Lizabel’s dissertation, Literatura por otros medios: Tecnología digital y campo literario en la Cuba contemporánea, examined the legacies of digital paradigms—including digital media and technologies—and their influence on Cuban literature and writers in the late 20th and 21st centuries. “Cuba is a country known both for its limited access to the internet and for its pioneering digital culture,” Lizabel said. Her dissertation analyzed the ways Cuban literature and adjacent cultural production responded to various digital media.
Lizabel discovered that “the use of digital technologies has transformed the relationship between art and producers in Cuba,” reshaping literature and art in Cuba. “Before technology and during the Revolution,” Lizabel said, “this relationship was entirely mediated by the State. Today, producers and consumers can interact directly with each other, and it has also changed who is the producer and who is the consumer. In literature, I found that both producers and consumers are the writers themselves.”
Lizabel defended her dissertation on November 11th of 2021,