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Dr Eamon McCarthy

Eamon McCarthy completed his PhD in Hispanic Studies at Queen’s University Belfast in 2010. He held teaching positions in Durham University and University of Exeter, before being appointed to a temporary Lectureship in Latin American Studies at Queen’s in 2011. 

Eamon’s current research builds upon his doctoral thesis, entitled ‘Gender in the Works of Jorge Luis and Norah Borges’. His thesis offered a novel approach to the work of the Borges siblings and examined the relationship between image and text. The dissertation prioritised Norah Borges’s work and, unusually, read Jorge Luis’s work through questions of gender which affect readings of Norah’s visual art. He is currently working on a monograph dedicated to Norah Borges and his research focuses upon the Argentine avant-garde, with an emphasis on gender roles and the relationship between image and text. 

Eamon is a member of the Latin American Studies Forum at Queen’s and has been responsible for the organisation of a number of seminars and workshops, including a workshop with Professor Diana Taylor (November 2011) and the lecture and postgraduate workshop with Carlos García (March 2011). 

Eamon also co-organised a symposium on Jorge Luis Borges with Dr Ricki O’Rawe in October 2008 and chaired the organising committee for the Postgraduate Symposium in Spanish and Portuguese Studies (November 2007).  


‘El jardín de los Borges que se bifurcan: The Image of the Garden in the Early Works of Jorge Luis and Norah Borges’, Romance Studies, 27, 1 (2009), 30-44 

‘Recuerdos de la cárcel: Seeing politics through Norah Borges's mundo pequeño y más perfecto’ (forthcoming 2013) 

Norah Borges: A perfect image of femininity (forthcoming - 2014)

Teaching & Research Interests:

  • Jorge Luis Borges
  • Norah Borges
  • Women Artists (in Spain and Latin America)
  • Argentine Cinema
  • The Dirty War in Argentina
  • The historical avant-garde (particularly in Spain and Argentina)
  • The influence of European culture in Argentina
  • Gender Studies

Eamon is co-ordinator of level 1 (Beginners & Post A-level pathways) and is the recruitment lead for the School of Modern Languages.