Dr. Lorna Shaughnessy

B.A., T.E.F.L., Ph.D

 
researcher
 

Biography

My research interests are concentrated in two areas:  literary criticism and literary translation. In the former, my current research is in the area of Classical Receptions in Hispanic Literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, particularly Spanish and Latin American versions of the myth of Iphigenia. The publication in 2014 of Edith Hall’s Adventures with Iphigenia in Taurus (Oxford UP) reflects a renewed interest in this myth within the anglophone world of Reception Studies. My publications since 2012 have analysed the political uses and abuses of the myth in Spanish, Mexican and Central American contexts. My output as a literary translator in recent years has focused on the translation of Galician Poetry, particularly the works of Chus Pato and Manuel Rivas. My translation of Rivas's collection 'The Disappearance of Snow' (Shearsman, 2013) was shortlisted for the Popescu Prize in Poetry Translation. In March 2019, my translation of 'The Mouth of the Earth' was also published by Shearsman Books. My ongoing practice as a literary translator forms an essential part of my teaching contributions to BA and MA  programmes in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. I also coordinate the international Research Group, Crosswinds. Irish and Galician Poetry and Translation  https://mooreinstitute.ie/research-group/crosswinds-irish-and-galician-poetry-and-translation/ The Crosswinds research group provides an international platform for my translation publications and a framework for international collaborations.   I am a published poet with three collections published by Salmon Poetry. I received an Artist's Bursary form the Arts Council of Ireland in 2018.                  

