Spanish and Latin American Studies is research-active and several members of staff are recognised experts in their fields of research.
Faculty of Arts – An Foras Feasa Visiting Fellows
Dr Ross Woods (January 2013). Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Dr Woods will share the findings of his research on Spanish fiction with the Department of Spanish.
Professor Raquel Merino. (2011-12). Universidad del País Vasco. Professor Merino collaborated with Dr Catherine O’Leary, gave a paper on her research on translation and censorship at the SMLLC research seminar series, and participated in the Symposium on Censorship and Cultural Control.
Professor Juan Álvaro Echeverri. (March 2011). Department of Anthropology, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Professor Echeverri visited Maynooth University to collaborate with Dr Catherine O’Leary from the Department of Spanish and Dr Chandana Mathur from the Department of Anthropology and to participate in the symposium, Genocide 101: The Atrocities of the Amazon Rubber Boom, Roger Casement's Putumayo Journey,Contemporary Cultural Representations Thereof
‘Crossing the Line’. For many decades, Mexican emigrants to the US have been vilified by those remaining at home. Dr Catherine Leen Charts how this perception is changing in Mexican and Chicano film.
2011 PhD in Arts (Spanish)
Dr Daniel Zubia Fernández : Thesis Title:Señas del esplendor ausente. Itinerarios familiares en Señas de identidad y en O esplendor de Portugal.
Supervisor: Prof. John M. Kinsella.
MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies
|Year||Name of Thesis||Student Name||Supervisor|
|2011||The Representation of Male and Masculinity within the Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar||Simon Crinigan||Dr Catherine O' Leary|
|2011||Spanish as a foreign language in second level schools in the Republic of Ireland:Current Situation & a Path Forward.||Edward Flynn||Dr Catherine O' Leary|
|2011||The Portrayal of the Spanish Civil War in Contemporary Spanish Cinema: An Exploration of the Recuperation of Memory||J.Wheeler||Dr Catherine O' Leary|
|2011||Alternative Voices in the Works of María Elena Walsh||Natalia Destefano||Dr Catherine Leen|
|2011||An Analysis of Selected Autobiographical and Semi-autobiographical Texts by Federica Montseny||Ashley Catherine Harris||Dr Catherine O' Leary|
|2011||Mexican Narcocultura||Tom Balfe||Dr Catherine Leen|
|2011||WRITING IN THE MARGINS: A Comparative Study of Jorge Luis Borges and James Joyce||Hugh Davey||Dr Catherine Leen|
|2011||The Representation of Women in the Work of Carmen Martín Gaite||Ailbhe Henson||Dr Jennifer Wood|
|2011||The Cultural Memory of the Malvinas/Falklands War 1986||Dermot Kidd||Dr Jennifer Wood|
|2011||Federico García Lorca's Romancero Gitano: A Comparative Analysis of Two English Translations||Orlagh McKay||Dr Jennifer Wood|
|2011||The Pilgrimage of 'El Camino de Santiago de Compostela' A Path Through Time||Mary Hazel Sweeney||Dr David Barnwell|
|2011||An Evaluation of the Post-Primary Languages Initative||Teresa Nestor||Dr David Barnwell|
|2011||Analysis of CLIL in Spain's state school system||Nollaig Amond Murray||Dr David Barnwell|
|2012||Religion and Rebellion: Tomochic 1892||Anthony Mc Mahon||Dr Catherine O' Leary|