Dr. Maria Casado-Villanueva

Casado-Villanuevo is Lecturer in English at the Faculty of Humanities and Education of University College of Southeast Norway. She is currently working on the politics and poetics of Scottish author Ali Smith as reflected in her short fiction.

Research interests: the short story; fairy tale; modernism; postmodernism; postcolonial literature.


2012. “The Little Red Governess: Mansfield and the demythologisation of the motif of Little Red Riding Hood in ‘The Little Governess’” in Gina Wisker, ed., Katherine Mansfield’s Studies 4 ( Edinburgh UP, Oct 2012).

2012. “Flying off Tangents: Katherine Mansfield’s Short Stories”, in Laura Mª Lojo Rodríguez, ed. Moving Across a Century: Women’s Short Fiction from Virginia Woolf to Ali Smith. Bern: Peter Lang Publishing, 2012, 29–54.

2011. “Terrible Absences, Horrible Presences: Phantasmagorias of Childhood in the British Modernist and Postmodernist Short Story” in Lee Baxter and Paula Brăescu, eds., Fear within Melting Boundaries. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2011, 21–28.

2011. “Modernism and the Disenchantments of Modernity in ‘The Rocking Horse Winner’ and ‘A Suburban Fairy Tale’” in Catriona McAra and David Calvin, eds., Anti-tales: The uses of Disenchantment. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011.

2010. “Toerizando sobre el relato breve: tres contribuciones a la crítica de género”. Boletín Galego de Literatura, 43: 121-131.