Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies
Ms Clare Szembek
tel 020 7679 3109;
internal extension X33109;
Dr Humberto Núñez-Faraco
(Head of Department)
tel: 020 7679 4332;
internal extension X34332;
News & Forthcoming Events
- BBC News Magazine - Vicky Pryce and Miguel de Cervantes
- International Conference - The Future of Hispanism
- London World Film Festival 2013
- Translating 'Live' Poetry
- Gained in Translation
- Dr Deborah Martin will introduce El último verano de la boyita at ISA's 'Staging the Future: Argentine Films in Dialogue' Series
- Graduate student, Kathleen Sparks awarded grant
- Alcalá Galiano Lecture
- LECTURE: Benigno Trigo (Vanderbilt University), 6 June 2012 at 11am
- Vacancy in the department
- Dr Claire Lindsay awarded a Dorot Foundation Research Fellowship
- Professor Stephen Hart's Documentary Summer School in Cuba
- Dr Jo Evans will introduce Mexican film, Miss Bala, at the Cineschool festival 2012
- Vacancy in the department
- Dr Jo Evans will discuss Pan's Labyrinth at the European Institute Film Day
- César Vallejo conference. 16-17 March 2012
- Final year student, Roberta Radu's prize-winning article
- Dept of Spanish and Latin American Studies, UCL nominated for award
- Final year student Roberta Radu shortlisted in Guardian competition
- Award for Dr. Maria del Pilar Blanco
- Alcala Galiano Memorial Lecture
- Alumni Events
Dr Alexander Samson
Lecturer in Golden Age Literature
Tel: +44 207 679 7121 (internal x37121)
Fax: +44 207 679 2297
Office Hours: Mondays 4 - 5pm, Tuesdays 10 - 11am.
Dr Samson lectures on the literature, culture and history of early modern Spain and Latin America. He has edited The Spanish Match: Prince Charles’s Journey to Madrid, 1623 (Ashgate, 2006) and with Jonathan Thacker A Companion to Lope de Vega (Tamesis, 2008), as well as a special issue of Renaissance Studies on 'Gardens and Horticulture in the Early Modern Period'. He has published extensively on the marriage of Philip II and Mary Tudor, historiography and royal chroniclers in 16th century Spain, firearms, Cervantes and Anglo-Spanish cultural relations. His book Mary Tudor and the Habsburg Marriage: England and Spain 1553 – 1557 is due out later this year.
His research interests include intercultural relations and translation between Spain and England from 1500 to 1640, European festival texts, the Habsburg empire under Charles V, and early colonial history.
He runs the Golden Age and Renaissance Seminar, as well as being the co-director of UCL's Centre for Early Modern Exchanges.
He is the convenor of UCL's new MA in Early Modern Studies and teaches an option on gender and sexuality in the 16th century G013 Sex and the Body in Early Modern Europe as well as an undergraduate module on ELCS6003a Crime Fiction. He is currently supervising doctoral students working on Spanish influences on the Sidney circle and Pedro de Gante's Nahautl catechism.