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Dr Leticia Villamediana Gonzalez

Senior Teaching FellowDr Leticia Villamediana Gonzâlez

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

Tel: +44 (0) 24 765 74452

Room 413, Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL

About

Leticia Villamediana González joined Hispanic Studies as a Teaching Fellow in August 2014. Before coming to Warwick she was teaching Spanish at Queen's University, Belfast, where she completed her Doctoral Studies in 2013.

Research Interests

Her research interests lie in the fields of 18th-Century Spanish literature, culture and intellectual history; Anglo-Spanish cultural transfers and Spanish periodical press.

Her recent 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. In so doing, this volume brings to the fore the work of some understudied writers and journalists and situates these important periodicals and their connections to power as a key part of a wider European context of material and intellectual exchanges that sustained the Republic of Letters. This in turn, contributes to recent scholarship arguing for a central place of Spain in the intellectual map of the Enlightenment.  

Leticia has 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.

Current projects

Teaching Interests

  • Her teaching interests lie in Spanish history and literature of the long eighteenth century, the Spanish Black Legend and Spanish/anti-Spanish propaganda. She was awarded the 2017 BSECS Teaching Prize for 'Images and Representations of 18th-Century Spain', her contribution to the first-year module 'Images and Representations of the Hispanic World'.
  • She is also interested in innovative language teaching and in embedding an intercultural and international perspective in the curriculum. She teaches advanced Spanish language modules and she convenes the first and final-year language modules (HP101 & HP301). As part of her HP101 Modern Spanish Language I module, she has been collaborating since 2014, together with Dr Clemencia Rodas-Pérez, on an Virtual Intercultural Exchange Programme with the Universidad Pontificia Javeriana, Bogotá (Colombia).

Administrative Role

Language Coordinator (Hispanic Studies)

Honours Exam Secretary (Hispanic Studies)

SSLC Academic Convenor (Hispanic Studies)

Publications

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

Anglomanía: la imagen de Inglaterra en la prensa española del siglo XVIII (Woodbridge: Tamesis Books, 2019)

The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere: from the Enlightenment to the indignados (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

Qualifications

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

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