Dr Victoria Carpenter

10/02/17

Profile

Background

Dr Victoria Carpenter, Head of Research Development (ADD), oversees research growth and development across the University, to ensure that it is embedded in academic practices (teaching, supervision, etc.).Prior to coming to YSJ, Victoria held a Readership in Latin American Studies at the University of Derby, where she worked for 13 years first as a Lecturer in Spanish and later as a Faculty Research Manager. Victoria’s area of research specialism is XX-century Latin American literature, culture and history. Victoria is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Teaching

Prior to coming to YSJ, Victoria held a Readership in Latin American Studies at the University of Derby, where she worked for 13 years first as a Lecturer in Spanish and later as a Faculty Research Manager.

Professional Activities

Over the past 14 years, Victoria has taken active part in the Society for Latin American Studies (SLAS), serving on its Committee as a Secretary, ordinary member and Vice President. In 2012, Victoria founded Latin American Literary Studies Association (LALSA), an international learned society for scholars and students of Latin American literature. She organises annual conferences of the Association. Victoria has written extensively on Mexican literature and presented at over twenty international conferences. She is the contributor of the section ‘Spanish-American Literature from 1900 to present’ in the Year’s Work of Modern Language Studies journal (published by MHRA).

Research

Victoria Carpenter is a graduate of the University of Central Florida (BSc, 1996), and the University of Hull (PhD, 2000). Her research interests lie in the following spheres:

  • XX-century Latin American studies;
  • Theory of hegemony and posthegemony;
  • Trust, power and control;
  • Conspiracy and conspiracy theories in literary and academic discourses;
  • Transculturation and transnationalism;
  • Application of scientific theories to literary analysis;
  • Collaborative enquiry between sciences and humanities;
  • Identity appropriation through discourse control

Publications

Edited Volumes

Victoria Carpenter, ed., Interface between Literature and Science: Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Latin American Texts, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

Victoria Carpenter, ed., A World in Words, a Life in Texts: Revisiting Latin American Cultural Heritage, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011.

Victoria Carpenter, ed., (Re)Collecting the Past: History and Collective Memory in Latin American Narrative, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010.

Victoria Carpenter, ed., A World Torn Apart: Representation of Violence in Latin American Narrative, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007.

Book Chapters

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Strings, Branes and Hidden Texts in Obsesivos días circulares (1969) by Gustavo Sainz’, in Interface between Literature and Science: Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Latin American Texts, ed. Victoria Carpenter, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

Victoria Carpenter and Paul Halpern, ‘Out of the Darkness into the Darkness: Time Travel in Ernesto Sábato’s El túnel and Connie Willis’ Blackout and All Clear’, in Interface between Literature and Science: Cross-disciplinary Approaches to Latin American Texts, ed. Victoria Carpenter, Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Temporal Permutations in Octavio Paz’s “Piedra de sol”’, in A World in Words, a Life in Texts: Revisiting Latin American Cultural Heritage, ed. Victoria Carpenter, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘When Was Tomorrow? Manipulation of Time and Memory in the Works of Mexican Onda’, in (Re)Collecting the Past: History and Collective Memory in Latin American Literature, ed. Victoria Carpenter, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2010.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘“La sangre en el cemento”: Violence, Fantasy and Myth in the Poetic Accounts of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre’, in A World Torn Apart: Representations of Violence in Latin American Narrative, ed. Victoria Carpenter, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007.

Refereed Journal Articles – Single Authorship

Victoria Carpenter, ' "You Want the Truth? You Can't Handle the Truth": Poetic Representations of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre', Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 21:1 (2015), p 35-49.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Power Tug of War: Hegemonic and Posthegemonic Text Control in Gustavo Sainz’s Obsesivos días circulares (1969)’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 20.1 (2014), pp. 31-49.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Realidades en lucha abierta: el conflicto entre la realidad objetiva y el descubrimiento científico en la ciencia-ficción mexicana’, Revista Iberoamericana, 78:238-239 (2012), pp. 165-179.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Erasing Male Characters from Álbum de familia by Rosario Castellanos’, Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe, 21:2 (2010), 61-76.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Under My (Editorial) Thumb: Hegemonic Masculinity and Text Ownership in the Works of Mexican Onda’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 87:6 (2010), 667-83.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘“Me cae que no me entiendes”: Multi-language Text in the Mexican Onda’, Romance Studies, 27:3 (2009), 180-91.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Transitory Literature or “Brave New Text”: A Comparative Analysis of José Agustín’s Works’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 84:2 (2007), 213-26.

Victoria Carpenter, ed., ‘Tlatelolco 1968 in Contemporary Mexican Literature’ (special section), Bulletin of Latin American Research, 24:4 (2005).

Victoria Carpenter, ‘The Echo of Tlatelolco in Contemporary Mexican Protest Poetry’ Bulletin of Latin American Research, 24:4 (2005), 496-512.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘From Yellow to Red to Black: Tantric Reading of “Blanco” by Octavio Paz’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, 21:4 (2002), 527-44.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Dream-sex and Time Travel: The Subject of “Piedra de sol” by Octavio Paz’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (Glasgow), LXXVIII (2001), 493-513. This article has been chosen to appear in Twentieth Century Literature Criticism, vol. 211.

Refereed Journal Articles – Joint Authorship

Nan Jiang and Victoria Carpenter, ‘A Case Study of Emerging Challenges and Reflections on Internationalization of Higher Education’, International Education Studies, 7:9 (2014), 50-56.

Nan Jiang and Victoria Carpenter, ‘A Case Study of Issues of Strategy Implementation in Internationalization of Higher Education’, International Journal of Educational Management, 27:1 (2013), 4-18.

Nan Jiang and Victoria Carpenter, ‘Faculty-Specific Factors of Degree of HE Internationalization: An Evaluation of Four Faculties of a UK Post-1992 University’, International Journal of Educational Management, 27:3 (2013), 242- 59.

Dave Lees and Victoria Carpenter, ‘A Qualitative Assessment of Providing Quality Electronically Mediated Feedback for Students in Higher Education’, International Journal of Learning Technology, 7:1 (2012), 95-110.

Victoria Carpenter and Paul Halpern, ‘Quantum Mechanics and Literature: An Analysis of El túnel by Ernesto Sábato’, The Ometeca Journal 17 (2012), 167-87.

Nan Jiang and Victoria Carpenter, ‘Market Entry Dynamic Framework for Higher Education Internationalisation’, Journal of International Education in Business, 4:2 (2011), 141-58.

Invited Papers

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Last Man Standing: Crossing the Borders of Male Power Struggle in Gustavo Sainz’s Obsesivos días circulares (1969)’, JISLAC Seminar ‘Border Masculinities’, 2014.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘A Dark and Lonely Tunnel: Fragmented Narrative in El Túnel by Ernesto Sábato’, University of Sheffield Hispanic Research Seminary, 2014.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Finally, the Whole Truth? Hegemonic and Posthegemonic Approaches to the Representation of Violent Events in Latin American History’, Keynote presentation, New Horizons Conference, University of Derby, 2012.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Power Tug of War: Hegemonic and Posthegemonic Text Control in Gustavo Sainz’s Obsesivos días circulares (1969)’, JISLAC Seminar ‘Masculinities and Violence in Latin American Cultures’, December 2010.

Victoria Carpenter, ‘Re-member Them: Destruction of Memory as a Means of Re-creating the Narrative in the Works of Mexican Onda’, Institute of Latin American Studies, Liverpool, 2006.