Prof. Dr. Miriam Lay Brander

Romance Literary Studies, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Am Marktplatz 2

85072 Eichstätt

Miriam Lay Brander holds the chair of Romance Literature II and is Director of the Center for Latin American Studies (ZILAS) at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. Previously she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Konstanz Center of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Social Integration” where she was Principal Investigator of the project “Genre and Globalization” funded within the Baden Württemberg Stiftung’s Elite Program for Postdocs. In 2016 she was a fellow at the Walter Benjamin Kolleg at the University of Berne, Switzerland. Her research interests include: Latin American and Francophone literature, literature and culture of Spanish Siglo de Oro, space/time theory, and digital memory studies. She has published a monograph on spatiotemporal configurations in early modern Seville (Raum-Zeiten im Umbruch, Bielefeld 2011) and another one on short literary forms in postcolonial contexts (Schreiben in Archipelen, Berlin; Boston, 2020). Among her most recent edited volumes are Genre and Globalization. Transformación de géneros en contextos (post-)coloniales (Hildesheim, 2017), an introduction to Latin American Studies (Einführung in die Lateinamerikastudien, Berlin, 2023) and a co-edited volume combining interdisciplinary perspectives on the Amazonian rain forests (Die Urwälder Amazoniens, Berlin 2023, with Sergej Gordon).