Research Profile

Terence W O'Reilly

Biography

I studied modern languages in the University of Nottingham, where I graduated in 1969 with a BA Honours degree in Spanish and French. In 1972 I was awarded the PhD for a thesis on the literature of meditation in early sixteenth century Castile and Aragon. In 1973 I was granted a Research Fellowship in the University of St Andrews, where I worked in the Spanish department under Professor L. J. Woodward. Two years later, in 1975, I moved to Cork to take up a College Lectureship in Spanish. I was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1978, Associate Professor in 1989, and Professor Emeritus in 2007, when I retired. I am a member of the Royal Irish Academy and of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland. Terence O’Reilly is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, University College Cork. 

Research Interests

My principal field of research is the literature, history and art of Spain during the Golden Age (c. 1470-1700), especially the prose of the period (chivalric, pastoral and picaresque fiction), religious writings (Ignatius Loyola, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross), and the paintings of El Greco and Velázquez.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(1995)From Ignatius Loyola to John of the Cross [B794].
O'Reilly, T.W.; (1995) From Ignatius Loyola to John of the Cross [B794]. : Variorum. [Details]
(2010)The Bible in the Literary Imagination of the Golden Age.
Terence O'Reilly (2010) The Bible in the Literary Imagination of the Golden Age. Philadelphia: St Joseph's University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2000)
Terence O'Reilly (Ed.). (2000) Jorge de Montemayor, Omelias sobre Miserere mei Deus. Durham University Press: Durham. [Details]
(2008)
Terence O'Reilly and Jeremy Robbins (Ed.). (2008) Golden Age Essays in Commemoration of A. A. Parker (special journal issue). Glasgow: Bulletin of Spanish Studies. [Details]
(2013)
Terence O'Reilly and Jeremy Robbins (Ed.). (2013) Essays on Góngora's Polifemo and Soledades (Special journal issue). Glasgow: Bulletin of Spanish Studies. [Details]
(1999)
Terence O'Reilly (Ed.). (1999) Hidden in God. Essays and Talks on St Jane Frances de Chantal by Elizabeth Stopp. Philadelphia: St Joseph's University Press. [Details]
(2014)
Stephen Boyd and Terence O'Reilly (Ed.). (2014) Artifice and Invention in the Spanish Golden Age. Oxford: Legenda. [Details]
(1985)
Terence O'Reilly (Ed.). (1985) The Philosophy of Love in Spanish Literature by A. A. Parker. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
(2006)
Terence O'Reilly (Ed.). (2006) Adrien Gambart's Emblem Book. The Life of St Francis de Sales in Symbols by Elisabeth Stopp. Philadelphia: St Joseph's University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2002)'The figure of Elisa in the eclogues of Garcilaso'
O'Reilly T.W.; (2002) 'The figure of Elisa in the eclogues of Garcilaso' In: Spanish Poetry of the Golden Age. Papers of a Colloquium held at University College Cork. [Details]
(2006)'The Psalter in Golden Age Spain: St John of the Cross and Psalm 62:2'
Terence O'Reilly (2006) 'The Psalter in Golden Age Spain: St John of the Cross and Psalm 62:2' In: Latin and the Vernacular in Renaissance Spain II: Translations and Adaptations. Manchester: Manchester Spanish and Portuguese Studies. [Details]
(1998)'El tránsito del temor servile al temor filial an los Ejercicios Espirituales de San Ignacio'
O'Reilly T.W.; (1998) 'El tránsito del temor servile al temor filial an los Ejercicios Espirituales de San Ignacio' In: Las Fuentes de los Ejercicios Espirituales de San Ignacio. [Details]
(1997)'Meditation and Contemplation: Monastic Spirituality in Early Sixteenth Century Spain [B799]'
O'Reilly, T.W.; (1997) 'Meditation and Contemplation: Monastic Spirituality in Early Sixteenth Century Spain [B799]' In: Faith and Fanaticism. Religious Fervour in Early Modern Spain. [Details]
(1995)'El {Cántico Espiritual} y La Interpretación Mística Del {Cantar De Los Cantares} [B793]'
O'Reilly, T.W.; (1995) 'El {Cántico Espiritual} y La Interpretación Mística Del {Cantar De Los Cantares} [B793]' In: Hermenéutica y Mística: San Juan De La Cruz. [Details]
(1997)'Jorge De Montemayor and the Poetry of the Psalms [B797]'
O'Reilly, T.W.; (1997) 'Jorge De Montemayor and the Poetry of the Psalms [B797]' In: Convivium: Celebratory Essays for Ronald Cueto. [Details]
(0)'St. John of the Cross and the translation of Psalm 62:2'
O'Reilly T.W.; (0) 'St. John of the Cross and the translation of Psalm 62:2' In: Latin and the Vernacular in Renaissance Spain. [Details]
(2011)'Foreword'
Terence O'Reilly (2011) 'Foreword' In: Elisabeth Stopp (eds). St Francis de Sales, Selected Letters. Stella Niagara, New York: De Sales Resource Center. [Details]
(2010)'The Spiritual Exercises and illuminism in Spain'
Terence O'Reilly (2010) 'The Spiritual Exercises and illuminism in Spain' In: Ite inflammate omnia. Rome: Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu. [Details]
