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Academic background

    Centro de Estudios de Doctorado y Posgrado (29/09/2008)
  • Doctora
    Universitat d`Alacant (29/09/2008)
  • Filologia Anglesa
    Universitat d`Alacant (01/06/2003)
  • Suficiència investigadora
    Universitat d`Alacant (20/02/2003)
  • Llicenciat en Filologia Catalana
    Universitat d'Alacant (21/07/1998)

M. Àngels Francés Díez has a Second-Cycle Undergraduate Degree and a PhD in Catalan Studies, and a Second-Cycle Undergraduate Degree in English Studies. She was vice dean of Culture, Promotion, Research and Library Services of the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alicante (2009-2014) and director of the Department of Catalan Studies of the University of Alicante (2015-2017 and 2017-2019), where she currently works as a senior lecturer and teaches Contemporary Catalan Literature, Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Didactics of Literature, among others. Likewise, she is a member of the Valencian Academy of Language, a statutory body of the Valencian Government with authority over regulations and everything related to the language and culture of the Valencian Country, and of the Interuniversity Institute of Valencian Studies. Regarding her lines of research, she has specialised in autobiographical literature, Gender Studies and Cultural Studies, which include and the role of social networks in the dissemination of literature and the construction of the non-academic canon. In the first field, she has been part of several research projects in autobiographical literature (“Autobiographical forms in contemporary Catalan literature”, “Diaries and canon”, “Knowledge of the other: biographies and portraits in twentieth century Catalan literature”) and has participated in numerous books; for example, the volume Aproximació l’altre / An approach to the other. Biografies, semblances i retrats / Biographies, resemblances and portraits (John Benjamins, 2015). In the second field, her research in literature from a gender literary criticism has resulted in a PhD and several publications, including the two monographs Feminisme i literatura: L’hora violeta, de Montserrat Roig (Arola, 2010) and Montserrat Roig: feminisme, testimoni i memòria (Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, 2012); the latter was awarded the Prize for Linguistic and Literary Studies at the 12th Critics Awards of the Interuniversity Institute of Valencian Studies (2014). She has also authored book chapters like “The Turbid Azure of Being Three Times a Rebel: Commitment and Identity in the Works of M. Aurèlia Capmany, Montserrat Roig and M. Mercè Marçal” (Springer, 2019). In addition, she has been an external advisor to the commission in charge of preparing the Carmelina Sánchez-Cutillas Year, organized by the Valencian Academy of Language, which during 2020 and 2021 paid tribute to this important Valencian writer. This has involved the publication of her complete works (Borja and Francés, ed., Carmelina Sánchez-Cutillas, Obra completa I. Poesia II. Prosa, AVL, 2021), among other studies. In the third field, she has participated as a researcher in the project “Virtual spaces for the promotion of books and reading. Formulation of indicators to assess their quality and effectiveness” and “The non-academic literary canon: construction, characteristics, people responsible, selection and reception in virtual public epitexts", with studies such as “La literatura a Twitter. Estudi del cas# Diadelllibre” (Zeitschrift für Katalanistik 32, 2019), “Twitter como herramienta para promocionar la lectura” (Ed. Síntesis, 2018) and “Dialogic Creation of the Popular Canon and Social Capital on Twitter” (Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 98.10, 2021). She has also been an advisor to the Fundació pel Llibre i la Lectura in the design of the Pla Valencià de Lectura of the Valencian Government.