad que se granjeó como novelista, recientemente Rowling se ha estrenado como guionista, tras la publicación de las dos pri...
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...
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...
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...