Research Interests


My research interests centre on Spanish, Mexican and Central American poetry of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with a special interest in Nicaraguan poetry. Other areas of interest include political poetry from Central America; women's political participation in the region and popular culture. My most recent publiciations are in the area of Classical Reception Studies, analysing adaptations of the Iphigenia myth in twentieth century Mexican and Central American literatures. I have also translated two collections of contemporary Mexican poetry, and poetry by contremporary Galician writers Manuel Rivas and Chus Pato.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Staging Alfonso Reyes's Ifigenia cruel The challenges of multi-layered narrative, poetry, and anti-theatricality'
Shaughnessy, L (2019) 'Staging Alfonso Reyes's Ifigenia cruel The challenges of multi-layered narrative, poetry, and anti-theatricality'. Journal of Romance Studies, 19 :135-155 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2018) '‘Migrating Myths: From Greece to Nicaragua, Mexico and Ireland’'
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) '‘Migrating Myths: From Greece to Nicaragua, Mexico and Ireland’'. Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 9 (I) [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2017) 'Violence and the Sacred'': sacrifice, scapegoating and social conflict in Alfonso Reyes' Ifigenia cruel'
Shaughnessy, L (2017) 'Violence and the Sacred'': sacrifice, scapegoating and social conflict in Alfonso Reyes' Ifigenia cruel'. Classical Receptions Journal, 9 :379-399 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'From Athens to Managua: Myth and Sacrifice in Michele Najlis' Cantos de Ifigenia'
Shaughnessy, L (2012) 'From Athens to Managua: Myth and Sacrifice in Michele Najlis' Cantos de Ifigenia'. Bulletin Of Hispanic Studies, 89 (9):883-904 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(1993) 'A Model of Our Own: Sergio Ramirez and Cultural Politics in Nicaragua'
Lorna Shaughnessy (1993) 'A Model of Our Own: Sergio Ramirez and Cultural Politics in Nicaragua'. Journal Of Latin American Studies, 2 (2):19-51 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Translation of unpublished work by Manuel Rivas'
Lorna Shaughnessy (2020) 'Translation of unpublished work by Manuel Rivas' Asymptote, . [Details]
(2019) 'Translated unpublised work by Manuel Rivas ('
Lorna Shaughnessy (2019) 'Translated unpublised work by Manuel Rivas (' Poetry London. Autumn 2019, Issue 94, . [Details]
(2018) 'Translation of Three Ballads by Federico García Lorca'
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) 'Translation of Three Ballads by Federico García Lorca' Cyphers (ed. Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin) November 2018, Issue 86, . [Details]
(2015) ''Playing in the Sandpit. Translation and Risk''
Shaughnessy, Lorna (2015) ''Playing in the Sandpit. Translation and Risk'' SKylight 47 Poetry, (5) :24-25. [Details]
(1993) 'Military Participation and Moral Authority: Women's Political Participation in NIcaragua, 1975-1995'
Lorna Shaughnessy (1993) 'Military Participation and Moral Authority: Women's Political Participation in NIcaragua, 1975-1995' UCG Women's Studies Review, 4 :151-165. [ARAN Link] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2019) The Mouth of the Earth. (Manuel Rivas. Poetry collection) Translation and Introduction by Lorna Shaughnessy.
Manuel Rivas (Trans. Lorna Shaughnessy) (2019) The Mouth of the Earth. (Manuel Rivas. Poetry collection) Translation and Introduction by Lorna Shaughnessy. Bristol, UK: Shearsman Books. [Details]
(2015) Anchored (Poetry Collection).
Shaughnessy, Lorna (2015) Anchored (Poetry Collection). Knockeven, Co Clare, Ireland: Salmon Poetry. [Details]
(2012) Forked Tongues. Galician, Basque and Catalan Women's Poetry in Translations by Irish Writers. Includes new works by Chus Pato translated by Lorna Shaughnessy.
Ed. Manuela Palacios (2012) Forked Tongues. Galician, Basque and Catalan Women's Poetry in Translations by Irish Writers. Includes new works by Chus Pato translated by Lorna Shaughnessy. United Kingdom: Shearsman Books. [Details]
(2012) The Disappearance of Snow.Translation of Manuel Rivas's poetry collection, La desaparicion de la nieve, by Lorna Shaughnessy.
Manuel Rivas (Trans. Lorna Shaughnessy) (2012) The Disappearance of Snow.Translation of Manuel Rivas's poetry collection, La desaparicion de la nieve, by Lorna Shaughnessy. United Knigdom: Shearsman Press. [Details]
(2011) Witness Trees (Poetry Collection).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2011) Witness Trees (Poetry Collection). Liscannor, Co. CLare, Ireland: Salmon Poetry. [Details]
(2011) To the Winds our Sails.An anthology of poetry by contemporary women poets from Galicia, translated by Irish writers, including poems by Chus Pato translated by Lorna Shaughnessy.
Eds. Mary O'Donnell and Manuela Palacios (2011) To the Winds our Sails.An anthology of poetry by contemporary women poets from Galicia, translated by Irish writers, including poems by Chus Pato translated by Lorna Shaughnessy. Ireland: Salmon Poetry. [Details]
(2008) Torching the Brown River (Poetry Collection).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2008) Torching the Brown River (Poetry Collection). Liscannor, Co. CLare, Ireland: Salmon Poetry. [Details]
