The University of Sheffield
Department of Hispanic Studies

Professor Philip Swanson

Hughes Professor of Spanish

Professor Philip Swanson

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Professor Phil Swanson studied as an undergraduate at the University of Liverpool and carried out postgraduate research at the University of Edinburgh. He has taught at a number of universities in Europe and the USA.

Phil Swanson is Hughes Professor of Spanish in the Department of  Hispanic Studies. His departmental teaching focuses on Latin American literature, Hispanic cinema and representations of Hispanic culture.

His areas of research centre principally on film and modern Latin American literature, with special reference to issues of identity, politics and popular culture, the nueva narrativa, the Boom and the Post-Boom.


He has published widely in these areas, including books on Donoso, García Márquez and the New Novel. Titles include:

Recent articles include the following:

Professor Swanson is former President of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain, and Ireland and is a member of the Advisory Council of the Institute of Latin American Studies. He is an advisor to many journals, presses, councils and institutions in Europe, North America, Australasia and Latin America. He is on the editorial board of a number of international journals, including, the Bulletin of Latin American Research, the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies and Palabra Clave

He is currently engaged in research projects on representations of Latin America and crime and fiction in Latin America.