Mary Farrelly

‌I finished my undergraduate degree in Spanish and English Literature at Trinity College Dublin in 2009 and went on to complete an MA in Comparative Literature at University College London. In March 2017 I was awarded a PhD from the University of Manchester with a thesis on spaces of women’s enclosure in Spanish cinema and television since the transition to democracy.

My research focuses on Spanish visual cultures and I am particularly interested in representations of religious women in art and media and contemporary engagements with Iberian mysticism. My new project, ‘From Convent to Cabaret: Singing Nuns and the Spectacle of the Religious Woman across the Spanish Stage and Screen’, is funded by the 2017-2018 WiSPS/AHGBI Dorothy Sherman Severin Early-Career Research Fellowship.

I have previously taught across a range of courses at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, the University of Manchester, and the University of Chester. I am delighted to be joining the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at UCD as Teaching Fellow in Spanish, and I look forward to leading modules on poetry, theatre, historical memory, and mysticism.