Aguirre Martínez, Guillermo
(University Complutense of Madrid, Spain)

Guillermo Aguirre Martínez holds a Degree en Audiovisual Communication from the University San Pablo CEU, Comparative Literature from the University Complutense of Madrid, and a M.A. in European Comparative Literatures from that same institution. Some of his most interesting articles read “Poema de Gilgamesh: El conflicto del héroe” in the journal Espéculo. Revista de estudios literarios (2010) or “Necesidad y burla del ideal en la figura de Don Quijote” in Revista Castilla. Estudios de Literatura (2011).

  Alonso Navarro, Jose
(University of Wales Málaga, Spain)

José Antonio Alonso Navarro (Madrid, 1965) is a philologist, translator, English teacher and writer. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University Complutense of Madrid and a Doctorate Diploma of Advanced Studies in English Language and Literature, in addition to the CAP post-graduate diploma from the University of Málaga.
Alonso Navarro professionally navigates in the fields of general translation, literary translation, teaching English for Specific Purposes, and English and Irish medieval literature. He is currently a member of the Translation Department, University of Wales EADE Malaga- tutor and coordinator of Literary translation, Film and writing, and English style modules for several international institutions.

  Amenedo Costa, Mónica
(University of A Coruña, Spain)

Mónica Amenedo Costa holds a Ph.D. (European Mention) from the University of A Coruña in the area of English Studies. Her main research is focused on the cultural relationships between Great Britain, Ireland and Ferrol during the XVIII Century. She has published varied literature in the field of historical and social studies on this topic as well as on the British and Irish emigration in this village during the XVIII Century.

  Bakhtiarova, Galina
(Western Connecticut State University, United States)

Galina Kakhtiarova is an associate professor of Spanish at Western Connecticut State University, where she writes on nineteenth and twentieth century Spanish, Catalan and Caribbean cultures.

  Barros-Grela, Eduardo
(University of A Coruña, Spain)

Dr. Eduardo Barros-Grela is lecturer and researcher in the English Department and in the University Institute of Irish Studies Amergin at the University of A Coruña. He has worked as a researcher at the Institute of Humanities, New York (2002-2003) and lecturer at the State University of New York (1998-2002) and California (2003-2008). His recent publications concerned the field of cultural studies and film, and investigate concepts of post-urban and cultural theory.

  Bastida Rodríguez, Patricia
(University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)

Patricia Bastida Rodríguez is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at the University of the Balearic Islands, after finishing her Ph.D. on English literature and Women Studies from the University of Oviedo with the dissertation “Iconografía católica, género e intertextualidad autobiográfica en la narrativa de Michèle Roberts” (2002). From 2008, she is coeditor of the collection English Studies / Estudis Anglesos at the University of Balearic Islands. Her main research interests include British contemporary literature and diasporic women literature, preferably the novels that address gender and ethnicity issues. She has extensively published literature on national and international journals on contemporary women studies. Some of her most interesting publications are Santa o hereje: la otra Teresa de Ávila en Impossible Saints de Michèle Roberts (UIB, 2006) and Nación, diversidad y género. Perspectivas críticas (Anthropos, 2010, co-editora). Her main current research topic is focused on gender and mobility within literary representations on transnational cities.

  Berrens Torruella, Karla
(University Oberta of Catalonia, Spain)

Karla Berrens is a PhD student at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and is undertaking a PhD research based on an ongoing project she has been carrying out in London for the past 4 years. Her research is on the effect of the senses, notably the sense of hearing in the making of place. She is doing an interdisciplinary research project and uses mixed media (sound installations and theory) to better illustrate her research outcomes. Karla did her MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths College, London where she first started developing her current research project. She has lived and worked for a few years in London, particularly doing artistic projects for community integration and lecturing at the Education Department at London Metropolitan University. Karla is also a sound artist having collaborated with Les Back in or Sally Butcher in

She is currently engaging in a new project in Barcelona around using sound and vibration to help ease adaptations, particularly when it comes to having a language barrier such as with determinate collectives of immigrants or very young children.

  Bonciarelli, Sarah
( Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)

Sarah Bonciarelli is a postdoctoral fellow involved in the Mdrn research programme ( of Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with a project focused on the Italian middlebrow literature between 1900 and 1950. She holds a Phd in Science of Text at Siena University and she is a member of the Permanent European Observatory on Reading. Her main interests are Italian literature, semiotics and book history.

  Calafat, Caterina
(University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)

Caterina Calafat works as a lecturer in the University of Balearic Islands (UIB). She holds an MA (Hons) in Catalan (Hispanic) Philology from the UIB and another in Translation and Interpretation from the UAB (Barcelona). Her PhD thesis (2001 UIB Doctoral Excellence Award) analyses the expression of time and place in German and French from a lexicometric and cognitive approach. She collaborates with research teams on compared literature and participates in several projects such as the Eurocampus-EuroRégion IC4+ (project of mutual comprehension of the Romance languages). She is one of two convenors of the UIB Master's in Literary Translation. She also works as a conference interpreter and a literary translator, having recently translated George Sand’s memoirs, Histoire de ma vie. Her research fields also include the use of ITT in FLT, translation and interculturality, notably in the English and French-speaking worlds.

