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Spanish and Portuguese

Welcome to Spanish and Portuguese!

The Spanish and Portuguese section is one of the largest in the UK, and has been ranked as one of the most outstanding for teaching and research. It is a lively and friendly community of undergraduates, postgraduates (masters and doctoral students), researchers and lecturers with interests ranging from the cultures and history of Catalonia, Portugal and Spain, to those of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico amongst others.

Particular research interests of staff are in fields as diverse as film and media studies, modern Peninsular and cultural studies, Portuguese and Brazilian literature and visual arts, translation theory, syntax of the Romance languages, contemporary Catalan culture, Medieval and Golden Age studies, and Latin American literature, film and visual arts.

There are approximately 400 undergraduates (across all years) and 14 postgraduate students who conduct their research under the supervision of senior members of staff. Most teaching is undertaken in small groups (supervisions), and as a student here (at any level) you will have frequent opportunities to discuss your work with teaching staff, often on a one-to-one basis.

If you are interested in studying here as an undergraduate, you may like to read the information about applying and attend one of our Faculty Open Days. If you wish to undertake postgraduate research in Spanish & Portuguese, please see our dedicated information for MPhil and PhD students. We very much welcome enquiries from prospective students at all levels.

Latest News

Open Seminar - 'Schmitt, Glissant, Mouffe: Latinx, Islands, Films' - 9th Nov 22

2 November 2022

Please join us on Wednesday 9th November at 5pm for the next Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminar. Refreshments will be served afterwards! If you have any questions, please get in contact with the co-convenors Oliver Wilson-Nunn ( ) and Carlos Iglesias Crespo ( ). Speaker: Dr...

A few photos from 'Eduardo Mendoza: A Lifetime in Spanish Fiction'

21 October 2022

On Wednesday 19th October, 2022, the Spanish and Portuguese Section were delighted to host Eduardo Mendoza, one of the foremost contemporary Spanish novelists. Mendoza came to Cambridge to discuss his literary career in an event co-organized with the Instituto Cervantes (London) . Mendoza with University Lecturer, Dr...

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminar Series announced for Michaelmas 22

20 October 2022

We are delighted to share with you the term card for our seminars in Michaelmas, held on Wednesdays (26/10, 9/11, 23/11). The first seminar of term will be held at 12:30pm on Wednesday 26th October in LB 8, Sidgwick Site , in which Dr Maya Feile Tomes (University of Cambridge) will present on "Writing the Void? The Paradox...

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