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). 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, James Joyce and Edna O’Brien. She 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).