(2014)'Introduction'
Terence O'Reilly (2014) 'Introduction' In: Stephen Boyd and Terence O'Reilly (eds). Artifice and Invention in the Spanish Golden Age. Oxford: Legenda. [Details]
(2014)'The Movement of Thought and Feeling in the Ode to Juan de Grial'
Terence O'Reilly (2014) 'The Movement of Thought and Feeling in the Ode to Juan de Grial' In: Jean Andrews and Isabel Torres (eds). Spanish Golden Age Poetry in Motion: The Dynamics of Creation and Conversation. Woodbridge: Tamesis. [Details]
(2008)'The metamorphosis of Ovid in Góngora's Polifemo y Galatea'
Terence O'Reilly (2008) 'The metamorphosis of Ovid in Góngora's Polifemo y Galatea' In: Alex Coroleu and Barry Ife (eds). Latin and the Vernacular in Renaissance Iberia: Ovid from the Middle Ages to the Baroque. Manchester: Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies.   [Details]
(2011)'El Polifemo de Góngora en la biblioteca del conde-duque Olivares'
Terence O'Reilly (2011) 'El Polifemo de Góngora en la biblioteca del conde-duque Olivares' In: Oliver Noble Wood, Jeremy Roe and Jeremy Lawrance (eds). Poder y saber: Bibliotecas y bibliofilia en la época del conde-duque de Olivares. Madrid: CEEH. [Details]
(2010)'San Juan de la Cruz and the Fathers of the Church: Song 1:3'
Terence O'Reilly (2010) 'San Juan de la Cruz and the Fathers of the Church: Song 1:3' In: Humanism and Christian Letters in Early Modern Iberia. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
(2002)'Golden Age Studies: Spain and Spanish America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries'
O'Reilly T.W.; (2002) 'Golden Age Studies: Spain and Spanish America in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries' In: The Companion to Hispanic Studies. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'The agudeza of Gongora in Stanza XI of the Polifemo'
O'Reilly, T (2013) 'The agudeza of Gongora in Stanza XI of the Polifemo'. Bulletin Of Spanish Studies, 90 :41-54 [DOI] [Details]
(1986)'Discontinuity in Lazarillo de Tormes: the problem of Tratado five'
Terence O'Reilly (1986) 'Discontinuity in Lazarillo de Tormes: the problem of Tratado five'. Journal of Hispanic Philology, 10 :141-149 [Details]
(1978)'Niall John Ware (1937-1978)'
Terence O'Reilly (1978) 'Niall John Ware (1937-1978)'. Bulletin Of Hispanic Studies, 55 :337-337 [Details]
(1974)'The Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola and the Exercitatio de la vida spiritual'
Terence O'Reilly (1974) 'The Exercises of St Ignatius Loyola and the Exercitatio de la vida spiritual'. Studia Monastica, 16 :301-323 [Details]
(1974)'St Ignatius Loyola and Spanish Erasmianism'
Terence O'Reilly (1974) 'St Ignatius Loyola and Spanish Erasmianism'. ArcHIVum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 43 :301-321 [Details]
(1973)'The structural unity of the Exercitatio de la vida spiritual'
Terence O'Reilly (1973) 'The structural unity of the Exercitatio de la vida spiritual'. Studia Monastica, 15 :287-324 [Details]
(2012)'Early printed books in Spain and the Exercises of Ignatius Loyola'
Terence O'Reilly (2012) 'Early printed books in Spain and the Exercises of Ignatius Loyola'. Bulletin Of Spanish Studies, 89 (4):635-664 [Details]
(2010)'Terence Folley (1931-2010)'
Terence O'Reilly (2010) 'Terence Folley (1931-2010)'. Bulletin Of Spanish Studies, 87 (7):975-977 [Details]
(1982)'The literary and devotional context of the Pastorcico'
Terence O'Reilly (1982) 'The literary and devotional context of the Pastorcico'. Forum For Modern Language Studies, 18 :363-370 [Details]
(1981)'Saint Ignatius Loyola and Castles in Palestine'
Terence O'Reilly (1981) 'Saint Ignatius Loyola and Castles in Palestine'. Modern Language Notes, 96 :421-425 [Details]
(1979)'Erasmus, Ignatius Loyola and orthodoxy'
Terence O'Reilly (1979) 'Erasmus, Ignatius Loyola and orthodoxy'. Journal of Theological Studies, 30 :115-127 [Details]
(2008)'A. A. Parker and the Polifemo'
Terence O'Reilly (2008) 'A. A. Parker and the Polifemo'. Bulletin Of Spanish Studies, 85 (6):69-78 [Details]
(1992)'Courtly Love and Mysticism in Spanish poetry of the Golden Age'
Terence O'Reilly (1992) 'Courtly Love and Mysticism in Spanish poetry of the Golden Age'. Journal of Hispanic Research, 1 :53-76 [Details]
(1996)'The Scriptural Scholarship of the early Spanish Jesuits'
Terence O'Reilly (1996) 'The Scriptural Scholarship of the early Spanish Jesuits'. Journal of The Institute of Romance Studies, 4 :135-143 [Details]
(2008)'Friendship and Contemplation in the Carta para Arias Montano'
Terence O'Reilly (2008) 'Friendship and Contemplation in the Carta para Arias Montano'. 14 :47-60 [Details]
(1991)'San Juan de la Cruz y la lectura de la Biblia'
Terence O'Reilly (1991) 'San Juan de la Cruz y la lectura de la Biblia'. Insula, 537 :25-27 [Details]
(1980)'The sonnets of Fernando and Fénix in Calderón's El príncipe constante'
Terence O'Reilly (1980) 'The sonnets of Fernando and Fénix in Calderón's El príncipe constante'. Forum For Modern Language Studies, 16 :350-357 [Details]

