30 November 2017

Conferencia de Ángel Carlos Cerrato Covaleda

On 30 November 2017, D&I hosts a lecture by Ángel Carlos Cerrato Covaleda (EOI, Santiago de Compostela) entitled “What is the situation of Spanish in the USA? Why, how and where is it part of the US educational system?”.  More Information.

14 November 2017

‘POST-IGE’. A cultura despois do barco

Round Table ‘Cultura despois do Prestige’ (Uxía, Rocío Castro, Chus Nogueira) and poetry reading (Marilar Aleixandre, Ana Romaní, Rafa Villar, Estevo Creus, María Lado, Ismael Ramos, Antón Blanco, Arancha Nogueira). Sala de profesores de la Facultade de Geografía e Historia (USC). More Information.

9 November 2017

Eco-Críticas: Palabras e Imaxes

Seminar on ecocriticism, jointly organised by the research project ‘Eco-Fictions’, the D&I Research Group, the Research Centre for Emerging Cultural Processes and Practices (CIPPCE) and Asociación Galega de Crítica (AGC). Casa das Campás, Pontevedra. More Information.

9-10 October 2017

International Seminar: ‘Eco-Fictions II’

Second Edition of the International Seminar ‘Eco-Fictions’. Plenary Lecture: Grace Wells (Irish poet); Workshop: Stefanie Lethbridge (U. of Freiburg). More Information.

8-9 June 2017

II International Conference ‘The Discourse of Identity’

Second Edition of the International Conference ‘The Discourse of Identity’, Facultade de Filoloxía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. More Information.

2-3 May 2017

Workshop & Conference: ‘An Introduction to English Intonation and Praat’, Dr. Bronwen Evans (University College London)

The workshop and conference will be held at the Faculty of Philology, 2-3 May 2017. Organized by the Research Group D&I and the SCIMITAR Team. Coordinators: María de los Ángeles Gómez González and Teresa Sánchez Roura. More Information.

30 March 2017


Workshop ‘Using Learner Corpora in Second Language Acquisition Research: Learner Corpus Research’. Prof. Marcus Callies (University of Bremen)

SCIMITAR organises a workshop which intends to offer an (advanced) introduction to the use of electronic text corpora for the study of learner language with a focus on English as a Foreign Language (EFL). Invited Guest Speaker: Marcus Callies (University of Bremen, Germany). More Information.

31 January – 14 March 2017

Lecture Series: ‘English Studies & Popular Culture II’

Second Edition of the Lecture Series ‘English Studies & Popular Culture’. The event, organized by the students of the Master’s Degree in Advanced English Studies and its Applications and coordinated by Dr. Laura Lojo Rodríguez and Jorge Rodríguez Durán, will be held at the Faculty of Philology, USC, from January 31 to March 14 2017. Download Poster. Download Programme.

15 December 2016

International Seminar: ECO-FICTIONS

The International Seminar ‘Eco-Fictions’ will be held at the Facultade de Filoloxía, 15 December 2016. The seminar is jointly organized by D&I and the Research Project ‘Eco-Fictions’. Download Poster.

11-25 October 2016

Shakespeare Live

Reading of Shakespeare’s Richard III and selected poems and monologues. Download Poster.

20 October 2016

Lectures on Shakespeare’s Era

On 20 October, the Research Groups in the Department of English and German Studies (USC) host a series of lectures on Shakespeare. Download Poster.

10 October 2016

Lecture  by Annemarie Ní Churreáin

On 10 October, in collaboration with the Research Projects ‘Ex-sistere’ and ‘Eco-fictions’ led by Manuela Palacios González, D&I hosts a lecture by Annemarie Ní Churreáin entitled ‘Where One Starts From: Home & the Art of Belonging’. Download Poster.

27 September 2016

Lecture  by Irene García Losquiño

On 27 September, D&I hosts a lecture by Irene García Losquiño (University of Aberdeen) entitled ‘Los Vikingos en la Península Ibérica: Nuevas Perspectivas sobre el Caso de Galicia’. Download Poster.

4-5 October 2016

Lecture and Seminar by L.J.F. ASHDOWN-HILL

D&I hosts a seminar and lecture by L.J.F. Ashdown-Hill entitled ‘The Wars of the Roses’ and ‘The Mythology of Richard III’. Download Poster.

29-30 September 2016


On 29-30 September 2016, D&I will host IWoDA’16The event will gather together experts on discourse analysis, pondering and exploring the multifaceted properties of English-language texts/discourse from different perspectives (quantitative, qualitative, linguistic, cognitive, psycholinguistic, contrastive, sociolinguistic, critical, literary, cultural, filmic, semiotic, etc.). IWoDA’16 is jointly organised by  SCIMITAR and D&I. Download Poster. Download Provisional Programme. More information at: 

8 June 2016


On 8 June, in collaboration with the research projects ‘Ex-sistere’ and ‘Eco-fictions’ led by Manuela Palacios González, D&I organises a seminar where junior researchers will present the studies they are currently carrying out within the area of Irish Studies. The event includes a plenary lecture by Prof. María Jesús Lorenzo Modia (UDC). Download Poster.

