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 to the work of contemporary Irish women poets. Her publications include a chapter on Ireland in The Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies (2007), and an essay on the versions of Sheela-na-gigs in the poetry of Susan Connolly in Opening the Field (Cork University Press, 2007). She has contributed to the Special Issue that An Sionnach (2009) dedicated to Paula Meehan with an essay on citified embodiments in Meehan’s urban poetry, and to the volume Animals in Irish Literature and Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) with her essay ‘“A Pedigree Bitch, Like Myself’: (Non)Human Illness and Death in Dorothy Molloy’s Poetry”. She is the editor of National Identities and Imperfections in Contemporary Irish Literature: Unbecoming Irishness (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). González-Arias has recently translated Éilís Ní Dhuibhne’s short stories into Spanish (Un almuerzo literario y otros cuentos, ediciones KRK, 2018) and is currently working on a book-length monograph on the life and poetry of Dorothy Molloy.