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.