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Cacho, Dr Rodrigo

Rodrigo works on early modern literature and culture, focusing on comparative studies including European poetry and visual arts in Spain, Portugal, Italy and France. He is currently working on the early development of Spanish American poetry in its transatlantic context.

 

Cameron, Dr Bryan

Bryan Cameron's research centers on modern Spanish culture with a particular focus on literary, filmic and ideological production from the eighteenth century to the present.

Carreres, Dr Ángeles

Ángeles Carreres's interests lie in the theory and practice of translation and in language teaching and learning. She has published on post-structuralist approaches to translation and, more recently, on the role of translation in language teaching and learning.

Conde, Dr Maite

​Maite Conde’s research focuses on modern Brazilian culture. More specifically her work engages with questions concerning the relationship between cinema, literature and modernity in Brazil. This involves a sustained examination of theoretical debates regarding the productive dialogue between film and literary modernism in the early 1900s, discussions concerning cinema and modernity in Brazil’s First Republic, and the relationship between film and modern politics from the 1930s onwards. 

Davis, Dr Stuart

Stuart Davis specialises in modern and contemporary Spanish Peninsular culture, with a particular interest in memory, shame and other emotions in literature, film and visual cultures. He has long standing interests in in canon theory, metacriticism, museum studies and representations of gender and sexuality.

Drayson, Dr Elizabeth

Elizabeth Drayson work on medieval and early modern Spanish literature and cultural history, with a particular interest in the relationship between Arabic, Jewish, and Christian cultures in medieval and Golden Age Spain, as well as the interpretation of medieval literature in art and film.

 

Egan, Dr Caroline

Caroline Egan studies early colonial Latin American literature and culture, with a particular focus on texts written in and about Amerindian languages in the 16th and 17th centuries. Her research deals with the categories of orality and literacy in the broad context of the colonial Americas. Trained in comparative literature, she is also interested in reimaginings of the colonial period in later American literary works.

Epps, Prof Brad

Brad Epps' research interests 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. 

 

Haywood, Dr Louise

Louise Haywood’s work focuses on medieval Iberian literature and culture, particularly visual culture and space. Her main interests include authority, truancy and humour; premodern notions of the body and psychology, particularly as they relate to power, love, gender and sexuality; manuscript communities; and the representation of Christians, Jews and Muslims. Her work on Juan Ruiz’s Libro de buen amor, the fifteenth-century cancionero and teaching translation is well known.

 

Kantaris, Dr Geoffrey

Geoffrey Kantaris's research focuses on Latin American cinema with particular interest in contemporary urban film produced in Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil. He has additionally worked on Latin American women's literature and on the theory of Latin American popular culture. He has strong interests in urban theory, human geography and theories of spatiality, "translocal" cultures, the politics of culture in Latin America, spatiality, "translocal" cultures, the politics of culture in Latin America, feminism and posthumanism.

Keown, Prof Dominic

Dominic Keown works on culture in Spain from 1833 to the present day. He is particularly interested in the interface between the official Spanish creative voice in literature, cinema and the arts and the dissident response from the Catalan-speaking areas in all their variety. He has translated many of the principal exponents of this ideological antagonism into English. 

Kogut Lessa de Sá, Dr Viven

​Vivien Kogut Lessa de Sá is interested in comparative studies involving Brazilian, Portuguese and English literatures and in early modern travel writing.

Lisboa, Prof Maria Manuel

Maria Manuel (Manucha) Lisboa's research interests lie in the area of manifestations of political, religious and social dissent in literary and visual texts in Portugal and Brazil from the nineteenth century to the present.

Maguire, Dr Geoffrey

Geoffrey Maguire’s research and teaching interests focus on the intersections of politics and culture in contemporary Latin America, with a particular emphasis on 21st-century Argentine literature, film and visual art.

Noriega-Sánchez, Dr María

​María Noriega-Sánchez interests lie in pedagogical translation, curriculum design and development of language learning material.

O'Bryen, Dr Rory

Rory O'Bryen’s research focuses on nineteenth and twentieth-century Colombian culture, and specifically on the intersections between literature and politics. 

Page, Dr Joanna

Joanna Page's research focuses on Argentine literature and cinema, Chilean cinema, and graphic fiction from Latin America. Her work engages with theories of science and culture, as well as new materialist and posthuman thought, postcolonial theory, film and new media theories, and capitalism and neoliberalism in Latin America.

 

Schuery, Felipe

Felipe Schuery has a Master’s degree in Literature and Discourse Analysis and worked on the notion of "Image of the Author" in the Academia Brasileira de Letras. Moreover, he is interested in Children’s Literature - his first book was published in 2013: Ralf & Demi – Uma história de duas metades (Quatro Cantos); Foreign Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics and Translation.

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Cambridge University article features research of Dr Rebecca Reich

29 April 2019

Fantastic piece showcasing Dr Rebecca Reich's recent publication, 'State of Madness: Psychiatry, Literature and Dissent after Stalin'.

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