Dr Daniela Omlor

Daniela Omlor, M.A. (Oxon), M.A. (ULB Brussels), Ph.D. (St Andrews)

University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern Spanish Literature

Fellow and Tutor in Spanish, Lincoln College, Lecturer at Jesus College



My research focuses on contemporary Spanish literature, with a particular emphasis on memory, trauma and exile. For my first monograph I examined the role of memory and self-representation in the works of Jorge Semprún. Currently, I am exploring the interaction between memory and fiction in recent novels by Javier Cercas, Javier Marías and Antonio Muñoz Molina and others, in order to investigate how the recovery of historical memory in Spanish novels increasingly extends beyond the Spanish Civil War.


 All first-year literature and language; Peninsular Spanish Literature for Paper VIII and Paper XI.

Selected Publications



‘Mirroring Borges: The Spaces of Literature in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 91: 6 (2014), pp. 659-670.

‘The Trauma of Coming of Age in Rosa Chacel’s Memorias de Leticia Valle and Ana María Matute’s Primera memoria’, Revisiting the Past: Memory and Trauma in the Postwar Spanish Novel, Sarah Leggott and Ross Woods (eds.), Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2014, pp. 127-139.

‘Translation as a Trope in Javier Marías’ Tu rostro mañana’, in The Limits of Literary Translation: Expanding Frontiers in Iberian Languages, Javier Muñoz-Basols et al (eds.), Kassel: Reichenberger, 2012, pp. 41-56.



Literary Encyclopedia (litencyc.com): ‘Jorge Semprún’, 2012.

‘Exile and Trauma in Jorge Semprún’,  Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 17: 1 (2011). Special Issue: Memory and Exile in Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Spanish Culture, pp. 69-79.

‘Reassessing History, Rediscovering Memory: Jorge Semprún’s Veinte años y un día’, Nomenclatura: aproximaciones a los estudios hispánicos, 1: 1, Art. 1 (2011).

‘Poesía francesa en la obra narrativa de Jorge Semprún’, Reflejos y miradas de las literaturas hispánicas, ALEPH (2011).

‘Exilio y nostalgia en los relatos de infancia de Jorge Semprún’, in Sujeto exílico: epistolarios y diarios (2010). Ed. Mercedes Acillona. Bilbao: Hamaika Bide, pp. 443-453.




Jorge Semprún: Memory’s Long Voyage, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014.


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