   Camacho Roldán, Paula
(Pablo de Olavide University, Spain)

Paula Camacho is a filmmaker, freelance translator and lecturer at the Department of Philology and Translation in Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain.

   Cantillo, Raffaella
(University of Cagliari, Italy)

Raffaella Cantillo was born on October 8th 1974 in Salerno, Italy. She is PhD in Compared Literatures (University of Cagliari, Italy) and MPhil in Beckett Studies (University of Reading, UK). From the University of Reading, she was also awarded an MA (“The Body and Representation”). Raffaella Cantillo has a full-time teaching post of English (EFL). She has published a number of articles on Samuel Beckett, J.M. Coetzee, and edited a translation of R. W. Emerson with Prof. Nieddu from the University of Cagliari (Italy).

   Carrasco Carrasco, Rocío
(University of Huelva, Spain)

Rocío Carrasco is Dr Philol at the Department of English, University of Huelva, Spain. Her fields of research are gender in contemporary US science fiction cinema and US cultural studies. She has published articles on gender representation in contemporary discourses. Her book New Heroes on Screen. Prototypes of Masculinity in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema was published by Huelva University Press in 2006.

  Cortés Ibáñez, Emilia
(UNED University, Albacete, Spain)

Dra. Emilia Cortés Ibáñez is a professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED; she is Head of Philology in the Instituto de Estudios Albacetenses “Don Juan Manuel”; and she has also been the director of Garoza, the review of the Sociedad Española de Estudios Literarios de Cultura Popular SELICUP, since 2000. Her research and publications have centred on short stories, theatre, cinema, the Spanish novel in the XXth Century and auto/biography. Recently her work has focused on Zenobia Camprubí and in the editing and compilation of her complete Epistolary.

  Cousillas-Rodríguez, Manuel
(I.E.S. Salvador de Madariaga, Spain)

Manuel Cousillas Rodríguez, holds the Chair of President of the Spanish Society for the Study of Popular Culture SELICUP. His interests include oral folklore and seafaring ethnography in the region of Coast of Death (Galicia). He currently coordinates the SELICUP Society, which organises scientific activities such as biannual conferences, and publishes Garoza and Oceánide, journals

  Diago Busto, Pablo
(C. M. U. S. Professional Music Centre of Vigo, Spain)

Pablo Diago is lecturer for Piano at the Conservatory of Music of Vigo. As a pianist and soloist, his research focuses on musical repertoire, specifically on the piano studies between the late XVIII Baroque and present XXI century.

  Domínguez Romero, Elena
(University Complutense of Madrid, Spain)

Dr. Elena Domínguez Romero is Junior Lecturer at the English Department I in the University Complutense since October 2006. Her main research field comprises the publication of poetic compositions from the English Renaissance: The Cases of Englands Helicon (1600-1614) (Huelva, 2005), an annotated edition of a hundred and fifty-nine poems from the anthology England's Helicon (1600, 1614). She has also written many articles on pastoral themes such as:
Some Considerations on William Shakespeare’s “editorial hand” in the pastoral anthology Englands Helicon (1600-1614) (Cambridge Scholar’s, 2008), Jorge de Montemayor en Inglaterra: La traducción de Bartholomew Young 1598 (Academia Editorial, 2008), Montemayor, Shakespeare y Cervantes (Juan de la Cuesta, 2007), El agua purificadora en las fuentes de Diana en España e Inglaterra (Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Granada, 2006), De la fuente de Diana al Helicón de Inglaterra. Los poemas de la Diana en Englands Helicon (Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, 2006), Some Considerations on the Pastourelle in Shakespeare's As You Like It (SEDERI 2004), Paradójica Utopía: La novela pastoril en el Renacimiento Inglés (Peter Lang, 2003).

  Fatu-Tutoveanu, Andrada
(Transilvania University of Braşov, Romania)

Andrada (born in July, 21, 1981) is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Transilvania University of Braşov, at the Faculty of Languages and Literatures (the Cultural Innovation, Communication and Social Development Research Department). She has a PhD in Philology (title awarded in 2009 by at the “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, where she also graduated an MA in 2005 and a BA in 2004, also in Philology). Her fields of interest cover Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Comparative Literature, Romanian literature and cultural journalism (currently conducting an interdisciplinary project on the issue of identity of a minor culture within Romanian cultural press in the 1950s and 1990s). In 2008 and 2010 she was a guest editor at the Caietele Echinox/Echinox Notebooks (an international academic journal published in Cluj-Napoca, Romania), the most recent volume edited being Communism-Negotiation of Boundaries, 19/2010, Caietele Echinox/Echinox Journal/Cahiers de l’Echinox, “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Phantasma : The Center for Imagination Studies, Cluj-Napoca, România, 2010, ISSN 1582-960X (România), ISBN 2-905725-40-0(France). She is the author of two volumes, Un secol intoxicat. Imaginarul opiaceelor în literatura britanică şi franceză a secolului al XIX-lea [An Intoxicated Century. The Opiate Imagery in the British and French 19th Century Literature] . Iaşi, Editura Institutul European, 2010 and Literatură şi extaz artificial [Literature and Artificial Ecstasy]. Cluj-Napoca: Editura Casa Cărţii de Ştiinţă, 2005. She also signed various articles and academic papers in Caietele Echinox/Echinox Journal/Cahiers de l’Echinox, Studia Philologia, Americana E-journal and others. She presented papers at numerous international conferences (at the University of Bucharest, UCL (SSEES) London, “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, IDM Vienna, at the universities of Palma (Spain), Braşov, Iaşi, Alba-Iulia - Romania), being present in the resulting collective volumes.

