Irish Itinerary 12-15 February 2018: University of la Rioja

Irish Itinerary 2018 (EFACIS)

“Trauma and Identity in Contemporary Irish Literature and Film

Venue: Salón de Actos de Filologías, University of la Rioja, Spain

Centre for Irish Studies BANNA/BOND) (EFACIS)

Dates: 12-15 February 2018





Monday 12 February 2018


9.00-9.30 hours

Irish Itinerary 2018 Opening Ceremony

European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS)

Trauma and Identity in Contemporary Irish Literature and Film

Main Organiser: Dr. Melania Terrazas

University of la Rioja, Spain


9.30-11.00 hours 

Postcolonial Legacies, Trauma and Irish identity

Dr. Constanza del Río Álvaro

University of Zaragoza


11.00-11.30 hours



11.30-13.30 hours

Trauma and identity in John Banville’s Eclipse and The Sea 

Dr. Mar Asensio Aróstegui

University of La Rioja


Tuesday 13 February 2018


9.00-9.45 hours 

Opening of the Centre for Irish Studies Banna/Bond

(Universities of Burgos, Deusto, La Rioja y Zaragoza) (EFACIS) 


Dr. Héctor Busto, Director, EMYDUR-UR

Dr. M.ª Amor Barros del Río, University of Burgos

D. Jonatan González García, University of La Rioja

Dr. Melania Terrazas, University of La Rioja

Dr. Constanza del Río Álvaro, University of Zaragoza


9.45-11.30 hours

Reading by Irish playwright Marina Carr 

Chair: Melania Terrazas Gallego


11.30-12.00 hours



12.00-13.00 hours 

An Interview with Marina Carr

Conducted by Melania Terrazas Gallego 


Wednesday 14 February 2018


9.00-10.00 hours 

Surveying Trauma and Male Identity in Today’s Ireland in John Boyne’s The Heart Invisible Furies (2017)

Dr. Asier Altuna Salazar

University of Deusto


10.00-11.00 hours

Unspoken facts, imagined stories: 

life narratives versus literary re-creations of Irish female migration 

Dr. M.ª Amor Barros del Río 

University of Burgos 


11.00-11.30 hours



11.30-13.00 hours

Trauma and Identity in Patrick McCabe’s fiction:

Formal and Thematic Experimentation 

Dr. Melania Terrazas Gallego 

University of La Rioja



Thursday 15 February 2018


9.00-11.00 hours 

Poetry reading by Pat Boran 

Chair: Melania Terrazas Gallego


11.00-11.30 hours



11.30-12.15 hours

An Interview with Pat Boran

Conducted by Melania Terrazas Gallego 


12.15-13.00 hours

Trauma and the creation of identities in Martin McDonagh’sThe Pillowman

D.ª Alicia Muro Llorente 

PhD Student (University of La Rioja)


16.00-20.00 hours

Film screening: Calvary (by Film Director John Michael McDonagh) 

Plenary: Trauma and masculinities in John Michael McDonagh’s Film

Text Calvary 

Dr. José Díaz Cuesta

University of La Rioja 


20.00-20.30 hours

Concluding remarks