About our Researchers
Núria Mina-Riera is both a Ph.D. candidate of contemporary Canadian poetry and an assistant lecturer at the University of Lleida, in Spain.
Her dissertation analyses the formation process of Crozier’s ‘late style’ from an interdisciplinary approach of aging and ecocritical studies. An active member of research group Grup Dedal-Lit from the University of Lleida, she has participated in both ecocriticism and ageing studies national and international conferences and has published co-authored articles in major journals from both fields of study, such as the European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment (Ecozon@) and The Gerontologist. As an assistant lecturer, she teaches literature and culture of the English-speaking countries from a postcolonial perspective and history and society of the United Kingdom.
Oró-Piqueras, Maricel, Emma Domínguez-Rué, Núria Mina-Riera, and Núria Casado-Gual. “La lectura y escritura creativa como herramienta de análisis y transformación de la vejez.” Culturales, vol. 9, 2021, e548. DOI: 10.22234/recu.20210901.e548
Stončikaité, Ieva, and Núria Mina-Riera. “A Creative Writing Workshop on Sexuality: A Spanish Pilot Case Study.” Societies, vol. 10, no. 3, 2020, 57. DOI: DOI: 10.3390/soc10030057
Mina-Riera, Núria, and Véronique Voyer. “Early Retirement, Social Class, and Family Relationships in Cloutier’s Bonne Retraite, Jocelyne (2018).” The Gerontologist, vol. 60, no. 6, 2020, pp. 1011-1019. DOI: 10.1093/geront/gnaa033
Oró-Piqueras, Maricel, and Núria Mina-Riera. “Rewriting Leda and the Swan: An Ecofeminist Analysis of Angela Carter’s The Magic Toyshop (1967), and Lorna Crozier’s “Forms of Innocence” (1985) and “The Swan Girl” (1995).” European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment (ECOZON@), vol. 9, no. 2, 2018, pp. 106-121. DOI: 10.37536/ECOZONA.2018.9.2
Mina-Riera, Núria. “The Beginning of Lorna Crozier’s Late Style: A Thematic Change in the Symbol of Snow.” Literary Creativity and The Older Woman Writer: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Núria Casado-Gual, Emma Domínguez-Rué, and Brian Worsfold. Bern: Peter Lang, 2016, pp. 225-248.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “The Ageing Experience Shaping the Portrayal of Place in Lorna Crozier’s Poetry.” Postgraduate Journal of Women, Ageing, and Media, vol. 2, no. 1, 2015, pp. 84-9.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “‘Writing is how I understand the world’: Ageing and Gender, Quality of Life and Creativity. An Interview with Lorna Crozier.” Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, vol. 82, 2021, pp. 213-226.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “Abdulrazak Gurnah, Desertion. Traducido al catalán por Núria Mina.” El océano Índico traducido: Antología, edited by Esther Pujolràs Noguer. Disbabelia: Colección de Traducciones Ignotas. Ediciones Universidad de Valladolid, 2022, pp. 243-259. (forthcoming)
Mina-Riera, Núria. Lorna Crozier, edited by Julián Acebrón and Amat Baró. Aula de Poesia Jordi Jové. Col·lecció Versos 63. Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2019.
Participation in conferences
Mina-Riera, Núria. “Human Guests in the Woods: Co-Existence, Non-Human Agency, and Environmental Advocacy in Lorna Crozier’s The Wild in You: Voices from the Forest and the Sea.” Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK and Ireland, University of Plymouth, 4-6 September 2019.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “Late Style and the Experience of Ageing into Old Age in Lorna Crozier’s What the Soul Doesn’t Want (2017).” 42nd AEDEAN CONFERENCE, Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos, Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, 7-9 November 2018.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “Wisdom and Conscious Aging in Lorna Crozier’s Poetry.” 1st INDEST International Conference on Social and Territorial Development, Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, 23-24 November 2017.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “The Transformation of the Self-Perception of Ageing at Middle Age Following Parental Loss: Two Case Studies in Poetry.” 3rd ENAS Conference / 1st Joint ENAS and NANAS Conference. University of Graz, Graz, 27-30 April 2017.
Mina-Riera, Núria, and Ieva Stončikaité. “Social Innovation and the Integration of Older People through Poetry Workshops.” The SIforAGE International Conference: Envisioning a New World – Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 19-21 October 2016.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “An Introductory Approach to the Portrayal of Ageing in Carol Rumens’ and Lorna Crozier’s Poetry.” ESSE 2016 Conference. National University of Ireland, Galway, 22-26 August 2016.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “The Interplay between the Local and the Global in Lorna Crozier’s Nature Poetry.” 37th Conference of the Associaçao Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos. Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 21-23 March 2016.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “The Persona’s Communion with Nature in Lorna Crozier’s Small Mechanics.” Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment UK and Ireland (ASLE-UKI), ‘Green Knowledge.’ Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, 2-4 September 2015.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “The Ageing Experience Shaping the Portrayal of Place in Lorna Crozier’s Poetry.” Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Summer School 2015. University of Gloucestershire, England, Cheltenham, 20-21 July 2015.
Mina-Riera, Núria. “Lorna Crozier’s Portrayal of Identity in Later Life in Small Mechanics.” 8th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology, 2nd Conference of the European Network in Ageing Studies (ENAS), National University of Ireland, Galway, 10-12 April 2014.
Casado-Gual, Núria, Marta Miquel-Baldellou, Núria Mina-Riera, Ieva Stončikaité, Maricel Oró-Piqueras, Emma Domínguez-Rué, Carmen Zamorano-Llena, Carmen Farré-Vidal, Billy Gray, and Brian Worsfold. “The Creativity of the Older Woman Writer: Ten Case Studies.” The SIforAGE International Conference: Envisioning a New World – Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing. Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 19-21 October 2016.