Constanza del Río Álvaro

Constanza del Río is Senior Lecturer at the Department of English and German Philology of Zaragoza University. She has participated in several national research projects on contemporary British, Irish and American fiction. Her research interests are centred on narrative theory, popular narrative genres and Irish Studies. She has taught modules on the contemporary Irish novel in the postgraduate programme Estudios textuales y culturales en lengua inglesa I, distinguished with Mención de Calidad.

She has published on Hollywood cinema and, more recently, on the contemporary Irish novel. She is a specialist in the work of Irish writer Flann O'Brien and has also published articles on the work of other contemporary Irish novelists, such as Seamus Deane, Eoin McNamee, Kate O'Riordan, William Trevor and Jennifer Johnston. She has co-edited with Luis Miguel García Mainar a volume entitled Memory, Imagination and Desire in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature and Film (2004). She is currently working on a monograph on William Trevor devoted to the analysis of the ethical implications of this writer's Irish fiction. Her latest work can be read in the open access peer-reviewed electronic journal Estudios Irlandeses, the scholarly journal of AEDEI (the Spanish Association for Irish Studies, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009).