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Dr Caragh Wells

Dr Caragh Wells

Dr Caragh Wells
B.A.(Lond.), M.A., Ph.D.(Exon.)

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

Office 1.59, 19 Woodland Road
19, Woodland Rd,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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+44 (0) 117 928 9832


Research interests: The post-war Spanish novel; Contemporary Urban fiction in post-war Spain and Catalonia; Women’s writing; Narrative theory; The European Novel; Short Fiction. Special interest in the following writers: Eduardo Mendoza, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Quim Monzó, Montserrat Roig and Carmen Laforet.

Post-graduate inquiries on any of these areas or writers would be welcome.

Current research: Co-editing a volume of essays on digressive fiction in the European novel from Cervantes to Sebald. Writing a monograph on the novels and short stories of Carmen Laforet. Ongoing research into the ‘gran sobre Barcelona’ debate and the relationship between aesthetics and contemporary Catalan literary criticism.


My teaching at both under-graduate and post-graduate level is closely linked to my research interests.

Units taught at undergraduate level have included:

Writing, Society and Politics in Franco’s Spain; The Poetics of the Spanish Short Story; Searching for an Identity: Post-war Writing by Women; Spain in Transition: Literature, Culture and Society.


Following my undergraduate degree, I lived and worked in Spain and Catalonia for a number of years. I returned to undertake a Masters degree in Contemporary European Literature, Culture and Society at the University of Exeter, where I remained to carry out doctoral research into literary representations of Barcelona in contemporary Spanish and Catalan fiction. Prior to taking up my current post in the School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol, I taught at the University of Exeter.

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