Laura P. Z. Izarra
Laura P. Z. Izarra is Associate Professor of Literatures in English at the University of São Paulo, Coordinator of W.B.Yeats Chair of Irish Studies and Chair of the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies (ABEI). She is the author of Mirrors and Holographic Labyrinths: The Process of a ‘New’ Aesthetic Synthesis in the Novels of John Banville (International Scholars Publications, NY, 1999) and Narrativas de la diáspora irlandesa bajo la Cruz del Sur /Narratives of the Irish diaspora under the Southern Cross (Corregidor, Argentina, 2010); editor of many books among which are the series of books Da Irlanda para o Brasil/From Ireland to Brazil (2009, 2011 and 2015); Roger Casement in Brazil: Rubber, the Amazon and the Atlantic World.1884-1916 by Angus Mitchell (2010; Spanish translation 2012) and the translation into Portuguese of The Amazon Journal of Roger Casement (2016). She is co-editor of the ABEI Journal – The Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies since 1999. Her current research is on the reception of W.B.Yeats in Brazil and the relations between Yeats and Indian culture.