Researchers at UCD


Aintzane Legarreta

Occasional Lecturer

School Of English, Drama & Film

Tel: +353 1 716


Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka is a NUI Fellow based in the School of English, Drama, and Film at University College Dublin. She was awarded a PhD with a study of Irish literature in 2007, having previously completed an MA with a thesis on popular culture. Aintzane was an IRCHSS Scholar for 2005-7. She was coordinator of the Dublin Queer Studies Group between 2003 and 2005, and organiser of the conference An Evening with Kate O'Brien between 2003 and 2006. In addition to literature, Aintzane is particularly interested in film; she has been scriptwriter for a number of short films, has been co-programmer of the Lookout Dublin Film Festival 2006, co-organizer and co-curator of the arts and film festival Turn the Light On 2011, and she is currently co-programmer of the Dublin Film Qlub. At present, she is also general editor of Gur Cake Editions, an artisan not-for-profit publishing house.  Aintzane has taught at University College Dublin, and at Patrick's College, Dublin City University. Her main research interests are: Irish literature and culture, modernist and twentieth century literature, philosophy and critical theory, women's writing, popular culture, fan cultures, queer writing, early film, and intermedial studies. Aintzane has published extensively, in English, Basque, and Spanish. At present, she is investigating the influence of the visual arts on modernist fiction by women in Ireland.



Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2012) The Influence of the Visual Arts on Modernist Fiction by Women in Ireland. (book proposal under review): (book proposal under review). [Details]
Aintzane L. Mentxaka and Fernando de Juan; (2012) Gay Silent Film. (book proposal under review): (book proposal under review). [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2011) Kate O'Brien and the Fiction of Identity. Jefferson (NC): McFarland. [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2011) La Escritora Kate O'Brien y Euskadi (tr. Kate O'Brien and the Basque Country). Barcelona: (under review). [Details]

Book Chapters

Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2011) 'Film Into Novel' In: Theorising the Visual: New Directions in Irish Cultural Studies. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2011) 'A 'Catholic Agnostic'' In: Breaking the Mould: Literary Representations of Irish Catholicism. New York and London: Peter Lang. [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2008) 'Queer Rewrites of the Self in the Songs of Suzanne Vega − I will be Dietrich and you will be Dean' In: Emerging Voices: Gender and Sexuality in Irish Criticism. Lewinston, Queenston, and Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2008) 'La Belle: Kate O'Brien and Female Beauty' In: Women, Social and Cultural Change in Twentieth Century Ireland: Dissenting Voices?. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars' Press. [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2008) 'Recognition: Sheridan le Fanu and Kate O'Brien' In: Facing the Other: Interdisciplinary Studies on Race, Gender and Social Justice in Ireland. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2008) 'The Witch, the Nun, and the Goddess' In: Histories of Sexualities: Vol I. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2007) 'Fanfic in Ireland: No Sex, No Country, No Money, No Name' In: Popular Culture and Postmodern Ireland. New York and London: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2011) 'The Brick, the Book, his Films, and their Mother [Review of Michel Remy ed., Peter Greenaway, Cycnos: 2010]'. . [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2009) 'Politics and Feminism: The Basque Contexts of Kate O'Brien's Mary Lavelle'. 39 (1 (Spring/Sum 2009)):65-75. [Details]

Other Journals

Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2010) 'Nuevos Quijotes (tr. New Quixotes)' Wakan: Revista de Mapas Imaginarios Autumn 2010 (11) . [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2007) 'A new picture: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's Between Men' Irish Feminist Review 3 (December 2007) :22-41. [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2005) 'W.B. Yeats and Taoism' Yeats/Elliot Review 22 (3) . [Details]


Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2006) Kate O'Brien: A Writing Life, by Eibhear Walshe [Review]. Reviews [Details]


Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2009) Kate O'Brien [Euskal Herrian] (tr. Kate O'Brien [in the Basque Country]). Articles [Details]
Aintzane Legarreta Mentxaka; (2000) Kate O'Brien y Bilbo (tr. Kate O'Brien and Bilbo/Bilbao). Articles [Details]