Main research lines:
- The concept of the periphery within Galician and Irish culture: The Arts.
- Cultural politics in contemporary Ireland.
- Analysis of the needs for communication in English, and design of special-needs courses. Evaluation and academic analysis of linguistic competence.
- Historical and cultural links between Ireland and Scotland.
- Irish literature and other minority literatures in the British Isles.
- "The Irish Literary Revival" and its equivalent in Galicia.
- Economy and culture in Ireland in the 21st century.
- The Irish economic phenomenon: "The Celtic Tiger"
- Fishing resources and problems within the European Union.
- Marine studies and their application to health issues.
- The Irish Tourist structure and the situation in Galicia.
- Technological development in Ireland and the creation of companies.
- The internationalisation of products and commerce: possibilities for exchange.
Title: “ The Great Irish Famine and its Age-old Silence in Europe. A Literary-Anthropological Approach through its Cultural (Con)Texts."
The varied and numerous remains of texts and documents on “The Great Famine” (an Gorta Mór), that devastated and destroyed Ireland in mid-nineteenth-century (1845-1852), allow us to place the events within perspective as one of the greatest tragedies suffered by any country (then a British colony) in all human history. This “Great Calamity,” which has been alluded to with different names (“The Irish Holocaust,” “God’s Visitation,” “The Bad Times,” “The Great Starvation,” “The Irish Famine,” “The Great Hunger,” etc.) has also generated differences of interpretation, emphasis, and response throughout Europe based on varied and opposite ideologies which this research project aims at revealing, through attention to different literary texts that, despite their relevance, have not received enough critical attention. The causes (besides the one-hundred-and-fiftieth commemoration of “Black ’47”) that have motivated a renewed general interest in this episode in Irish History in the last two decades of the twentieth century and the first years of the twenty-first century, as well as the hidden reasons for the critical and literary silence from the 1870s to the 1970s, will also be studied. ‘Literary Anthropology’ will favour a ‘culturalist’ approach based on the notions of ‘Historical Consciousness’ and ‘Collective Memory’, and will facilitate a comparative as well as contrastive analysis of both the obvious silenced years and the evident renewed interest in the last three decades. Besides, our approach will facilitate our contextualisation and will aim to look further than simply the classic ‘traditionalist’ approach based on ‘revisionist’, ‘nationalist’, and even ‘religious’ interpretations and arguments whose appropriateness will also be questioned.
Title: “Music and Literature in Ireland and Galicia."
Title: “English Literature in the Spanish Press from 1900 to 1960".
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