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Dr Mel Boland BA, M.LITT, Ph.D.
|Lecturer in Spanish and Linguistics (2001- present) Senior Tutor in Spanish and Linguistics, UCD, (1997-2001) Completed PhD in Latin American Literature in Hispanic and Lusophone Studies, UCD (2010) MLitt in Hispanic Linguistics, UCD, (2001) BA (Hons) in Spanish and Linguistics, UCD (1997). Awarded PgDip in Academic Practice, CELT, NUI Galway, (2011).|
| Contemporary Latin American Literature, especially the fiction of Isabel Allende.
Translation Studies, particularly Translation and Culture.
Language and Education Policy in Latin America.
|Boland, M (2013) Displacement in Isabel Allende's Fiction (1982 - 2000). Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]|
|Boland, Mel (2012) '‘A Singular Plurality? Recent Language Planning Issues in Bolivia’' In: Power, Place and Representation: Contested Sites of Dependence and Independence in Latin America. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]|
|Boland, M. (2013) 'Meandering Mimicry: Eliza Sommers’s Experiences of Family in Isabel Allende’s Hija de la fortuna’' In: Tina-Karen Pusse and Katharina Walter (eds). Precarious Parenthood - Doing Family in Literature and Film. London: LIT Verlag. [Details]|
|Boland, M. (2003) Stepping Back, Facing Forward: Tracing Chilean Identity in Allende's Mi país inventado. Latin American Identities: Legacies and Possibilities. National University of Ireland, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]|
|Boland, M. (2005) Of marginal importance? Blanco -White and Translation Tradition in Spain. Borders and Margins: (Re)defining Space and Place in European Literary and Cultural Discourses. National University of Ireland, Galway: Conference Paper [Details]|
|Boland, M. (2006) (North) American idyll? Examining Isabel Allende's relationship with the United States. Irish Association of Latin Americanists. University of Coleraine: Conference Paper [Details]|
|Boland, M. (2014) Annual Conference for members of Association of Hispanists of Great Britian and Ireland (AHGBI). [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI), National University of Ireland, Galway , 14-APR-14 - 16-APR-14.|
SH112 Beginners Spanish Language I
SH329 Hispanic Translation Studies