February 2020

October 2019


International Colloquium INCONVENIENT TRUTHS - Friday, 25 October - Filoloxía e Tradución

The International Colloquium Inconvenient Truths: Silences, Scandals and Secrets in Modern Ireland organised  by the Research Project Inconvenient Truths: Cultural Practices of Silence in Contemporary Irish Fiction (FFI2017-84619-P AEI/FEDER,UE) will begin at 10 am with a plenary lecture by Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin. The plenary lecture will be followed by discussion sessions with the participation of scholars from the National University of Ireland Galway, University College Cork, University of Deusto, University of Alcalá de Henares and the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela.

 Read more   to view full programme 

AISNA logo

25th AISNA Biennial Conference, 26-28 September. Ragusa, Sicilia, Italy.

NETEC member Martín Urdiales-Shaw participated in the 25th AISNA Biennial conference (Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord Americani) held at the the town of Ragusa, Sicily, and organized by the Università degli studi di Catania, from September 26 to 28. The conference theme was "Gate(d) Ways: Enclosures, Breaches and Mobilities across US Boundaries and Beyond".  Martín presented a paper entitled "Thresholds of Storytelling: the Nonhuman and the Inhuman in Yann Martel's Fiction."    

June 2019

"Joyce Without Borders" June 12-16, Mexico City.

NETEP.I. Teresa Caneda-Cabrera is chairing panel  4.3.Translating Joyce , at the Joyce Without Borders Symposium being held at UNAM's Casa Universitaria del Libro in Mexico City, where she is also presenting a paper entitled "Paradoxical Entanglements: James Joyce and World Literature".This panel is scheduled for Friday 14th, at 9 am. 

In the picture Vincent J Cheng, Maria McGarrity, Greg Winston and Teresa Caneda

See the conference program here  

apeaa  logo

40th APEAA Conference: 6 - 8 June

NETEC members Teresa Caneda Cabrera and Araceli González Crespán are participating in the 40th edition of the APEEA conference in Porto. Teresa is presenting a paper entitled: "Forget Me Not: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Silence in Irish Writing" (Panel 5, 2:30 pm, June 6). Araceli's presentation is "Letters From Cuba: Transcending Migration on Stage" (Panel 2, 11 am, June 6).

See a print program of the conference here

March 2019

James Joyce and Revolutions: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Havana 1964


April 15, 6.30 pm

The James Joyce Centre was delighted to welcome Dr. Teresa Caneda Cabrera, during her sabbatical as a visiting associate professor at UCD School of English, Drama and Film,  for the April instalment in the Spring / Summer 2019 Lecture series. Dr. Caneda Cabrera's talk focused on the relevance of the 1964 Cuban translation of Joyce’s novel A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man in the years following the 1959 Cuban revolution.


February 2019


NETEC  PI, Teresa Caneda Cabrera, was a guest speaker in the SEMINAR SERIES  of the CENTRE for TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING at QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST on February 25 with the lecture TRANSLATION AND "WORLD LITERATURE". The lecture placed translation at the center of the approaches to the study of the modes of circulation and reading of (world) literature and argued that since literary translators become agents who often activate complex discourses of historical/cultura/political affiliation they necessarily produce different versions and interpretations through which ‘universal’ literary texts and authors exist in a fluid space of global connectedness where confluences arise and yet, simultaneously, meaningful asymmetries are revealed.

January 2019


 inTRUTHS project members TERESA CANEDA and JOSÉ CARREGAL will participate in the The School of English Research Seminar Series at University College Cork during the Spring Semester of 2019 

  • 16 January: Teresa Caneda Cabrera, University of Vigo, Spain “‘Inconvenient Truths’: Silences, Scandals, and Secrets in Irish Fiction”
  • 27 February: José Carregal Romero, University of Vigo, Spain “Rent Boys and the Dublin Underworld of Male Prostitutionin  Keith Ridgway’s ‘Angelo’ and The Parts

More information at https://www.ucc.ie/en/english/research/schoolofenglishresearchseminar/

TERESA CANEDA  will deliver a seminar entitled, ‘Breaking the Conspiracy of Silence in Contemporary Irish Fiction’ at 4pm on Thursday 4 April, Seminar Room, Centre for Irish Studies of the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. 