Other Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'The Spiritual Exercises and Justification by Faith: The Crisis of St Ignatius at Manresa'
Terence O'Reilly (2010) 'The Spiritual Exercises and Justification by Faith: The Crisis of St Ignatius at Manresa' 66 (3) :193-205. [Details]
(1991)'The Spiritual Exercises and the crisis of medieval piety'
Terence O'Reilly (1991) 'The Spiritual Exercises and the crisis of medieval piety' The Way Supplement, 70 :101-113. [Details]
(1990)'Ignatius of Loyola and the Counter-Reformation: the hagiographic tradition'
Terence O'Reilly (1990) 'Ignatius of Loyola and the Counter-Reformation: the hagiographic tradition' Heythrop Journal, 31 :439-470. [Details]
(2011)'Joseph Veale and the history of the Spiritual Exercises'
Terence O'Reilly (2011) 'Joseph Veale and the history of the Spiritual Exercises' Milltown Studies, 66 :1-18. [Details]
(2011)'The Spiritual Exercises and Justification by Faith: The Crisis of St Ignatius at Manresa'
Terence O'Reilly (2011) 'The Spiritual Exercises and Justification by Faith: The Crisis of St Ignatius at Manresa' Milltown Studies, 65 :1-21. [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2001)Meditation and contemplation: monastic spirituality in sixteenth-century Spain.
O'Reilly T.W.; (2001) Meditation and contemplation: monastic spirituality in sixteenth-century Spain. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

