King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies and Fellow 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 Liverpool University Press.
I teach and research Central, South American, and Caribbean literature from the second half of the nineteenth century to the present. My work explores connections between literature and science, periodical cultures, and international modernisms.
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.
Associate Professor of Modern Spanish Peninsular Literature
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 (more recently) questions of embodiment, sensory perception, affect, and emotion.
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 inflexional 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.
Senior Research Fellow in Spanish, Pembroke College
The literature of the Spanish Golden Age (sixteenth and seventeenth centuries) and, in particular, theatre and religious culture. 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 the reception of the writings of St Teresa of Ávila in early modern England; Spanish literature depicting England’s Tudor monarchs, in particular, Antonio Coello’s Elizabeth Tudor play, El conde de Sex; innuendo in Lope de Vega’s religious drama; and a companion volume to Calderón de la Barca.
Roy is a member of the editorial board of the Bulletin of the Comediantes and he acts as an expert evaluator for the Spanish government research agency, the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación).
Dr Elizabeth Evenden-Kenyon specialises in the history of the European press, with a central focus on the early modern production of printed texts in England, Portugal and Spain. She researches both historical and contemporary uses of hate speech, nationalism masquerading as patriotism, and Islamophobia. She works as an advocate for better understanding of the value of the Humanities in society, and methodologies for creating greater social cohesion.
Previously, she has been a don and British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge (History, Newnham College), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Harvard University (History), and a Senior Lecturer at Brunel University (English).
Elizabeth is currently a Holland Fellow at the University of Durham, researching the Lisbon collection at Ushaw College. She teaches with Continuing Education, and works as a consultant in Education provision and policy (evendenkenyonconsultancy.com).
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.
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.
BA in Translation and Interpreting (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and an MA in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language (Universitat de Barcelona – Universitat Pompeu Fabra). PhD on Translation and Language Sciences (Universitat Pompeu Fabra).
I teach Galician language classes, seminars on Galician culture and tutorials for FHS Papers on Galician Literature and Sociolinguistics at the John Rutherford Centre for Galician Studies (The Queen’s College). I also teach Spanish language at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.
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.
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.
Ian Michael, who died in Madrid on 24th July 2020, was King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies from 1982 to 2003. He was best known for his work on canonical medieval Spanish texts (the Poema de mio Cid, El libro de Alexandre, El libro de buen amor, La Celestina). He also conducted pioneering research into the history of the book and of Spanish libraries. His other interests included the popular ballad, fantasy literature, bilingual cultures, European cinema, and the detective story. Professor Michael was particularly respected in Spain for his regularly-reprinted edition of the Poema de mio Cid in the Clásicos Castalia series, and he was also very widely known (under his literary pseudonym, David Serafín) as a crime writer.
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.