Author Spotlight (Vol. 7): Jessica Rodrigues Poletti

๐ŸŽ‰ Congratulations to this week’s author spotlight, Jessica Rodrigues Poletti!

Jessica’s review of Resisting Invisibility: Detecting the Female Body in Spanish Crime Fiction provides an efficient summary and well-written critique of Aramburu’s literary work which is dedicated to looking at the genre of crime fiction in Spain through a feminist lens. Rodrigues Poletti provides a thorough summary of the book, breaking down each chapter’s most prominent points, and highlighting the book’s main contributions to the field of Iberian studies and crime fiction as a study of literature and culture. She tethers the themes with the central focus of the role of the female body in Spanish crime fiction stories, and the impact of “gendering of the genre” (Rodrigues Poletti, 133) on the creation and importance of literary and social spaces.

Read the full article here ๐Ÿ‘‰

Spanish and Portuguese Review, Author Spotlight Volume 7, Jessica Rodrigues Poletti

Jessica Rodrigues Poletti is a PhD candidate in Spanish Literature at the University of California, Davis. She holds an MA in International Communication and Cooperation from the University of Milan, and a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Parma. Her main interests are – but not limited to: Spanish and Latin American cinema directed by women; Film Studies; Feminist Studies: women writers in the Hispanic world; transnational studies; LGBTQI+ and queer studies. She has taught Spanish language (beginners, intermediate and composition) in the past 5 years, and is currently teaching her first upper division course on Spanish Theater and Film Adaptation (Spring ’22).

Additionally, Jessica also studied abroad in Spain, Portugal and the U.S. before moving to Davis. She was previously employed as an Academic Advisor at the Institute for the International Education of Students Abroad in Milan, and as a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Italian at Scripps College, CA.

๐Ÿ“ Fabulous work on a superb review, Jessica!


Aramburu, Diana. Resisting Invisibility: Detecting the Female Body in Spanish Crime Fiction. University of Toronto Press, 2019. Pp. 296. ISBN: 978-1487504595.

Rodrigues Poletti, Jessica. “Review: Aramburu, Diana. Resisting Invisibility: Detecting the Female Body in Spanish Crime Fiction“. Spanish and Portuguese Review, March 2022, 131-133.

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