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Oscar Delgado Chinchilla

Research Student, Faculty of Arts

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Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently registered

Research Topic

Writing Fiction: Invisibility and Hybridity

Research Summary

My research revolves around the idea of hybridity as applied to literature. I see the text as a melting pot in which genres, cultures, and identities can merge. I am interested in the way the act of writing can create junctures. My creative process involves merging factual and alternative historical realities of Britain, as well as revealing and conjuring links between peoples, settings, and cultures inside the text. My current focus is on the juncture points in which gothic, steampunk, and fantasy meet, as well as the cultural hybridity of Latin-Americans living in Great Britain.

Research Interests

  • Gothic Literature
  • Speculative Fiction and Cinema
  • Writing Fiction
  • Hybridity

Research Supervisors

Primary Funding Source

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence (International)

Academic Publications

  • "'Thou Resemblest Now thy Sin:' Milton's Spiritual-Aesthetic Translation." Revista de Lenguas Modernas. N° 19. 2013.
  • "Towards a Better Understanding of the Ugly in Literature." Revista de Lenguas Modernas. N° 17. 2012.

Artistic Publications

  • 'Like Diamonds in her Eyes.' Nebula Rift. Vol. 2. N° 11. 2015.
  • 'Eyes of the Future.' Revista de Lenguas Modernas. N° 19. 2013.
  • 'A Brief HiStory of Fear and Woe.' Revista de Lenguas Modernas. N° 18. 2013.
  • 'Bits of Olive.' Revista de Lenguas Modernas. N° 15. 2011.
  • 'Sooz.' Revista de Lenguas Modernas. N° 13. 2010.
  • "The Zephyr." Revista de Lenguas Modernas. N° 12. 2010.

Conference Papers & Presentations

'Ruined Nativity: Framing a Monster's Birth,' I International Conference on Gothic Literature and Studies. Dark Latitudes: Mapping Gothic Sites and Mediums, December 2013.

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