ana r. calero valera

Profesora titular de Filología Alemana. Especialidad: literatura y cultura alemana

Ana R. Calero Valera is an Associate Professor of German Philology at the University of Valencia. She defended her PhD dissertation: “Las obras de Heiner Müller en torno a Shakespeare: reescritura paródica” in 2001 and was awarded the Outstanding Doctorate Award in 2004. Since 2005, she has been a member of various research projects on contemporary and postdramatic theatre in German. She has been a visiting researcher at both German and American universities (Johannes Gutenberg Universität-Mainz, Humboldt Universität-Berlin, Albert Ludwigs Universität-Freiburg, University of Virginia-Charlottesville).


Together with Carmen Plaza Blázquez, she has translated to Spanish works such as Una herencia peligrosa (Gefährliche Verwandtschaft) by Zafer Şenocak (Editorial Pre-Textos, 2009). In her research she addresses German-language literature of the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly along the following thematic lines: the First World War and interwar period, the literature of emigration and refugees and contemporary theatre.


Some of her latest publications include: Una mirada a la escena teatral independiente en Alemania (Universitat de València / Colección Teatro Siglo XXI, 2014); „Lugares otros de la Primera Guerra Mundial“. En: Retornos / Rückkehr: La Primera Guerra Mundial en el contexto hispano-alemán / Der Erste Weltkrieg im deutsch-spanischen Kontext (V & R unipress / Universitätsverlag Osnabrück, 2015, pp. 33-40); „Glokalisierungsprozesse auf der Bühne: Karagöz, Keloglan und Perikızı“ (Lendemains, 2016, pp. 54-63); „Alamania aus heterotopischer Sicht: Die Tür und das Theater“. In: Transiträume und transitorische Begegnungen in Literatur, Theater und Film (Peter Lang, 2017, pp. 423-434); „Escribir la memoria familiar: Du bist nicht so wie andere Mütter de Angelika Schrobsdorff“. In: Historia, memoria y recuerdo. Escrituras y reescrituras del pasado en la narrativa en lengua alemana desde 1945. (Síntesis, 2018, pp. 27-35).


Her latest research, related with the figure of the perpetrator and places of perpetration, centres on questions of postmemory and multidirectional memory, documentary theatre and cemeteries in German-language literature.


In addition to teaching and research, she currently works in quality management as Associate Dean of Internationalisation and Innovation at the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication and in tandem with the Vice-Chancellor’s Office of Internationalisation and Cooperation at the University of Valencia.




Copyright Repercri 2021

Contemporary representations of perpetrators of mass violence: concepts, stories and images (HAR2017-83519-P), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.


Figures of perpetrators of mass violence: stories and images (AICO / 2018/136), Conselleria d’Educació, Investigació, Cultura i Esport, Generalitat Valenciana.


From Space of Perpetration to Site of Memory. Forms of Representation (PROMETEU/2020/059)

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