(2006) Mother Tongue (100pp) A bilingual edition of selected works by contemporary Mexican poet Pura López Colomé, translated by Lorna Shaughnessy, (Arlen House, Galway, 2006). This translation was anonymously peer reviewed and funded by the ILE (Ireland Literature Exchange).
SHAUGHNESSY, L. (2006) Mother Tongue (100pp) A bilingual edition of selected works by contemporary Mexican poet Pura López Colomé, translated by Lorna Shaughnessy, (Arlen House, Galway, 2006). This translation was anonymously peer reviewed and funded by the ILE (Ireland Literature Exchange). Galway: Arlen House. [Details]
(2006) If We Have Lost Our Oldest Tales. a bilingual annotated edition of the long poem by contemporary Mexican poet María Baranda (120pp), translated by Lorna Shaughnessy, footnotes by Dr Olwen Rowe and scholarly Preface by Dr Anthony Stanton of the Colegio de México, (Arlen House, Galway, December 2006). This publication was supported by the NUI Grants-in-Aid of Publications Committee.
SHAUGHNESSY, L. (2006) If We Have Lost Our Oldest Tales. a bilingual annotated edition of the long poem by contemporary Mexican poet María Baranda (120pp), translated by Lorna Shaughnessy, footnotes by Dr Olwen Rowe and scholarly Preface by Dr Anthony Stanton of the Colegio de México, (Arlen House, Galway, December 2006). This publication was supported by the NUI Grants-in-Aid of Publications Committee. Galway: Arlen House. [Details]
(1995) The developing poetic philosophy of Pedro Salinas: A study in twentieth century Spanish poetry : la reconquista de la entereza del hombre.
SHAUGHNESSY, L. (1995) The developing poetic philosophy of Pedro Salinas: A study in twentieth century Spanish poetry : la reconquista de la entereza del hombre. : Mellen University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Six monologues from The Sacrificial Wind'
Lorna Shaughnessy (2020) 'Six monologues from The Sacrificial Wind' In: Her Other Language. Northern Irish Women Writers Address Domestic Violence and Abuse. Eds. Ruth Carr and Natasha Cuddington. Ireland: Arlen house. [Details]
(2015) '‘La experiencia no reclamada. Exilio, memoria y trauma en Ifigenia cruel de Alfonso Reyes’'
Shaughnessy, Lorna (2015) '‘La experiencia no reclamada. Exilio, memoria y trauma en Ifigenia cruel de Alfonso Reyes’' In: Expresiones culturales de la Decena Trágica. Mexico City: Colegio de Mexico. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2007) '‘Problemas de la transición’: Sexual emancipation and social transformation in the poetry of Gioconda Belli (1970-1992)'
SHAUGHNESSY, L. (2007) '‘Problemas de la transición’: Sexual emancipation and social transformation in the poetry of Gioconda Belli (1970-1992)' In: Revolucionarias, Eds. Par Kumaraswami and Niamh Thornton. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2020) Language and Violence: Literary Mediations in the Age of the Anthropocene,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2020) The Wounded Past. Poetry and Violence. [Invited Lecture], Language and Violence: Literary Mediations in the Age of the Anthropocene, UVigo , 16-JAN-20 - 17-JAN-20. [Details]
(2018) Symposium Iphigenia in Ireland,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) funded by the College of Arts Research Support Scheme. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Symposium Iphigenia in Ireland, NUIG , 28-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018) Poetry and Translation,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) Public Interview: Lorna Shaughnessy in conversation with Mexican poet and translator Pura López Colomé. [Chaired Session], Poetry and Translation, UCC , 27-APR-18. [Details]
(2017) Via Corporis by Pura Lopex Colome,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) An introduction to the treatment of physical pain and illness in the work of this contemporary Mexican poet. [Invited Lecture], Via Corporis by Pura Lopex Colome, Mexican Cultural Institute, Spain , 17-SEP-17 - 17-SEP-17. [Details]
(2017) ‘Mediating conflict in mediated translations: translating Manuel Rivas’ poetry from Galician and Spanish.’,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) Conference on Translation, Conflict and Memory. II Symposium on Literary Translation and Contemporary Iberia. [Conference Paper], ‘Mediating conflict in mediated translations: translating Manuel Rivas’ poetry from Galician and Spanish.’, Dublin City University , 05-NOV-17. [Details]
(2017) Untranslatable/Unperformable,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) Perfroming Alfonso Reyes' Ifigenia cruel: the static and the status quo. [Conference Paper], Untranslatable/Unperformable, Centre for Literary Translation, Trinity Colege Dublin , 19-MAY-17 - 20-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017) Translating Song: paper on translating Galician folk song,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) Translation Seminar in Trinity College Dublin. [Conference Paper], Translating Song: paper on translating Galician folk song, Dublin , 30-MAR-17. [Details]
(2017) Round table in the Universidad Autónoma, Managua, on ‘Género y poesía, algunas reflexiones transatlánticas',
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) ‘Género y poesía, algunas reflexiones transatlánticas’. [Invited Lecture], Round table in the Universidad Autónoma, Managua, on ‘Género y poesía, algunas reflexiones transatlánticas', UNAM, Managua , 02-FEB-17. [Details]
