Alejandro Veiga-Exposito is a first year PhD student in the Hispanic Studies Department. His thesis’ provisional title is Poetics of Crisis: Enigmatic Realities in Spanish and Venezuelan Contemporary Literature, and his supervisors are Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes and Dr Fabienne Viala. Ricardo’s thesis will analyse how short-fiction, flash-fiction, and poetry authors are addressing the crisis in both Venezuela and Spain. He has also worked in British and North American contemporary theatre and poetry. Ricardo haa published articles and book chapters in these areas using interdisciplinary approaches, articulating different disciplines such as philosophy of language, aesthetics and politics, postcolonialism, race and gender studies, and psychoanalysis.
Keywords: aesthetics and politics, Spanish and Latin American contemporary literature, critical and cultural theory, Venezuela, Spain