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PhD Hispanic Studies (2016), University College London
MA Comparative Literature (2013), Royal Holloway, University of London
BA (Hons) French and Spanish (2012), University College London

Research profile

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in Madrid, Spain. My current research, which is funded by the Leverhulme Trust, examines representations of the Holocaust in Spanish literature and investigates the political and social factors that impinged on the remembrance and commemoration of the Holocaust in Spain under Franco.



O’Donoghue, S. (2017). Rewriting Franco’s Spain: Marcel Proust and the Dissident Novelists of Memory. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press.


O’Donoghue, S. (2018). ‘Carlos Barral and the Struggle for Holocaust Consciousness in Franco’s Spain’. History & Memory, 30:2, 116-46.

O’Donoghue, S. (2016). ‘In Search of a Lost Culture: Dissident Translations in Franco’s Spain’. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 52:3, 311-29.

O’Donoghue, S. (2016). ‘Juan Benet and the French Nouveau Roman: A Contentious Connection Revisited’. MLN, 131:2, 442-60.

O’Donoghue, S. (2016). ‘The “Truth” of the Past: Fiction as an Alternative to History in Contemporary Spanish Narratives of the Civil War and the Holocaust’. Hispanic Research Journal, 17:4, 322-38.

O’Donoghue, S. (2016). ‘Negotiating Space in Literary Representations of Holocaust Trauma: Jorge Semprún’s Le grand voyage and Antonio Muñoz Molina’s Sefarad’. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 93:1, 45-61.

O’Donoghue, S. (2015). ‘Two Abortive Beginnings and the Search for a Literary Father in Juan Goytisolo’s Señas de identidad’. Romance Notes, 55:2, 301-11.

O’Donoghue, S. (2015). ‘The Proustian “Memory Boom”: How Writing the Self Can Be Used to Write the Nation’. Romance Studies, 33:2, 153-165.

O’Donoghue, S. (2015). ‘Pastoral Paratexts: The Political and the Lyrical in Garcilaso de la Vega and Pierre de Ronsard’. Modern Language Review, 110:1, 1-27.

O’Donoghue, S. (2014). ‘Nature as Enemy of Man in Julio Llamazares’s Luna de lobos’. Forum for Modern Language Studies, 50:3, 356-370.

O’Donoghue, S. (2013). ‘Errancy and Alterity: Antonio Muñoz Molina’s Search for Lost Time’. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 19:3, 211-232.

Book chapter

O’Donoghue, S. (2016). ‘The Opacity of Testimony; or, What the Philosophy of Literature Can Tell Us about How to Read Holocaust Narratives’, in Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature: New Interdisciplinary Directions, ed. by Andrea Selleri and Phillip Gaydon (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 185-203.




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Instituto de Lengua, Literatura y Antropología
Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
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28037 Madrid