(2017) Alfonso Reyes, the Reluctant Playwright,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) Guest seminar at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. [Invited Lecture], Alfonso Reyes, the Reluctant Playwright, UNAM, Ciudad de México , 08-FEB-17. [Details]
(2015) Third International Conference of Myth Criticism,
Shaughnessy, Lorna (2015) Violence and the Sacred: Girards theories of scapegoating in Alfonso Reyes Ifigenia cruel Universidad de La Complutense, Madrid. [Conference Paper], Third International Conference of Myth Criticism, Madrid , 17-OCT-15 - 19-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) The Dust of Words: Poetry and Translation series,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2015) Translating Tone. [Invited Lecture], The Dust of Words: Poetry and Translation series, UCC , 16-OCT-15. [Details]
(2014) Los hados de febrero. Visiones artisticas de la Decena Tragica,
Shaughnessy, Lorna (2014) International Conference on artistic responses to the Decena Tragica. [Invited Lecture], Los hados de febrero. Visiones artisticas de la Decena Tragica, Mexico City , 09-FEB-14 - 12-FEB-14. [Details]
(2013) 'The Sense Of Place: Translating contemporary Irish and Galician Poetry' With Dr Martín Veiga (UCC),
Shaughnessy, Lorna (2013) Strokestown Poetry Festival. [Invited Paper], 'The Sense Of Place: Translating contemporary Irish and Galician Poetry' With Dr Martín Veiga (UCC), Strokestown, Co Roscommon , 20-MAY-13 - 21-MAY-13. [Details]
(2012) Crossing frontiers: Poetry in the suitcase,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2012) Round table and poetry reading. [Invited Lecture], Crossing frontiers: Poetry in the suitcase, Instituto Cervantes, Dublin , 03-NOV-12. [Details]
(2012) The Speckled Ground: Hybridity in Irish and Galician Cultural Production,
Shaughnessy, Lorna; Ó Laoire, Lillis (2012) Translating song. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], The Speckled Ground: Hybridity in Irish and Galician Cultural Production, NUI Galway , 09-MAY-12 - 12-MAY-12. [Details]
(2011) ‘Failed translations. The risk factors in translating wordplay’,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2011) Symposium on Translation and Minority Languages,. [Conference Paper], ‘Failed translations. The risk factors in translating wordplay’, University College Cork , 09-SEP-11. [Details]
(2010) ‘Sacrificial victims? Feminism and Sandinismo in the work of Michele Najlis.’,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2010) at the International Conference on Women’s Memory Work. Gendered Dilemmas of Social Transformation,. [Conference Paper], ‘Sacrificial victims? Feminism and Sandinismo in the work of Michele Najlis.’, University of Limerick , 08-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) ‘Getting back in the sand-pit. Translating wordplay in the poetry of Pura López Colomé’,
SHAUGHNESSY, L. (2010) at the Annual Conference of the British and Irish Association of Hispanists. [Conference Paper], ‘Getting back in the sand-pit. Translating wordplay in the poetry of Pura López Colomé’, King’s College, London , 04-MAY-10. [Details]
(2006) ‘Voces nuevas, voces distantes’ An analysis of determining cultural and economic factors in the practice of literary translation as funded by the Ireland Literature Exchange in the period 2004-6,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2006) at the Congreso Internacional de Traductores,. [Conference Paper], ‘Voces nuevas, voces distantes’ An analysis of determining cultural and economic factors in the practice of literary translation as funded by the Ireland Literature Exchange in the period 2004-6, University of Rosario/Cervantes Institute, Argentina , 04-MAY-06. [Details]
(2005) “Estrategias de lo incompleto. Traducción de Fábula de los perdidos de María Baranda”,
Lorna Shaughnessy (2005) Thirteenth International Conference on Central American Literature. [Conference Paper], “Estrategias de lo incompleto. Traducción de Fábula de los perdidos de María Baranda”, Universidad de San Salvador, El Salvador , 05-MAR-05. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(1998) Romelia Alarcon Folgar: Words and poetry of Guatemala.
Shaughnessy, L (1998) Romelia Alarcon Folgar: Words and poetry of Guatemala. Book Review [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2018) The Sacrificial Wind (theatre piece) at the Heaney Homeplace.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) The Sacrificial Wind (theatre piece) at the Heaney Homeplace. Other Item [Details]
(2018) The Sacrificial Wind (theatre piece) at the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) The Sacrificial Wind (theatre piece) at the O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance. Other Item [Details]
(2017) The Sacrificial Wind (theatre piece) at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) The Sacrificial Wind (theatre piece) at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. Other Item [Details]
(2016) The Sacrificial Wind (theatre piece) as part of the NUIG ‘Arts in Action’ programme, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2016) The Sacrificial Wind (theatre piece) as part of the NUIG ‘Arts in Action’ programme, O’Donoghue Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance. Other Item [Details]

