Eva Darias-Beautell (BA, MA, PhD) is Professor of English Canadian literatures at the University of La Laguna (Canary Islands, Spain). She was a pre-doctoral Government of Canada Award holder between 1992 and 1993 (U. of Toronto) and has since received several research grants from the Governments of Canada and Spain. Darias-Beautell has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of Toronto, Ottawa and British Columbia, Berkeley, London and Masaryk. She has published widely on contemporary Canadian literatures in English and her books include Shifting Sands: Literary Theory and Contemporary Canadian Fiction (Mellen, 2000), Graphies and Grafts: (Con)Texts and (Inter)Texts in the Fictions of Four Canadian Women Writers (Peter Lang, 2001), which was chosen by the International Council for Canadian Studies as one of the “30 most notable books in Canadian Studies”. She has also co-edited (with María Jesús Hernáez) Canon Disorders: Gendered Perspectives on Literature and Film in Canada and the United States (U. of La Rioja, 2007) and edited Unruly Penelopes and the Ghosts: Narratives of English Canada (Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012). The new collection of essays The Urban Condition: Literary Trajectories Through the Canadian Postmetropolis is forthcoming. Darias-Beautell has directed five fully-funded international research projects on English Canadian literatures and cultures, with different foci on multiculturalism, gender, urban studies, critical theory and the canon, including Penelope’s Embroidery and The City, Urban Cultures and Sustainable Literatures. Her present research project is on Justice, Citizenship and Vulnerability. Darias-Beautell leads the following international network: “TransCanadian Networks: Excellence and Transversality from Spain about Canada towards Europe.” For access to selected publications, please visit https://ull.academia.edu/EvaDariasBeautell.