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
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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.
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
- Span 3602 Advanced Spanish 2
- Span 3622 Introduction to Spanish Translation
- Span 4103 Spanish and Latin American Studies
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.
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,
- 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.
- Association of Iberian and Latin American Studies of Australasia (AILASA).
- Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)
- 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.