Terri Ochiagha [errikwash@hotmail.com] es licenciada en Filología Inglesa por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y obtuvo la máxima calificación en el D.E.A dentro del programa de doctorado Estudios Culturales y Literarios de Países de Habla Inglesa de la misma universidad. Su tesis doctoral — "The Image of the European in Nigerian Literature" — está próxima a defenderse. Además, es Profesora Interina de Substitución en la Universidad de Jaén, donde imparte clases de Literatura Africana, Caribeña y norteamericana. Sus campos de investigación incluyen el colonialismo Británico y sus representaciones literarias y la obra de los autores Nigerianos de primera generación. También le interesan los Estudios Culturales Igbo. Ha publicado su trabajo en CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, Wasafiri, el volúmen de ensayos Real and Virtual Cities: Intertextual and Intermedial Landscapes (Bucharest: Univers Enciclpedic, 2009), y tiene un artículo próximo a publicarse en Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis and Culture. Así mismo forma parte del equipo técnico de Amaltea: Revista de Mitocrítica. Actúalmente está trabajando en su primer libro, que trata del ambiente literario de Government College, Umuahia durante sus años Primus Inter Paribus, fundamentales en la emergencia de autores tales como Chinua Achebe, Elechi Amadi, Chukwuemeka Ike, Chike Momah y Christopher Okigbo. Su investigación sobre este tema le valió el premio de investigación Patricia Shaw de la Asociación de Estudios Anglo-Americanos (AEDEAN) en el 2008. Ha dado ponencias en varias universidades Españolas y también en la destacada conferencia "Things Fall Apart" at 50, que se celebró en octubre del 2008 en el School of Oriental and African Studies de la Universidad de Londres.

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Terri Ochiagha [errikwash@hotmail.com] Terri Ochiagha holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from Complutense University, Madrid and teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century English Literature at the University of Alicante. Her main areas of research include literary theory, British colonialism, and its literary representations and the work of Nigerian first generation authors. Ochiagha has published her work in CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, Wasafiri, the edited volume Real and Virtual Cities: Intertextual and Intermedial Landscapes (Bucharest: Univers Enciclpedic, 2009), Contagion:Journal of Violence, Mimesis and Culture and serves on the technical board of Amaltea: Journal of Myth Criticism.

Her first monograph, which deals with the literary ambience of Government College, Umuahia, and and its influence in first generation Nigerian writing is currently being evaluated by a major press. Her research on this topic was awarded the Patricia Shaw Research Prize by the Spanish Association of English and American Studies (AEDEAN), in 2008.

Ochiagha was Visiting Teaching Fellow at the University of Jaén in 2009 and has given talks in several Spanish universities, as well as in Oxford University and the University of London. She is currently organizing her department's annual conference cycle, which will be devoted to teaching approaches to postcolonial literatures in 2012, and serves as a reviewer for Amaltea: Journal of Myth Criticism after serving on both its technical board and secretariat for a year. She is now working on the generic permutation of the English school story in postcolonial contexts.


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