Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies

Contact Details

Departmental Coordinators:
Ms Alex Lopez Alvarez
Ms Clare Szembek (Mon-Wed)
tel: 020 7679 3109
ext: 33109

Head of Department:
Dr Humberto Núñez-Faraco
tel: 020 7679 4332
ext: 34332

Dr Guillermo Laín Corona

Dr Guillermo Laín Corona (MA and Ph.D, University of Malaga, and MA and Ph.D, University College London) teaches Spanish language and literature. His field of expertise is Contemporary Spanish Literature, with a particular interest in 20th Century Spanish Novel. For his Ph.D work he studied the influence of the Modernist novelist Gabriel Miró (Alicante 1879 - Madrid 1930) in several writers, including other Modernists, like Benjamín Jarnés, and authors of the post-civil war period, such as Camilo José Cela or Francisco Umbral. He is now working on the influence of Liberalism in the 20th Century Spanish Literature, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education. His book Proyecciones de Gabriel Miró en la narrativa española de postguerra will be published by Tamesis in 2013, and he has already published articles in relevant journals such as Revista de Literatura, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies and Neophilologus. He has also studied Latin American prose fiction, including the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez and Rosario Castellanos.