Rockman wrote:what kind of research do you do Nieto?
My doctoral thesis is going to be an investigation of the cultural evolution of the monomyth, in terms not only of traditional literature but also comic books, graphic novels, film and TV. My primary texts are essentially The Invisibles, Promethea and Buffy (thought there are several dozen others, even at this early stage). Essentially, I'm fusing biocultural literary criticism with the older and more overlooked ideas behind archetypal criticism and structural anthropology to see if I can't come up with something new.
I also teach Academic Writing, English Literature and English Speaking Cultures at what we call 'A' level (in other words, the equivalent of 101) and part of the Masters courses in Speculative Fiction (Precursors and Hard SF in semester one and Vampire Fiction in semester two). I've also been asked to develop a lecture in semiotics for students of film studies, and am starting to develop a Masters-level course in comics and GNs with a couple of colleagues.