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Warwick Hispanic Studies was founded in 2012. We combine the dynamism and resources of one of the UK's top universities with the close personal support of a small and friendly team eager to welcome you. Thanks to its cultural and geographical diversity, the Hispanic world offers tremendous opportunities for interdisciplinary study and research, ranging across Europe, North and South America, Africa and Asia, from the Caribbean to the Pacific.
Our degree programmes offer opportunities to study the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures to the highest level while developing your communication and research skills. You will be taught by experts in each area of study, with up to 12 hours of lectures, seminars and language classes per week. You will have 3–4 hours of language classes per week, depending on your level of Spanish on entry. We accept ab initio, GCSE, AS and A-Level entrants, and teach each accordingly. Also, you choose from a series of literature and culture module options, in which emphasis is placed on debate, discussion and on the development of critical and evaluative skills.
Our vibrant Hispanic Studies postgraduate community comprises taught Masters, research Masters, doctoral and postdoctoral students. Current projects include work on gender and sexuality in fiction; memory in Peru; the intellectual history of Argentina; identity and race in the Iberian Atlantic; nationalism and identity in early 19th century Iberia. As well as individual supervisions, students attend theory discussion groups and departmental seminars. They participate in the School's postgraduate community, which organises an annual postgraduate symposium. We offer tailored research programmes, and welcome enquiries to study in any of our fields of research expertise.
We offer a boundary-crossing, transnational engagement with the networks of cultural history, memory, literature and identity that crisscross the Hispanic world. Our research ranges across Iberia (Spain, Portugal, Galicia), Africa, the Atlantic and the Caribbean, exploring connections and encounters between Hispanic, Lusophone, Anglophone and Francophone cultures. Current projects include:
- Cultural memory in the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds
- Caribbean commemorations of Christopher Columbus
- Race and cultural politics in the Iberian Atlantic
- Britain and the Hispanic world in the global nineteenth century
Dr James Hodkinson and Professor Karen Leeder (Oxford) launch a creative writing competition on Monday 25 Sept.