Dr Robin Warner

Dr Robin Warner

Retired Senior Lecturer

ext.: 20547

email : i.r.warner@sheffield.ac.uk


Dr Robin Warner was an undergraduate at Leeds University, where he also carried out postgraduate research on the repercussions of exile on the poetry of the Guillén-Alberti generation.

Robin Warner has now retired. His teaching and research interests included theoretical language applications (Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics) to specialized and everyday Spanish and Portuguese text-genres, Hispanic 20th-Century Theatre and Poetry, and 20th-Century Lusophone Narrative Fiction. He has recently completed a discourse stylistics study of Machado, Valle-Inclán and Lorca, and is working on discourse studies approaches to Humour and Brazilian Popular Song.

Administrative responsibilities included Portuguese courses and links, Departmental Timetable and Room Bookings. He is Admissions and Course Tutor for the BA in Modern Languages.


His publications include:

  • Federico García Lorca, Yerma, edited with introduction (Manchester: Manchester, U.P., 1994)
  • Advertising and Identity in Europe: The I of the Beholder, co-dited with Jacky Cannon and Patricia Odber de Baubeta (Bristol: Intellect Press, 2000)
  • Bungs, Bribes and Bad Language: Some Strategies of Portuguese and Spanish Conspiratorial Talk. Occasional Papers Series, 17 (Bristol: University of Bristol, Department of Hispanic, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, 1996)
  • "Making Things Clear: Contextualization Cues and Coherence in Parallel Versions of a Popular Song'" in Translation Studies in Hispanic Contexts, ed. by Nicholas G. Round (BHS [Glasgow], 75, 1, 1998),109-22
  • "Cooperative Contests: Dialogue mode in the late novels and plays of Ramón del Valle-Inclán" in A Lifetime's Reading: Hispanic Essays for Patrick Gallagher, ed. by Don. W. Cruikshank (University College Dublin Press, 1999), pp.203-13