Dr Henriette Partzsch
- Senior Lecturer (Hispanic Studies)
After being awarded a Doctorate at the Technische Universität Berlin, Henriette Partzsch has worked at the Universities of Basle, Geneva and St Andrews before joining in 2014 Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Glasgow.
Henriette Partzsch's research focusses on Spanish literature and culture, specifically:
- Spanish literature and culture during the long nineteenth century
- Women writers in Spain, with a particular interest in comparative approaches
- Transcultural studies
Henriette Partzsch is currently participating in the international project Desde los márgenes. Cultura, experiencia y subjetividad en la modernidad: género, política y saberes (siglos XVII-XIX) (PGC2018-097445-A-C22, led by Dr Mónica Burguera (UNED) and fincanced by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades.
Between 2017 and 2019, she was part of the project Prácticas culturales y esfera pública: editoras españolas y latinoamericanas (FFI2016-76037-P, Convocatoria I + D Excelencia), led by Prof. Pura Fernández (CSIC) and financed by the Spanish Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad.
She has led the HERA funded collaborative research project Travelling Texts, 1790-1914: The Transnational Reception of Women's Writing at the Fringes of Europe (Finland, The Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain) (Sept 2013-Aug 2016). The international project researched cultural encounters through reading and writing that crossed and often transcended borders of different kinds (nation, gender, class, religion), by finding out and comparing what texts written by women circulated in our fringe countries during the long nineteenth-century, who read them and what readers thought about and did with them. For further information please consult the project website of Travelling Texts.
Henriette Partzsch is happy to consider proposals from research students in her areas of expertise.
She is the main supervisor of the Lord Kelvin / Adam Smith PhD project Connecting Threads: The Transnational Textile Trade between Nineteenth-Century Britain and the Spanish-speaking world (Co-supervisors: Dr Kirsten Kininmonth, Accounting & Finance, and Dr Sally Tuckett, History of Art). Together with Dr Mónica Burguera, she co-supervises a thesis about the Spanish writer, entrepreneur and activist Faustina Sáez de Melgar at UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia).
She has supervised the thesis Women's Writing Networks in Spanish Magazines around 1900 (2017).
Henriette Partzsch teaches on the following courses:
Spanish Culture 1 + 2
Spanish Language 2
Women and Spanish Society, 1833-1931: From the Wars over Female Succession to Women's Suffrage (Honours Option)
Cultural and Social Change in Contemporary Spain (Honours Option)
Introduction to Comparative Literature (MLitt core course 1)
Comparative Literature in Practice (MLitt core course 2)
She also supervises Honours dissertations.
Henriette Partzsch is SMLC Postgraduate Convenor (until December 2020).
She sits on the editorial board of the Comparative Literature Section of Modern Languages Open and Studies in Comparative Literature published by Legenda.