Veronika Brejkaln

Veronika Brejkaln

My scholarly interests have always stemmed from a personal desire to reconcile the influence of everyday politics with issues of culture, identity and beyond. Throughout my studies, I have come to believe that literature has the power to offer a truer and more complete version of reality than traditional political texts. As such, the aim of my PhD is to explore this theory by examining Latin American fiction as a tangible political tool, while demonstrating the ways in which it can simultaneously serve to reflect or subvert political attitudes and events. Ultimately, I hope to offer insight to the extent of the inseparability that exists between literature and politics and to discern between different representations of truth through writing.