The Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies is an expanding department with particular strengths in contemporary cultural studies. Members of the department have research interests that cross disciplinary boundaries and reach into areas such as gender studies, nationalism, sociology and psychology.
The broad area in which research is conducted is the contemporary culture of Spain and Latin America. Specific research projects currently being undertaken by members of the department include:
- The representation of transgender subjectivities in contemporary Latin American literature and film
- The city as the prime site of the emergence in Latin America of new subjectivities, in the context of neoliberalism, local and global conflict and contestation
- Cultural policy and National Identity in Catalonia 1980-2003
- The preparation of an introduction to the work of the author Jesús Moncada
- 19th to 20th Century Latin American processes of cultural production, circulation and consumption
- Narrative constructions of models of modernity and identity
- Interrelations between fiction, colonial discourse, travel writing, aesthetics and anthropology.
Please refer to staff profiles for further details.