Martín Fernández Fernández

Martín Fernández Fernández

Martín Fernández Fernández holds a BA in English Language and Literature (2015) and an MA in Advanced English Studies and its Applications (2016), both from the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In 2013 he was granted an Erasmus scholarship to study at the University of Sheffield (UK). Martín Fernández-Fernández is currently working on his PhD dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Constante González Groba. Provisionally entitled The Emmett Till Case in US Fiction and Drama, his thesis analyzes the different ways of coming to terms with the Emmett Till trauma of several social groups of the USA in a number of literary manifestations in which race, gender, and class intersect with trauma studies. His main lines of research include US literature and culture, African American studies, and the US South.


Recent Contributions:


  • “The Impact of the Emmett Till Case on the Southern Way of Life in Bebe Moore Campbell’s Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine and Lewis Nordan’s Wolf Whistle. 41st AEDEAN Conference. 8 November 2017, Centro Asociado de la UNED de Tenerife, San Cristóbal de La Laguna.

  • “O caso de Emmett Till na literatura dos EE. UU.” V Encontro Mocidade Investigadora. 12 June 2017, Faculty of Communication Studies, Santiago de Compostela.

  • “Literary Reverberations: The Trauma of Emmett Till in African-American Identity.” II International Seminar `The Discourse of Identity.’  8 June 2017. Faculty of Philology, Santiago de Compostela.

  •  “The Emmett Till case in US Fiction and Drama.” IDAES Graduate Day. 30 May 2017, Faculty of Philology, A Coruña.

  • The Apprenticeship of the Hemingway Hero in The Sun Also RisesA Farewell to Arms, and For Whom the Bell Tolls”. English Studies & Popular Culture II, 21 February 2017, Faculty of Phylology, Santiago de Compostela. Guest Speaker.

  • The Voiced Puzzle of the Americas”. Review of Plurivozes Americanas / American Plural Voices / Plurivoces Americanas, edited by Gisele Giandoni Wolkoff. Belas Infieis, 2017, p. 187-190.

  • “Encontro con Xosé Neira Vilas: Camiño bretemoso e a experiencia migratoria” (coauthored by Leire Porral). Boletín Galego de Literatura, vol. 48, 2016.

  • The Irish Diaspora in Francis McCourt’s ‘Tis” (round table). Irish Studies in Galicia. 8 June 2016, Faculty of Phylology, Santiago de Compostela.

  • Film and Literature” (round table). English Studies & Popular Culture, 1 March 2016, Faculty of Phylology, Santiago de Compostela.

  • The Paths of Migration: Women Do Not Forget”. Review of Letras Nómades. Experiencia da mobilidade feminina na literatura galega, edited by Ana Acuña, Independent Journal of Interdisciplinary Arts, Jan 2016, p. 28-31.