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Miss Katie Brown

Biographical details

Katie Brown completed a BA in French, Spanish and European Studies (1st class honours) at University of Bath (2007-2011), including a year abroad at Sciences Po, Paris. She was awarded the Gordon Horner Prize for Best Undergraduate Performance over all language combinations. In 2012 she received an MA in European Studies with a distinction from Cardiff University, funded by a Formula Santander Scholarship. Her MA dissertation was about the European travelogues of early Galician nationalists, bringing together her interests in travel narratives, writing and national identity construction. In October 2012, Katie began a PhD in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at King's College London, researching contemporary Venezuelan literature in its socio-historical context.

Katie is a Graduate Teaching Assistant for final year modules about Spanish travel writing and uses of history in Latin American fiction. She is also a PGR representative for the department and co-organiser of the weekly departmental seminars, as well as a co-ordinator of the Institue of Modern Languages Research's Graduate Forum.

An ardent promoter of Venezuelan literature, Katie runs www.venezuelanliterature.co.uk and assoiciated social media (@VenezuelanLit on Twitter). She translates Venezuelan fiction for this site, and also contributes translations (Venezuelan and other Latin American texts) to Palabras Errantes.

Research interests

Katie's main research interest is Latin American culture (literature and visual culture) in its socio-historic context, especially the use of culture to create and question identities. Her current research is about contemporary Venezuelan fiction as a rejection and subversion of 'socialist ethics and aesthetics' under Chávez's government.

Participation in workshop, seminar, course

SPLAS departmental seminars

Brown, K. (Organiser)
Oct 2013Apr 2014

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Participation in conference

Latin American Literary Studies Association Conference

Brown, K. (Participant)
15 Nov 2013

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Latin American Studies Association Annual Conference

Brown, K. (Participant)
29 May 20131 Jun 2013

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Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland (AHGBI)

Brown, K. (Participant)
25 Mar 201327 Mar 2013

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Narratives of Migration and Exile in Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures, King's College London

Brown, K. (Participant)
20 Feb 201322 Feb 2013

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I Congreso Internacional de Jovenes Investigadores de Literatura Hispanoamericana

Brown, K. (Participant)
17 Jan 201318 Jan 2013

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