Dr Anne Walsh

MA, PhD (NUI Cork), DipTrans (Institute of Linguists, London)
Senior Lecturer, Chair of Department

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 6819

Biographical details

I worked in the Department of Hispanic Studies at University College Cork, Ireland for many years as well as spending time (Jan-June 1998) as Honorary Associate in the School of Languages and Linguistics (Spanish & Latin-American Studies), University of New South Wales.

Research interests

My research interests focus on the narrative trends produced in Spain in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. As such, they follow the development of such themes as that of memory, war, history, disillusionment, crime (and so on) and examine how these themes reflect Spanish culture. These themes are viewed in the light of contemporary narrative criticism particularly, but not exclusively, the ideas of ‘postmodernism’ and ‘reader response’.

  • Contemporary Spanish Narrative (Novel and/or Film)
  • Translation Studies

Teaching and supervision

Teaching

  • Span 3602 Advanced Spanish 2
  • Span 3622 Introduction to Spanish Translation
  • Span 4103 Spanish and Latin American Studies

Supervision

Completed PhD theses
Areas supervised to date include analyses of post-Spanish-Civil-war narratives as well as investigation of the effects of various narrative themes and techniques on the reader/viewer of transition, post-transition and contemporary Spanish fiction.

Masters
Supervised Masters theses have investigated areas such as the translation of novels into English or into film, investigation of the use of setting, space, female characters, intertextuality, the self, fictional autobiography, symbolism, testimony in a selection of contemporary and post-civil-war writers or film directors, including Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Lucia Etxebarría, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Miguel Delibes, Ana María Matute, Dulce Chacon, Julio Llamazares, Carmen Laforet, Pedro Almodóvar,

Current projects

  • Further Investigation of trends in contemporary Spanish narrative. Working title: ‘Chaos and Coincidence in Contemporary Spanish Narrative’. This analysis looks particularly at a selection of work by Camilo José Cela, Ana María Matute, Carmen Martín Gaite, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Rosa Montero, Javier Marías, Pedro Almodóvar, Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Isaac Rosa.

Associations

  • Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA).
  • Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)

Selected grants

2012

  • Writing the World - Transnationalism in Literary Studies; Bandhauer A, Borghesi F, Christie W, Cowan R, Dixon R, Giles P, Karalis V, Kirkpatrick P, Lu Y, Minter P, Morgan P, Parsons N, Rooney B, Suter R, Walsh A; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Walsh, A. (2011). Chaos and Coincidence in Contemporary Spanish Fiction. Bern: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers.
  • Walsh, A. (2007). Arturo Pérez-Reverte: Narrative Tricks and Narrative Strategies. United Kingdom: Tamesis Books.

Edited Books

  • Ribeiro de Menezes, A., Quance, R., Walsh, A. (2009). Guerra y memoria en la España contemporánea: War and Memory in Contemporary Spain. Spain: Editorial Verbum.

Book Chapters

  • Walsh, A. (2014). Remembering the Canon: La familia de Pascual Duarte and Nada revisited. In Sarah Leggott and Ross Woods (Eds.), Memory and Trauma in the Postwar Spanish Novel: Revisiting the Past, (pp. 29-42). Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.
  • Walsh, A. (2011). Identifying a Trend in Contemporary Spanish Fiction: The Case of Soldados de Salamina (2001) by Javier Cercas. In Wendy-Llyn Zaza (Eds.), Encrucijadas historicas de la Espana contemporanea:Textos y contextos que marcan epoca, (pp. 321-328). New Zealand: Ambosmundos.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). Echoes of Cervantes in contemporary Spanish fiction: a case study with a specific reference to La reina del sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. In Idoya Puig (Eds.), Tradition and modernity: Cervantes's presence in Spanish contemporary literature, (pp. 61-77). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). El capitán Alatriste: un enigma narrativo. In José Belmonte and J. M. López de Abiada (Eds.), Alatriste: la sombra del héroe, (pp. 480-499). Madrid: Alfaguara.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). Questions of identity: an exploration of Spanish detective fiction. In Marieke Krajenbrink and Kate M. Quinn (Eds.), Investigating identities: questions of identity in contemporary international crime fiction, (pp. 57-75). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). Remembering Madrid in the fiction of Joaquín Leguina and Arturo Pérez-Reverte. In Renée W. Craig-Odders and Jacky Collins (Eds.), Crime scene Spain: essays on post-Franco crime fiction, (pp. 146-165). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). The inescapable nature of memory: the case of El lápiz del carpintero (Manuel Rivas) and El vano ayer (Isaac Rosa). In Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Roberta Ann Quance, Anne L. Walsh (Eds.), Guerra y memoria en la España contemporánea: War and Memory in Contemporary Spain, (pp. 229-241). Spain: Editorial Verbum.

2014

  • Walsh, A. (2014). Remembering the Canon: La familia de Pascual Duarte and Nada revisited. In Sarah Leggott and Ross Woods (Eds.), Memory and Trauma in the Postwar Spanish Novel: Revisiting the Past, (pp. 29-42). Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press.

2011

  • Walsh, A. (2011). Chaos and Coincidence in Contemporary Spanish Fiction. Bern: Peter Lang AG, International Academic Publishers.
  • Walsh, A. (2011). Identifying a Trend in Contemporary Spanish Fiction: The Case of Soldados de Salamina (2001) by Javier Cercas. In Wendy-Llyn Zaza (Eds.), Encrucijadas historicas de la Espana contemporanea:Textos y contextos que marcan epoca, (pp. 321-328). New Zealand: Ambosmundos.

2009

  • Walsh, A. (2009). Echoes of Cervantes in contemporary Spanish fiction: a case study with a specific reference to La reina del sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. In Idoya Puig (Eds.), Tradition and modernity: Cervantes's presence in Spanish contemporary literature, (pp. 61-77). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). El capitán Alatriste: un enigma narrativo. In José Belmonte and J. M. López de Abiada (Eds.), Alatriste: la sombra del héroe, (pp. 480-499). Madrid: Alfaguara.
  • Ribeiro de Menezes, A., Quance, R., Walsh, A. (2009). Guerra y memoria en la España contemporánea: War and Memory in Contemporary Spain. Spain: Editorial Verbum.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). Questions of identity: an exploration of Spanish detective fiction. In Marieke Krajenbrink and Kate M. Quinn (Eds.), Investigating identities: questions of identity in contemporary international crime fiction, (pp. 57-75). Amsterdam: Rodopi.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). Remembering Madrid in the fiction of Joaquín Leguina and Arturo Pérez-Reverte. In Renée W. Craig-Odders and Jacky Collins (Eds.), Crime scene Spain: essays on post-Franco crime fiction, (pp. 146-165). Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland.
  • Walsh, A. (2009). The inescapable nature of memory: the case of El lápiz del carpintero (Manuel Rivas) and El vano ayer (Isaac Rosa). In Alison Ribeiro de Menezes, Roberta Ann Quance, Anne L. Walsh (Eds.), Guerra y memoria en la España contemporánea: War and Memory in Contemporary Spain, (pp. 229-241). Spain: Editorial Verbum.

2007

  • Walsh, A. (2007). Arturo Pérez-Reverte: Narrative Tricks and Narrative Strategies. United Kingdom: Tamesis Books.

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