  Fernández Cobo, Raquel
(University Autònoma of Barcelona, Spain)

Raquel Fernández Cobo (Barcelona, 1987) holds a Degree in Spanish Studies from the University of Almería. She is currently enrolled in the M.A. on Comparative Literature: Estudis literaris i culturals at the University Autónoma of Barcelona, as well as finishing her Ph.D. dissertation in the same field. Nowadays, she is working on Popular Culture, specially from the discursive and textual perspective, although her dissertation is focused on the representation of identity in the cinematographic culture (supervised by Professor Enric Sullà).

  Fernández Morales, Marta
(University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)

Marta Fernández-Morales holds a PhD in Women’s Studies from the University of Oviedo and is a fully tenured Associate Professor at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). Her research focuses on gender issues in contemporary cultural productions, mainly theater, film, and television. She has published articles in specialized volumes and in scholarly journals in Spain and other countries, and she is the author of books and didactic materials about equality, gender, and contemporary culture. Between 2006 and 2007 she was the leader of the project entitled “Advertising and Gender Violence: A Multidisciplinary Study”, one of whose results was a book that she edited. She is currently a full-time researcher in the Research and Development project “Global Threats and Everyday Fears in Contemporary Audiovisual Dramaturgies: The Representation of Reality after 9/11”, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

  Fernández Rodríguez, Carmen María
(Official School of Languages, Ferrol, Spain)

Dr. Carmen Maria is a teacher of English language at the Official Language School of Ferrol. She completed her B.A. dissertation at the English Department, University of A Coruña (1997) entitled "The Wanderer or Female Difficulties: A Political Reading of Eighteenth-Century Women" (2000). Her Ph.D. thesis, "The contribution of Fanny Burney and Maria Edgeworth to the English novel between the years 1778-1834" (2007), focused on the narrative work of two of the most important British writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Dr. Fernández has participated in national and international conferences and took part of the Research Network "Rede de lingua e literatura inglesa e identidade" (2007/000145-0) funded by Xunta de Galicia and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), as well as in the research project " O papel da muller na prensa inglesa no inicio da idade moderna: estudio sincrónico e diacrónico" (PGIDTOPXB212149PR) funded by Xunta de Galicia and coordinated by Dr. María Jesús Lorenzo Modia. She is an active member of The Burney Society and AEDEAN, whose publications (Atlantis and The Burney Letter) have published articles and reviews on the importance of the feminine word in the last play of the half-sister Frances Burney, Sarah Harriet Burney. Although her area of research is mainly Gender studies, she has also read several contributions on translation and reception of Burney and Edgeworth in Europe, particularly in the Hispanic, French and German context in several international conferences and publications - Irish Studies, SELIM, SEDERI, Sendebar, Babel, Miscellanea, Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense o Pegasus: A Journal of Literary and Critical Studies.

  Filimon, Eliza Claudia
(University of the West in Timisoara, Romania)

Dr. Eliza Claudia Filimon has been lecturer of English at the English department of the University of the West in Timisoara, Romania since 2009, after getting her PhD degree in Literary and Film studies. Between 2000 and 2009, she has worked in the same institution as Assistant Lecturer. During these years she has specialized in Media studies, translation studies and English literature. Her publications cover topics ranging from literature to applied linguistics and film in Spain, Germany, Croatia, Hungary, or Poland.

  Floyd Moore, Alan
(University of Coruña, Spain)

Dr. Alan Floyd is Senior Lecturer at the English Department in the University of A Coruña. He also held a position as Associate Lecturer (1991) and as Senior College Lecturer (1994-2001) at the same university. Some of his most important publications include: "The British press and the Persian Gulf crisis", "Presidents and Prime Ministers," "Reporting Verbs and Bias in the Press", "Licenced to Kill: On the Absence of Actors and the Denial of Responsibility","Satire: Illuminating the Dark Side of Life" or " Traduzca esta página: Register-Sensitive Online Translation", as well as his regular contributions in Garoza.

  Garcés, Marcela T.
(Siena College, New York, United States)

Marcela T. Garcés is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Siena College, The Department of Modern Languages & Classics (New York). Her main research interests are Hispanic cinema and cultures, with special emphasis in the Spanish cultural phenomenon “La movida”.

