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 the President of the Organizing Committee of the 11th AEDEI Conference at the University of Huelva (2012) and co-organizer of the EFACIS Conference at the University of Seville (2007). Her main area of research is Comparative Literature and studies exchanges between Spanish, English, Irish and American narrative discourses, with published works on Oliver Goldsmith, Edna O’Brien and James Joyce. She coordinated Teaching Ireland: New Didactic Approaches to Cultural, Linguistic and Literary Issues (2010) and co-edited 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).