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Diana Palardy is an associate professor at Youngstown State University who received her Ph.D. from University of Virginia and her M.A. from University of Colorado at Boulder. Among her publications are articles in Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, Romance Notes, and Revista Chilena de Literatura. She first developed her interest in Spanish dystopian fiction as a doctoral student and wrote her dissertation, titled “Dystopian Impulses in Contemporary Peninsular Literature and Film,” under the direction of Randolph Pope. One of the members of her dissertation committee was Krishan Kumar, author of Utopia and Anti-Utopia in Modern Times. In addition to her dissertation, she gave a talk on “Societies of Control: Deceptive Illusions of Freedom in Contemporary Spanish Dystopian Fiction” at the American Comparative Literature Association Conference in 2008 and has given six different presentations at the annual Society for Utopian Studies conference, each time focusing on a different aspect of dystopianism/utopianism. She has also recently become a member of the Steering Committee of the Society for Utopian Studies.
Click on the following link for the CV of the author of this page: CV-2017