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Dr Diana Cullell Teixidor

Reader in Hispanic Studies and Interim Head of Department Modern Languages and Cultures


Personal Statement

Quite a few years ago I completed my undergraduate degrees (Filología Hispánica & Filologia Romànica) at the Universitat de Girona. Shortly after graduating I moved to the UK, where I did an MA in European Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester. My passion for Spanish literature -and poetry in particular-, culminated in a PhD (also at the University of Manchester) that analysed the Spanish 'poesía de la experiencia'. I joined the University of Liverpool in 2008.

I am a specialist in Spanish and Catalan literature and culture, and have published widely on a range of writers and literary movements. I am particularly interested in new forms of poetry and performance poetry; Spanish and Catalan contemporary poetry; performance poetry and new forms of poetry; Xarnego/charnego literature; representations of the body in literature; contemporary Spanish fiction; the Spanish poetic market (1980-present). I would be interested to hear from potential research students with interests in twentieth and twenty-first century literature from Spain, with particular focuses on Spanish poetry, Spanish narrative or Catalan literature. See further information under the 'Research' tab.