From October 30 to November 17, 2017
Kate Good studies nineteenth and twentieth-century Peninsular literature at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her research interests include the novels and short stories of Spanish Realism, Catalan Modernisme and Noucentisme, with a focus on works by women writers. She has presented papers on Emilia Pardo Bazán, Caterina Albert i Paradís, Mercè Rodoreda, and Carme Riera in national and international conferences.
Kate was awarded a dissertation completion fellowship in 2017. She is currently completing her dissertation on the aesthetics of writing in the works of Caterina Albert i Paradís (1869-1966), one of Catalonia’s foremost early twentieth-century writers.
At the Faber Residency, Kate Good will be working on the introduction to her thesis, in which she will examine a particular type of suspicious critical reception that Caterina Albert and her contemporaries, such as Agustina Storni and Delmira Agustini, received. The objective of the introductory chapter is to propose new methods of critical reading that take into account the diverse motives of these writers and their reading public. While in Olot, Kate hopes to be able to share parts of her project with local students and also to learn from the dialogue with other residents.