Poetry

  Year Publication
(2020) ‘Erasure’ in Poetry Ireland Review Issue 130 (Spring 2020).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2020) ‘Erasure’ in Poetry Ireland Review Issue 130 (Spring 2020). Poetry [Details]
(2020) ‘Rio Coco Clay’ in Magma. Issue 76 ‘Resistencia’ Special issue on Latinx poetry.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2020) ‘Rio Coco Clay’ in Magma. Issue 76 ‘Resistencia’ Special issue on Latinx poetry. Poetry [Details]
(2019) 'Dallying' and 'American Red' in Live Encounters (Nov. 2019).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2019) 'Dallying' and 'American Red' in Live Encounters (Nov. 2019). Poetry [Details]
(2019) 'Wherein', 'Annaghmakerrig Zen', 'Back to her Senses', 'Surrealist Objects' in Live Encounters (Feb. 2019).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2019) 'Wherein', 'Annaghmakerrig Zen', 'Back to her Senses', 'Surrealist Objects' in Live Encounters (Feb. 2019). Poetry [Details]
(2019) ‘Yellow’, ‘Antoñito’ and ‘The Cut Stem’. ‘Annunciation in a Northern Clime’ and ‘Three Worn Words’ in Stand (Oct 2019) 17(3) The Ecopoetics Issue.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2019) ‘Yellow’, ‘Antoñito’ and ‘The Cut Stem’. ‘Annunciation in a Northern Clime’ and ‘Three Worn Words’ in Stand (Oct 2019) 17(3) The Ecopoetics Issue. Poetry [Details]
(2019) Antonito After Lorca's The Arrest of Antonito el Camborio on the Road to Seville.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2019) Antonito After Lorca's The Arrest of Antonito el Camborio on the Road to Seville. Poetry [Details]
(2018) ‘Bishop’s Quay’ in Copper Nickel (University of Colorado, Denver) Issue 27 Oct 2018.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) ‘Bishop’s Quay’ in Copper Nickel (University of Colorado, Denver) Issue 27 Oct 2018. Poetry [Details]
(2018) 'RAUCOUS', 'DRY STONE WALLS', 'FIELD LULLABY', 'SEMI-PRECIOUS', 'Evacuation', LOOK UP', 'Other People’s Lives', & 'The Sentence' in New Hibernia Review (March 2018).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) 'RAUCOUS', 'DRY STONE WALLS', 'FIELD LULLABY', 'SEMI-PRECIOUS', 'Evacuation', LOOK UP', 'Other People’s Lives', & 'The Sentence' in New Hibernia Review (March 2018). Poetry [Details]
(2018) ‘Loop’ in Reading the Future: New Writing from Ireland, celebrating 250 years of Hodges Figgis (Arlen House).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2018) ‘Loop’ in Reading the Future: New Writing from Ireland, celebrating 250 years of Hodges Figgis (Arlen House). Poetry [Details]
(2017) ‘Other People’s Lives’ in Prelude Magazine, Issue 3.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) ‘Other People’s Lives’ in Prelude Magazine, Issue 3. Poetry [Details]
(2017) ‘Liberty Landing’ in Migrant Shores: Irish, Moroccan & Galician Poetry (Salmon Poetry).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) ‘Liberty Landing’ in Migrant Shores: Irish, Moroccan & Galician Poetry (Salmon Poetry). Poetry [Details]
(2017) ‘The Widow’s Sleep’ in Washing Windows (Arlen House anthology).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) ‘The Widow’s Sleep’ in Washing Windows (Arlen House anthology). Poetry [Details]
(2017) ‘Hidden’, ‘Painting in a Bog’ & ‘Inclement’ in Poetry NI FourXFour.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) ‘Hidden’, ‘Painting in a Bog’ & ‘Inclement’ in Poetry NI FourXFour. Poetry [Details]
(2017) Poetry Reading in the Casa del Poeta. Nicaragua.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) Poetry Reading in the Casa del Poeta. Nicaragua. Poetry [Details]
(2017) Poetry Reading at John Hewitt Summer School.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) Poetry Reading at John Hewitt Summer School. Poetry [Details]
(2017) Poetry reading at the University, Schools, Cultural Centre and Granada Poetry Festival, Nicaragua.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) Poetry reading at the University, Schools, Cultural Centre and Granada Poetry Festival, Nicaragua. Poetry [Details]
(2017) Poetry Reading at Galway Museum (part of Poems for Patience).
Lorna Shaughnessy (2017) Poetry Reading at Galway Museum (part of Poems for Patience). Poetry [Details]
(2016) ‘The Bombmaker’s Watch’ in The Café Review, 2016 Spring Issue.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2016) ‘The Bombmaker’s Watch’ in The Café Review, 2016 Spring Issue. Poetry [Details]
(2016) ‘Always the Bridesmaid' in Salmon Anthology.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2016) ‘Always the Bridesmaid' in Salmon Anthology. Poetry [Details]
(2015) Poetry reading at the 2015 Tagoré International Poetry Festival, Delhi.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2015) Poetry reading at the 2015 Tagoré International Poetry Festival, Delhi. Poetry [Details]
(2014) Poetry reading at the 2014 International Poetry Festival, Medellín. Colombia.
Lorna Shaughnessy (2014) Poetry reading at the 2014 International Poetry Festival, Medellín. Colombia. Poetry [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2020 NUIG - Galway 2020 Funding NUIG
2018 Artist's Bursary Arts Council of Ireland
2018 College of Arts Research Support Scheme NUIG
2017 Poetry Ireland Bursary for mid–career poet Poetry Ireland
2013 Short-listed for the Popescu Translation Award The Poetry Society, UK

