Dr. Storey, John (University of Sunderland)
John Storey is Professor of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies, University of Sunderland, UK. He has published extensively in cultural studies, including ten books. He is currently working on a seventh edition of Cultural Theory and Popular Culture and an edited collection called The Making of Popular Culture. His work has been translated into Arabic, Chinese, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Russian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish and Ukrainian, and he has been invited to give more than forty keynote papers in countries around the world. He is also on editorial/advisory boards in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and USA, and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, the University of Henan and the University of Wuhan.
Dr. Alonso Giráldez, José Miguel (Universidade da Coruña)
Senior lecturer of English language and literature at the University of A Coruña, UDC, (Spain). His main interests are Irish literature, namely contemporary Irish poetry and drama, translation, postcolonial literature (including Australian and New Zealand contemporary writers), global communication and new journalism, and also studies of reception, intermediaries, diasporas and cultural diversity. He has worked on Australian issues, namely on one of the most outstanding works written by Peter Carey, Oscar and Lucinda (in collaboration). He has also done some research on Shakespeare and the translations of Cervante’s Don Quixote into English. He has contributed to numerous conferences, home and abroad, and published several research papers, mostly on Irish issues and, more specifically, on contemporary Irish poets, namely Seamus Heaney, Bernard O’Donoghue, Paddy Bushe or Medbh McGuckian, among others. James Joyce is also among his main interests. He has also worked on the reception of Irish playwright Synge in Spain. He is a current member of the postgraduate staff at the Research Centre for Irish Studies ‘Amergin’ (UDC, Spain), and a member of the Spanish Association of English and American Studies (AEDEAN), the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE), the Spanish Association of Irish Studies (AEDEI) and the James Joyce Spanish Association, among others. He also writes daily articles for the regional press and, as a radio broadcaster, contributes a weekly one-hour radio programme on contemporary literature and literary criticism, since 2005.
Dra. Alonso González, Celsa (Universidad de Oviedo)
Doctor in Music Studies at the University of Oviedo. Her research focuses on lyrical music in ninetieth and twentieth century, music and identities, and popular music. She has published extensively on these matters, in national and international journals. She is the author of La canción lírica española en el siglo XIX (1998) and Creación musical, cultura popular y construcción nacional en la España contemporánea (2010). She encouraged Popular Music Studies in Spain as a member of the research group Diapente XXI and she currently leads the research project Música y cultura en la España del siglo XX: discursos sonoros y diálogos con Latinoamérica. More info
Prof. Lorenzo Modia, María Jesús (Universidade da Coruña)
María Jesús Lorenzo Modia is Full professor of English Literature, and Dean of the Philology Faculty at University of Corunna (Spain).Her main scholarly interests are Modern and Contemporary literature by women, and cultural relationships between Galicia and the British Isles.