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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages


Professor Brad Epps

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Head of Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Professorial Fellow at King's College
Professor of Spanish
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
(+44) (0)1223 335015 (Department)
(+44) (0)1223 761820 (College)
Fax number: 
+44 (0)1223 335 062 (Main Faculty fax number)

As Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese:

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom

For personal and his own research-related matters:

King's College
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Brad Epps is Professor of Spanish and Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Cambridge. He was Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and Professor and former Chair of the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University for over two decades. 

He has published extensively on modern literature, film, art, architecture, urban theory, queer theory, and immigration from Spain, Latin America, Hispanophone Africa, and Catalonia, and is the author of Significant Violence: Oppression and Resistance in the Narratives of Juan GoytisoloSpain Beyond Spain: Modernity, Literary History, and National Identity (with Luis Fernández Cifuentes); Passing Lines: Immigration and Sexuality (with Bill Johnson-González and Keja Valens); All About Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinema (with Despina Kakoudaki); a special issue of Catalan Review on Barcelona and modernity, and a special issue of GLQ (with Jonathan Katz) on lesbian theorist Monique Wittig. 

He has taught as visiting professor or scholar in Spain (Galicia, Catalonia, the Basque Country, and Madrid), Germany, France, Chile, Cuba, the Netherlands, Sweden, the People's Republic of China, and Great Britain. 

His research interests include eighteenth to twenty-first century Spanish and Latin American literature, Catalan literature and film, Ibero-American cinema, photography, and art, Hispanophone Africa, theories of visuality, modernity, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, feminist thought, queer theory, urban cultures, immigration, and post-colonial studies, among others.