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
79.7% of our work was ranked in the highest categories of 4* or 3*, meaning our research outputs were ranked 5th in the UK.
Dr Michela Coletta's monograph Decadent Modernity: Civilisation and ‘Latinidad’ in Spanish America, 1880-1920 is forthcoming with LUP. She is co-editor of the volume Provincialising Nature: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Politics of the Environment in Latin America, published by ILAS Book Series in 2016.
Dr Kirsty Hooper co-ordinates the Hispanic Liverpool Project, investigating Liverpool's role as a hub connecting the 19th-century Anglophone and Luso-Hispanic worlds. She is PI of the AHRC-funded project, Imperial Entanglements: Transoceanic Basque Networks in British and Spanish Colonialism and their Legacy (July 2016 - June 2019).
Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes has just published Embodying Memory in Contemporary Spain, which examines the emergence of memory discourse in Spain since the Millennium.
Dr Clemencia Rodas-Pérez is working on the project Bridging the gap between expert and lay speakers in Medical communication in Spanish.
Dr Fabienne Viala has just published The Post-Columbus Syndrome, which explores Caribbean responses to the 500th anniversary of Columbus reaching the New World.
Dr Leticia Villamediana-González is writing a monograph on anglomania and anglophobia in the Spanish press and their contribution to Spain's programme of Enlightenment reform, and co-editing a volume entitled The Configuration of the Spanish Public Sphere: From the Enlightenment to the indignados.
Leticia Villamediana Gonzalez and Raquel Navas to represent SMLC at the ELE-UK conference, 14-15 June
Call for Papers: Questioning the disappearance of disciplinary boundaries
Michela Coletta (Hispanic Studies) speaks in Denmark on Cultural Hegemony, Heterogeneity and the Politics of Difference: Problematising a Global Framework of Environmental Governance from Latin America
SMLC invites applications for IAS COFUND fellowships (deadline: 30th Nov)
SMLC invites expressions of interest for Leverhulme ECFs (internal deadline: 15 Jan)
Congratulations to Sophie Hughes (Hispanic Studies PhD student) on winning a prestigious PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant!
Congratulations to Dr Sophie Stevens, Teaching Fellow in Hispanic Studies, on the award of her PhD!
Read our new research blog to find out more about Hispanic Studies research!
Want to contribute? Contact our blog co-ordinator Michela Coletta to find out how