Dr Ivan Kenny

BA, MA, PHD

Contact Details

Lecturer
T: +35391494453
E: ivan.kenny@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Ivan Kenny is a part-time lecturer in Spanish at the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly focused on mid-twentieth century Mexican cultural production with a particular emphasis on spatiality in the works of Luis Buñuel and Juan Rulfo. I am also interested in the spatial dimension of Julio Cortázar's short fiction.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Heterotopic Enclosures: Mexican National Spaces in Luis Buñuel’s El ángel exterminador and Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo'
Kenny, Ivan (2018) 'Heterotopic Enclosures: Mexican National Spaces in Luis Buñuel’s El ángel exterminador and Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo'. Hispanic Research Journal-Iberian And Latin American Studies, 19 (1):72-88 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2019) 'That Other Unreality: Place, Non-place and the Fantastic in Julio Cortázar’s “The Island at Noon” [La isla a mediodía]'
Kenny, Ivan (2019) 'That Other Unreality: Place, Non-place and the Fantastic in Julio Cortázar’s “The Island at Noon” [La isla a mediodía]' In: Spaces of Longing and Belonging: Territoriality, Ideology and Creative Identity in Literature and Film, Spatial Practices Vol. 30. Leiden: Brill. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2019) WISPS XX Annual Conference,
Ivan Kenny (2019) ‘That Other Unreality: Place, Non-place and the Fantastic in Julio Cortázar’s “The Island at Noon” [La isla a mediodía]’. [Conference Paper], WISPS XX Annual Conference, Maynooth , 01-NOV-19 - 02-NOV-19. [Details]
(2016) AHGBI Annual Conference,
Ivan Kenny (2016) Heterotopic Enclosures: Spatiality, Ritual and Religion in Luis Buñuel’s El ángel exterminador and Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo. [Conference Paper], AHGBI Annual Conference, Newcastle , 04-APR-16 - 06-APR-16. [Details]
(2015) AHGBI Annual Conference,
Ivan Kenny (2015) In Falsetto: Humour, Gender and Mexicanidad in Luis Buñuel’s Ensayo de un crimen and Juan Rulfo’s Pedro Páramo. [Conference Paper], AHGBI Annual Conference, Exeter , 13-APR-15 - 15-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) PhD Research Symposium at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media in NUI Galway,
Ivan Kenny (2015) Castaways of Providence: Humour, Ritual and Heterotopia of Deviation in Luis Buñuel’s El ángel exterminador. [Conference Paper], PhD Research Symposium at the Huston School of Film and Digital Media in NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 29-APR-15 - 30-APR-15. [Details]
(2014) AHGBI Annual Conference,
Ivan Kenny (2014) Exterminating Murmurs: The Mythology of Death in the Works of Juan Rulfo and Luis Buñuel. [Conference Paper], AHGBI Annual Conference, NUI Galway , 14-APR-14 - 06-APR-16. [Details]
(2014) Research symposium in Mexican Studies,
Ivan Kenny (2014) Excavating Consecrated Ground: Identity, Religion and Ritual in the Works of Luis Buñuel and Juan Rulfo. [Conference Paper], Research symposium in Mexican Studies, UCC , 04-JUN-14 - 05-JUN-14. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 NUI Travelling Studentship in the Humanities NUI
2012 First Prize in the Synergy Project, NUI Galway NUI Galway
2004 University Scholarship NUI Galway
2003 Dr. H.H. Stewart Scholarship in Spanish National University of Ireland
2003 First place (ex. aeq.) in both Spanish and Philosophy NUI Galway

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Space, Place and Identity Research Cluster, NUI Galway Research group 01-SEP-17 /
AHGBI Full member 01-SEP-15 / 31-AUG-20

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2016 NUI Galway PhD in Spanish Subversive Narrative and Mexicanidad in the Works of Luis Buñuel and Juan Rulfo
2007 NUI Galway MA in Latin American Literature Spanish
2006 NUI Galway BA International in Spanish and English Spanish and English

Teaching Interests

I lecture in the areas of Spanish Language, Hispanic Cultural Studies and Translation Studies. My teaching approach is research-led, student-centered, with a strong emphasis on blended learning. I encourage students to think critically and independently. I design and deliver content in all years of the undergraduate programme in Spanish. I also lecture on the following postgraduate courses: the MA in International Contemporary Literatures and Media; and the MA in Translation. As part of my teaching on the MA in Translation, I'm currently supervising an MA Thesis for Hannah Quinn. 

I am Acting Coordinator of Second Year Spanish from 2018 to 2020. I was the Erasmus Coordinator for Second Year Spanish during the Academic Year 2016/2017.

Current Postgraduate Students (Taught)

  Name Degree Primary Supervisor
Hannah Quinn Y

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2018 - 2020 MA in International Contemporary Literatures and Media MIC501
2019/2020 Translation Methodology, MA SH571
2016 - 2019 Latin American Narrative SH324 Final Year BA
2016 - 2018 Latin American Short Stories SH233 Second Year BA
2015 - 2017 Placing the Writer: An Introduction to Ten Latin American Authors and Their Work SH135 First Year BA
2015/2016 Cultural Debates in Latin America SH236 Second Year BA
2018/2019 Mundo Hispano: An Introduction to the Hispanic World SH1102 First Year BA
2011 - 2020 Second Year Spanish Language SH2100, SH2101, SH2103
2011 - 2018 Intensive Beginners Spanish Language SH1100 First Year BA
2014 - 2019 Exploring Hispanic Cinema: Spain and Mexico SH336, SH337 Final Year BA
2016/2017 Latin America: Politics and Society SH118 First Year BA
2016/2017 Representations of Latin America on Film SH119 First Year BA