Luz Mar González-Arias is Senior Lecturer in the English Department, University of Oviedo. Her research is primarily in the areas of body theory and Medical Humanities, as applied (mainly, but not exclusively) to the work of contemporary Irish women poets and visual artists. Her recent publications include essays on eating disorders, PTSD, cancer, disability, COVID-19, ageing and death in Irish University Review, Eire-Ireland, RISE: Review of Irish Studies in Europe and The Nordic Irish Studies Journal, among others. She has edited National Identities and Imperfections in Contemporary Irish Literature (Palgrave, 2017), and co-edited (with Monika Glosowitz) the special issue of The Polish Journal of Aesthetics on “The Affective Aesthetics of the Body in Pain” (51-4/2018). In 2016 and 2017 she curated the performances and exhibition of Amanda Coogan at the Niemeyer Centre (Avilés, Asturias). She is the PI in the research project “END: Illness in the Age of Extinction. Anglophone Narratives of Personal and Planetary Degradation (2000-2020)”, financed by the Spanish National Research programme, and is currently curating artistic and performative interventions along the Atlantic coast. A selection of her work is accessible at