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Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Welcome to the Department of Spanish and Portuguese!

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is one of the largest in the UK, and has been ranked as one of the most outstanding for teaching and research. The Department is a lively and friendly community of undergraduates, postgraduates (masters and doctoral students), researchers and lecturers with interests ranging from the cultures and history of Catalonia, Portugal and Spain, to those of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico amongst others.

Particular research interests of staff are in fields as diverse as film and media studies, modern Peninsular and cultural studies, Portuguese and Brazilian literature and visual arts, translation theory, syntax of the Romance languages, contemporary Catalan culture, Medieval and Golden Age studies, and Latin American literature, film and visual arts.

The Department has approximately 400 undergraduates (across all years) and 14 postgraduate students who conduct their research under the supervision of senior members of staff. Most teaching is undertaken in small groups (supervisions), and as a student here (at any level) you will have frequent opportunities to discuss your work with teaching staff, often on a one-to-one basis.

If you are interested in studying here as an undergraduate, you may like to read the information about applying and attend one of our Faculty Open Days. If you wish to undertake postgraduate research in the Department, please see our dedicated information for MPhil and PhD students. We very much welcome enquiries from prospective students at all levels.

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Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue

20 March 2017

As part of the OWRI Project, Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies , we are pleased to invite you to the workshop: Multilingual (Con)figurations: Catalan and Ukrainian in Dialogue , which will be held from 9.30 to 2.00 on Friday, 24 March 2017 in The Wine Room, King's College, University of...

Literary Littorals: Slavery, Emancipation, Africa and the Spanish Empire

8 March 2017

Literary Littorals: Slavery, Emancipation, Africa and the Spanish Empire 6 April 2017 - 7 April 2017 Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT Registration for the conference is now open . Fees are £25 (full fee) and £12.50 (one-day fee). This includes lunches and teas/coffees. It is also possible to pay a...