AEDEI PhD awards

Former UVigo Doctoral students José Carregal Romero and Aida Rosende Pérez were the recipients of the Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award granted by AEDEI (Asociación Española  de Estudios Irlandeses). The winners were announced at the closure of the 17th AEDEI Conference held at the University of Santiago de Compostela, May 31-June 1. In the picture, Jose and Aida celebrate the good news with Teresa Caneda, also present at the Irish Studies Conference. Congratulations!

Xubilación de Inés Alonso

O Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá despide con honores a Inés Alonso de Soto. Profesora da área de Filoloxía Francesa durante décadas (dende a época do antigo Colexio Universitario de Vigo), Inés xubílase como docente mais non como amiga. Inés, as/os compañeiras/as do FIFA desexámosche toda a sorte nesta nova etapa!

Graduate Day 2018

The Inter-university Doctoral programme in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture (IDAES), run by the Universities of A Coruña (UDC), Santiago de Compostela (USC) and Vigo (UVigo), organised the event Graduate Day 2018 in Vigo on May 4th 2018.

It is a pleasure to announce that on 2 November 2017 Javier Pérez-Guerra became Full Professor of English Linguistics, the first one in this field at the University of Vigo. Congratulations are in order!

Despedida Alberto Pérez

Tras preto de dúas décadas no posto da secretaría do Departamento, o Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá despide con honores a Alberto Pérez Pereira nun xantar entre colegas. Alberto, moita sorte no teu novo posto! Enlace ao álbum fotográfico na intranet do Departamento (require autenticación na zona privada, só para membros do FIFA:

Jose Carregal - viva

On 16 Dec 2016 José Carregal Romero defended his doctoral dissertation "Contemporary Redefinitions of the Irish Family in Colm Tóibín's Fiction" at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo. The dissertation was supervised by Dr María Teresa Caneda Cabrera, and the jury included Prof Anne C Fogarty (UCD Dublin), Dr Marisol Molares Ladrón (Alcalá) and Dr Martín Urdiales Shaw (Vigo). Congratulations, Jose!

Renowned Canadian poet and translator Erín Moure has been distinguised as "Doutora Honoris Causa" by the University of Vigo. The formal ceremony will take place on June 22, 2016 at noon. This distinction is awarded in recognition for her outstanding multilingual poetic production; her dedicated and fruitful efforts to transcultural understanding in her role as translator; her activist support in defense of linguistic, ethnic and sexual minorities; and for her contribution to the international appreciation of Galician cultural heritage. 

Atlantic Communities

On 17-18 September, the harbour city of Vigo, traditionally an important site of migration and socioeconomic exchange, hosted the I International Conference Atlantic Communities: Translation, Mobility, Hospitality. The event was a joint initiative of Teresa Caneda Cabrera (UVigo), Rui Carvalho Homem (U Porto) and David Johnston (Queen’s U Belfast) and was organized by members of the UVigo NETEC research group, Martín Urdiales Shaw, Jorge Figueroa Dorrego, Araceli González Crespán and José Carregal Romero. Seeking to address the growing interest in the Atlantic as a transnational and cross-cultural space of transit, the conference brought together scholars from the social sciences and the humanities who embarked on fruitful dialogues about confluences and encounters between communities and individuals on both sides of the Atlantic.

Bodies in Transit

The International Conference Bodies in Transit: Violence, Conflict, Healing was held at the University of Huelva, October 8-9, 2015 as part of the project “Bodies in Transit/ Cuerpos en Tránsito” (refs. FFI2013-47789-C2-1-P and FFI2013-47789-C2-2-P). The conference delegates addressed questions pertaining to the various ways in which bodies are produced through various literary and cultural representations, with emphasis on the way in which the process, that is the movement or bodily transit, are productive of identities.


MMTAFL (Methods and Materials for the Teaching and Acquisition of Foreign Languages) is an applied linguistics research group. The group’s research area is second language (L2) acquisition. This group has participated in the International Symposium on Language Processing in Bilingual Children and Adults: Psycholinguistic and educational perspectives, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 19 June  within the ELC network.