José Miguel Alonso-Giráldez is currently senior lecturer of English language and literature at the University of A Coruña, UDC, (Spain). His main interests are Irish literature, namely contemporary Irish poetry and drama. He has contributed to numerous conferences, home and abroad, and published several research papers, mostly on Irish issues and, more specifically, on Yeats and Irish mythology, and also on contemporary Irish poets, namely Seamus Heaney, Bernard O’Donoghue, Paddy Bushe or Medbh McGuckian, among others. James Joyce is also among his main interests. He is a current member of the postgraduate teaching staff at the Research Centre for Irish Studies ‘Amergin’ (UDC, Spain), and a member of the Spanish Association of Irish Studies. He also writes daily articles for the regional press and, as a radio broadcaster, contributes a weekly one-hour radio programme on contemporary literature and literary criticism since 2005.


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