King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies andFellow of Exeter College
Jonathan Thacker’s main research interests are in the Spanish Golden Age. He has written on the prose and drama of Miguel de Cervantes and on various aspects of Golden-Age drama, including its metatheatrical elements, its translation and performance, and its ideological content. He is a member of the ARTELOPE project at the Univeristy of Valencia (and the ProLope group at the Autònoma in Barcelona. He is also an investigator on the AHRC-funded ‘Out of the Wings’ project which seeks to disseminate information about and encourage performance of Spanish theatre in English translation. He has acted as a consultant on productions of Golden Age theatre including at the Royal Shakespeare Company. He is Series Editor for Aris and Phillips Hispanic Classics, published by Oxbow Books.
My current book project, Modernist Laboratories, explores the intersections between literary and scientific innovation in Spanish America between 1870 and 1910, particularly Mexico, Cuba and Argentina. This project has led me to explore early examples of popular science publishing in Spanish America, which reveal the correlations between scientific modernization and nation-building projects. My previous work, which has resulted, among other pieces, in a monograph (Ghost-Watching American Modernity, 2012) and two volumes co-edited with Esther Peeren (The Spectralities Reader from 2013 and Popular Ghosts, 2010) explores narratives of haunting as responses to different processes of modernization in the American hemisphere and beyond.
Professor of Medieval Spanish Literature and Philology, Fellow of Magdalen College
Dr Conde’s main field of research is medieval Hispanic literature. He is the author of different publications on Pablo de Santa María, Poema de mio Cid, Celestina, Juan de Lucena’s Diálogo de vita beata, medieval historiography, medieval translation, and other topics related to that period. Others of his fields of expertise, in which he has also published extensively, are the history of the Spanish language (especially lexical history), textual criticism, bibliography, history of the book, and manuscript studies.
Spanish literature of the modern period (C19th and C20th), especially modernismo, poetry, cinema, music and the visual arts. More recently my interests have extended to questions of gender and sexual difference in representation. Member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Iberian and Latin American Visual Studies (CILAVS: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/cilavs/ ), University of London (Birkbeck), and of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (CCWW: http://www.igrs.sas.ac.uk/research/CCWW.htm ) at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London (IGRS). Member of the editorial committee of HiPLAM (Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Monographs Bristol, and of FEDRO. Revista de estética y teoría de las artes (www.institucional.us.es/fedro ) of the University of Seville.
My broad area of research is twentieth Spanish American literature, with a particular interest in the avant-garde poetry of the 1920s and 1930s, especially that of Neruda and Vallejo. I am currently working on two series of commentaries, one on a selection of poems from Neruda’s Residencia en la tierra, the other on poems from Vallejo’s Trilce, focusing in particular on specific problems of interpretation and evaluation raised by difficult poetry. I am also interested in prose fiction, especially that of Julio Cortázar and Mario Vargas Llosa.
Javier Muñoz-Basols’ principal research interests are: Spanish language, translation studies, applied linguistics, stylistics and literary linguistics, humour studies and cultural studies. He has also published on Early-modern and medieval Spanish literature, Latin American cultural studies and modern Spanish literature. His current research focuses on cross-linguistic lexical influence and the interaction between language and culture in various settings, including contemporary literature and humour.
Javier’s research in the area of Spanish language learning has led to the publication of textbooks focused on error correction, writing skills, oral interaction and idiomatic language. He is the creator and editor of the Routledge Speed up your Language Skills Series, which publishes innovative texts based on error correction as an effective tool for improving students’ language skills.
My research focuses on contemporary Spanish literature, with a particular emphasis on memory, trauma and exile. For my first monograph I examined the role of memory and self-representation in the works of Jorge Semprún. Currently, I am exploring the interaction between memory and fiction in recent novels by Javier Cercas, Javier Marías and Antonio Muñoz Molina and others, in order to investigate how the recovery of historical memory in Spanish novels increasingly extends beyond the Spanish Civil War.
Associate Professor in Spanish, Fellow of Wadham College, Lecturer at St Hugh's
My research centres on modern and contemporary Spanish American fiction, with a particular interest in the historical novel, representations of the body, literary accounts of illness and medicine, and the links between vision and knowledge.
Professor of the Romance Languages, Fellow of Trinity College
Martin Maiden’s principal research interests are in the field of the history of the Romance languages (with particular attention to inflectional morphology and dialectology), general historical linguistics, general morphological theory. While the main focus of his attention is Italo-Romance and Daco-Romance (Romanian), he maintains strong interests in French, Spanish, Dalmatian, Romansh and other Romance languages.
