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Dr Leticia Villamediana Gonzalez

Associate Professor
Dr Leticia Villamediana Gonzâlez

Email: L dot Villamediana-Gonzalez at warwick dot ac dot uk

Tel: +44 (0) 24 765 74452

Room 4.67, Faculty of Arts Building
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

  • SMLC Director of Teaching and Learning
  • WIHEA Alumni Fellow


I'm an Associate Professor in Hispanic Studies and I joined Warwick and SMLC in 2014. Before coming to Warwick, I taught Spanish at Queen's University, Belfast, where I completed my Doctoral Studies. During my time at Warwick, I've been teaching a wide range of modules at different levels and I've had multiple admin roles. I'm currently SMLC Director of Teaching and Learning and Member of the Arts Faculty Education Committee. I'm also an Alumni Fellow of the Warwick International Higher Education Academy and I'm actively involved in some of the Learning Circles, mainly the Pedagogic Research in HE and Internationalisation. I've been nominated a couple of times for the Warwick Awards for Personal Tutoring Excellence and I was awarded a Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence in 2021.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on 18th and 19th-Century Spanish literature and culture, from the perspective of Anglo-Spanish relations, with a particular interest in the textual and material exchanges between both countries and in the periodical press of the period. I'm also interested on how to engage students with the pre-modern Hispanic world and how to make these texts more accessible to today’s learners whilst also retaining the essential differences of another culture and another era. In September 2023, I organised the interdisciplinary workshop 'Approaches to Teaching the #EarlyModernHispanicWorld to 21st-Century Students' at Warwick, featuring keynote speaker Tara Munroe, Creative Director of Opal22 Arts and EdutainmentLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window (Leicester), who talked about her exhibition 'CASTA - The Origins of Caste' Link opens in a new windowLink opens in a new windowat the Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.

I've collaborated in an international research project entitled LHIBRO: Hispanic Literature in the British Romantic Periodical Press (1802-1832): Appropriating and Rewriting the CanonLink opens in a new window (Ref. RTI2018-097450-B-I00), with colleagues from the University of Valladolid and University of La Rioja, and financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.

My monograph Anglomanía: la imagen de Inglaterra en la prensa española del siglo XVIII (Woodbridge: Tamesis Books, 2019) explores the notion of anglomania - the craze for all things English which spread throughout all Europe - and its reactive phenomenon, anglophobia, offering a contextualised analysis of the transmission, reception and adaptation of British Enlightened ideas and reforms in three different types of Spanish periodicals.

I've also co-edited a volume on The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere: from the Enlightenment to the indignados (New York-Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2019), which brings together contributions from leading scholars in Hispanic studies, across a wide range of disciplines, to investigate how the concept of "public sphere" relates to society and to political power, and how it has evolved over the centuries offering a long-term, panoramic view that touches on one of the most urgent issues for contemporary European societies.

Teaching and Scholarship


I contribute to the Year's Work in Modern Language Studies, reviewing the section of Spanish Studies: Literature, 1700-1823.

'Approaches to Teaching the #EarlyModernHispanicWorld to 21st-Century Students'Link opens in a new window, University Council for Languages, Small Grant Report, 2024.

'Bosquejos de Andalucía en la prensa británica del siglo XIX: del discurso romántico al discurso colonial', in Andalucía y lo andaluz en los siglos XVIII y XIX: representación, crítica y creación de estereotipos, ed. by Daniel Muñoz Sempere and Breatriz Sánchez Hita (Peter Lang, 2023).

“A distinguished place in the Temple of the Muses”. Tomás de Iriarte’s Fables in the British Romantic Press (1795–1820), in British periodicals and Spanish Literature. Mapping the Romantic Canon Link opens in a new window(Peter-Lang, 2022)

'La literatura comparada y sus aplicaciones didácticas en clase de ELE', in Literatura y ELE: miradas desde los estudios literarios y culturales, ed. by Ana Peñas Ruiz (Madrid: EnClave-ELE, 2021)

Anglomanía: la imagen de Inglaterra en la prensa española del siglo XVIIILink opens in a new window (Woodbridge: Tamesis Books, 2019)

The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere: from the Enlightenment to the indignados Link opens in a new window(New York-Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2019)

'La librería Orcel: un negocio europeo en el Madrid del setecientos', Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo. Revista digital del Grupo de Estudios del Siglo XVIII, nº 24 (2018), 339-71.

«Prescription for Scolding Wives»: Esposas gruñonas y transgresoras en la prensa inglesa y española del siglo XVIII», Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo. Revista digital del Grupo de Estudios del Siglo XVIII, nº 22 (2016), 57-78. ISSN: 2173-0687

'Semblanza de Marcelino Calero y Portocarrero (Badajoz, 1778-Madrid, 1838)', in Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes - Portal Editores y Editoriales Iberoamericanos (siglos XIX-XXI) - EDI-RED (Alicante, 2016)

'Publicación y censura de los Discursos mercuriales, primer periódico español de economía política', Dieciocho: Hispanic Enlightenment, 38 (2015), 291-318

'La anglomanía en la prensa periódica española de la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII', in Hacia 1812, desde el siglo ilustrado. Actas del V Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Estudios del Siglo XVIII, ed. by Fernando Durán López (Gijón: Trea, 2013), pp. 197-210

'La Estafeta de Londres de Francisco Mariano Nifo, otro precedente de las Cartas Marruecas de Cadalso', Cuadernos de estudios del siglo XVIII, 22 (2012), 165-78

"Comencemos á conocer á una Nacion, que tanto nos importa tenerla à raya.' El fenómeno de la emulación en la Estafeta de Londres (1762) de Francisco Mariano Nifo', in La tinta en la clepsidra. Fuentes, historia y tradición en la literatura hispánica, ed. by Sónia Boadas, Félix Ernesto Chávez and Daniel García Vicens (Barcelona: PPU, 2012), pp. 187-98


Instituto Cervantes DELE Examiner, 2014

PhD in Hispanic Studies, Queen's University, Belfast, 2013

MA in Hispanic Studies, Queen's University, Belfast, 2009

MA in Interculturalidad en textos y contextos de ámbito occidental, University of Valladolid, 2008

BA (Hons) in English Philology, University of Valladolid, 2006

Advice and Feedback Hours

Term 2 2023-24:
Tuesdays 4-5pm and
Wednesdays 1-2pm
in FAB4.67 or on MC Teams.

I'm happy to arrange other times, please email me to book it.


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