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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 Series 2020-21

7 December 2020

Lent Term Please note that all seminars this term shall take place on-line. Professor Lúcia Sá Date: 27 January Time: 5pm Venue: Zoom Title: TBC -- Professor Rachel Price Date: 17 February Time: 5pm Venue: Zoom Title: TBC -- Dr Rory O’Bryen Date: 17 March Time: 5pm Venue: Zoom Title: ‘Guaca-Hayo: Colombia’s Magdalena River...

Keynote Lecture: Queer Migrations

9 November 2020

Queer Migrations: Transnational Sexualities in Theory and Practice Online, University of Cambridge, 23 - 27 November 2020 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN The keynote lecture will be delivered by Prof Gayatri Gopinath (NYU) at 5pm on Monday 23rd November, followed by discussion and a Q&A with Dr Natasha Tanna (UCL). Please see...

Virtual Seminar Series Michaelmas 2020

8 October 2020

We are very happy to announce our seminar series for Michaelmas 2020, which will be entirely virtual. Speakers are: Speaker: Professor Jesús Rodriguez Velasco, Yale University Day: 14 October Time: 5pm Title: “Science of the Soul, Bodies of Law.” Abstract: Examining legislations and legal theorizations from the Middle Ages...

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