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Contact: Prof. Pilar Villar Argáiz
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Granada, Spain

The Centre was established in December 2015 at the University of Granada and it is constituted by ten active members working full time on the field of Irish Studies. The aim is to support and promote academic research on Irish Studies in the Eastern side of the Spanish region of Andalucía. The Centre’s focus is multidisciplinary, and conducts research in a wide range of academic disciplines regarding Ireland and Northern Ireland, ranging from history, literature, language and Hiberno-Spanish Relations. The Centre benefits from close academic collaboration with the University of Alcalá de Henares and with the nearby Universities of Jaén and Almería. In addition to hosting Irish artists, visiting fellows and building and maintaining scholarly networks, we organize on a regular basis academic conferences and intensive seminars on Irish Studies, which are open to the general public.  Funding comes from a variety of sources, including the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS), the MA Programme of Literature, the Department of English Philology and the Vice-Deanship for Cultural Activities and Research (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Granada).

  • Head of the Centre:

Univ. Granada: Pilar Villar Argáiz (pvillar@ugr.es)

 

 

Members:

Pilar Villar Argáiz: (pvillar@ugr.es)

Encarnación Hidalgo Tenorio (ehidalgo@ugr.es)

José Ruiz Mas (jrmas@ugr.es)

Burcu Gülüm Tekin (PhD student) (gulumtekin@gmail.com)

Marjan Shokouhi (independent scholar) (marjan.shok@gmail.com)

  • Nearby universities:

Elena Jaime de Pablos: senior lecturer in English. University of Almería (mjaime@ual.es)

Juan Raez Padilla: senior lecturer in English. University of Jaén (jraez@ujaen.es)

Luis Antonio Sierra: PhD student. University of Jaén (luisansierra@hotmail.com)

Almudena Machado Jiménez: PhD student. University of Jaén. (amachado@ujaen.es; amj00025@red.ujaen.es)

Marisol Morales Ladrón. University de Alcalá de Henares, Professor of our Posgraduate Programme at the University of Granada. (marisol.morales@uah.es)

 

  Research interests:

  •      Contemporary writing: poetry and fiction.
  •      Gender, race, migration and interculturality
  •      Corpus-based Critical Discourse Analysis
  •      Language and gender
  •      Ecocriticism
  •      Modern Irish poetry
  •      Utopian and Dystopian studies
  • Travel literature
  • Hiberno-Spanish relations

 

Funded Research Projects on Irish Studies:

  • Hidalgo Tenorio, Encarnación. “Análisis crítico del discurso público y su construcción de las minorías: El caso de irlanda”, I+D+i MINECO, con referencia FFI2011-25453 (VI Plan Nacional de Investigación Científica, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica 2008-2011)
  • Morales Ladrón, Marisol: “La familia disfuncional como efecto de la globalización en la producción narrativa y fílmica irlandesa (1980-2010)”, financiado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Dirección General de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación), con una duración de tres años (enero de 2012 a diciembre de 2015), dirigido por mí. Referencia FFI2011-23941, y dotado con la cantidad de 24.200€.

 

PhD Projects:

  • "Heroines of the Working Class: The Representation of Motherhood in Roddy Doyle’s Work". By Burcu Gülüm Tekin. Supervised by Marisol Morales Ladrón y Pilar Villar-Argáiz.
  • "The construction of gender discourse in The Troubles fiction: David Park, Jennifer Johnston, Deirdre Madden and Matt McGuire". By Luis Antonio Sierra. Supervised by Jesús López-Peláez Casellas.
  • “Transitivity, no stone left unturned: Introducing flexibility and granularity into the framework for the analysis of courtroom discourse” by Leanne Victoria Bartley. Supervised by Encarnación Hidalgo Tenorio.
  • 2005 (noviembre): Tamara Benito de la Iglesia, “Entre «lo real» y «lo simbólico»: el conflicto norirlandés en la obra de Bernard Mac Laverty”, Tesis Doctoral realizada y defendida en la Universidad de Alcalá, y obteniendo la calificación de “Sobresaliente Cum Laude por unanimidad”. Supervised by Marisol Morales Ladrón.
  • “Conflicto, Trauma y (re)creación de identidad en la obra de Deirdre Madden”, By Beatriz Rubio Martínez. Supervised by Marisol Morales Ladrón (unfinished)
  • "’These New Women’: Transgressions of the Female Entity in the Contemporary Dystopia”, by Almudena Machado Jiménez. Supervised by Juan Ráez Padilla and Paula García Ramírez (unfinished).
  • “El maltrato infantil en la obra narrativa de Mary O’Donnell” by Mónica Ramírez Úbeda. Supervised by María Elena Jaime de Pablos (unfinished).
  • “Mujeres artistas en la obra narrativa de George Moore: A Drama in Muslin and Hail and Farewell” by Manuela Enciso Almendros. Supervised by María Elena Jaime de Pablos (unfinished).
  • “Violencia de género e identidad en la literatura irlandesa contemporánea denominada Chick-Lit: Análisis de las Novelas Whitethorn Woods y Chestnut Street, de Maeve Binchy y This Charming Man y The women who stole my life, de Marian Keyes” by Nuria del Mar Torres López. Supervised by María Elena Jaime de Pablos (unfinished).

Courses Taught:

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  •     MA Course "Women Literature    and Cinema in Ireland". MA    Programme in English Literature    and Linguistics
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  •     MA Course "Language and    gender, a critical perspective". MA   Programme in English Literature    and Linguistics

 

 

Academic Activities:

  • Primeras Jornadas Internacionales de Estudios Irlandeses; Celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day, University of Almería, 17 March 2017.
  • Segundas Jornadas Internacionales de Estudios Irlandeses. (An Interdisciplinary Approach to Ireland through its Music, History, Literature and Cinema) . 12-16 December 2016. University of Granada.
  • Primeras Jornadas Internacionales de Estudios Irlandeses: In honour of Professor Manuel Villar Raso", University of Granada, España, 15-18 December 2015. University of Granada.

Publications:

The extensive list of publications can be found here.

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