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Dr Samuel O'Donoghue

Lecturer in Spanish Studies

Department of Languages & Cultures County Main Lancaster University LA1 4YD

Confucious Institute



Tel: +44 1524 595120

Office Hours:

Thursday, 1-3

PhD supervision

I welcome research proposals in all areas of 20th-21st century Spanish history, culture, and society. I am particularly interested in supervising projects in the fields of contemporary peninsular Spanish literature, comparative literature (with French, including the study of literary influence both within and across different languages), memory studies, trauma theory, Holocaust studies, and the philosophy of literature. I am also happy to consider projects in peninsular Spanish literature of earlier periods, including Golden Age literature and Renaissance poetry, in particular.


I am currently a Lecturer in Spanish at Lancaster University. Before arriving in Lancaster, I held research fellowships at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Warwick. My current research investigates the Franco regime’s censorship of literary and historical works on the Holocaust and explores how Spanish intellectuals resisted the regime’s endeavour to control public awareness of the extermination of the European Jews. My wider research interests span the fields of French and Spanish literary studies, comparative literature, memory studies, cultural history, and aesthetics.

Research Grants

2018: Early Career Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust

2016-18: Study Abroad Studentship, Leverhulme Trust

2013-16: Doctoral Studentship, Arts and Humanities Research Council


PhD Hispanic Studies (2016), University College London

MA Comparative Literature (2013), Royal Holloway, University of London

BA (Hons) French and Spanish (2012), University College London

Current Teaching

SPAN100/101: Spanish in Context

SPAN233: Shaping Contemporary Spain and Latin America: Moments and Movements

SPAN201: Translation from English to Spanish

DELC214: Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945

DELC363: Memories of War and Dictatorship in Contemporary Spain

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