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Phoebe Oliver, PhD student

PhD Student in Hispanic Studies

Email: p dot j dot oliver at warwick dot ac dot uk

Humanities Building, University Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL


Phoebe Oliver began her PhD in 2014. Her project entails a multi-lingual study of printed dialogues from the Iberian Peninsula in the early nineteenth century. It explores how such publications linked literature and public debate, and consequently addresses their possible contribution to and articulation of debates on nation and national identity during the Peninsular War. To this end, it engages with contemporary scholarship on nation and its use as a (literary-)historical framework and in Iberian, Postcolonial and Mobility Studies as responses to limitations of such frameworks.

Research interests

  • Hispanic and Lusophone cultures of the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
  • Galician and Catalan Studies
  • Iberian Studies
  • nation, national identity and nationalism
  • literary historiography

Current projects

PhD Hispanic Studies 'Nation(s) in Dialogue: Literature and Sociability in the Iberian Peninsula, 1807-1815' (Warwick Chancellor's Award 2014)

Teaching and supervision

HP305 Galician Connections: Culture and Identity on the Atlantic Rim


  • MA by Research Hispanic Studies (University of Warwick, 2014) 'Unmasking Os rogos d'un gallego (1813): a study at its bicentenary'
  • BA Modern Languages- Spanish and Portuguese (University of Oxford, 2011)

Drop-in Hour

Students should email to arrange an appointment.

Teaching (2017-18)

HP305 Galician Connections: Culture and Identity on the Atlantic Rim