28 April 2016

Lecture by Ástráður Eysteinsson

On 28 April, D&I hosts a lecture by Ástráður Eysteinsson (University of Iceland) entitled ‘Where is Modernism Headed?’ Download Poster.

27 April 2016


On 27 April, D&I hosts a lecture by Asier Altuna García de Salazar (Universidad de Deusto) entitled ‘Multicultural or Transcultural Ireland: The Dysfunctional Family of the “Other”‘. Download Poster.

21-22 April 2016

International Seminar ‘Gender & Short Fiction: Women’s Tales in Contemporary Britain’ 

On 21-22 April, D&I organises the International Seminar ‘Gender & Short Fiction’ where internationally renowned scholars will discuss the relationship between gender and genre in contemporary fiction. The seminar is honoured with the presence of Scottish writer Janice Galloway, who will deliver a plenary lecture on Thursday, 21st. This seminar is part of the activities organized under a National Research Project entitled “‘Women’s Tales’: The Short Fiction of Contemporary British Writers 1974-2013”, led by Jorge Sacido Romero and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (FEM2013-41977). Download Poster. Download Programme.

2 February – 8 March 2016


The event, organized by the students of the Master’s Degree in Advanced English Studies and its Applications and coordinated by Dr. Laura Lojo Rodríguez and Jorge Rodríguez Durán, will be held at the Faculty of Philology, USC, from February 2 to March 8 2016. Download PosterDownload Programme.

February 2016


A resarch project led by members of D&I receives funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). Entitled Eco-fictions: Emergent Discourses on Woman and Nature in Galicia and Ireland  (FEM2015-66937-P), the projects is led by Manuela Palacios González. Member of the group Margarita Estévez-Saá is also part of this project.

February 2016


English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish: From Theory to Practice (Mouton de Gruyter, 2016), written by Mª de los Ángeles Gómez González and Teresa Sánchez Roura, and including a digital version: English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish: From Theory to Practice (DVD, Toolkit). The book combines theoretical issues and applications to practice, but it also adopts a contrastive English-Spanish approach to better suit the needs of Spanish-speaking learners of English (SSLE), enabling them to build gradually on the knowledge gained in each chapter. The book covers the key concepts of English phonetics and phonology in seven chapters written in an accessible and engaging style. It also includes over a hundred written and audio exercises with corresponding keys and different kinds of artwork. The book’s companion website, EPSS Multimedia Lab, that is useful for the self-taught student and the busy lecturer alike. Download Image. Book launch. Media Coverage.

October 2015

NEW RESEARCH GRANT, Xunta de Galicia

D&I receives funding from the Galician Regional Government (Xunta de Galicia) as a Competitive Reference Research Group.

December 2015


Los ritos de los sentidos. Poesía árabe (Cantarabia, 2015), anthology, translation, introduction and appendixes by Jaouad Elouafi, Bahi Takkouche, Manuela Palacios and Arturo Casas. The work, coedited and co-translated by the group member Manuela Palacios González, constitutes a selection of Arab poetry on the body and the culture that surrounds, dresses and hides it. The bodies that inhabit these poems enjoy and suffer, long for the touch of other bodies or the union with a transcendent spirit. These bodies strive to be recognized in the other, in the community or in the intimate fusion with nature. We hear the cry of their gagged mouths, we follow their wandering footsteps in exile, we are complicit in their dreams and vigils, we breathe with them the scent of cardamom and, through their songs, we contemplate the fiery clouds. Real or contrived, these bodies appear conspicuously tangible on some occasions, as in Nizar Qabbani’s, Fawyziya Abu-Jalid’s or Mohammed Bennis’ verses; on others they appear implicitly through tropes that personify poetry or the artistic inspiration, thereby allowing us to see, touch and feel the world. Download Image.

August 2015


Sound Effects: The Object Voice in Fiction (Brill/Rodopi, 2015), edited by Jorge Sacido Romero and Sylvia Mieszkowski. The volume combines literary criticism and psychoanalytic theory in eleven original articles which explore the potential of the object voice as an analytic tool to approach fiction. Alongside the gaze, the voice is Jacques Lacan’s original addition to the set of partial objects of classical psychoanalysis, and has only recently been theorised by Mladen Dolar in A Voice and Nothing More (2006). With notable exceptions like Garrett Stewart’s Reading Voices (1990), the sonorous element in fiction has received little scholarly attention in comparison with poetry and drama Sound Effects is a contribution to the burgeoning field of sound studies, and sets out to fill this gap through selective readings of English and American fiction of the last two hundred years, including works by James Joyce, Y. M. Foster, V. S. Pritchett, Muriel Spark, Thomas Pynchon o James Chapman.  Download Image.