The University of Sheffield
Department of Hispanic Studies

Dr Paul Jordan

Honorary Research Fellow

email : p.r.jordan@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Paul Jordan, a graduate of the universities of London and Cambridge, lectured in the department from 1993 to 2009. The first member of the School to complete the Sheffield M.Ed, in 2002, he would subsequently (after long service as Examinations Officer) become the department´s Director of Learning and Teaching.

An enthusiastic advocate of extra-curricular cultural activities in university life, he was for many years the accompanist for the departmental choir, and took part in the highly successful joint Music-Hispanic projects to stage the baroque Spanish operas, La púrpura de la rosa and Celos aun del aire matan.

His published work (two single-authored and two edited books; numerous shorter pieces) is predominantly on the twentieth-century literature of the River Plate region, and includes the wide-ranging socio-literary study, The Author in the Office (2006).

Now retired, he pursues research interests in the Anglo-Argentine travel and nature writer, W. H. Hudson, and the development of railways in nineteenth-century Uruguay.

Publication: The Author in the Office: Narrative writing in twentieth-century Argentina and Uruguay, Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2006.