Research in Hispanic Studies
Our approach to Hispanic Studies emphasises a boundary-crossing, transnational vision of the networks of cultural history, memory, literature and identity that crisscross the Hispanic world – from Europe to the Caribbean, the Americas, Africa and the Pacific. We have particular strengths in:
- The cultural histories of Iberia (Spain, Portugal, Galicia), the Hispanic Atlantic and the Caribbean from the Renaissance to the present.
- Connections and encounters between Hispanic, Lusophone, Anglophone and Francophone cultures.
- Mobility (travel, migration, exile), memory and identity across the Hispanic world.
- Spanish and Latin American film and sound cultures
- Environmental Humanities and Latin America
Our recent publications
Professor Kirsty Hooper has recently published the monograph The Edwardians and the Making of a Spanish ObsessionLink opens in a new window with Liverpool University Press.
Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes's co-edited volume Public Humanities and the Spanish Civil War has recently been published by Palgrave Macmillan.
The paperback edition of Dr Michela Coletta's monograph Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and 'Latinidad' Spanish America, 1880-1920Link opens in a new window was published by Liverpool University Press in 2021.
Dr Tom Whittaker's book The Spanish Quinqui Film: Delinquency, Sound, SensationLink opens in a new window was published by Manchester University Press in 2020. It provides a new social history of Spain's Transition to Democracy through the exploration of marginal urban subcultures and sound.
Dr Rich Rabone's monograph Moderation and the Mean in the Literature of Spain’s Golden Age: A Measure for Measure, a study of the reception of the Aristotelian golden mean, will be published by Oxford University Press.
Dr Leticia Villamediana-González published the monograph La imagen de Inglaterra en la prensa española del siglo XVIII Link opens in a new windowwith Tamesis Books in 2019.
Current Research Projects
Hispanic London: Culture, Commerce and Community in the Nineteenth-Century CityLink opens in a new window
Mapping Sound Cultures in Democratic SpainLink opens in a new window
Touring the Anthropocene: Modernity and Dark Tourist Ecologies in the AmericasLink opens in a new window
Voices of Humanitarianism: British Responses to Refugees from ChileLink opens in a new window
Engagements with British Culture in Spanish Writing and Film of the Transition, 1965-1980Link opens in a new window
Long-time Thinking in the Eco-social Philosophies of Buen VivirLink opens in a new window
Hispanic Literature in the British Romantic Periodical Press (1802-1832): Appropriating and Rewriting the CanonLink opens in a new window
The Academic Muse: Collaboration, Obscurity, and the Poetics of Cultural Insurgency in Early Modern Seville Link opens in a new window