Opportunities for research in Hispanic Studies
Hispanic Studies at Glasgow University is a small and yet dynamic research unit, and one of the most interdisciplinary in Scotland. Our main focus is 15th, 16th, 19th, 20th and 21st Century Latin American and Peninsular Culture, Film, Literature and Cultural Theory (with special interest in Brazil, Cuba, Mexico and Spain). Other areas in which we can offer expertise and resources are the Spanish Golden Age thought, prose, and drama. We have strong connections with institutions in the USA, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
Postgraduate students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities through the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities and can also opt to take any honours options from within Hispanic Studies pertinent to their field of interest. Many of our postgraduate students in the past have come from Chile, Europe, USA, Brazil, and Mexico and we highly encourage internationalisation.
The wide-range of interests and expertise of existing staff is complemented by other expertise in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures and the College of Arts. This affords the opportunity for interdisciplinary work under joint supervision.
Staff Research Interests:
- 19th, 20th and 21st century Latin American Culture, Film, Literature and Theory. Some examples of authors/ film directors/ theorists studied are: Borges, Vargas Llosa, Octavio Paz, Gabriela Mistral, Elena Poniatowska, Gutiérrez Alea, Nestor García Canclini, Enrique Krauze, Margot Glantz. Within this field there is a specialist interest Cuba and gender issues.
- 19th, 20th and 21st century Peninsular Culture, Film, Literature and Theory.
Some examples of authors/ film directors/ theorists studied are: Lorca, Buñuel, Almodóvar, Victor Erice, Cernuda. Within this field there is a special interest in modernism and the avant-garde.
- 20th and 21st century Lusophone Culture, Film, Literature and Theory.
Some examples of authors/ film directors/ theorists studied are: Fernando Pessoa, Ana Cristina César, Cecília Meireles, Roberto Schwarz, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Glauber Rocha, Luís Costa Lima, Sebastião Salgado.
- Golden Age Spanish Literature. Including currents of Reformation thought in Spain and works by Cervantes, Calderon and Tirso de Molina.