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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

'Foundational Films: Early Cinema', by Dr Maite conde, awarded Richard Wall Memorial Prize

10 October 2019

Congratulations to our lecturer Maite Conde whose book Foundational Films. Early Cinema has been awarded the Richard Wall Memorial Prize (finalist) by the Theatre and Film Library of the United States. Maite’s book also received the Antonio Candido prize (honorable mention) by the Brazil Section of the international Latin...

Our Seminar Series begins October 16th 2019

10 October 2019

We are excited to start our seminar series with Dr Tori Holmes discussing digital culture in Brazil, which will take place on 16 October at 5.30pm

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminars 2019/2020

18 September 2019

The programme for the Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminars 2019/2020 is below: Michaelmas Term 16th October, 5.30pm, Newnham college (Barbara White Room) Dr. Tori Holmes, Queen’s University, Belfast. Talk: Changing screens? A reflection on digital culture in Brazil, in three acts Refreshments provided Hosted...

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