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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 Seminars

16 September 2021

Speaker: Dr Joanna Page, University of Cambridge Title: Expeditions through Time along the Río Paraná: Decolonial Perspectives on Environmental Change Date: Wednesday, 13th October Time: 5pm Venue: Zoom Abstract: Expeditions through Time along the Río Paraná: Decolonial Perspectives on Environmental Change The German...

Congratulations to Prof Manucha Lisboa

31 August 2021

Congratulations to Prof Manucha Lisboa for her contribution in a volume published on the occasion of Tate Britain’s retrospective on Paula Rego (14 June - 24 October 2021): ‘Paula and Her Women: Singing All Alone’ in Elena Crippa (ed.), Paula Rego . London: Tate (2021), 40-45.

Congratulations to Prof Manucha Lisboa for the publication of her monograph in the UK

31 August 2021

A second revised edition of Manucha Lisboa’s monograph, Teu Amor Fez de Mim um Lago Triste: Ensaios sobre os Maias , first published in Portugal has been republished in the UK by SPLASH (Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies in the Humanities)

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