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Spanish and Portuguese

Welcome to Spanish and Portuguese!

The Spanish and Portuguese section is one of the largest in the UK, and has been ranked as one of the most outstanding for teaching and research. It 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.

There are 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 Spanish & Portuguese, please see our dedicated information for MPhil and PhD students. We very much welcome enquiries from prospective students at all levels.

Latest News

Dr Maya Feile Tomes awarded the 2018-19 AHGBI (Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland) & Spanish Embassy Thesis Prize

4 March 2019

Congrats to Dr Maya Feile Tomes for winning the 2018-19 AHGBI (Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland) & Spanish Embassy Thesis Prize for her PhD! Her thesis, 'Neo-Latin America: the poetics of the "New World" in early modern epic. Studies in José Manuel Peramás's De Invento Novo Orbe Inductoque Illuc...

Chantal Mouffe delivered this year's MacColl lecture entitled "Radical Politics: An Agonistic Approach" on Friday, February 22nd here in Cambridge

26 February 2019

Dr Bryan Cameron's symposium "Mobilizing Affect: Populism and the Future of Democratic Politics in Spain" with Chantal Mouffe as keynote speaker took place on 22-23 February.

Book Launch of Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes on Brazil and Global Cinema & Glauber Rocha On Cinema

19 February 2019

The launch will take place on 28 February, 5:30pm at Alison Richard Building, Room S2. Wine reception to follow. Click on the image for more info.

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