Professor James Higgins FBA
About this Fellow
Iberian and Latin American Languages and Literatures
- Emeritus Professor of Latin American Literature, University of Liverpool
- Head of Department of Hispanic Studies, University of Liverpool, 1988 - 1997
- Professor of Latin American Literature, University of Liverpool, 1988 - 2004
- Emeritus Professor of Latin American Literature, University of Liverpool, University of Liverpool, 2004
Modern & contemporary literature in English, French, German & Spanish; literary theory; theory of the novel; the history of criticism
Film & cultural studies; theories of representation & entertainment; lesbian & gay culture; white representation; music & film; Italian cinema; the European crime film
Literature & culture of the 'long Romantic period', with a focus on empire, nation & travel writing. My recent focus is Scottish literature & thought 1750-1850, with a special emphasis on Robert Burns & his poetic & intellectual circle.
The study of images, media & visual culture in relation to politics in both traditional & modern societies.