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Dr Caragh Wells

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 novel.la sobre Barcelona’ debate and the relationship between aesthetics and contemporary Catalan literary criticism.

Teaching

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.