Julio Ángel Olivares Merino (BA, Granada 1992; PhD, Jaén 1999) teaches English Literature at the University of Jaén, Spain. His research revolves around Gothic fiction and film, semiotics and narratology relating to music, film, literature and popular culture. Managing Director at UniRadio Jaén, the academic radio station at the University of Jaén, his studies also focus on creativity in the classroom, mainly dealing with the use of radio, its registers and didactic resources, in teaching. His books include, among others, The Ring: una mirada al abismo (2005), an approach to Nakata’s J-Horror masterpiece, as well as a study of Spanish director Jaume Balagueró (En nombre de la oscuridad, 2001).
He is also a fiction writer –with more than 15 published novels, La cacería (2022) being his last release–, as well as an actor and artistic director of a theatre Company (Delirium. Laboratorio de Artes Escénicas).