Alma Conway

Background

Qualifications:

BA(Hons.) Spanish Language and Literature (incorporating Portuguese Language and Literature) Queen’s University, Belfast, 1985

PhD,  The Novels of Manuel Scorza in the Context of Peruvian Indigenism: a Reappraisal

Queen’s University, Belfast,1995

 

Previous appointments

Faculty Head of Learning Development, Faculty of Applied Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology(February 2008 – September 2009)

Assistant Head of School, School of Languages, Dublin Institute of Technology (2005-2008)

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast [1989-1998]

Temporary Manager, Central Translations, Belfast(October 1987-March 1988)

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast[temporary full-time] (September 1987-June 1988)

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies, Queen’s University, Belfast[part-time] (September 1986-June 1987)

 

Latin American literary and cultural studies

 

Refereed:

‘Representación de la comunidad indígena y crisis de identitidad cultural en las novelas de Manuel Scorza’,  Actas del XV Congreso de la Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, “Las dos orillas”,  Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, June 2007

La Guerra Silenciosa and the Question of Indigenism’, in Proceedings of Second LRSU Conference, ‘Spanish Across Cultures’

‘Análisis comparativo de Casa tomada de Julio Cortazar y The Fall of the House of Usher de Edgar Allen Poe’, Texturas (Vitoria), No.3, 1993 (invited article)

‘Singing Rivers: Music and Song in Jose Maria Arguedas’ Deep Rivers’, Strathclyde Modern Language Studies, Vol.12, 1992

Since 2000:

 ‘Representación de la comunidad indígena y crisis de identitidad cultural en las novelas de Manuel Scorza’, XV Conference of the Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas,  Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, July 2004

‘Journeys, Quests and Missions in the Latin American Novel’, Royal Irish Academy National Committee for Modern Language Studies Conference, NUI Galway, November 2002.

 ‘The Reinvention of the Gothic: Carlos Fuentes’ Inquieta compañía’, Irish Latin American Studies Association: Second Annual Conference, University College Cork, Saturday 18th June 2005

Irony, Parody and Quixotic Mission in La Guerra Silenciosa’,One-day Interdisciplinary Conference for Latin Americanists in Ireland, NUI Galway, 27 March 2004

‘Humour in the Novels of Manuel Scorza’, ‘Aperturas’ –An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Language and Cultures of the Spanish-Speaking World, DIT School of Languages and Consejería de Educación (Dublin and London), January 2004

‘Ethnicity and Identity in the Novels of Manuel Scorza’, Latin American Identities Conference, NUI Galway, October 2003

‘The World According to Cortázar’, DIT School of Languages Staff Research Seminar Series, 2001

Argentinidad: The Forging of an Argentine National Identity’, DIT School of Languages Hispanic Studies Conference, 2000

 

Invited Lectures

‘The Reinvention of the Gothic: Carlos Fuentes’ Inquieta compañía’, Dept. of Spanish Seminar Series, NUI Maynooth, 25th November 2005 (forthcoming publication, NUI Maynooth Dept. of Spanish Occasional Papers Series)

‘Grammar in the Classroom’, Irish Association of Teachers of Spanish: Annual Conference, Drumcondra Teachers’ Centre, December 2004

External Examiner in Spanish NUI Maynooth, 2007-2010; University of Ulster (Coleraine and Magee), 2010-2014; Trinity College Dublin, 2015 - present

  • Tel 402 4866
  • Email alma.conway@dit.ie
  • Teaching Areas

    Spanish language to all levels; Spanish and Latin American literary and cultural studies to all levels, including Masters and PhD supervision (QUB); MPhil and PhD supervision in applied languages (DIT); translation and translation theory (DIT);  Postgraduate Diploma for Teachers of Spanish (DIT); Preparation Course for the Institute of Linguists’ Postgraduate Diploma in Translation, Spanish-English (DIT).