Olga Nedvyga

Olga Nedvyga

PhD candidate

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I am currently completing my PhD in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures. My dissertation focuses on Hispanic Caribbean literatures of the late 19th – early 20th centuries. I am particularly interested in interconnections among (para)science (allopathic medicine, pharmacy, psychology, psychoanalysis, traditional medicine, and spiritism), fiction, and political mobilizations. For me, it means some long over-due revisions of the varied and rich cultural production of the period from perspectives other than the vague and homogenizing rubric of “positivism”. Additionally, I am something of a connoisseur of Roberto Bolaño’s writing, a passion I have cultivated since my days in the Ukraine.