  García-Avello, Macarena
(University of Oviedo, Spain)

Macarena García-Avello holds a Degree in English Studies from the University of Oviedo, where she is actually finishing her Ph.D. Dissertation on Women and Gender Studies. She is Junior research fellow (FPU) in the Department of Anglo-germanic and French Department at that institution. Her main research interests are focused on English, Canadian and American literatura from the XX Century, Feminist Criticism and the representation of gender in Fiction. Her publications include: Producción/ contraproducción de las identidades de género en Los puentes de Madison in ArCiBel, Sevilla and While Men Sleep… Malestar e Identidad de Género en Revolutionary Road in Lambert, Saarbrücken.

  Garipova, Nailya
(University of Almería, Spain)

She obtained an M.A degree in English Philology by the University of Almería in 2008, with the dissertation: La Cultura rusa en la novela La Dádiva de Vladimir Nabokov. Her main research areas: “Language and culture of English speaking countries”, “Russian literature and culture and its influence on English fiction” and “Pedagogical approaches of teaching of English as a second language through literature”. She serves in the executive and editorial board of the international department of the literary journal The Blue Orange (Saint Petersburg). She is a member of the Russian Association of Writers. Some of her recent publications are: “Visiting Russia: Martin Amis’s House of Meetings” in CAUCE, No. 31 (2008); “Две России В. Набокова в романе Дар” (“The Two Nabokov’s Russias in The Gift) in Vtoroi Peterburg, No. 9. (2010); “The main heroine of Nabokov-Sirin: the Russian literature in The Gift” in The Grove, No. 18 (2011).

  Goşa, Codruţa
(West University of Timişoara, Romania)

Codruţa Goşa is currently a senior lecturer in the English Language and Literature Department of the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology, West University of Timişoara, Romania. She obtained a PhD degree in applied linguistics from the University of Lancaster, Great Brittan, in 2004. She teaches courses in research methods and applied linguistics, as well as in theories and approaches to the analysis of fictional and non-fictional texts. She authored Investigating Washback: A Case Study Using Student Diaries (VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009). She has recently developed an interest in pop culture and she has conducted studies on historical novels and on romance popular fiction.

  Gregorio-Godeo, Eduardo de
(University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Eduardo de Gregorio Godeo is Senior Lecturer at the University of Castilla La Mancha and author of numerous articles such as " Sobre la instrumentalidad del Análisis Crítico del Discurso para los Estudios Culturales: la construcción discursiva de la neomasculinidad ", "British men's magazines' scent advertising and the discursive construction of multimodal masculinity: a preliminary study", or " Apuntes sobre las posibilidades de la pragmática para los análisis de cultura popular: las presuposiciones."

  Jarazo Álvarez, Rubén
(Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain)

Dr. Rubén Jarazo Álvarez is presently Lecturer at the University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). He has previously worked at the University of A Coruna (Spain), the National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland), and as Visiting Lecturer at the Dublin City University (Ireland), University of the Arts London (United Kingdom), or at the New York University (United States). He has been investigating in the influence of Anglophone and Galician literatures as well as the economic, cultural and identity implications of these interactions and has recently been working on areas such as cultural industry/production, Anglo-Irish theatre in XIX century, Celtic cultures, William Shakespeare and censorship, translation studies and minority languages, as well as peripheral representations in Western culture. He is editor of Cultural Studies journals Garoza (2001-present day), and Oceánide (2009-present day).

  Khasawneh, Hana F.
(Yarmouk University, Jordan)

After completing her PhD at the University of Sussex, 2008, Hana Khasawneh joins the Department of English at Yarmouk University in Jordan as an Assistant Lecturer. Currently working on various aspects of English language literature, she is specially interested in modernist Anglo-Irish literature. Her doctoral thesis, however is deeply rooted into Victorian literature and chaotic writing of Edward Lear or Lewis Carroll, as well as the continuity between the literature of this period and the pioneering modernist experiments in the field of kaleidoscopic perspective, specially in the works of James Joyce, Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien.

  Lankiewicz, Hadrian
(University of Gdańsk, Poland)

Hadrian Lankiewicz, PhD from University of Gdansk, is an assistant professor at the University of Gdańsk, Department of Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies, and the head of the English Philology Department at Stanisław Staszic State School of Higher Vocational Education in Piła (Poland). His scientific interests oscillate between history, American literature and applied linguistics with the primary focus on language acquisition and foreign language teaching methodology as well as pedagogical discourse and ecology of second language acquisition. He is the author of numerous articles, and chapters in monographs published in Poland and abroad as well as the author, editor and co-editor of books. His scholarly achievement so far amount to fifty items. Recently, he has been working on the concept of teacher language awareness in the ecological perspective aimed as a monograph.

