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Professor Brad Epps

Spanish and Latin American literature; Catalan literature and film; linguistic unity and diversity; language in relation to national and regional identity
Professor Brad Epps

Professor of Spanish, and Head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Spanish and Latin American literature

Catalan literature and film

Linguistic unity and diversity

Language in relation to national and regional identity

Office Phone: (0)1223 335015, or (0)1223 761820

Research Interests

I have published extensively on modern literature, film, art, architecture, urban theory, queer theory, and immigration from Spain, Latin America, Hispanophone Africa, and Catalonia.  

My research interests include eighteenth to twenty-first century Spanish and Latin American literature, Catalan literature and film, Ibero-American cinema, photography, and art, Hispanophone Africa, theories of visuality, modernity, critical theory, gender and sexuality studies, feminist thought, queer theory, urban cultures, immigration, and post-colonial studies, among others.


  • Catalan
  • Language policy and planning
  • Spanish
  • Multilingualism

Key Publications

Significant Violence: Oppression and Resistance in the Narratives of Juan GoytisoloSpain Beyond Spain: Modernity, Literary History, and National Identity (with Luis Fernández Cifuentes); Passing Lines: Immigration and Sexuality (with Bill Johnson-González and Keja Valens); All About Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinema (with Despina Kakoudaki); a special issue of Catalan Review on Barcelona and modernity, and a special issue of GLQ (with Jonathan Katz) on lesbian theorist Monique Wittig.