Regina M. Ponciano

Regina M. Ponciano

Regina M. Ponciano holds a BA in Modern Languages and Literatures (2014), a BA in English Language in Literature (2015), and an MA in Advanced English Studies (2016), all three obtained at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). After her master’s degree, Regina won a position as Teaching Assistant of Spanish as a Foreign Language at the National University of Ireland Galway (2016-2017). Regina is currently working on her doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Jorge Sacido-Romero and Dr. Laura Lojo-Rodríguez (USC) with the financial support of the Autonomous Government of Galicia. Her research asks how Oscar Wilde’s short stories construct a narrative and ethical third space in which the reader is invited to reassess received ideas about masculinities. In this framework, Regina has carried out an initial research stay at the ‘Space, Place, and Identity’ research group at NUI Galway (Ireland). More recently, she carried out another three-month research stay at Lancaster University (UK) under the supervision of Dr. Amit Thakkar and Dr. Brian Baker. Additionally, Regina obtained one of the annual awards granted to junior investigators by AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies. As a result, she consulted the Conan Doyle collections at the British Library (London, UK) and the Portsmouth Library (Portsmouth, UK) to work on a paper on the dichotomy between Conan Doyle’s private and public discourse, delivered at the II International Conference Discourse & Identity (June 2017). Regina’s research interests comprise late Victorian literature and culture, the short story and short criticism, masculinities, spatiality studies, and the connection between literature and ideology.

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Recent Publications:

  •  “Review of Migrant Shores: Irish, Moroccan & Galician Poetry, edited by Manuela Palacios,” Estudios Irlandeses: Journal of Irish Studies 13.13 (2018), 185-188.


Conference Papers:

  • [Accepted] “Loveable Monsters, Redeemable Men: The Lonely Voice of Oscar Wilde”. AEDEAN 42, 7-9 November 2018, University of Cordoba (Spain).

  • “Visualizing Oscar Wilde, Then and Now”. MENAWA Study Day, 22 June 2018, Lancaster University (United Kingdom).

  • “Masculinities and the Modern Short Story: The Liminality in and of Oscar Wilde’s Short Prose Writings”. Department of European Languages and Cultures Postgraduate Colloquium, 30 April 2018, Lancaster University (United Kingdom).

  • “The Boundaries of Affection: Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince and Other Tales (1888) and A House of Pomegranates (1891)”. Border Experiences: The English Short Story and Europe in the 21st Century, 9-10 February 2018, Freiburg University (Germany).

  • “Space, Place, and National Identity in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Early Non-Fiction”. Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Annual Conference, 27-29 July 2017, Freiburg University (Germany). 

  • “‘Yours Truly’?: Authorial and National Identity in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Public and Private Discourses”.II International Conference ‘Discourse of Identity, 8-9 June 2017, University of Santiago de Compostela. 

  • “Spaces, Paces, and Masculinities in Late Victorian Short Fiction.”IDAES Graduate Day, 20 May 2017, University of A Coruña. 

  • “The Sign of the Wildean Four: Sherlock, Thaddeus Sholto, Mycroft, and Sebastian Moran. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle´s Exploration of Masculinity in Times of Crisis”. 40th AEDEAN Conference, 9-11 November 2016, University of Zaragoza. 

  • “Writing in his Own Shadow: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Tales of Mystery’ (1898-1899)”. 40th AEDEAN Conference, 9-11 November 2016, University of Zaragoza. 

  • “Male Romance or Fiction of Loss? Analyzing Wildean Masculinities in Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes”.IDAES Graduate Day, 19 May 2017, University of Santiago de Compostela. 

  • “Sherlock Holmes as a Barometer of Late Victorian England”. English Studies & Popular Culture, 16 February 2016, University of Santiago de Compostela.