Research in a Globalised World. Programme


Research in a Globalised World

Friday, May 10, 2019


  • 9:00 – 9:15: Opening session (Aula 503, Edificio Interfacultades)
  • 9:15 – 10:15: Keynote speaker. Francisco Javier Fernández Polo (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela): “Building and Analyzing a Corpus of Computer-mediated Communication: The SUNCODAC Corpus of Academic Forums”.


10:15 – 11:30 Parallel sessions 1


Paula Buil (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Subtitling as a Teaching Tool in English for Specific Purposes Classes”.

Joan Alfred Noll Obiol (Universitat Jaume I): “Folktales and Musicals in Translation: A Trip Overseas and Back”.

Noelia Marqués (Universidad de Zaragoza): “The Translation of Humour in Sitcoms: Difficulties and Solutions”.

Ione Añón Aracil (Universitat Politècnica de València UPV): “Le Corbusier (1887-1965): A Reference Still Present Today”.


Nataliya Egereva (Universitat de València): “Discursive Representation of the Poisoning of the Skripals in Russia Today: An Interpersonal Perspective”.

Ehsan Shahbazi Tochahi (Universitat Jaume I): “The Effect of Blending Learning of Discourse Markers on the Intermediate EFL Learners' Writing Coherence”.

Nuria Flor Fabregat (Universitat Jaume I): “How Do We Understand Relative Positions through Prepositions?”.



Paula Romo (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Amnesia and Recollection: The Holocaust Legacy in Second and Third-generation Perpetrators in Rachel Seiffert’s Lore and Micha”.

Sara Casco Solís (Universidad de Salamanca): “Exploring the Concepts of Resilience and Vulnerability through Contemporary Canadian Literature”.

Elsa Adán Hernández (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Gender Constitution in Daily Performances: Nan King’s Journey of Self-discovery through the Theatres and Streets of London”.



11:45-12:15 COFFEE BREAK

12:15 – 14:15 Parallel sessions 2


Rosana Villares (Universidad de Zaragoza): “The Role of Languages in the Internationalization of Higher Education”.

Ana Isabel Fernández Córdoba (Universitat de Lleida): “Interaction in PBL Sessions in EMI: Challenges and Opportunities”.

Daniel Pascual (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Communicating Science Online: Pragmatic Strategies in Digital Genres Belonging to H2020 Scientific Projects”.

Sofía Albero (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Knowledge Dissemination through Emerging Digital Genres: The Case of Audioslides”.


Álvaro Pina Arrabal (Universidad of Jaén): “Russell Edson, the Most Prominent American Prose Poet”.

Laura Roldán Sevillano (Universidad de Zaragoza): “(Post)diasporic In-betweenness, Nostalgia and Trauma in Julia Álvarez’s How the García Girls Lost their Accents and Roxane Gay’s An Untamed State”.

Violeta Duce Sarasa (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Hair and African Aesthetics: The Recovery of Agency in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah”.

Bianca Cherechés (Universidad de Zaragoza): “The Representation of Dalits in Indian Literature in English”.

Carmen Laguarta (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Representing (Post-)human Enhancement Technologies in 21st Century US Fiction: Richard Powers’s Generosity: An Enhancement (2009),Dave Eggers’s The Circle (2013) and Don DeLillo’s Zero K (2016)”.

Esther Muñoz (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Margaret Atwood’s Dystopian Fiction: From Individual Resilience to Global Extinction”.


14:15 – 16:00 LUNCH TIME


16:00 – 18:00 Parallel sessions 3


Silvia Murillo Arribas (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Ruthless Borders, Cosmopolitan Eyes: Focalisation in the Sicario Franchise”.

Andrés Bartolomé Leal (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Between the Look and the ‘Real’: Paris through Late-Twentieth-Century French Cinema”.

Ana Virgina López Fuentes (Universidad de Zaragoza): “A Cosmopolitan Approach to Disney's 'Tinker Bell' Film Series”.

Irina Cruz Pereira (Universitat de Barcelona): Wonder Woman (2017): Popular Feminism and the Occupation of 'Male' Spaces.

Isabel Treviño López (Universidad de Zaragoza): “'Stop This Woman': Women's Mobility in The Whistleblower”.

Andrea Regueira Martín (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Before Emerging Adulthood: Cinematic Representations of the Lengthening Transition to Adulthood 1965-1985”.


Miguel Ángel Vela Tafalla (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Oral Research Genres: Why Explore them and How to Do it”.

María Ángeles Jurado Bravo (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos): “An Empirical Analysis of Foreign-accented Speech: The Intelligibility of Spanish Speakers of English”.

Mateusz Pietraszek (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria): “The Comprehensibility and Intelligibility of Spanish University Students’ English: A Pilot Study”.

María del Carmen Fernández Moreno (Universitat Jaume I):  “Boxing in Check and Chess on the Ropes. Conceptual Metaphor Theory versus Blending Theory”.





Isabel Berzal Ayuso (University of Alcalá (UAH)): “The Meanings of 'Ridicule' in British and Spanish Academic Novels”.

María Teresa Tercero Doñate (Universidad de Málaga): “The Reawakening of Historical Memory in Great Britain and Spain through the Figure of 20th Century Women Schoolteachers in Contemporary Novels”.

Alejandro Nadal (Universidad de Zaragoza): “The Paradox of the Sea in Jean Rhys’s Modernist Novels”.

Teresa Sauri (Universitat de València): “William Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury. A Study of Time Sequences, Shifts in Time and Linking Mechanisms”.

Catalina Wajs Tauscher (Universidad de Zaragoza): “Folk Belief and Resignification in Contemporary Irish Novels”.

Dörte Hofmann (Universidad de Zaragoza): “The Influence of History and Popular Culture on L´Engle´s A Wrinkle in Time”.



18:00 – 18:30 COFFEE BREAK


  • 18:30 – 19:30: Keynote speaker María Dolores Herrero Granado (Universidad de Zaragoza): “The Making-of of a PhD Thesis: Challenges and Opportunities for a Young Researcher”.
  • 19:30: Closing of the I Seminar in English Studies.








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