Degree of Master of Letters (MLitt). Minimum period of study: two years' full-time or four years' part-time study.
Degree of Master of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts (MPhil). Minimum period of study one year full-time or two years' part-time study. This is a 'tailor-made' programme of study for candidates who wish to obtain a Masters qualification but for whom no suitable taught programme exists.
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Minimum period of study: three years' full-time study (see (b) below) or six years' part-time study.
The following points should be noted:
- Candidates for the PhD normally register initially for the MPhil or MLitt degree and subject to satisfactory progress transfer to the PhD. The period of study dates from the initial registration for the MPhil/MLitt degree.
- The period of study for each candidate is laid down by the Faculty Board and normally for the degree of PhD by full-time study will be three years.
- A candidate for the PhD may be allowed to transfer after a year's full-time study to part-time study for a further four years. Further details can be obtained from the Faculty Office.
The research staff of the Department are all experts in their fields; our list of published articles and books is a long and distinguished one.
Head of Subject:
Professor David Brookshaw: Brazilian, Portuguese, and African literature in Portuguese.
- Dr Matthew Brown: Latin American historical, cultural and literary studies, 18th to 20th centuries.
- Dr Joanna Crow: Latin American Studies; modern Latin American literature; indigenous cultures of Chile.
- Dr Lorraine Leu: Brazilian Studies; Latin American cultural studies. Brazilian cultural criticism.
- Dr Caroline Williams: Colonial Spanish American history; frontier studies.
Spain and Portugal:
- Professor David Hook: medieval and early modern history and literature of the Iberian Peninsula, especially Spain.
- Dr Sally-Ann Kitts: 18th-century Spanish studies; 19th and early 20th-century Spanish literature.
- Dr Paul Lewis-Smith: Golden Age Spanish literature and theatre; Cervantes; intellectual history.
- Dr Francisco J. Romero Salvadó: modern Spanish history; the Spanish Civil War.
- Dr Caragh Wells: Contemporary Spanish literature; literary theory; women writers and urban fiction.
The following units may be available within MA programmes in Hispanic Studies though not all are available each year.
- Beyond National Boundaries: The Films of Luis Bunuel
- Colonial Encounters: Spanish America c. 1492-1700
- Contemporary Portuguese Fiction and Film
- Literature of the Portuguese Golden Age
- The 19th Century Portuguese Novel
- The Life and Works of Eca de Queiros
- Portuguese Prose Fiction, 1970 – 2000
- The Romantic Movement in Brazil
- 20th Century Prose Fiction in Brazil
- Contemporary Brazilian Poetry and Song
- Contemporary Brazilian Film
- Building the Nation; Post-colonial Fiction from Angola and Mozambique
- The 'Claridade' Movement in Cape Verde and its Aftermath
- Advanced Portuguese Language
- Introduction to Literary Translation
- Women and Conflict: Representations of War and its Aftermath in Franco's Spain
How to apply
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