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Dr Catherine O'Leary, Reader

Dr Catherine O'LearyContact Details

cmo4@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 462954
Office: Quad 41

Office hours: 
Tue 10-11, Fri 11-12

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

Catherine studied International Marketing and Languages at Dublin City University before going on to complete a PhD in Spanish literature at University College Dublin. She lectured at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth from 2000 until moving to St Andrews in 2013. She is currently Head of the Department of Spanish.

Catherine has published widely on contemporary Spanish theatre. Her works include a monographical study of the theatre of Antonio Buero Vallejo (Tamesis, 2005) and, more recently, articles on Fernando Arrabal (JILAR, 2008), Antonio Buero Vallejo (Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 2011), Sean O’Casey (ADE Teatro, 2012) and Carlota O’Neill (Bulletin of Spanish Studies, 2012). Other recent publications include A Companion to Carmen Martín Gaite (with Alison Ribeiro de Menezes; Tamesis, 2008; pb 2014), and the co-edited volume, Censorship across Borders: The Reception of English Literature in Twentieth-century Europe (with Alberto Lázaro Lafuente, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011) and Legacies of War and Dictatorship in Contemporary Spain and Portugal (with Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Peter Lang, 2011). She is one of the investigators on the AHRC-funded project Theatre Censorship in Spain: 1931-1985 (with Michael P. Thompson, Durham; http://www.dur.ac.uk/mlac/tcs/), and is currently working on two publications related to this. She is also preparing a study of Ana María Matute with Alison Ribeiro de Menezes (University of Warwick).

Catherine’s research focuses on four main areas: contemporary Spanish theatre, censorship, gender and identity, and exile and cultural memory. She invites students interested in researching these areas to contact her.

Catherine currently teaches on several undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Spanish and the School of Modern Languages. 

PhD Supervision

Maria Guadalupe Elias Arriaga, Catherine Barbour, Karunika Kardak

Publications

Global Insights on Theatre Censorship,
O'Leary, C. M., Thompson, M. & Santos Sanchez, D. 1 Sep 2015 New York/London: Routledge. 284 p. (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Censorship across Borders: The Reception of English Literature in Europe
O'Leary, C. M. (ed.) & Lazaro, A. (ed.) 2011 Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 214 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Legacies of War and Dictatorship in Contemporary Spain and Portugal
O'Leary, C. M. (ed.) & Ribeiro de Menezes, A. (ed.) 2011 Peter Lang. 270 p. (Iberian and Latin American Studies: The Arts, Literature and Identity; vol. 1)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

A Companion to Carmen Martín Gaite
O'Leary, C. M. & Ribeiro de Menezes, A. 2008 Tamesis. 294 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

The Theatre of Antonio Buero Vallejo: Ideology, Politics and Censorship
O'Leary, C. M. 2005 UK: Tamesis. 328 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Introduction: censorship and creative freedom
O'Leary, C. M. 1 Sep 2015 Global Insights on Theatre Censorship. O'Leary, C., Santos Sanchez, D. & Thompson, M. (eds.). New York/ London: Routledge, p. 1-24 24 p. (Routledge Advances in Theatre and Performance Studies)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Carmen Martin Gaite: Writer Profile
O'Leary, C. M. 2013 The Literary Encyclopedia .
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Antonio Buero Vallejo: Writer Profile
O'Leary, C. M. 2011 The Literary Encyclopedia: www.litencyc.com.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Introduction
O'Leary, C. M. 2011 Censorship across Borders: The Reception of English Literature in Europe. O'Leary, C. & Lázaro, A. (eds.). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, p. 1-24
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Memory and Restoration: Jerónimo López Mozo’s El arquitecto y el relojero
O'Leary, C. M. 2011 Legacies of War and Dictatorship in Contemporary Spain and Portugal. Ribeiro de Menezes, A. & O'Leary, C. (eds.). Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 149-167
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Carlota O’Neill de Lamo: Una Dramaturga Comprometida
O'Leary, C. M. 2009 Mujer, Literatura y Esfera Pública. España 1900-1940. Nieva de la Paz, P. & Wright, S. (eds.). Philadelphia: Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, p. 205-216
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Civil War Memories in the Post-Franco Theatre of Antonio Buero Vallejo
O'Leary, C. M. 2009 Guerra y memoria en la Espana contemporanea: War and Memory in Contemporary Spain. Ribeiro de Menezes, A., Quance, R. & Walsh, A. (eds.). Madrid: Verbum, p. 129-146
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Theatre of Bertolt Brecht in Francoist Spain
O'Leary, C. M. 2007 Nuevas aportaciones a los estudios teatrales (del siglo de Oro a nuestros días). Brioso, H. & Saval, J. V. (eds.). Spain: University of Alcala, p. 73-86
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

La historia en Restauración de Eduardo Mendoza
O'Leary, C. M. 2005 La verdad sobre el caso Mendoza. Saval , J. V. (ed.). Madrid: Fundamentos, p. 145-59
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

History and Remembering in the Post-Franco Theatre of Antonio Buero Vallejo
O'Leary, C. M. 2003 Cultural Memory: Essays on European Literature and History. Caldicott, E. & Fuchs, A. (eds.). Bern: Peter Lang, p. 377-89
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

 

Staging the Revolution: The Nosotros Theatre Group and the teatro proletario of the Second Republic
O'Leary, C. M. 28 Jan 2017 In : Modern Language Review. 112, 3, p. 611-644 33 p., A05575
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearing Witness: Carlota O'Neill's Una mujer en la Guerra de España
O'Leary, C. 2012 In : Bulletin of Spanish Studies. 89, 7-8, p. 155-168 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

From Domestic Angels to Girl Power: The Evolution of Female Characters in the Theatre of Antonio Buero Vallejo
O'Leary, C. M. 2011 In : Bulletin of Spanish Studies. 88, 5, p. 691-710 20 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

“Irrepresentable en España”: Fernando Arrabal and the Spanish Censors’
O'Leary, C. M. Dec 2008 In : Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research. 14, 2, p. 29-52
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Censors’ Confusion: (Mis)Interpretations of the Works of Alfonso Sastre
O'Leary, C. M. 2004 In : NUI Maynooth Papers in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies. 9, p. 1-24
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

From República Inmoral to La Peste Fascista: Agit-prop Theatre of the Second Republic
O'Leary, C. M. Dec 2003 In : Teatro: Revista de Estudios Teatrales. 19, p. 177-196
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

El teatro de Sean O’Casey
O'Leary, C. M. Oct 2012 In : ADE Teatro. 146, p. 109-117
Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue