Pilar Villar-Argáiz is a Senior Lecturer of British and Irish Literature in the Department of English Philology at the University of Granada. She is the author of the books Eavan Boland’s Evolution as an Irish Woman Poet: An Outsider within an Outsider’s Culture (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2007) and The Poetry of Eavan Boland: A Postcolonial Reading (Academica Press, 2008). She has published extensively on contemporary Irish poetry and fiction, and the theoretical background and application of feminism and postcolonialism to the study of Irish literature. In March 2010, she was awarded by her University with the Prize of Outstanding Research for young researchers in the field of Humanities.