  Lasa Álvarez, Begoña
(University of A Coruña, Spain)

Begoña Lasa Álvarez has two BAs: in Spanish and English Studies, and a PhD on the reception in Spain of eighteenth-century English novels by women. She has been working as a full-time research assistant in the English Department at the University of A Coruña and in the Modern Languages Centre at the University of Santiago de Compostela. She currently belongs to a funded research group at the University of A Coruña. Her academic interests focus on eighteenth-century women writers and the reception of English literature in Spain, and she has published several articles on these topics. Some of her most relevant publications are: "A Simple Story< but not so Simple a Journey: How Elizabeth Inchbald Arrived in Spain" (Univ. da Coruña, 2006), "The Children of the Abbey (1796): A Nineteenth-Century Bestseller" (Netbiblo, 2006), "From Britain to Spain via France: Amelia Opie's The Father and Daughter" (Peter Lang, 2007), "Titles in Translation: Some Eighteenth-Century Examples" (Univ. de Aveiro, 2009), “Reviewing Women in the Long Eighteenth Century” (Ed. Fundamentos, 2010), "Regina Maria Roche, an Eighteenth-Century Irish Writer on the Continent and Overseas" (Cambridge Scholars, 2011).

  Legazpi Fernández, Sara
(University of Coruña, Spain)

Sara Legazpi Fernández (Rábade, 1988) is Junior Research Fellow at the University Institute of Irish Studies Amergin at the University of Coruña. She holds a degree in English Studies at that same university, and she is currently finishing her Ph.D. dissertation on the Irish memoir/autobiography tradition, specially focused on John Mcgahern and Frank O’Connor. She is also interested in the role of IT in the teaching of English as a foreign language.

  Lois González, Rubén Camilo
(University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Rubén Camilo Lois González is Professor of Regional Geographic Analysis. As a Chairman in Geography from the University of Santiago de Compostela, his research about Geography and Urban planning, Regional Studies, as well as Social and Geographical planning are his main interests.

  Marginean, Mara
(Romanian Academy, Cluj Napoca Branch, Romania)

Mara Marginean is currently completing a PhD in History at the Romanian Academy entitled “Towards a New Modern in Romanian Architecture: Spatial Narratives of Labour in the Industrial Region Hunedoara, 1945-1968.” She holds a B.A. in History of Art from “Babeş-Bolyai University”, Romania, and an M.A. in History from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. Her research interests include the visual culture of the Cold War, theories of modernization and aesthetics in the twentieth century Europe, and the sociology of professions.

  Mattisson, Jane
(Kristianstad University, Sweden)

Jane Mattisson is a Senior Lecturer of English at Kristianstad University, Sweden and Honorary Professor of English at Ningbo University, China. She specialises in nineteenth-century British literature, modern British literature, Canadian literature, children’s literature and academic writing in English. Her current research project is entitled ‘The Representation of World War One in Modern British Literature’. She is guest editor of Forum for World Literature Studies and a member of the Editorial Board of Ostrava Journal of English Philology.

  Marti, Alexandra Francoise
(Université de Perpignan, France)

Alexandra Françoise Marti hold a Degree in Foreign Languages from the University of Perpignan (France), where she also completed a M.A. in Education and Hispanic Studies. She also holds a M.A. in Francophone, Spanish and Latin-american literature (University of Alicante) and M.A. in Linguistics (University of Coruña and Vigo). Her main research interests cover Popular Culture, cinema and literature, and Women Novels in contemporary Hispanic literature, as well as teaching methodology applied to foreign languages.

  Martínez Cantón, Clara Isabel
(National University of Distance Education, Spain)

Clara Isabel Martínez Cantón has a degree in Spanish Philology from the University of León. She received a national predoctoral scholarship an she gained her PhD (with honors) in the UNED. Nevertheless, her research has been developed in addition to the UNED in other European universities like the University of Bergamo and Edinburgh.

Her main research field is metrics in the twentieth century in Spain, within which she studies the metrics in poets of our time and also the application of metrics in the current Spanish song. Her main contribution to the field was the publication in 2011 of the book Metrics and poetry of Antonio Colinas, but she has also other relevant publications. She participates as well in some national research projects (Spanish twentieth century metrics, REMETCA).

  Martínez Girón, María José
(I.E.S. Eusebio da Guarda - A Coruña, Spain)

María José Martínez Girón is the author of several scientific articles about the influence on culture and literature and visual arts such as “Debussy: influencias plásticas y literarias en ‘Prélude à l'après midi d'un faune’”, or “Vivencias y naturaleza de Mme de Sévigné”.

  Marzahn, Rebekah
(Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, US)

Rebekah Marzahn is an independent scholar with degrees in Art History and Comparative Religion from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her research interests consist of Hispanic and Near Eastern Studies. She has presented papers on topics including Dante’s Inferno, European and American Orientalism, the American landscape tradition, and travel advertising in World War II era poster art.

  Mattison, Jane
(Kristianstad University, Sweeden)

Jane Mattisson is a Senior Lecturer of English at Kristianstad University, Sweden and Honorary Professor of English at Ningbo University, China. She specialises in nineteenth-century British literature, modern British literature, Canadian literature, children’s literature and academic writing in English. Her current research project is entitled ‘The Representation of World War One in Modern British Literature’. She is guest editor of Forum for World Literature Studies and a member of the Editorial Board of Ostrava Journal of English Philology.

