Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Oriol Batalla

Professor associat / Adjunct professor


Grau en Estudis Anglesos (menció en Literatura i Cultura) / BA in English Studies (specialization in Literature and Culture) - Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Màster en Literatura Comparada i Anàlisi Cultural / MA in Comparative Literature and Cultural Analysis - University of Amsterdam. 

Màster en Formació de Professorat / MEd in Secondary Education Teaching - Universitat de Vic

Doctorand en Teoria Social i Cultural / PhD Candidate in Social and Cultural Theory - Universitat de Barcelona / Center for the Study of Culture, Politics and Society (CECUPS).

web: http://www.ub.edu/cecups/en/membres/Oriol%20Batalla


Grau d'Anglès



Línies d’investigació/Research Lines:

Environmental Humanities, Marxist Theory, New Materialism, Political Ecology, Cultural Analysis.

Oriol's latest research has been focused on the concept of Necrocene as opposed to the Anthropocene narrative, and the Sixth Extinction.


Batalla, O. (Forthcoming). "Beyond Anarchy: Skateboarding and Skatepunk Politics". In Jim Donaghey's (ed.) Anarchism and Punk: Critical Engagements with Other Political Practices. Part of the Punk and Anarchism 4-book series. London: Active Distribution.

Batalla, O. (2021). "Reef Thinking: Coral Reefs, Materialism and Ecology at the End of Nature". In Jagannath Basu and Jayjit Sakar's (eds.) Geographia Literaria: Studies in Earth, Ethics and Literature. New York: Columbia University Press. https://cup.columbia.edu/book/geographia-literaria/9783838215808

Batalla, O. (2021) "Green Capitalism?: Politics from the Necrocene to the Eleutherocene". CES e-cadernos. Vol. 34 (University of Coimbra). DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/eces.5553

Batalla, O. (2021). "Oceanic Borders: Climate Refugees, Borders and Extinction in the Necrocene". In Jayjit Sakar and Auritra Munshi's (eds.) Border and Bordering: Politics, Poetics, Precariousness. Stuttgart: Ibidem/Columbia University Press. https://cup.columbia.edu/book/border-and-bordering/9783838214627

Batalla, O. (2021). "Desynchronization in the Necrocene: The Case of the Maldives and Future Speculations". Indialogs. Vol. 8. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5565/rev/indialogs.167

Batalla, O. (2019). Planetary Catastrophism: Rethinking Hyperobjects, Extinction and Politics in the Necrocene. University of Amsterdam, 2019.

Batalla, O. (2018). Accepted Crimes: An Analysis on the Notion and Representation of the Non-Human Animal and its Rights in J.M Coetzee The Lives of Animals through the Character of Elizabeth Costello. DDD: Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Batalla, O. (2018). "Human vs. Non-Human: An Analysis of Indra Sinha's Animal's People and the Limits of the Notion of Human".

Indialogs. Vol. 5: 121-126. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.5565/rev/indialogs.102


Informació de contacte:

Facultat de Lletres, Edifici D-2, 2n pis, despatx 2.20.

Telèfon: 977 55 8862

Fac. Lletres

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43002 Tarragona