Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
News & Forthcoming Events
- Conference - Travel and Writing in the Global Renaissance
- Conference - Memories of Change
- Prof. Stephen Hart awarded the Order of Merit
- From the Golden Age to comedy gold
- El mayordomo de la duquesa de Amalfi
- Publication of Dr Zoltán Biedermann's book
- Graduate Student, Andre Graca's Article on Portuguese Cinema
- Valentino Gianuzzi PhD and Lectureship
- Prof Stephen Hart Elected Member of the Peruvian Academy of Language
Dr Jo Evans
Jo Evans BA, PhD (Cantab) came to UCL in 1995 after lecturing at Edinburgh University (1989-1994). Her research interests are in Spanish film and literature, feminist and psychoanalytical narrative and film theory, theories of space and mobility, national identity and migration. She is presently focusing on the changing representation of rural/urban space and the family in Spanish film from the 1920s onwards. She is the author of books on the Franco Regime poet Ángela Figuera Aymerich and on the Spanish director Julio Medem. She has published widely on Spanish film and narrative, and her papers on Julio Medem, Juan Antonio Bardem, Ramón Salazar, Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Imanol Uribe and Víctor Erice have appeared in Screen, New Cinemas, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas, Hispanic Research Journal, and Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. She has presented conference papers at universities in the UK, Spain and United States and was a consultant for the BBC series, The Art of Spain. Forthcoming publications include book chapters on Spanish women film-makers and on the Argentinian poet, journalist and playwright, Alfonsina Storni.
Dr Evans has introduced courses on Spanish narrative, poetry, theatre and film at UCL, and has taught courses on Spanish Film at Cambridge University and the University of Royal Holloway. She contributes to Faculty BA and MA core courses (SPAN1201, SPAN1210), teaches Departmental undergraduate modules on translation and film (SPAN2304, SPAN4302), and an MA course option on Spanish Film (SPANG001) that may be taken by Film Studies, Gender Studies or Hispanic Studies students.
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