Eiléan Ní Chuilléanáin’s “A Macaronic Citizen” and Poetry Translation: A Reflection

Several weeks ago I wrote a review of a poetry translation workshop I attended in University College Cork. It was a series of three meetings: 2 workshops and 1 seminar. This seminar was delivered by Eiléan Ní Chuilléanáin, poet, translator and academic on the 30 May 2013. Her paper, “A Macaronic Citizen” examined the complexity […]


About Américas Studies: Welcome and thanks for visiting. The title of this blog, Américas Studies, reflects on my research interests: Chicana/o poetry, Americas Studies, transnationalism, border studies, feminism, gender, race, coloniality, film & television studies, social media, and digital humanities. It is an umbrella term for a plethora of thoughts and ideas that pop in […]

Poetry Translation Workshop: A Review

A series of Poetry Translation workshops are being held by the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University College Cork over the coming weeks, hosted by writer in residence, Matthew Sweeney. I attended the first of these workshops on the 08th March 2013. Several texts by Spanish, German and French poets were provided, the aim […]

New Publication on Lorna Dee Cervantes and Rage Against the Machine

I am pleased to announce that my article titled, “Anti-Capitalist Critique and Travelling Poetry in the Works of Lorna Dee Cervantes and Rage Against the Machine” was published in the Journal of the International Association for Inter-American Research, Vol. 5 No. 1 (April 2012). The Issue is called Transitions and Continuities in Contemporary Chicano/a Culture […]

Aigne: An Online, Bi-Lingual, Postgraduate Journal for the Arts and Humanities

  Aigne is a new, online, postgraduate journal for the Arts and Humanities, based in University College Cork, Ireland. The journal, a collaboration between lecturers and postgraduate students, is based in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. The journal publishes themed issues as well as special issues for conferences. Submissions can be in the […]