Mary Farrelly

Visiting Lecturer Spanish


Mary has a degree in English Literature and Spanish from Trinity College, Dublin and an MA in Comparative Literature from University College London. She is currently in the final stages of her PhD in Spanish Studies at the University of Manchester and has previously taught at various language schools in Spain, the Shanghai University of Law and Political Science, and the University of Manchester.


Mary’s doctoral thesis explores spaces of women's enclosure in Spanish visual culture since the transition to democracy, focussing particularly on prisons and convents. She is also interested in kitsch, saints, martyrs, and Iberian mysticism. You can follow her work at

Published work

Book Chapters

Farrelly, Mary. “Spain’s Mystical Adventure: Walking in the Footsteps of Teresa of Ávila.” In Dynamic Paths: Pilgrimages on the World Stage, edited by Eileen Quinn, Ian MacIntosh, and Vivienne Keely. Leiden: Brill, 2017, hardback. Forthcoming.

Edited Collections

Farrelly, Mary and Vivienne Keely. Pilgrim Paths: Journeys of Transformation. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015, ebook.