Collective residencies / Let's consider borderlands / Olot


From Tuesday, 7 June 2022 to Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Assistant Professor in Dublin Trinity College
Belfast, N. Ireland


Dr Catherine Barbour is Assistant Professor in Spanish Peninsular Studies at Trinity College Dublin. She specialises in contemporary Iberian, especially Galician, literary and cultural studies, with a focus on cultural representations of gender, migration and translingualism. Her publications include the book Contemporary Galician Women Writers, published by Legenda in 2020. She is currently working on her second book project on translingual feminisms in multinational Spain. She leads the multidisciplinary research network 'Women's (Im)mobility in Times of Crisis', a collaboration between the University of São Paulo and the University of Surrey funded by the University Global Partnership Network.


During my residency on the theme of 'Let's Consider Borderlands' at Faberllull Olot, I will work on a chapter of my new book that examines how contemporary Galician women writers of migrant heritage negotiate and reconfigure borders between languages, cultures, nations and identities through the act of translanguaging, or moving between languages in their work. This research forms part of a wider project that explores how feminisms intersect with processes of migration and translingualism in texts written by first and second generation immigrant women writing in Catalan, Galician and Spanish, demonstrating how women's multilingual practice undermines monolingual, patriarchal conceptions of culture.

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