  Menéndez Menéndez, María IsabelJane
(University of Burgos, Spain)

María Isabel Menéndez Menéndez holds a PhD in Philosophy and an MA in Journalism. Assistant Professor at the University of Burgos (area of Audiovisual Communication and Advertising), she is an expert in Women’s, Feminist, and Gender Studies. She is currently a Vicedean at the Faculty of Humanities and Education, the Coordinator of the BA in Audiovisual Communication, and the Director of the postgraduate course “Expert in Gender Perspective” at the University of Burgos. Her research focuses on the analysis of communication from a gender perspective, a topic about which she has published monographic volumes and articles in scholarly journals such as Estudios sobre el Mensaje Periodístico, Communication & Society/Comunicación y Sociedad, or Telos. Cuadernos de comunicación e innovación, among others.

  Miquel-Baldellou, Marta
(University of Lleida, Spain)

Member of the research group DEDAL-LIT, focused on the concepts of aging in the literatures of the English-speaking countries, and IRIS, Institute for Research in Identity and Society, University of Lleida. She is an associate lecturer in the Department of English and Linguistics at the same institution. She currently teaches on short fiction and Edgar Allan Poe. Her research focuses on cultural conceptions of aging in Victorian literature and nineteenth-century American literature. She holds an M.A. in Women, Gender and Citizenship by the University of Barcelona and an M.A. in Change and Diversity Studies at the University of Lleida. She is currently completing her doctoral thesis entitled "Transatlantic Victorian Modalities of Ageing in the Works of Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton and Edgar Allan Poe."

  Montero Ameneiro, Lidia María

Dr. Lidia María Montero Ameneiro has completed her Ph.D. with "Incidencia de la Big House novel en la literatura irlandesa contemporánea" (2009) at the University of Coruña, España. She has worked as a Language Teaching Assistant for Spanish at the School of Languages and Intercultural Studies (SALIS) at Dublin City University, Ireland. She has previously worked as an intern in the University Institute of Irish Studies Amergin, the University of A Coruña.

   Morató Agrafojo, Yolanda
(University Pablo de Olavide, Spain)

Yolanda Morató (BA Huelva; BA Seville; MA Birkbeck, London; MA Seville; European PhD, Seville) took postgraduate courses on Modernism and taught at Harvard University (2002-04). She currently teaches at the Department of Philology and Translation at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Spain. She has published articles and translations on English and North American Modernism in national and international journals, among them, an annotated edition of Wyndham Lewis’s first autobiography, Blasting and Bombardiering, which won the AEDEAN 2008 Translation Prize.

  Ó h-Éaluithe, Adrián
(University College of Cork, Ireland)

Adrian Ó h-Éaluithe comes from a small town in the Gaeltacht area of West Cork. He completed his M.A. studies at the University College of Cork in 2007 and he is currently writing his PhD research on Frei Martín Sarmiento, versatile Galician Enlightenment writer. Native Gaelic speaker and interested in traditional Irish music, he regularly collaborates with the University Institute of Irish Studies, Amergin at the Universidade da Coruña.

  Pastor Comín, Juan José
(Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, España)

Ph. D. in Hispanic Philology with a doctoral dissertation entitled "Music and Literature: the rhetorical footpath. Towards a new consideration of the music in Cervantes’ Works". Associated Professor at University of Castilla-la Mancha, actually he’s CIDoM Co-Director (Musical Research and Documentation Center). He has been awarded with National Extraordinary, granted by the Culture and Education Department (1998). Also he has received Extraordinary Award of Counterpoint granted by Conservatory Joaquín Turina (Madrid, 2001). He teaches Musical Language, Music Education, Music History and Relationships between Music and Poetry. He has been Visiting Professor in Sorbonne (Paris IV, and Groupe de Recherches Musicales, GRM, France), Texas A&M University (USA) and Universität Heidelberg (Germany).

  Peláez Pérez, Víctor Manuel
(University of Alicante, Spain)

Víctor Manuel Peláez Pérez holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature (2008) from the University of Alicante, with a thesis entitled “The Golden Age of Spanish theatre parody (1837-1918)”. He has published articles in journals such as Anales de Literatura Española, Garoza or Stichomythia and presented papers at many conferences (UNED, UDC, University of León, University of Valencia, Cadiz ...). He coordinates a thematic portal on theatrical parody in the Virtual Library “Miguel de Cervantes” and has published many parodies in digital format in the portal. He is currently working as a high school teacher.

  Pérez Méndez, Pablo
(University of Málaga, Spain)

Pablo Pérez Méndez holds a degree in English Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a degree in Spanish Philology from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. He also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Lancaster (in his old campus of Edge Hill College of Higher Education, Ormskirk, Lancashire), UK. He is currently a Doctorate candidate in Medieval History at the National University of Distance Education, in Málaga. He is working as a school teacher and his research interests comprise the tradition of Muslim Spain medieval travellers, as well as ethnology and folklore in the Iberian peninsula.