 YearPublication
(1997)Jorge de Montemayor and The Poetry of the Psalms.
O'Reilly T.W.; (1997) Jorge de Montemayor and The Poetry of the Psalms. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1995)From Ignatius Loyola to John of the Cross. Spirituality and Literature in Sixteenth-Century Spain.
O'Reilly T.W.; (1995) From Ignatius Loyola to John of the Cross. Spirituality and Literature in Sixteenth-Century Spain. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1995)El Cántico espiritual y la interpretación mística del Cantar de los Cantares.
O'Reilly T.W.; (1995) El Cántico espiritual y la interpretación mística del Cantar de los Cantares. Unpublished Reports [Details]
(1996)The Scriptural Scholarship of the Early Spanish Jesuits - A Survey.
O'Reilly T.W.; (1996) The Scriptural Scholarship of the Early Spanish Jesuits - A Survey. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2007Professor Emeritus University College Cork
2002Landsdowne Lecturer University of Victoria, British Columbia
2013Member of Royal Irish Academy Royal Irish Academy
1972PhD University of Nottingham
1983Visiting Scholar St Edmund's House, University of Cambridge
1994Visiting Scholar Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
2009Veale Chair of Spirituality Milltown Institute, Dublin
1969BA Honours in Spanish and French University of Nottingham
1989Visiting Scholar Queen Mary and Westfield College and Heythrop College
2004Government of Ireland Senior Research Fellow Government of Ireland

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2002)Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland,
O'Reilly T.W.; (2002) The impact of the New World on the literary imagination of Castile. [N/A], Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, Cork , 01-APR-02 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2001)Latin and Vernacular in Renaissance Spain,
O'Reilly T.W.; (2001) St.John of the Cross and Psalm 62. [N/A], Latin and Vernacular in Renaissance Spain, London , 01-FEB-01 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2001)Golden Age Seminar,
O'Reilly T.W.; (2001) Biblical allusion in Lazarillo de Tormes. [N/A], Golden Age Seminar, London , 01-NOV-01 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(2000)Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland,
O'Reilly T.W.; (2000) The figure of Elisa in the eclougues of Garcilaso. [N/A], Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, Canterbury , 01-MAR-00 - 07-MAR-00. [Details]
(1992)Ignacio De Loyola y Su Tiempo,
O'Reilly, T.W.; (1992) *. [N/A], Ignacio De Loyola y Su Tiempo, Melchor Cano and the Spirituality of St Ignatius Loyola [B800] , 01-JAN-92 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1997)Crown, Court and Church in Golden Age Iberia,
O'Reilly, T.W.; (1997) *. [N/A], Crown, Court and Church in Golden Age Iberia, The Religious Context of Montemayor's {Omelías Sobre Miserere Mei, Deus} [B796] , 01-JAN-97 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1995)Belief and Unbelief in Hispanic Literature,
O'Reilly, T.W.; (1995) *. [N/A], Belief and Unbelief in Hispanic Literature, The Image of the Garden in {La Vida Retirada} [B798] , 01-JAN-95 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1993)Actas Del Congreso Internacional Sanjuanista,
O'Reilly, T.W.; (1993) *. [N/A], Actas Del Congreso Internacional Sanjuanista, San Juan De La Cruz y La Lectura De La Biblia: El Romance `Encima De Las Corrientes' [B801] , 01-JAN-93 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]
(1999)Centenary Conference on Velázquez,
O'Reilly T.W.; (1999) The literary context of a painting of Velázquez: Cristo en la casa de Marta y María. [N/A], Centenary Conference on Velázquez, Leeds , 01-SEP-99 - 30-DEC-99. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-SEP-75 / 01-SEP-78
University of St Andrews St Leonard's Research Fellow01-SEP-73 / 01-SEP-75
University College Cork Statutory Lecturer01-SEP-78 / 01-SEP-89
University College Cork Associate Professor of Spanish01-SEP-89 / 01-SEP-07

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