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association of Translators and Interpreters Member /
Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Promotion and support of third level teaching and research in Hispanic Studies /
Translation Studies Network of Ireland. Member of Steering Committee /
Women in Spanish Studies Promotion and support of reseach in Hispanic Studies with focus on women's hisorical, social and cultural contributions. /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Teaching and Learning Committee, School of Languages, Literatures and Culturess. Member /
Academic Council Elected Member /

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Research (e.g. Community based research) Medellín International Poetry Festival, Colombia 06-JUL-13 / 13-JUL-13
Research (e.g. Community based research) ‘The Sense of Place: translating between Ireland and Galicia.’ 11-MAY-13 / 06-JAN-13
Research (e.g. Community based research) Sahitya Academy’s International Poetry Festival, New Delhi, India 20-MAR-14 / 20-MAR-14

Other Activities

  Description

Coordination of the international Research Group "Crosswinds. Irish and Galician Poetry and Translation." The Crosswinds research group provides an international platform for my translation publications and a framework for international collaborations.   

Teaching Interests

My current teaching responsibilities are in the areas of Spanish Language, Translation Studies, Hispanic Cultural Studies and Creative Writing. My language teaching focuses on two areas: I teach ex-Intermediate Second Year students, tutoring them in grammar, and working on their writing skills in Spanish in preparation for their year abroad; I also lead translation workshops on the practice of Literary Translation with MA students, and contribute to the Translation Strand of the BA in Global Languages. . In the area of Hispanic Cultural Studies I deliver courses in Spanish, Mexican and Central American literatures; Cultural expressions and representations of Mexican identity; Spanish poetry and art of the 1920s and 30s. I am currently supervising two PhD theses: one on Flamenco (co-supervised by a member of the Centre for World Music, University of Limerick); and one a Creative Practice PhD in Creative Writing (poetry), co-supervised by Dr Cliodhna Carney of the Dept of English. 

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Massimo Cattaneo Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Elizabeth Quirke Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Co-supervisor (1)

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Semester One, 2019-20 Second Year Language Sh1201 Spanish
Semester One, 2019-20 Surrealism in Spain SH337 Spanish
Semester One, 2019-20 Advanced Language Skills MA SH562 Spanish
Semester Two, 2019-20 Cultural Debates SH236 Spanish
Semester Two 2019-20 Second Year Language SH2103 Spanish
Semester One, 2019-20 Latin American Narrative SH324 Spanish
Semester One, 2019-20 MA Research Methods SH556 Spanish

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Dr Manuela Palacios University of Santiago de Compostela SPAIN
Co-founders of the Crosswinds group collaborate on the production and publication of Irish and Galician Poetry in Translation, as well as the production of scholarly articles, books and reviews.
Keith Payne University of Vigo SPAIN
Organiser of the La Malinche poetry exchange between Galicia and Ireland. Translator of four volumes of contemporary Galician poetry into English.
Dr Martin Veiga University College Cork IRELAND
We co-organise seminars, workshops and conferences on Irish and Galician poetry. The group's publications to date include five poetry anthologies and volumes of single author collections in translation