Laura Torres-Zúñiga

has focused her research on the short story, both American and British, cultural studies –in particular on postmodern psychoanalytical theories—and the narrative work of American playwright Tennessee Williams. In Women’s Tales, her work focuses on the short fiction by Helen Simpson.

Torres-Zúñiga is Lecturer of English at the Languages Department of the Catholic University of Murcia, Spain. She is also a participant in the European Network for Short Fiction Research.

Research interests: short story, cultural studies, psychoanalysis, women’s studies, drama.


2017. ‘Thresholds of abjection: identity and space in Tennessee Williams’ Fiction’ in D. Walton & J. A. Suárez, eds. Borders, Networks, Escape Lines: Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space. Amsterdam: Rodopi.

2014. “Sea and sun and maybe – Quien sabe! Tennessee Williams and Spain” in J.S. Bak, ed., Tennessee Williams in Europe: Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges. Rodopi, 2014, 189-209.

2014. “Autofiction and Jouissance in Tennessee Williams’s ‘Ten Minute Stop’”. The Tennessee Williams Annual Review (2014): 97-110.

2013. “Comida, mujeres y poder en la obra de Tennessee Williams/Food, Women and Power in the Work of Tennessee Williams”. Dossiers Feministes 17 (2013): 157-172.

2012. “Married Folks They are; And Few Pleasures They Have’: Marriage Scenes in O. Henry’s Short Stories” in Mauricio D. Aguilera-Linde, María José de la Torre-Moreno and Laura Torres-Zúñiga, eds., Into Another’s Skin: Studies in Honor of Mª Luisa Dañobeitia. Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2012.

2007. “Tennessee Williams’ ‘Something About Him’ or the Veiled Diagnosis of an Insane Society” in Mauricio D. Aguilera-Linde et al., eds., Entre la creación y el aula. Granada: Editorial Universidad de Granada, 2007.