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Dr Ellen Jones


Reviews Editor and Assistant to the Editor in Chief, Hispanic Research Journal



Ellen studied for a BA and MSt at the University of Oxford before completing her PhD at Queen Mary University of London in 2017. Her thesis, titled ‘Spanglishes on the move: reading and translating bilingualism in the work of four contemporary prose writers’, was jointly supervised by Dr Rachael Gilmour (SED) and Professor Omar García (SLLF).

Most recently she has been an Open Worlds Research Initiative Fellow in Languages and Communities at the Institute for Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study. She is currently Reviews Editor and Assistant to the Editor in Chief of Hispanic Research Journal. Ellen is also a literary translator from Spanish into English. Her translation of Rodrigo Fuentes's Trout, Belly Up is published by Charco Press (2019). Her translation of Bruno Lloret's Nancy is forthcoming from Giramondo Press in 2020.


Research Interests:

Literary translation; literary multilingualism; translation and creative writing pedagogy; contemporary Latin American literature; contemporary literature in English; US Latinx literature; contemporary book scholarship; queer studies; contemporary women’s writing


Ellen Jones, ‘“I want my closet back”: queering and unqueering language in Giannina Braschi’s Yo-Yo Boing!’, Textual Practice (forthcoming).

Ellen Jones, ‘“The página is still blanca”: reading the blanks in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao’, Hispanic Research Journal, 19.3 (2018)

Bruno Lloret, Nancy, trans. by Ellen Jones. (Giramondo Publishing, forthcoming)

Rodrigo Fuentes, Trout, Belly Up, trans. by Ellen Jones (Charco Press, 2019)

Ellen Jones, ‘Digital Palimpsesting: Literary Translation Online’, in The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online, ed. by Robert Barry, Houman Barekat, and David Winters (New York: O/R Books, 2017)

Juan Pablo Roncone, ‘Children’, in Bogotá 39, ed. by Juliet Mabey, trans. by Ellen Jones (London: Oneworld, 2018)

Enrique Winter, ‘Muñoz 0126’, ‘Ribeiro 0106’, ‘Suns 0098’, and ‘Architecture 0096’, in Suns, trans. by Ellen Jones (New York: Cardboard House Press, 2017)

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