María Losada Friend is a senior lecturer in the English Department at the University of Huelva, presently teaching at the University Pablo de Olavide (Seville). A long standing AEDEI member, she was co-organizer of the EFACIS Conference at the University of Seville (2007) and President of the Organizing Committee of the 11th AEDEI Conference at the University of Huelva (2012). Co-editor of Dreaming the Future: New Horizons/Old Barriers in 21st-Century Ireland– (Irish Studies in Europe, vol.3, 2011) and Words of Crisis/Crisis of Words: Ireland and the Representation of Critical Times (2016), she has also published works on Oliver Goldsmith, James Joyce and Edna O’Brien.