  Pettersson, Lin
(University of Málaga, Spain)

Lin Pettersson is member of the Department of English, French and German at the University of Málaga, Spain. She holds a grant from La Junta de Andalucía and is currently working on her PhD, which addresses issues of feminist geography in neo- Victorian fiction. The dissertation deals with the Victorian world of spectacle focusing on gender, place and space by reconsidering the public/private dichotomy. Her publications include the chapters “Gendered Acts of Performance in Sarah Waters’s Tipping the Velvet” in Current Trends in Anglophone Studies: Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Research (Salamanca, 2011) and “´The Private Rooms and Public Haunts’: Theatricality and Acts of Performance in Michel Faber’s The Crimson Petal and the White” in Twenty-First Century Fiction: What Happens Now (Palgrave-Macmillan 2013). She is also author of the forthcoming volume Gender Performance and Spatial Negotiation in Neo-Victorian Fiction (Malaga, In Press). Recently, Pettersson participated in the 5th International SELICUP Conference held in Toledo 2012 with the paper “Appropriating a Female Space in the Victorian World of Spectacle”.

  Piñeira Mantiñán, María José
(University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Dr. María José Piñeira Mantiñán is Associate Lecturer at the University of Santiago de Compostela where she develops her research on the processes of rehabilitation and urban renewal, urban planning, sustainable tourism, as well as urban and spatial planning.

  Prieto Arranz, José Igor
(University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)

José Igor Prieto Arranz is Senior Lecturer at the Department of English Studies in the University of the Balearic Islands. His Ph.D. (Oviedo, 2002) focused on the ideological aspects of translation in the British touristic promotion in Spanish. He has published extensively in the area of language teaching and acquisition, translation and British Cultural Studies, especially on the discursive manifestations of national identities in diverse Media and genres. He is (co-)author or (co-)editor of volumes such as A Comparison of Popular TV in English and Spanish Speaking Societies: Soaps, Sci-Fi, Sitcoms, Adult Cartoons, and Cult Series (The Mellen Press, 2010). His current research issues comprise a comparative analysis of classic British and Spanish cinema from the perspective of a Spanish national identity; as well as ideological and cultural aspects in the process of learning and teaching languages; or the construction, representation and reception of masculinity in Media.

  Ramón Torrijos, María del Mar
(University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Dr. María del Mar Ramón Torrijos holds a Ph.D. in English Philology from the University Complutense de Madrid and an M.A. in Applied English Linguistics. Apart from her doctoral thesis on the narratives of American writer Bret Easton Ellis, she has contributed in several conferences with articles on Postmodernity and Postmodernism, Popular Culture and Literature, Women Narrative and Contemporary American literature. She is currently developing her teaching career in the areas of English Language and Literature at Faculty of Humanities at Toledo, University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain).

  Ramos Ortega, Belén
(University of Granada, Spain)

Belén Ramos Ortega was born in Ceuta in 1969 and holds a degree in Spanish Philology from the University of Seville (1996). After contributing as a speaker at several international forums and publications on the figure of Rubén Dario and Leopoldo Marechal, she is currently immersed in her doctoral research at the University of Granada, where she explores the work of Edmundo Paz Soldán.

   Said, Aleya A.
(Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates)

Dr. Aleya A. Said is Associate Professor of English Literature, in Alexandria University, Egypt. Currently on leave teaching in Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates as an Assistant Professor of English literature and writing, College of Arts & Sciences. Her areas of research interests are comparative literature, English Literature, world Literature and Drama. She holds a Ph. D. in Drama (The University of Georgia, USA, 1990), and an MA. in English (1986).

  Santomil Mosquera, David
(University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

David Santomil Mosquera operates as a researcher at IDEGA (Instituto Universitario de Estudos e Desenvolvemento of Galicia), Universidade de Santiago, after specializing in Business Management and Marketing Tourism in Dortmund (Germany). He has recently completed his doctoral thesis "A foreign image of Galicia in XXI century", specializing on geography, image and marketing of tourist Galician destinations abroad.

   Sbaihat, Ahlam
(University of Jordan, Jordan)

Dr. Ahlam Sbaihat is actually an assistant professor of Spanish Language and Literature at the Dept. of European Languages, Faculty of Foreign Languages, University of Jordan, located in the capital of Jordan. She was also a professor of French language in other academic institutions of higher education in Jordan. She has obtained several degrees of translation from Spain and worked as translator for seven years.

Dr. Sbaihat achieved her PhD at the University of Complutense of Madrid in 2002 under the direction of Dr. Amelia Sanz Cabrerizo and co-direction of Dr. Maria Jesus Viguera. Her thesis was about Comparative Literature and orientalism. Since 2002, she has been dedicating her academic interests in the same fields, in addition to other fields like Paremiology and image study within media. Currently she has been leading a project funded by the University of Jordan to publish mutli-volumes dictionary about Spanish expressions and proverbs and their equivalents in Arabic, and lead other three investigation teams dedicated to study: Jews languages in Yathreb, Paremiology of animals and pedagogy of Spanish language in the departments of European languages in Jordan.

