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.
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.
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.
Tyler Fisher works principally on metaliterary and self-reflexive imagery in Spanish poetry, autobiography, and short fiction. His ongoing research projects include a study of autobiographical testimonies from inquisitional procesos, and an analysis of microcuentos by the present-day author José María Merino.
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.
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.
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.
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 research focuses on the historical sociolinguistics of multilingualism and language contact, most recently in the context of colonial Louisiana. Other research interests include comparative Romance linguistics and language variation and change in early and late modern French and Spanish.
Colin Thompson works primarily in Golden Age Spanish literature and has a particular interest in the writing of the Spanish mystics St Teresa of Ávila and St John of the Cross. His research interests include a wide range of Golden Age poetry and literary theory, the drama of Calderón, the prose fiction of Cervantes, and the relationship between literature and painting in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish art.
Junior Research Fellow in French (Kathleen Bourne Fellowship in French) at St Anne's College
Alexandra Tranca joined St Anne’s College and the Sub-Faculty of French in 2017. She was previously a Bye-Fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge (2016-2017). As an undergraduate, she read French and Italian at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she afterwards completed an MPhil in European Literature and Culture, and a PhD in French.
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.