Hayley Rabanal

Hayley will be spending the academic year 2015/16 as a visiting scholar at Qatar University, Doha, Qatar.

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Hayley Rabanal joined the Department of Hispanic Studies as lecturer in September 2010. Her research area is broadly twentieth and twenty-first-century Spanish literature and culture, with a particular interest in the transition to democracy and post-transition period. Currently, her research explores how notions of convivencia and cosmopolitanism are negotiated in cultural production in the interrelated contexts of immigration and multiculturalism, discourses of cultural (historical) memory and Spanish ‘Orientalism’.

Hayley is involved in the North Africa Study Group and the Migration, Culture and Community Research Cluster in the School of Languages and Cultures at Sheffield. She is also a member of the executive committee of the UK network Women in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (WISPS).


Recent publications include:

‘Rethinking Integration in Contemporary Spanish Film: Convivencia and the Cosmopolitan Outlook in Chus Gutiérrez’s Retorno a Hansala’, Tesserae: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 20.2 (2014): 135-159 [http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/nQDvNyqe9ABRnfPHdxAc/full]

‘«Una mezcla de amor profundo y asco»: A/Version of Multiculturalism in Lucía Etxebarria’s Cosmofobia’, in Toward a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces, ed. by Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014), pp. 15-28

‘Coming in from the Cold? The Spy Novel as Trojan Horse, Or the Case of Belén Gopegui's El lado frío de la almohada’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research, 18.2 (2012): 167-182 [http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/XvphBhcXup3UccmHgzCt/full]

‘«Disafiantemente minoritaria»: Belén Gopegui’, The Literary Encylopedia, <http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=13149> (2012)

(Book) Belén Gopegui: The Pursuit of Solidarity in Post-Transition Spain (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2011)