The Centre brings together scholars working with and across a wide variety of Hispanic texts, including film and television, dictionaries, translation, oral history and autobiography. The research we carry out is strongly interdisciplinary and international, covering much of Spain and its historical nationalities (eg the Basque Country and Catalonia), as well as parts of Latin America (especially Cuba) and Africa (especially the Western Sahara).

Our specialist areas include:

  • Spanish cinema DVD covers
  • Nationalism
  • Transnationalism
  • Postcolonialism
  • Ethnicity and migration
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Cultural memory
  • Film studies
  • Audiovisual translation (dubbing and subtitling)
  • Accessibility to the media
  • New technologies and the teaching of modern languages.
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The Centre supports research undertaken by staff and students, and promotes research links and collaborative initiatives. Our members are currently involved in a number of international research networks, and are open to further contacts with other researchers and institutions in the UK and abroad, particularly in the Spanish-speaking world. Our activities include a regular seminar series (with papers in both Spanish and English), conferences, study days and colloquia. These events have attracted the participation of scholars from all over the world.


TECHNE The MCL research centres welcome expressions of interest in the AHRC TECHNE research studentship competition. These should be sent to MCLPhD@roehampton.ac.uk. Further information on the scheme can be found here. For informal discussions about applying to MCL in connection with this scheme, please contact the Research Degrees Convener, Dr Mark Jary.