Francisco Collado-Rodríguez is Professor of American Literature at the Department of English and German of the University of Zaragoza, where he teaches courses on 20th-century American Literature and recent fiction. He graduated with honors in English at the University of Extremadura, subsequently carrying on his doctoral studies at Extremadura and Edinburgh. He was President of the Spanish Association for American Studies (SAAS) from March 2007 to March 2011. He was the Editor of Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies from 1986 to 1990 and is presently associate editor of a number of academic reviews. He has written extensively on the influence of fantasy, myth, and scientific discourse on modernist and postmodernist English and American fiction. He has published articles and essays on novelists such as Richard Adams, Thomas Pynchon, Bharati Mukherjee, Kurt Vonnegut, E. L. Doctorow, Eric Kraft, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran foer, and Chuck Palahniuk as well as on poets T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound. Years ago, he edited two volumes of essays on contemporary fiction: Del mito a la ciencia: la novela norteamericana contemporánea (1990) and Science, Literature, and Interpretation: Essays on twentieth-century literature and critical theory (1991). He is also the author of a book on Richard Adams’s oeuvre (The Frontiers of Mythmaking: Richard Adams’s Early Fiction, 1994). Later, he published a book on the works of Thomas Pynchon: El orden del caos: literatura, política y posthumanidad en la narrativa de Thomas Pynchon (Biblioteca Javier Coy, 2004) that was awarded the “Enrique García Díez” National Research Prize by the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies (AEDEAN). In 2007 he co-edited with Nieves Pascual and Laura Alonso the volume Masculinities, Femininities and the Power of the Hybrid in U.S. Narratives: Essays on Gender Borders. He has also co-edited a special issue of Pynchon Notes in 2008. Among his most recent publications are the edition of the volume Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club, Invisible Monsters, Choke (Bloomsbury, 2013), and articles such as “Meaning Deferral, Jungian Symbolism, and the Quest for V. in Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of 49” (Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 56-57, forthcoming), “Textual Unreliability, Trauma and the Fantastic in Chuck Palahniuk’s Lullaby” (Studies in the Novel, vol. 45.4, 2013), “Trauma and Storytelling in Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men and The Road” (Papers on Language and Literature, vol. 48.1, 2012), “Ethics in the Second Degree: Trauma and Dual Narratives in Jonathan Safran Foer’s Everything is Illuminated” (Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 32.1, 2008), “Minimalism, Post-humanism and the Recovery of History in Bobbie Ann Mason´s Zigzagging Down a Wild Trail” (The Southern Literary Journal, vol. 39.1, 2006), and “Of Self and Country: U.S. Politics, Cultural Hybridity and Ambivalent Identity in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex” (The International Fiction Review, vol. 33, 1-2, 2006).