More information at  https://mooreinstitute.ie/event/irish-studies-seminar-series-2018-19-2/

November 2018

Teresa Caneda at the UCD School of English, Drama and Film Research Seminar series.

University College Dublin, School of English, Drama and Film
November 14 at 4 pm
Speaker: Teresa Caneda (PI of the Research Project 
"Inconvenient Truths: Cultural Practices of Silences in Contemporary Irish Fiction") 

“Reflections on Cultural Practices of Silence in Irish Fiction” 

Chair: Anne Fogarty (UCD James Joyce Professor)
This event is part of the School of English, Drama and Film Research Seminar series organised by Dr Lucy Cogan.

September 2018


On September 21 the Research Project inTRUTHS held the  INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR “Speaking the Unspeakable: Approaches to Silence in Contemporary Ireland” with the participation of all Project members and collaborators. This was the programme:

  • Teresa Caneda Cabrera (U. of Vigo) “Cultural Practices of Silence in Contemporary Irish Fiction: An Introduction to Themes and Theories”
  • Asier Altuna García de Salazar (University of Deusto) “Taxonomies of Silence in Recent Irish Fiction”
  • Elke D’hoker (KU Leuven) “Silence and the Short Story in Ireland”
  • Seán Crosson (NUI Galway) “Examining Silences in Irish Cinema”
  • Marisol Morales Ladrón (University of Alcalá de Henares) “The Ethics of Silence in Contemporary Historical Fiction by Irish Women Writers”
  • José Carregal Romero (U. of Vigo / University College Cork) “Boys for Rent: Breaking the Silence on Male Street Prostitution in Contemporary Irish Gay Fiction”
  • Eibhear Walshe (University College Cork) “‘Not The President of Ancient Greece’: Classicism and Unspoken Sexual Identity in Contemporary Irish Literary Culture"

The presentations were followed by lively discussions in which the INTRUTHS Project members looked at the interrelations, similarities and dissimilarities of what they identified as the overwhelming presence of cultural practices of silence in the contemporary literary production of Irish fiction writers.

July 2018

2018 IASIL CONFERENCE "Reimagining Traditions" at Radboud University Nijmegen, 23-27 July

The  inTRUTHS Research Project was represented at IASIL 2018 with the participation of three of its members who delivered papers on alternative reimaginations of "inconvenient truths" and untold experiences by contemporary Irish fiction writers in which they discussed issues of silence in relation to sexuality, family and history. 

June 2018

The Art of James Joyce: 26th International James Joyce Symposium

Teresa Caneda Cabrera, P.I. of inTRUTHS, participated in the 26th International James Joyce Symposium"The Art of James Joyce", held at the University of Antwerp, 11-16 June 2018, with a paper entitled "'Silencio, exilio y astucia': A Portrait of James Joyce as a Dissident Artist". In the picture, Teresa Caneda with playwright, composer and lyricist Jonathan Brielle, author of the off-Broadway musical Himself and Norabased on the story of James Joyce and Nora Barnacle, during the reception hosted by the City of Antwerp in the City Archives.

AEDEI Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

NETEC member  José Carregal Romero, currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCD,  was the recipient of the Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award granted by AEDEI (Asociación Española  de Estudios Irlandeses). The  award was announced at the closure of the 17th AEDEI Conference held at the University of Santiago de Compostela, May 31-June 1. In the picture, Jose celebrates the good news with his supervisor, also present at the Irish Studies Conference. Congratulations!

May 2018

"Landscapes of Silence" panel at AEDEI Conference (31 May-1 June)

The Research Project "Inconvenient Truths: Cultural Practices of Silence in Contemporary Irish Fiction" FFI2017-84619-P was officially  launched at the 17th AEDEI conference, held at the University of Santiago de Compostela (31 May-1 June). M. Teresa Caneda Cabrera, Asier Altuna-García de Salazar and José Carregal Romero,  participated in a themed panel on "Landscapes of Silence", chaired by Eibhear Walshe. In the picture  the  inTRUTHS Research Project members, including Elke D'hoker, at the welcoming reception offered by the town hall.Click here to access the conference programme. 

March 2018