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Dr Caragh Wells

B.A.(Lond.), M.A., Ph.D.(Exon.)

  • BS8 1TE


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Research interests

Research interests: The post-war Spanish novel; Contemporary Urban fiction in post-war Spain and Catalonia; Women’s writing; Narrative theory; The European Novel; Short Fiction. Special interest in the following writers: Eduardo Mendoza, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Quim Monzó, Montserrat Roig and Carmen Laforet.

Post-graduate inquiries on any of these areas or writers would be welcome.

Current research: Co-editing a volume of essays on digressive fiction in the European novel from Cervantes to Sebald. Writing a monograph on the novels and short stories of Carmen Laforet. Ongoing research into the ‘gran sobre Barcelona’ debate and the relationship between aesthetics and contemporary Catalan literary criticism.


My teaching at both under-graduate and post-graduate level is closely linked to my research interests.

Units taught at undergraduate level have included:

Writing, Society and Politics in Franco’s Spain; The Poetics of the Spanish Short Story; Searching for an Identity: Post-war Writing by Women; Spain in Transition: Literature, Culture and Society.

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Research Output

The (Male) Problem That Had No Name: Male Neurosis in Postwar Spanish Fiction and Film

Wells, C., 2020, In : Bulletin of Spanish Studies.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • What Literature Teaches Us About Spanish Psychiatry Under Franco

    Wells, C., 1 Jan 2020, (Submitted) In : Modern Language Review.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)


    Centre for Contemporary Women's Writing, IMLR, London (External organisation)

    Caragh Wells (Advisor)


    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    The Pathological Body

    Caragh Wells (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies

    Caragh Wells (Participant)

    1 Nov 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference