The year of 2022 is an important one for Irish Studies in South America, as it commemorates the centenary of the Irish Free State, established in December 1922, after the three years, which lasted the Irish War of Independence. At the same time, the year of 2022 is one of changes as the world emerges from a lockdown facing the COVID-19 pandemic as a common threat. Similar to wars, in A Cruel Pedagogia Do Vírus /The Cruel Pedagogy of the Virus (2020), Boaventura Souza Santos explains that “the pandemic is an allegory. The literal meaning of the coronavirus pandemic is the widespread chaotic fear and the death without borders caused by an invisible enemy”. This collective contemporary trauma has also brought to light issues such as social inequality, gender relations, as well as issues concerning race and access to education and basic needs of the world population. However, in terms of the arts, 2022 is the year of the centenary of artistic and literary movements such as that of the Irish Revival as well as of European and Latin American modernisms.