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Professor Paul Julian Smith FBA

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About this Fellow

Spanish and Latin American cinema, television, and visual culture; literature in Spanish from the Renaissance to the present



Current post

  • Distinguished Professor, City University, New York

Past Appointments

  • Professor of Spanish, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, 1991 - 2010
  • Lecturer; Reader, Queen Mary University of London, 1984 - 1991
  • Distinguished Professor, City University, New York, 2010


Spanish Practices: Literature, Cinema, Television 2012

Amores Perros: Modern Classic 2003

Spanish Screen Fiction: Between Cinema and Television 2009

Desire Unlimited: The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar [2nd revised and expanded edition] 2000

The Moderns: Time, Space, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Spanish Culture 2000

Spanish Visual Culture: Cinema, Television, Internet 2006

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Jo Labanyi

History Other Regions or Languages Spanish Literature Cultural Studies - Modern Languages Film and Media Studies Southern Europe Spain Latin America

Professor Rachel Bowlby

Literary realism; history and theory of consumer culture; Freud, especially in relation to Greek tragedy and feminist reappraisals; Virginia Woolf; contemporary French philosophy.

Professor John Haffenden

Literary biography and criticism, especially 20th century British and American poetry; biographies of John Berryman and William Empson, editions of poetry and prose by Empson.