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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

Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Research Seminar

22 January 2020

The Cambridge Hispanic and Lusophone Lent Term Seminar starts on 22 January, at 5.30pm, Newnham College (Barbara White Room) Professor Laura Lewis, University of Southampton will present a paper titled ‘That Little Mexican Part of Me’: Race, Place and Transnationalism among U.S. African-descent Mexicans.' Refreshments...

MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize awarded to Dr Maite Conde

5 December 2019

Congratulations to Dr Maite Conde, who has been awarded the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for her book Foundational Films: Early Cinema and Modernity in Brazil , published by the University of California Press. The prize is awarded by the Modern Language Association of America for an outstanding book published in English...

'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...

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