Geraldine Lawless


Room Number: 2.36

After completing a PhD at the University of Manchester in 2008, Geraldine worked as a lecturer in Spanish at the University of Strathclyde. Geraldine's research focuses on literary modernity in nineteenth-century Spanish literature, specifically the short, and often experimental, narratives of Leopoldo Alas and Antonio Ros de Olano, early examples of Spanish science fiction and the representation of the future in nineteenth-century Spanish literature.

Geraldine is also involved in the Nineteenth-Century Hispanist's Network. The Fifth Annual Meeting International Network will take place 10th and 11th April 2015 at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.


‘The Meanings of a Name: Antonio Ros de Olano’s “Maese Cornelio Tácio”’, Hispanic Research Journal, Special issue: After 1808: The Spirit of the Age in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Liberalism, ed. by Andrew Ginger and Geraldine Lawless, 11 (2010), pp. 48-58

Modernity’s Metonyms: Figuring Time in Nineteenth-Century Spanish Stories (Bucknell University Press, 2011)

‘Unknown Futures: Nineteenth-Century Science Fiction in Spain’, Science Fiction Studies, 38 (2011) , 253-69

‘Opposing Strategies in the Short Narratives of José María Blanco White’, in Londres y el liberalismo hispánico, ed. by Daniel Muñoz Sempere and Gregorio Alonso (Madrid: Iberoamericana; Frankfurt: Vervuert, 2011), pp. 203-14

‘“At Last I Killed Her”: Rosalía de Castro’s El caballero de las botas azules’, Tesserae: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 18 (2012), 77-93

‘New New Worlds: Historia de un pueblo and Un drama en el siglo xxi’, in Echoes of 1812: The Cadiz Constitution in Hispanic History, Culture and Politics, ed. by Adam Sharman and Stephen Roberts (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2013), pp. 226-41

‘The Problem of the Future in Nineteenth-Century Spain’, Hispanic Research Journal (forthcoming)