José Manuel Barbeito Varela 

José Manuel Barbeito Varela is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). His research focuses mainly on identity and subjectivity in the English literary tradition. Along this line, he has published on writers such as Milton, Swift, Austen, W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, or Salman Rushdie. He has authored titles like Las Brönte y su mundo (2006), El individuo y el mundo moderno: el drama de la identidad en siete clásicos de la literatura británica (2004). He has edited In Mortal Shakespeare. Radical Readings (1989), Paradise Lost: The Word, the words, the world (1991); Modernity, Modernism, Postmodernism (2000); Feminism, Aesthetics and Subjectivity: Essays on Women and Culture in Early Twentieth Century British Literature (2001); and coedited the volume National Identities and European Literatures (2008). Outside the field of English Studies, he has published the chapter “Spanish and Spanish-American Poetics and Criticism,” in Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, vol. IX (2001). He currently studying the work of Alain Badiou and has written ‘Derrida, Badiou, and the Possibilities and Limits of Spectrality’ (accepted for publication in Badiou Studies). Barbeito Varela has also coordinated various research projects and organized multiple conferences and seminars that have gathered leading scholars in the field of critical theory.



Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. “Derrida, Badiou, and the Possibilities and Limits of Spectrality.” Accepted for publication in Badiou Studies.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. “Jonathan Culler: Teoría, literatura y la posibilidad de la crítica.” Theory Now. A Journal of Theory, Literature, Critique, and Thought 1-1, 2018: 35-50.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. “Europe like Hamlet; or, Hamlet as a Mousetrap.” Shakespeare Lives 25-2, 2016: 5-13.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. “El tiempo, el amor y la celebración del ser según ‘Lullaby,’ de W.H. Auden.” Quaderns de Versàlia W. H. Auden, 2014: 26-33.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel, María Lozano Mantecón. “Mind the Gap: Modernism in Salman Rushdie’s Postmodern Short Stories.” Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Short Story in English, edited byJorge Sacido Romero. Ámsterdam: Rodopi / Brill, 2012: 175-206.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. National Identities and European Literatures (coedited with Jaime Feijóo, Antón Figuero and Jorge Sacido). Bern: Peter Lang, 2008.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. ‘Moral Realism, Radical Politics. A Commentary on Ferry Eagleton’s Holy Terror.’ Philosophy and Social Criticism 34, 2008.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. Las Brönte y su mundo. Madrid: Síntesis, 2006.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. “John Huston’s vs. James Joyce’s ‘The dead.’” Books in Motion: Adaptation, Intertextuality, Authorship, edited by Mireia Aragay. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005: 145-161. 

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. El individuo y el mundo moderno: el drama de la identidad en siete clásicos de la literatura británica. Oviedo: Septem, 2004.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. Feminism, Aesthetics and Subjectivity: Essays on Women and Culture in Early Twentieth-Century British Literature (editor). Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Servicio de Publicacións e Intercambio Científico, 2001.

Barbeito Varela, Jose Manuel. “A Conversation with Terry Eagleton.” Atlantis 23.2, 2001: 165-185.