Jorge Rodríguez Durán is a member of the group of competitive reference Discourse & Identity (GRC2015/002 GI-1924, Xunta de Galicia) at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and also a member of the research group Crosswinds (NUI Galway, Moore Institute). He is currently working on his PhD under the supervision of Dr. Manuela Palacios González. Entitled Literary Cartographies of Northern Irish Urban Landscapes, the dissertation analyses the way in which contemporary Irish female writers have represented the North of Ireland and its partition.
As a poet, he was runner up the in the III Mazarelos Literary Award with the collection O Sentido Común and he has collaborated in literary journals such as Dorna and Grial and the Sermos Galiza literary supplement. As an editor he coordinates the Autoedicións Micromundos project, which publishes Galician poetry chapbooks.
“City Portraits: Images and Words from the Troubles”. Paper presented at the XVII International AEDEI Conference “Ecofictions and Irish Studies”. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 31/05-01/06/2018
“Re-mapping the North of Ireland: Poetry, Photography and Nature”. Paper presented at the EFACIS Conference 2017. Translocation: Pathways in Irish Studies. Universidade da Coruña, 31/08-02/09/2017.
“’There are places you never, ever go’: Children and the Troubles in Lucy Caldwell’s Multitude”. Paper presented at the II International Conference “The Discourse of Identity”. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 08-09/06/2017.
“Chartered Nature: Gardens and Identity in Northern Irish Literature”. Paper presented the seminar Ecocritical Encounters: Women and Nature in Galician and Irish Cultural Production. University College Cork (UCC), 04/05/2017.
“’Shall Only Our Rivers Run Free’: Natural and Urban Landscapes in Women’s Tales about the North of Ireland”. Paper presented at the International Seminar “Eco-Fictions”. University of Santiago de Compostela, 15/12/2016.
“Speaking Walls: Urban Architecture and Creativity in Northern Ireland.” Paper presented at the AEDEAN Conference 2016. University of Zaragoza, 9-11/11/2016.