Maria Casado Villanueva

Maria Casado Villanueva


Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for språk og litteratur
Campus Vestfold (D3-16)
Maria Casado Villanueva is an associate professor in English and teaches in language and Literature studies, teacher training, and further education programs at USN. Her research interests include modernist and postmodernist short stories, children's literature and use of literature and film in English teaching.




● 2014-   Associate professor in English at HiBu, HBV, HSN, USN (Norway).  

● 2013-2014 Associate professor in English at Nesna University College (Norway)

● 2013 PhD in English at University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)

Thesis title: “Enchanting and Disenchanted Narratives: Fairy Tales and the Short Fiction of K. Mansfield and D.H. Lawrence”. Fully funded through a stipendiary contract.

● 2015 Degree in Spanish Philology (USC)

● 2009 Certificate of Advanced Studies (MA) USC: New Tendencies in English Studies and their Applications fully funded by the Galician Government.

Title of the project: “Humour as Subversive Strategy in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth”.

● 2008 CAP (USC) : Teacher Training Programme required for public teaching in Spain. Specialization: English. Institution for practical training: Official School of Languages of Santiago de Compostela.

●2005 Graduated with Honours in English Philology.


Selected Publications:

“Excavating the Very Old to Discover the Very New”: The ModernistFairy Tales of D.H. Lawrence and Katherine Mansfield. In: The Fairy-Tale Vanguard Literary Self-Consciousness in a Marvelous Genre. Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2019 ISBN 978-1-5275-3472-8. s. 193-212

"What’s in an Echo? Voice, Gender and Genre in Ali Smith’s Short Stories". In Gender and Short Fiction: Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain. Routledge 2018 ISBN 9781138093645. s. 169-190

"Writing in English" (with Ragnhild Lund). In Bøhn, Henrik, Magne Dypedahl & Gro Anita Myklevold (red.). Engelskdidaktikk. Oslo: CappelenDamm. 

"Skriving i fremmedspråk" (with Ragnhild Lund). In Bjørke, Camilla, Magne Dypedahl og Åsta Haukås (red.). Fremmedspråksdidaktikk. 2. utg. Oslo: CappelenDamm.

“A Reluctant Awakening: Transgression and the Sleeping Beauty Motif in D.H. Lawrence’s ‘The Thimble’”.. Journal of The Short Story in English / Les Cahiers de la nouvelle 2017 (68) s. 81-100