IV Asetel

Literary Theory and Intermedial Comparatism
September 6th to 13th September 2023.
Granada, Spain.

This year's summer school

This Year Summer School ASETEL focus on meta-fiction related to Literary Arts and Media. The thematic area selected for the fourth edition of the School responds to the need to tackle—from different methodologies and areas: narrative, poetry, drama, film, performance — a relevant space among the most recent trends in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, while being transversal enough to appeal students coming from different disciplinary profiles (Humanities and Social Sciences).

Languages of the school

The seminars and workshops taught by invited foreign professors will be held in English, but the School will use both English and Spanish as its languages of communication.

Early Bird Deadline (extended)

July 1st 2023


September 6th to 13th, 2023

Number of students

30 students


Young students (Master, PhD candidates, postdoc) researching Literary Theory and Comparative Literature, Drama Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies as well as Film Studies or other areas and disciplines related to Literary Studies or Social Sciences linked to Communication, whose research project can benefit from theoretical-methodological perspectives belonging to intermediality and transmediality studies. 

Main goals

The School aims to provide the consortium of doctorate programs with a cutting edge international doctoral activity through visiting researchers linked to ASETEL.

The School offers its participants a unique opportunity by providing direct contact with leading international figures and national specialist researchers belonging to the ASETEL network and the Doctoral School in Humanities, Social and Legal Sciences (UGR) in the research domain selected.

The School offer our students the possibility of presenting the research plan of their doctoral thesis projects in order to receive feedback from the invited professors such as tutor teachers and chairs (both from ASETEL and from the participating EIP doctoral programs).

It also enables the students with the formation of a research network among the participants themselves, multiplying their contacts on both a national and an international level. They will benefit greatly from this in their future as researchers.

Last but not least, it provides guidance on the development of the academic career, as well as information on possibilities and better options for the publication and dissemination of each doctoral thesis in its specific field of study, these being theoretical-literary, comparative, cultural studies, etc.


Program outline

A) Visiting national and international professors: Francoise Lavocat (Sorbonne-Nouvelle) and Mark Currie (Queen Mary University of London)

B) Closing lecture: Miguel Ángel Hernández (escritor)

C) Workshops taught by: María Fernández Ache (actress), David Roas (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona) and Paul Patrick Quinn (Universidad de Alcalá)

D) Methodological proposals for specialists to investigate the theme area of the school Professors of the Doctorate UGR School + ASETEL’s guests

E) Research presentation sessions


The IV Asetel International Summer School program includes two seminars from two invited chairs: Francoise Lavocat (Sorbonne-Nouvelle) and Patricia Waugh (Durham University)

Workshops and masterclasses

The IV Asetel International Summer School will host workshops and masterclasses held by María Fernández Ache (actress), Lucía Carballal (author) and David Roas (UAB). It will also host plenary lectures by Miguel Ángel Hernández (author) and Paul Patrick Quinn (UAH).

Panels on research methodology

Methodological proposals for specialists to investigate the theme area of the school Professors of the Doctorate UGR School + ASETEL’s guests.

PhD project presentation sessions and tutorials

Our summer school includes presentations (pitching format) of the doctoral investigation projects of the participating students, followed by critical feedback from the professors chosen and invited for this purpose.

Social and cultural program

The Summer School will organize various cultural activities (guided visit to the Alhambra; tour through the historical quartier of the Albayzin; visit to the international Centre Federico García Lorca; night concert, etc.).


Françoise Lavocat

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Mark Currie

Queen Mary University of London

Sultana Wahnón Bensusan

Universidad de Granada

María Fernández Ache

Playwright & Actress

Miguel Ángel Hernández


Lucía Carballal


David Roas


Juan Varo Zafra


José Manuel Ruiz Martínez


Jan Baetens

KU Leuven

Javier García Rodríguez


Nieves Rosendo


María José Sánchez


Domingo Sánchez-Mesa


Mario de la Torre Espinosa



Domingo Sánchez-Mesa Martínez (UGR) and María José Sánchez Montes (UGR).
Coordinator: Mario de la Torre-Espinosa (UGR).

Scientific committee

Anxo Abuín (USC), José Manuel Marrero (ULPGC), Natalia Álvarez (UniLeon), Javier García Rodríguez (UNIOVI), Jordi Alberich (UGR), José Manuel Ruiz (UGR), Juan Varo Zafra (UGR), Francisco Linares Alés (UGR).

Organizing committee

José Manuel Ruiz Martínez, Julia Nawrot, Miguel Olea, Nieves Rosendo, Irene Olalla, Verónica Ripoll, Juanjo Balaguer, Carlos Linares, Juanjo Feria, José Manuel Blázquez.


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