Carolina Orloff

Dr Carolina Orloff is a scholar currently working on research projects studying the literature, cinema and politics of contemporary Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, Carolina graduated from the University of York with a degree in English and Philosophy and then received her MA in Literary and Film Translation from the University of Leeds. In 2010 she obtained her PhD in Latin American Literature from the University of Edinburgh, where she taught at an Undergraduate Level, and where she then moved on to be a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (at IASH). In addition to writing and publishing on Argentinian literature, cinema and on translation theory, Carolina has published extensively on the writer Julio Cortázar. Her monograph The Representation of the Political in Selected Writings of Julio Cortázar appeared in the UK in 2013 (Tamesis) and, having been translated into Spanish by Carolina herself, has also come out in Argentina in a revised edition under the title La construcción de lo político en Julio Cortázar (Godot, 2015). She is currently working on several projects dealing with contemporary Argentinian literature and socio-cultural politics. As a translator, she recently published a new Spanish translation of Virginia Woolf’s short stories (Ed. Godot, 2015) and contributed to Palabras Errantes with an English translation of Mariana Docampo's short story "El Amor". Between February and June 2016 she will be a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies at the University of Edinburgh where she will continue her work on the writer Guillermo Martínez and the socio-political implications of crime fiction in Argentina. Please visit http://www.carolinaorloff.com for more information on her trajectory, grants and current projects.