Portrait of Dr  Patricia Novillo-Corvalán

Dr Patricia Novillo-Corvalán


Before taking up a post in the Department of Comparative Literature at Kent in 2010, I studied English and Comparative Literature at Birkbeck College and University College London.
My research interests are wide-ranging and include Comparative and World literature, Medical Humanities, Translation Studies, Modernism, and Latin American Studies. I am interested in how literary artefacts travel across temporal, geographical, and cultural frontiers, particularly in the wake of Walter Benjamin’s notion of the ‘afterlife’ of a text, which may be read as a larger metaphor for the circulation, survival, and resurrection of texts through the centuries.

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Last updated 7th April 2021