Permanent Position: Senior Lecturer of Spanish Literature at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). PhD at UCalifornia at Berkeley and Doctorado en Literaturas Hispánicas at the Univ. Autónoma de Barcelona. Visiting professor at UC Berkeley, Università di Pavia, U de Ferrara, Univ. of Pennsylvania and Univ. of Chicago, and Visiting Researcher at Cambridge Univ., U. of Nottingham and Queen Mary, at UCL.
Lecturer in Spanish at Christ Church, New, Pembroke and St Hilda's
The literature of the Spanish Golden Age (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries) and theatre in particular. Roy has recently completed a critical edition of San Nicolás de Tolentino, a saint’s play by the period’s most prolific dramatist, Lope de Vega. He is currently working on: seventeenth-century English translations of St Teresa’s spiritual autobiography, the Libro de la vida; Spanish literature depicting England’s Tudor monarchs; and innuendo in Lope de Vega’s religious drama.
Antonio Benítez-Burraco’s research focuses on the biological foundations of the language faculty, the biolinguistic agenda, and the evolution of language. He has extensively published on genes involved in the regulation of the neural substrate of language. He is also interested in evolutionary processes responsible for the emergence of language in modern humans. He has conducted as well research on language deficits in people afected by developmental disorders (Parkinson disease, Williams syndrome). He has intermittently published on Polish and Russian literature and has also compiled anthologies of Polish poets Jan Twardowski, Jerzy Liebert, Stanislaw Baranczak, Ewa Lipska, and Józef Baran. He has translated from English into Spanish different reference books on Linguistics and literature.
Medieval Hispanic studies, with particular emphasis on literary and manuscript studies and the history of the book. Publications include articles on aspects of the texts and manuscripts of epic, balladry, chronicles, popular religious legends and other works, and the manuscript collector Sir Thomas Phillipps and his circle.
Enrique del Rey Cabero’s research focus on comics and their format, Spanish comics, Spanish as a Foreign Language, Hispanic Literature and the relationships between Music and Literature. He has published articles on the collective memory of the Spanish Civil War, comics in language teaching, contemporary Spanish comics and the work of Gerardo Diego and Gonzalo Rojas.
He is currently enrolled in a PHD program (Universidad de Granada) exploring the fragmentation of traditional reading protocols and formats in comics.
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Fellow of Balliol College
Diana Berruezo-Sánchez’s main research interests focus on Spanish Golden Age with special emphasis on the Italian sources of prose and drama. She has published scholarly papers on different Golden Age playwrights, such as Lope de Vega, Rojas Zorrilla and Tirso de Molina and her PhD dissertation centered on prose fiction, such as Lazarillo, Guzmán de Alfarche and short-story collections. Her principal interest lies in the way texts circulate beyond their national borders, creating a network of influences that is key to the understanding of the development of literary traditions. In addition, her interests in 20th Century peninsular poetry made her contribute a paper on Antonio Machado.
Professor in Spanish Linguistics, Fellow of St Cross College
Paloma García-Bellido’s main research interest has been in the field of theoretical Linguistics. The sequences produced by spoken Spanish and other languages have been taken as data to assess the validity of generative models: autosegmental and metrical models (1997). Her main focus of research has been to find methods of analysis which can answer a basic question: what mechanisms are needed to integrate multiple sensory perceptions and how are these timed to produce a finite motor execution.
Clive Griffin teaches principally Spanish American literature. He has published on twentieth-century writing from Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Peru. He also researches into the history of the printed book in sixteenth-century Spain and Spanish America.
Nigel Griffin works on medieval and early modern Spanish history, linguistics, and literature. He has published on the literature and the religious history of sixteenth-century and seventeenth-century Europe and edited Spanish and Portuguese works for Penguin Classics. He continues to write and translate and is founder editor (with Oliver Noble Wood) of PEGASO.
Ian Michael is best known for his work on medieval texts (The Poem of the Cid, El libro de Alexandre, El libro de buen amor, La Celestina). More recently, he has been researching the history of the book and of Spanish libraries. His other interests include the popular ballad, fantasy literature, bilingual cultures, European cinema, and the detective story.
John Rutherford’s principal interests are literary translation, literary humour and all aspects of Galician studies. He has also published on the nineteenth-century Spanish novel and the novels of the Mexican Revolution. The pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela is a further interest.
David Pattison’s main research interests were in the field of Medieval Spanish literature, particularly epic poetry and historiography; also, and increasingly, the fifteenth-century pseudo-dramatic work Celestina.