Teresa López


Teresa López obtained an MA in Spanish from the University of Santiago de Compostela and a PhD in Hispanic Studies (Galician and Portuguese branch) from the University of A Coruña. She was also awarded the PhD Extraordinary Prize by this university.

She became an Associate Professor in the Department of Galician and Portuguese Philology at the University of A Coruña in 1998. She has been teaching courses on Galician literature at undergraduate, postgraduate, master and doctoral levels ever since.

She was in charge of coordinating two masters: Master in Language and Professional Uses (2007-2013) and Master in Literature, Culture and Diversity (2011-2013).

She was elected Dean of the Faculty of Philology in February 2005 and has been working as such until April 2013. Currently she is Head of the Department of Letters.

Her research interests focus on contemporary Galician literature with a special emphasis on the relationship between medieval and contemporary literature and on avant-garde poetry between 1916 and 1936. Her publications include books –Névoas de antano. Ecos dos cancioneiros galego-portugueses na Galiza do século XIX (1991) which was awarded the First Carvalho Calero Prize on Linguistic and Literary Research; O neotrobadorismo (1997); Sementeira de ronseis. Cinco poetas da vangarda (2000)– and editions –Rua 26. Diálogo limiar (1996) by Álvaro Cunqueiro; A costureira d’aldea (2006) by Manuel Lugrís Freire; O frade das dúas almas de Xosé Tobío Mayo (2010) in collaboration with Xoán López Viñas.

She has written several articles on different aspects of nineteenth Galician literature, the new narrative and on the presence of troubadour lyric poetry in the works written by Bernardino Graña, Ernesto Guerra da Cal, Eduardo Pondal, Fermín Bouza-Brey, Uxío Novoneyra and Álvaro Cunqueiro. These research articles have been published in specialised journals such as Grial, Anuario de Estudos Literarios Galegos, A Trabe de Ouro and Boletín da Real Academia Galega. She has also contributed to collections of essays.

In addition, she has been a member of several research projects on Galician literature. She was the head of the research project entitled ‘Chronology of Galician contemporary literature (1801-1900)’, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, grant number FFI 2012-37891.


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