DISSERTATIONS AND THESES

DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS IN PROGRESS

  • Aira Gallardo, Maika. Gender violence and female sisterhood in 1970s American theatre written by women. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • Álvarez Caldas, Patricia. Una realidad endulcorada: la evolución del musical al medio televisivo. Supervisor: Patrica Fra López.

  • Boán Francis, Iago. A Study on the Fabulous Creatures in the British Historical and Literature Sources: Evidence form J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Saga. Supervisor: Cristina Mourón Figueroa.

  • Cabezas Amigo, Rita. Literary Treatment of the taibhsear character in Walter Scott’s waverly novels. Supervisors: Fernando Alonso Romero and Cristina Mourón Figueroa.

  • Díaz Martínez, Julián. Aestheticism and Dandism in Wilkie Collins’ Works. Supervisor: Jorge Sacido Romero.

  • Díaz Rodríguez, Ana. Portraits of Old Women in Contemporary Literature in English: A Study from the Perspective of Literary Criticism, Age and Gender Studies. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • Fernández Fernández, Martín. The Emmett Till Case in U.S. Fiction and Drama. Supervisor: Constante González Groba.

  • García Varela, Ana Patricia. Theme and Thematic Progression in English and Spanish Journalistic Discourse. Supervisors: María de los Ángeles Gómez González and María Teresa Sánchez Roura.

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  • Gómez Garrido, Sandra. A Long Walk Home: Revisiting National Landscapes and Identity in Bruce Springsteen through American Literature and Culture. Directora: Patricia Fra López.

  • Gómez López, Esther. Family Relationships in Joyce Carol Oates’s Fiction. Supervisor: Susana Jiménez Placer.

  • Gómez Seoane, Almudena María. Arthurian Women: Characterization, Function and Evolution of Elaine in Different Literary Versions of the Arthurian Legend. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • González Alonso, María. Los diferentes procesos de traducción fílmica de una misma obra literaria. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • González Varela, Carmen. George Orwell’s Fiction: Revolution, Humanity and Gender. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Guzmán de la Concepción, Marta. La influencia de la educación en las cuestiones de género. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Iovine, Flavia. Irish Women Short Story Writers: A Reappraisal of Mary Lavin’s and Julia O’Faolain’s Contribution to the Genre. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • Ledo Fernández, Mónica. El personaje sureño de Lillian Hellman en la gran pantalla: una lectura del Sur mediante el análisis de personajes. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • López Ferrás, Carlota. Children’s Perspective in the English Narrative. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Marchetto Santorun, María Cecilia. A Comparative Study of William Blake’s illustrated writings and Alan Moore’s comic books. Supervisor: José Manuel Barbeito Varela.

  • Martínez Ponciano, Regina. Masculinities in Late Victorian Fiction. Supervisors: Laura Lojo Rodríguez and Jorge Sacido Romero.

  • Patiño Eirín, María Rosario. Mistress of Herself. The New Woman in the Late Victorian Novel. Supervisor: Manuela Palacios González.

  • Pérez Casal, Inmaculada. Antecedents and Development of the Contemporary Romance Novel in English; A Study of the Contribution to the Genre by Rosamunde Pilcher. Supervisors: Margarita Estévez-Saá and Patria Fra López.

  • Portela Fernández, Marta. Women in Flight: The Need to Escape in Irish Women Writers’ Literary Production. Supervisor: Manuela Palacios González.

  • Resúa Muñiz, Santiago José. A New Discourse from the Chair of St. Peter? Ideology and Power Relations in Pope Franci’s Discourse. Supervisor: María de los Ángeles Gómez González.

  • Riobó Pérez, Nerea. Wicked women or Passive Heroines? Sexuality and Female Characters in Angela Carter. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Rodríguez Durán, JorgeLiterary Cartographies of Northern Irish Urban Landscapes. Supervisor: Manuela Palacios González.

  • Rodríguez Fernández, Arancha. A rexión extrema: o discurso amoroso na poesía contemporánea de mulleres en Galicia e Irlanda. Directora: Manuela Palacios González.

  • Rodríguez Pazo, Dolores. Representations of Ireland and Galicia in the Rural Novel. Supervisor: Manuela Palacios González.

  • Soage Juncal, Lourdes. Evaluative Discourse Markers in English and Spanish. Supervisor: María de los Ángeles Gómez González.

COMPLETED DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS

2018

  • Morales Polo, Ángela. Reescrituras fílmicas. Autoría y adaptación de textos anglosajones en Isabel Coixet:  My Life Without Me, Elegy y Another Me. Supervisor: Jesús Varela Zapata.

2017

  • Gálvez Gómez, Laura. The Arthurian World of J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings: a Reassessment. Supervisor: Cristina Mourón Figueroa.

2016

  • Fernández, Richard Jorge. The Irish Gothic Short Story in the Nineteenth Century: James Clarence Mangan, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu and Bram Stoker. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • Mato Collazo, Pablo. El retorno del héroe en la literatura de Tolkien, el cine de Jackson y la cultura de masas: el arquetipo heroico de la Saga del Anillo. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • Piñeiro Santorun, Amelia. Female Vampires: Sexuality and Mother-Daughter Relationships in Five Vampire Stories in English. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • Rabelo Câmara, Yls. Morgana vs. Guinevere: Analysis of the Dichotomy Paganism-Christianism in the Celtic World of Avalon. Supervisors: Fernando Alonso Romero and Cristina Mourón Figueroa.

  • Saavedra Carballido, Jesús Manuel. Golding’s Metaphysics: William Golding’s Novels through Arthur Schopenhauer’s Philosophy. Supervisor: José Manuel Barbeito Varela.

2015

  • Fernández Mosquera, Ana Isabel. The Nineteenth-Century English ‘Family Novel’: The Feminine Model of Charlotte Yonge. Supervisors: Laura Mª Lojo Rodríguez and Veljka Ruzicka Kenfel.

  • Losada Pérez, Ana María. Postmodernism in Angela Carter’s Short Fiction: A Zizekian Approach. Supervisors: Laura Lojo Rodríguez and Jorge Sacido Romero.

  • Navarro Romero, Betsabé. British Intellectuals and Blairism: Counter-Hegemonic Voices during Tony Blair’s Premiership. Supervisors: Laura Lojo Rodríguez and José Francisco Fernández Sánchez.

  • Pereira Ares, Noemí. Dressed Bodies that Matter: A Study of Dress in the Literature of the South Asian Diaspora in Britain. Supervisors: Margarita Estévez-Saá and José Manuel Estévez-Saá.

  • Rodríguez Lamas, María Luisa. Lexical Anglicism on Spanish TV in the Transition to the New Millennium. Supervisor: María de los Ángeles Gómez González.

2014

  • Lestón Mayo, María Aurora. Tracing the Dragon: A Study of the Origin and Evolution of the Dragon Myth in the History and Literature of the British Isles. Supervisors: Cristina Mourón Figueroa and Fernando Alonso Romero.

  • Pérez Tilve, María Teresa. Mothers and Daughters in Contemporary Irish and Galician Women Poetry. Supervisor: Manuela Palacios González.

2013

  • Casado Villanueva, María. Enchanting and Disenchanted Narratives: The Short Fiction of Katherine Mansfield and D.H. Lawrence. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • López Pérez, Ana Belén. Female Identity in Katherine Mansfield’s Work. Supervisor: José Manuel Barbeito Varela.

2012

  • Goldar Diéguez, Jorge. Inter-Stratum Synchronic Study: Context and Representation in The Canterbury Tales and Piers Plowman. Supervisor: Cristina Mourón Figueroa.

2011

  • Torrado Cespón, Milagros. Fascinology in the Society and Literature of the British Isles. Supervisor: Fernando Alonso Romero.

COMPLETED MASTER’S THESES 

2016

  • Figueiras Campos, Tania. Creando un alter ego y un héroe: Perry Smith en la adaptación cinematográfica de Richard Brooks de A sangre fría, de Truman Capote. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • Junquera Areas Pérez, Mónica. Gender and Identity in Irish Contemporary Fiction. Supervisor: Susana Domínguez Pena.

2015

  • Al-Tawarh, Khawla Abed Alhadi Abbas. Euphemisms for Death in Arabic-Jordanian and American English: Comparative Study. Supervisor: Luis Iglesias Rábade.

  • Dono Costoya, Alba. Re-establishment of English in Writing (1300-1500). Supervisor: Luis Iglesias Rábade.

  • Jamardo, Andrea. Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in Terms of Race and Gender. Supervisor: Susana Jiménez Placer.

  • Martínez Aguín, Alicia. Language, Gender and Identity in Julia Álvarez’s How the García Girls Lost their Accents. Supervisor: Susana Jiménez Placer.

  • Martínez Fachal, Ángela. Bards of the Nation: Eduardo Pondal and W. B. Yeats. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • Queiruga Domínguez, Naara. Segregation in Alice Childress’s Like One of the Family. Supervisor: Susana Jiménez Placer.

  • Yáñez Castiñeira, Marta. Women and the Troubles: Trauma and Memory in Deirdre Madden’s One by One in the Darkness. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

2014

  • Boán Francis, Iago. Literary Portraits of King Richard III: History and Fiction in William Shakespeare’s Play and Sharon Penman’s The Sunne in Splendour. Supervisor: Cristina Mourón Figueroa.

  • Buján Vigo, Mirian. Beauty Blogs in English and Spanish: A Contrastive Multimodal Analysis. Supervisor: María de los Ángeles Gómez González.

  • Díaz Rodríguez, Ana. Female Aging in Doris Lessing’s The Diaries of Jane Somers. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • Facorro Souto, Raquel. Desafiando la estabilidad: Travels in the Scriptorium de Paul Auster. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Gómez López, Esther. Family Loss in the Fiction of Joyce Carol Oates. Supervisor: Susana Jiménez Placer.

