Dr Mel Boland

BA, M.LITT, Ph.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Dept. of Spanish
Room 316
Arts Millennium Building
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 3971
E: mel.boland@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

College Lecturer in Spanish and Linguistics (2013 - present)
Lecturer (Below the Bar) in Spanish and Linguistics (2001-2013)
Senior Tutor in Spanish and Linguistics, UCD, (1997-2001)
PgDip in Academic Practice, CELT, NUI Galway, (2011)
PhD in Latin American Literature in Hispanic and Lusophone Studies, UCD (2010)
MLitt in Hispanic Linguistics, UCD, (2001)
BA (Hons) in Spanish (1.1) and Linguistics (1.1), UCD (1997).


Research Interests

Contemporary Latin American Literature, especially the fiction of Isabel Allende.
Gesture in Literature
Translation Studies, particularly Translation and Culture.
Language and Education Policy in Latin America.

Books

  Year Publication
(2013) Displacement in Isabel Allende's Fiction (1982 - 2000).
Boland, M (2013) Displacement in Isabel Allende's Fiction (1982 - 2000). Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) '‘A Singular Plurality? Recent Language Planning Issues in Bolivia’'
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]
(2013) 'Meandering Mimicry: Eliza Sommers’s Experiences of Family in Isabel Allende’s Hija de la fortuna’'
Boland, M. (2013) 'Meandering Mimicry: Eliza Sommers’s Experiences of Family in Isabel Allende’s Hija de la fortuna’' In: Precarious Parenthood - Doing Family in Literature and Film. London: LIT Verlag. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Latin American Literary Studies Association,
Boland, Mel (2015) ‘The ‘Gestured Narrative’ – Contact and Conflict Zones in Isabel Allende’s Cuentos de Eva Luna’. [International Refereed Conference], Latin American Literary Studies Association, York St John University , 12-NOV-15 - 13-NOV-15. [Details]
(2016) Annual AHGBI Conference, 2016,
Boland, Mel (2016) ‘Corporeal and Narrative Turns: Gesture and Repetition in Isabel Allende's Cuentos de Eva Luna’. [International Refereed Conference], Annual AHGBI Conference, 2016, Northumbria University , 04-APR-16 - 06-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Line, Word and Gesture – Visualising Thinking in the Hispanic World’,
Boland, Mel (2016) ‘‘Patitas de mosca dibujadas’ – Visualising Gesture in Isabel Allende’s ‘Dos palabras’’. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Line, Word and Gesture – Visualising Thinking in the Hispanic World’, University of Birmingham , 15-SEP-16 - 16-SEP-16. [Details]
(2017) Annual AHGBI Conference, 2017,
Boland, Mel (2017) ‘‘Una red de hilos invisibles’ – El señor presidente in English Translation’. [International Refereed Conference], Annual AHGBI Conference, 2017, Cardiff , 10-APR-17 - 12-APR-17. [Details]
(2017) Latin American Literary Studies Association,
Mel Boland (2017) Love Triangulations – Mapping Relationships in Isabel Allende’s Cuentos de Eva Luna. [International Refereed Conference], Latin American Literary Studies Association, York St John University , 16-NOV-17 - 17-NOV-17. [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2003) Stepping Back, Facing Forward: Tracing Chilean Identity in Allende's Mi país inventado. Latin American Identities: Legacies and Possibilities.
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]
(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.
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]
(2006) (North) American idyll? Examining Isabel Allende's relationship with the United States. Irish Association of Latin Americanists.
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]

Languages

  Language
Spanish

Teaching Interests

SH1100 Beginners Spanish Language I
SH232 Hispanic Literature and Culture I (Introduction to Linguistics)
SH233 Hispanic Literature and Culture II (Introduction to Sociolinguistics)

SH329 Hispanic Translation Studies
SH505 Translation Studies I
SH530 Latin American Literature I
SH556 Research Methods for Spanish Students
SH563 Advanced Language Skills II (Spanish): Spanish – English Translation
SH571 Translation Methodology (Spanish)