Laura Fólica

Laura Fólica is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Arts and Humanities and the IN3 (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya).

She is a member of the Global Literary Studies Research Lab (GlobaLS), and the principal investigator (alongside Diana Roig-Sanz ) of the research line Global Translation Flows. She is also a member of the ERC StG project “Social Networks of the Past. Mapping Hispanic and Lusophone Literary Modernity, 1898-1959” (Grant Agreement: 803860).

She specializes in the sociology of translation, Latin American studies, periodical publications, and the digital humanities. She is currently studying literary translation in Ibero-American periodicals using digital-tools, taking a large-scale and transnational approach.

She has published more than thirty articles and book chapters on literary translation from an historical and sociological perspective. She has also translated books for Ibero-American publishing houses focused on the humanities and social sciences (including authors such as P. Casanova, R. Chartier, E. Roudinesco, G. Sapiro, J.-M. Schaeffer, and E. Traverso, among others).

Selected Bibliography

Fólica, Laura, Diana Roig-Sanz, and Stefania Caristia (eds.). “Towards a Transnational and Large-Scale Approach to Literary Translation in Periodicals”. Translation in Periodical Publications. Theoretical Problems and Methodological Challenges for a Transnational Study, John Benjamins, 2020, pp. 1-17.

Fólica, Laura, Diana Roig-Sanz, and Stefania Caristia (eds.). Literary Translation in Periodicals. Methodological Challenges for a Transnational Approach. John Benjamins, 2020, 401 pp.       

Fólica, Laura, and Ventsislav Ikoff. “Between the Local and the International: Antonio Aita and Gómez Carrillo at the International Institute for Intellectual Cooperation (1936-1941)”. Cultural Organizations, Networks and Mediators in Contemporary Ibero-America, edited by Diana Roig-Sanz, and Jaume Subirana, Routledge, 2019, pp. 247 – 271.

Fólica, Laura. “De Ubú-Franco a Ubú-Pujol: Dos Adaptaciones Satíricas en Cataluña Durante la Transición”. El Teatro de Protesta. Estrategias y Estéticas Contestatarias en España (1960-1980), edited by Natalia Ruiz, and Laurie-Anne Feuillet, L’Harmattan, 2019, pp. 213-224.

Fólica, Laura, and Ramón Lladó. “Fictional Turn in Translation Studies”. Special issue of Doletiana. Translation Journal, edited by Laura Fólica and Ramón Lladó, vol. 7, 2019.

Fólica, Laura. “De Vanguardias Moderadas a Heterodoxas: La ‘Patafísica de Alfred Jarry en la Prensa Literaria Española y Argentina del Siglo XX”, Artes del Ensayo. Revista Internacional sobre el Ensayo Hispánico, no. 2, 2018, pp. 101-121.

Fólica, Laura. “La Balance des Oneilles: L’Humour à la Lettre d’Alfred Jarry et sa Traduction en Espagnol”. Special issue “Humor, Humour, Humeur” of Variations, The Literary Journal, no. 25, 2017, pp. 105-116.