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Literature, Visual Culture and the Arts

Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Colonial, Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies

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Dr Hugues Azérad

Azérad, Dr Hugues

Hugues Azérad specialises in comparative literature and aesthetics (Proust, Joyce, Faulkner, Bonnefoy, Glissant, Nerval, Benjamin, Adorno, Rancière), postcolonial literature, modernisms, utopia, film, French literature/poetry from 19th century to the present and links between Language learning and cultural studies.

Stanley Bill

Bill, Stanley

Stanley Bill works on twentieth-century Polish literature and culture, and on contemporary political discourse in Poland. He has particular interests in populist discourse, postcolonial interpretations of Polish cultural and political history, the poetics of the body, religion and secularization, and Polish-Ukrainian relations. He has written on the current Polish government's approach to civil society; monism and pluralism in Polish politics (with Ben Stanley); postcolonial theory in the Polish context; legacies of Polish Romanticism; and the works of Czesław Miłosz, Bruno Schulz, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.


Birch, Edmund

Edmund Birch works on nineteenth-century French literature. His research interests focus on the novel, the history of journalism, nineteenth-century politics and popular culture, and his work draws on a range of authors including Balzac, the brothers Goncourt and Maupassant.

Rodrigo Cacho

Cacho, Rodrigo

Rodrigo’s research focuses on Renaissance and Baroque cultures and Spanish American colonial literature. His scholarship has been concerned with literary genres such as burlesque and epic poetry, and the works of Francisco de Quevedo. It also treats aspects related to the transmission of culture in the early modern period, including interdisciplinary approaches such as theory of painting and the art of memory. The relationship between art and literature is another area of his research, with a particular interest in painters such as Diego Velázquez and Juan de Valdés Leal. He also works on colonial poetry, especially on the emergence of literary communities in the New World.

Professor Sarah Colvin

Colvin, Prof. Sarah

Sarah’s primary research and teaching interests are in the areas of cultural production and social justice; critical race theory; epistemic injustice; narrative theory and narrative ethics; narrative criminology; prisoner writing and arts in prisons.

Martin Crowley

Crowley, Martin

Martin's research interests encompass Modern and contemporary cultures of the French-speaking world; Twentieth- and twenty-first-century French philosophy; Critical theory; Ethics and fiction; Ecocriticism; Testimony; Sexuality, embodiment, and representation; Ontologies of coexistence; Intersections of the aesthetic, the philosophical, and the political.

Maren de Vincent-Humphreys

de Vincent-Humphreys, Maren

Maren's research interests are in intercultural business communication and processes of second language acquisition.

Maya Feile Tomes

Feile Tomes, Maya

Maya's research revolves around the literary culture of the early modern Iberian world, focusing on transatlantic dialogues, multilingual dynamics (Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Latin), and classical reception; she also has a special interest in translation.


Vivien Kogut Lessa de Sá

Kogut Lessa de Sá, Vivien

Vivien Kogut Lessa de Sá is interested in comparative studies in Brazilian, Portuguese and English literatures, early colonial Brazil and early modern travel writing. Her research explores sixteenth-century cultural exchanges between Europe and the New World, with a focus on interactions between England, Portugal and Brazil.

Geoffrey Maguire

Maguire, Geoffrey

Latin American film; queer studies; sexuality and gender studies; cinematic time and embodiment; childhood and adolescence; postmemory and cultural memory.

Laura McMahon

McMahon, Laura

Laura's research addresses connections between contemporary film and philosophy, with a particular focus on French and Francophone contexts, combined with an engagement with screen cultures across various other language areas.

Leila Mukhida

Mukhida, Leila

Dr Mukhida specialises in German and Austrian visual culture, with a focus on cinema and the Frankfurt School, sound and industrial history, as well as queer and intersectional approaches to film and literature. In their research and their teaching, they advocate for diversity and decolonization in German Studies. Their book, Sensitive Subjects: The Political Aesthetics of Contemporary German and Austrian Cinema, looks to early German-language film theory in order to explore how post-1989 films by directors including Valeska Grisebach, Michael Haneke, Andreas Dresen and Elke Hauck engender a political sensitivity in viewers.


Rory O'Bryen

O'Bryen, Rory

Rory's current research explores the representation of the Magdalena River in Colombian culture between 1850 and the present day. It engages with a range of works, including mid-nineteenth-century regional romances, late nineteenth-century Afro-Colombian poetry, representations of leprosy in early twentieth-century literature, music and silent film, the ‘novela de la Violencia’ of the 1950s, and late twentieth-century engagements with narcotráfico. In doing so it uses the river as a conduit into the fragile interplay between nation-formation and global political and economic processes.

Professor Joanna Page

Page, Prof. Joanna

Joanna Page’s research interests include literature, film, graphic fiction and visual arts from Latin America, particularly Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Many of her recent projects are related to the broader theme of the relationship between science and the arts, but she has also worked on questions of memory, modernity, capitalism, posthumanism, new materialism, decoloniality and environmental thought in Latin America.

Stephanie Rohner

Rohner, Stephanie

Stephanie's research interests are: Colonial Latin American literature and culture; Race and indigeneity in the viceroyalties of Peru and New Spain; Pre-Columbian material culture; Censorship and textual transmission; Jesuit historiography


Andrew J. Webber

Webber, Andrew J.

Andrew J. Webber is Professor of Modern German and Comparative Culture. He has research and teaching interests in a wide range of German and comparative film, from the 1920s to the present day. A particular concern of his work is how film relates to psychoanalysis, the Gothic imagination, constructions of gender and sexuality, and the urban, and he has published essays on combinations of all of these.

Professor Godela Weiss-Sussex

Weiss-Sussex, Prof. Godela

Professor Godela Weiss-Sussex's main research interests lie in the culture and literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the following areas: women’s writing, the works of German-Jewish writers produced in Germany and in exile; modernism, the city in literature and the visual arts; biology and literature.