M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo holds a B.A. in English (with honors) from the Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid, Spain) and a Ph.D. (sobresaliente cum laude) in American Studies, also from the Universidad de Alcalá. She has published extensively on early American literature and history in journals such as Clepsydra, Sederi: Yearbook for the Spanish and Portuguese Renaissance Studies Association, Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, Americana, etc. She is referee for the Revista Canadiense de Estudios Hispánicos. Her main research fields are early American colonial literature, captivity narratives, women’s studies and popular culture and literature. She is the author of The Wind Is Never Gone: Sequels, Parodies and Rewritings of Gone with the Wind (McFarland, 2011) and Early Visions and Representations of America: Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca´s Naufragios and William Bradford`s Of Plymouth Plantation (Bloomsbury, 2013). She currently teaches English at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) in Madrid, Spain.
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