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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages


Prof Bryan Cameron

Dr Bryan Cameron
University Lecturer, Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
(+44) (0)1223 769245

Selwyn College
Grange Road
United Kingdom

Teaching interests: 

Spanish literature from the eighteenth century to the present

The nineteenth-century novel

Spanish cinema

Modernity and coloniality

Imperial and (post-) imperial fictions

Feminism and gender studies

Translation theory

Research interests: 

Bryan Cameron's research centers on modern Spanish culture with a focus on literary, filmic, and ideological production from the eighteenth century to the present. Bryan's current book-length project, Paternity Tests: Destabilized Authority in the Late-Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel, studies the erosion of patrilineal succession in novels by Leopoldo Alas (“Clarín”), Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Eduardo López Bago, Narcís Oller, Benito Pérez Galdós, Alejandro Sawa, and José Zahonero following the decay of the liberal programme launched by the Revolution of 1868. Bryan has also worked on cultural output from (post-) crisis Spain, examining protest movements, narrative and documentary cinema, and visual print media from 2008 to the present. 

Published works: 


“The Problem of Futurity in (Post-) Crisis Cinema.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 21.2/21.3 (Summer / Fall 2020).

“Documenting Podemos and the Rise of DIY politics in Fernando León de Aranoa's Politica, manual de instrucciones (2016).” Hispanic Research Journal 20.5 (2019).

“Crowd Control: Populism, Public Assembly, and Institutional Crises in Pere Portabella’s Informe general II (2015).” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 20 (2017).

 “‘Yo procedo por explosión violenta y ruidosamente’: Re-Reading the Political in Vicente Blasco Ibáñez's fin-de-siècle Journalistic Production.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies (forthcoming).

“Spain in Crisis: 15-M and the Culture of Indignation.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 15.1/15.2 (Spring / Summer 2014): 1-11.

“Stillborn Texts: Competing Pregnancies in Leopoldo “Clarín” Alas’s Su único hijo (1891).” Revista Hispánica Moderna 67.2 (Winter 2014): 143-161.

“Narcotic Fictions: The Implosion of Narrative and Politics in Benito Pérez Galdós’s La incógnita/Realidad (1888-1889).” Decimonónica 10.2 (Summer 2013): 14-31.

Special issues:

Spain in Crisis: 15-M and the Culture of Indignation. Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 15.1/15.2 (2014), Edited by Bryan Cameron. 291 pp.

Between the Frames: Politics and Visual Print Media from Spain since 1975. Edited by Bryan Cameron and Rhiannon McGlade  (in progress).