Dr. Sbaihat has published several papers in Arab and European magazines, mostly in the precedent mentioned fields and she was also interviewed by national newspapers, televisions and radios.

  Seco-González, Carlos
(University College Cork, Ireland)

Carlos González Seco is Junior Lecturer of Spanish in the University College of Cork in Ireland. His research focuses on intriguing aspects of Irish culture and national identity in the field of sport in Ireland, Scotland and England, especially around football. Seco has previously published several studies in the area of the relationship between identity and this sport in various media, being practically one of the few experts in this field.

  Şerban, Andreea Ioana
(West University of Timişoara, Romania)

Andreea Ioana Şerban has a PhD from the West University of Timişoara, Romania, with a thesis on the novels of Canadian writer Margaret Atwood. She teaches English literature at the English language and Literature Department of the Faculty of Letters, History and Theology within the same university. She is the author of The Call of the Wild: M/Other Nature in Margaret Atwood’s Novels (2010). She co-authored Shakespeare’s Plays. Seminar Topics (2008), a cultural history guide on Elizabethan England (published in Romanian in 2010), as well as Drama and Culture in Shakespeare’s Age (2011). She published several studies and articles in academic journals in Romania and abroad, in the fields of comparative literature, postcolonial and gender studies. She has recently developed an interest in paranormal romance.

  Sousa, Alcina
(University of Madeira, Portugal)

Alcina Sousa is an Assistant Professor, with tenure (2010), at the Arts and Humanities Centre of the University of Madeira, Portugal. She holds a PhD in English Linguistics. Alcina has been involved in research projects at both national and international levels. Alcina has been a visiting professor in national and international institutions (e.g., University of Seville, University of Joinville, University of Padová, PUC-S Paulo, University of Alba Iulia, University of Pardubice, and University of Lisbon). Her research interests, besides the linguistics/literature interface and language and identity, include discourse analysis, stylistics and critical and creative reading in a foreign language, and she has published several articles on these topics both in journals published in Portugal and abroad.

  Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna
(Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak, PhD, is currently an assistant professor and researcher in the Institute of Applied Linguistics at Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznań, Poland, and the head of the Department of Applied Linguistics at the Stanisław Staszic State School of Higher Vocational Education in Piła, Poland (SSHVE in Piła). Her main scientific interests are currently within the field of applied linguistics and communication studies, especially intercultural studies, interlanguage (acquisitional) pragmatics and foreign language instruction. Dr Kozak is the author of two books and more than 30 scientific papers, a coeditor of five monographs.

  Talavera Muñoz, María José
(University of Alicante, Spain)

With contributions such as “Aprovechamiento y reflejo de los mecanismos del cuento popular en los cuentos de autor”, in the II International Conference of the Spanish Society for Popular Culture SELICUP hosted in Coruña in 2005; and “La lengua popular del Señor Cayo como reflejo de la realidad y sus variedades lingüísticas en Miguel Delibes”, in the III Internacional Conference hosted in Cáceres in 2008, she has recently published “El concepto de desasimiento en La sombra del ciprés es alargada” in the journal Garoza (2007).
She currently works as a School Teacher, and has recently completed her D.E.A. research on Character settings in the stories of Miguel Delibes, her main Ph.D. topic.

  Valera Villalba, Lorena
(University Complutense of Madrid, Spain)

Lorena Valera Villalba is a researcher in the the Spanish Departament at the Complutense University. She participates in the programme “Language, literature and discourse in the media”. Her interests are the hispanic legends and traditions, the journalism from the end of the XIX Century and the image of the journalist in the popular culture.

  Varela Tembra, Juan José
(Theological Institute of Compostela, Spain)

Juan José Varela Tembra holds a degree in English Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Diploma in Business Administration from the Marlborough University and Diploma in Advanced Studies in Teaching of Language and Literature, he is currently writing his doctoral thesis. He is English teacher and visiting teacher at the Theological Institute of Compostela (UPSA) as well as in the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (Portugal).
His research focuses on popular culture and children's studies as well as in the field of teaching foreign languages through Children's Literature.

  Vázquez de la Torre Castillo, Lucía
(National University of Ireland Galway NUIG, Ireland)

Lucía Vázquez is currently working in NUIG as a Spanish Assistant. She studied English Philology in the University of Córdoba. She is very interested in translation and the cultural elements that it implies.

  Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia
(Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland)

Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej received both her MA in English Studies and PhD in applied linguistics from Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU), Poznań, Poland. Currently she works as an assistant professor in the Department of Ecocommunication of AMU and senior lecturer in the Department of Applied Linguistics of Stanisław Staszic State School of Higher Vocational Education in Piła. Her teaching practice encompasses a range of subjects, including EFL and ESP at all levels, professional communication, public relations, theory of communication, public speaking, British culture and literature, MA and BA seminars. She specializes in applied linguistics and her research delves into professional communication, intercultural communication, communicative competence, the discourse of business and advertising.

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