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Spanish - Research

Course overview
Spanish offers supervision in a number of areas of interest in both Spain and Latin America. Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential supervisor and the Head of Discipline; it is based on a proposal from the applicant, following discussion with the staff member whose academic area of interest is most appropriate.

Entry requirements

Candidates should possess an honours degree in Spanish (Second Class, Grade 1 minimum [or equivalent international qualification]).


PhD GYB78 Full Time
PhD GYB79 Part Time
MLitt GYB80 Full Time
MLitt GYB81 Part Time

Further enquiries

Prof. Bill Richardson
Tel: +353 91 492 136

Research areas

Areas of interest

Dr. Mel Boland
Linguistics; Latin American literature; translation studies.

Dr. Lorraine Kelly
Modern Latin American Literature; Mexican women writers; Contemporary Latin American Studies.

Dr. Kate Quinn
Southern Cone literature and politics; history and theory of the detective genre in Spain and Latin America; historical narrative.

Prof. Bill Richardson
Spanish language and linguistics; Spanish-English translation; Spanish Second Language Acquisition; deictic reference in Spanish and English; the works of Jorge Luis Borges; the links between language, culture and cognition.

Dr. Lorna Shaughnessy
Modern Spanish poetry; Modern Latin American poetry; political writing from Central America; cultural theory and post-colonial literatures; womena mp;euro;?s movements and popular culture in Central America.

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