LUZ MAR GONZALEZ ARIAS
Senior lecturer in the English Department, University of Oviedo. Her research is primarily in the areas of body theory and medical humanities, as applied to the work of contemporary Irish women poets. Embodiment and sexuality feature prominently in her two published books: Otra Irlanda (2000), and her study of the myth of Adam and Eve in recent Irish Women's Writing Cuerpo, mito y teoría feminista (1999), which draws heavily on the theme of anorexia and female identity. Her publications include a chapter on Ireland in The Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies, and an essay on the versions of Sheela-na-gigs in Susan Connolly's poetry in Opening the Field (Cork UP); She has contributed to the Special Issue that An Sionnach dedicated to Paula Meehan with an essay on citified embodiments, and to the volume Animals in Irish Literature and Culture (Palgrave) with an essay on Dorothy Molloy. She has edited National Identities and Imperfections in Contemporary Irish Literature: Unbecoming Irishness (Palgrave, forthcoming 2016) and is currently working on a book-length monograph on the life and poetry of Dorothy Molloy.
Areas of Interest:
Irish Studies, Medical Humanities, Body theory, Archival studies, contemporary Irish women writers, recent Irish poetry, postcolonial theory and literatures, the urban and the sea in literature.