  • Mediero Viera, Jorge. True Detective de Nic Pizzolatto: un análisis de la figura del investigador y el relato policial desde Poe hasta el cine negro. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • Pérez Casal, Inmaculada. Mujeres y mentoras: la importancia de las relaciones entre mujeres en la serie Travis de Lisa Kleypas. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • Pinto Pérez, Laura. Definiendo “Steampunk” como género literario: Creando un pasado que no existió. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Prieto Vázquez, Leticia. Rewriting Female Myths in Irish and Galician Women’s Poetry. Supervisor: Manuela Palacios González.

 

2013

  • Fernández Otero, Alba. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the Gothic Novel. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Gálvez Gómez, Laura. A Study of the Arthurian Themes of Quest and Fellowship in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Supervisor: Cristina Mourón Figueroa.

  • González Barroso, Silvia. The Use of Focalization Adverbs by Spanish Learners of Advanced English. Supervisors: Susana María Doval Suárez y Elsa María González Álvarez.

  • González González, Tania. Ian McEwan’s Postmodernism. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Gutiérrez Boquete, Elisa. Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: Sketch of a Writer. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Lamela Camanzo, Esteban. Pragmatic Strategies in Contemporary Advertising: Grice’s Cooperative Principle. Supervisor: María Teresa Sánchez Roura.

  • Marchetto Santorun, María Cecilia. Comparative Study between William Blake’s The Marriage of Heaven and Hell and Alan Moore’s. Supervisor: José Manuel Barbeito Varela.

  • Riobó Pérez, Nerea. Angela Carter’s Wolves Trilogy and Female Identity. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

2012

  • Abelleira Bermejo, María. Alfred Hitchcock: Women in Psycho, Spellbound and Rebecca. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • De la Cruz Moreno, Marcelino. The Castle of Otranto and ‘The Bloody Chamber’: A Sample of how Gothic Literature Has Changed since its Origins until the Late Twentieth Century. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • González Otero, María. Analysis of the Context in the Translation of American Novels into Film: The Great Gatsby. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • Keane, Eithne. Paul Howard’s Ross O’Carroll-Kelley Series and the Irish Comic Tradition: A Reflection on Culture and Society in Celtic Tiger Ireland.  Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • Klichko, Olga. Femininity, Sexuality and Vampires: An Approach to Sheridan Le Fanu’s ‘Carmilla’. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Pérez Duarte, Isabel. Presupposition in Advertising. Supervisor: María Teresa Sánchez Roura.

2011

  • Álvarez Caldas, Patricia. With the Rich and Mighty Always a Little Patience: A Revision of Gender, Class and Genre in The Philadelphia Story. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • Casas Barbeito, Cristina. Appraisal and Criticism of Two Female Bildungsromane: Jane Auste’s Emma and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. Supervisor: Margarita Estévez-Saá.

  • Martelo Cambeiro, Josefa Loida. Identity and Space in Sandra Cisneros’ The House on Mango Street. Supervisor: Susana Jiménez Placer.

  • Martínez López, Beatriz. Reading Nella Larsen’s Passing in Terms of Class. Supervisor: Susana Jiménez Placer.

  • Portela Fernández, Marta. Anne Enright’s The Gathering: Configurations of the Family in Contemporary Irish Literature. Supervisor: Manuela Palacios González.

  • Tubío González, Benito. A Reappraisal of Richard Adams’s Watership Down. The Journey Home. Supervisor: Cristina Mourón Figueroa.

2010

  • Aira Gallardo, Maika. Domestic Violence on Stage. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • Covelo Pedreira, Andrés. Bringing the Novel to Life: An Overview of the Adaptation of the Novel to Film. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Fernández Montoto, Marina C. American Children’s Literature: Jacob Abbott, A Pioneer. Supervisor: Patricia Fra López.

  • García Sánchez, Maeba. Power and Stereotypes in Asian-American Literature. Supervisor: Susana Jiménez Placer.

  • Pereira-Ares, Noemí. Dressed Bodies Do Matter in Monica Ali’s Brick Lane. Supervisors: Margarita Estévez-Saá and José Manuel Estévez-Saá.

  • Sánchez García, Celina. Challenging Linear Order: Postmodern Strategies in Ali Smith’s The Whole Stories and Other Stories. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Villa Al-Hussen, Khazna. Female Characters in Bram Stoker’s. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

OTHER SUPERVISED ACADEMIC STUDIES

2014

  • Riobó Pérez, Nerea. Charmed Women and Sexuality in Fairy Tales through Angela Carter’s Short Stories. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

2012

  • Rodríguez Dopico, Silvia. Women’s Mobility in Edna O’Brien’s and Mary O’Donnell’s Short Stories. Supervisor: Manuela Palacios González.

2009

  • Bret Franco, Carolina. Political Justice Refracted in Caleb Williams: The Failure of Rationalist Ethics vis-a-vis the Emancipation of the Individual in William Godwin. Supervisor: Jorge Sacido Romero.

  • Casado Villanueva, María. No Laughing Matter: Humour as Subversive Strategy in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth. Supervisor: Laura Lojo Rodríguez.

  • Díaz Martínez, Julián. “In the wretched state of my nerves.” The Figure of the Aesthete Frederick Fairlie in Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White. Supervisor: Jorge Sacido Romero.