Dr Antonio Ballesteros

Antonio Ballesteros

Antonio Ballesteros is a senior lecturer in English Literature at the UNED in Madrid, where he teaches on the UNED’s undergraduate and graduate programmes in English Literature.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language from the University of Granada in 1981, a BA in English Philology from the Complutense in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Modern Philology (English), also from the Complutense, in 1993, obtaining the E xtraordinary Award for Doctoral Studies with his thesis “Narciso: mito y dualidad conceptual en la literatura inglesa victoriana”.

He is the author of the books Narciso y el doble en la literatura fantástica victoriana (Narcissus and the Double in Victorian Fantasy. Cuenca: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 1998), “Vampire Chronicle”: Historia natural del vampiro en la literatura anglosajona (“Vampire Chronicle”: A Natural History of the Vampire in the Literatures Written in English. Zaragoza: UnaLuna, 2000), Historia de la serenidad. Un recorrido poético-filosófico a través del concepto de la serenidad en occidente (A History of Serenity:  A Poetic and Philosophic Overview of the Concept of Serenity in the Western World. Madrid: Oberon, 2000), La mente amiga: Los estados nocivos de la mente y sus antídotos (The Friendly Mind: The Harmful States of the Mind and Their Antidotes. Madrid: Jaguar, 2003) and Escrito por brujas. Lo sobrenatural en la vida y la literatura de grandes mujeres del siglo XIX (Written by Witches. The Supernatural in the Life and Literary Works of Great Women of the Nineteenth Century. Madrid: Oberon, 2005).

Dr Ballesteros’ research interests lie in the following ambits:

  • Literatures in English.
  • Gothic and Fantasy Literature.
  • (Neo-)Victorian Literature and Culture.
  • Comparative Literature.
  • Popular Culture.
  • Literary Theory.

Plenary Abstract, Antonio Ballesteros

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