JAUME PERIS BLANES
Profesor titular de Filología Española. Especialidad: literatura y cultura latinoamericana
Jaume Peris Blanes is a professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Valencia in the Department of Spanish Philology. Previously, he was a professor for two years at the University of Antananarivo (Madagascar).
His main field of research has been the forms and representations of political violence in Latin American and Spain, as well as the construction of social and cultural memory in post-dictatorial societies. He has dedicated various studies to testimonial literature and to contemporary memory cultures, on which he has written the books La imposible voz. Memoria y representación de los campos de concentración en Chile (2005, Cuarto Propio) and Historia del testimonio chileno. De las estrategias de denuncia a las políticas de memoria (2008, Quaderns de Filologia). He has also studied the relation between literature and revolutionary collective imaginations in 1960s and 1970s Latin America. Currently, his research centres on the relation between culture and political imagination in Latin America and Spain, with special attention to the dystopic imagination and its relation to contemporary critical cultures.
He is the director of Kamchatka. Revista de análisis cultural, edited in the Spanish Philology Department at the University of Valencia. In said journal he has published a special number on Avatares del testimonio en América Latina: tensiones, contradicciones, relecturas and a dossier on the Creación colectiva, sinautoría y cooperativismo en la cultura contemporánea. Recently he has coordinated in the volume Ficciones inmunitarias. Relatos culturales del contagio y la amenaza in the journal Papeles del CEIC. International Journal On Collective Identity Research.