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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Dr Bryan Cameron

University Associate Professor, Modern Spanish Literature and Culture
Fellow and Director of Studies, Selwyn College
Faculty Director of Undergraduate Studies
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
(+44) (0)1223 769245

Selwyn College
Grange Road
United Kingdom

Teaching interests: 

Spanish literature from the eighteenth century to the present

The nineteenth-century novel

Spanish cinema

Modernity and coloniality

Imperial and (post-) imperial fictions

Feminism and gender studies

Translation theory

Research interests: 

Bryan Cameron’s research centers on modern Spanish culture with a focus on literary, filmic, and ideological production from the eighteenth century to the present. Bryan’s first book-length project, entitled Paternity Tests: Destabilized Authority in the Late-Nineteenth-Century Spanish Novel, examines fraught representations of patrilineal succession in works by Leopoldo Alas (“Clarín”), Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Narcís Oller, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Benito Pérez Galdós, and Alejandro Sawa. The second, entitled Beyond Dystopia: Reclaiming the Future in Crisis and Post-Crisis Cinema from Spain, 2008-2018, analyzes the ways in which Spanish filmmakers have searched for new tools – conceptual, historical, and aesthetic – to imagine a reality that lies beyond the cultural embeddedness of crisis over the last decade. Bryan has also worked on cultural output from crisis Spain and post-crisis Spain, and has conducted research on protest movements such as the 15-M, narrative and documentary cinema, and visual print media from 1975 to the present. 

Dr Cameron welcomes inquiries from potential MPhil and PhD students with research interests relevant to his interests

Published works: 


“The Persistence of Neocolonial Logic in Fernando León de Aranoa’s Amador (2010).” in Towards a Postcolonial Spain? Framing Violence, National Conflict and Colonialities in Contemporary Spain, ed. Helena Miguélez-Carballeira, University of Wales Press (forthcoming).

“Introduction: "Out of the Gutter: The Politics of Dissent in Visual Print Media from the Spanish Transition to the Present." ” Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies 4.2 (2020): 175-185.

“Elliptical Life in (Post) Crisis Cinema from Spain.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, special issue entitled Interrogating Critical Fields in Spanish Cultural Studies, edited by Jo Labanyi, 22.2 (Summer 2021): 247-260.

“Documenting Podemos and the Rise of DIY Politics in Fernando León de Aranoa's Politica, manual de instrucciones (2016).” Hispanic Research Journal 20.5 (2019): 58-72

“Crowd Control: Populism, Public Assembly, Institutional Crises, and Pere Portabella’s Informe general II (2015).” Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies 21 (2017): 159-185.

“‘Yo procedo por explosión violenta y ruidosamente’: Re-Reading the Political in Vicente Blasco Ibáñez’s fin-de-siècle Journalistic Production.” Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 95.6 (2018): 617-636.

“Spain in Crisis: 15-M and the Culture of Indignation.” Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 15.1/15.2 (Spring / Summer 2014): 1-11.

“Stillborn Texts: Competing Pregnancies in Leopoldo ‘Clarín’ Alas’s Su único hijo (1891).” Revista Hispánica Moderna 67.2 (Winter 2014): 143-161.

“Narcotic Fictions: The Implosion of Narrative and Politics in Benito Pérez Galdós’s La incógnita/Realidad (1888-1889).” Decimonónica 10.2 (Summer 2013): 14-31.

Special issues:

Spain in Crisis: 15-M and the Culture of IndignationJournal of Spanish Cultural Studies 15.1/15.2 (2014), Edited by Bryan Cameron. 291 pp.

Out of the Gutter: The Politics of Dissent in Visual Print Media from the Spanish Transition to the Present. Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies 4.2 (2020), Edited by Bryan Cameron and Rhiannon McGlade. 148pp.

Mobilizing Affect: Populism and the Future of Democratic Politics in Spain, Edited by Bryan Cameron (in progress).