B.A. 1967 (Spanish), Oxford.
Modern Language Association, Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland, Asociación Internacional de Galdosistas, Asociación Española de Historiadores del Cine; Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
Areas of Research/Interest: Spanish literature and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries; film, especially that of the early Franco period; gender studies; popular culture; memory, especially in relation to the Spanish Civil War.Select Publications: Spanish Literature. Very Short Introduction series. OUP. 2010
The Politics of Memory in Contemporary Spain. Monographic issue of Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 9.2. 2008.
Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spain: Theoretical Debates and Cultural Practice. OUP. 2002.
Gender and Modernization in the Spanish Realist Novel. OUP. 2000. Spanish translation: Cátedra. 2011.
Spanish Cultural Studies: An Introduction. The Struggle for Modernity, co-edited with Helen Graham. OUP. 1995.
‘Being there: the documentary impulse from Ayguals de Izco to Galdós’, in Studies in Honor of Vernon Chamberlain, ed. Mark Harpring. Juan de la Cuesta. 2011.
‘Silence, trauma and abjection: La madre muerta (Juanma Bajo Ulloa, 1993)’, in Burning Darkness: Half a Century of Spanish Cinema, ed. Joan Ramon Resina, Andrés Lema-Hincapié and Thomas C. Platt. SUNY Press. 2008.
‘Negotiating modernity through the past: Spanish costume film of the early Franco period’, in Recalcitrant Modernities: Spain, Difference, and the Construction of European Modernism. Monographic issue of Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 13.2-3. 2007.
‘Horror, spectacle and nation-formation: historical painting in late nineteenth-century Spain’, in Visualizing Spanish Modernity, ed. Susan Larson and Eva Woods. Berg. 2005.
'Love, politics and the making of the modern European subject: Spanish Romanticism and the Arab world', Journal of Hispanic Research 5.3 (2004).
'Resemanticising feminine surrender: cross-gender identifications in the writings of Spanish female fascist activists', in Women's Narrative and Film in Twentieth-Century Spain, ed. Ofelia Ferrán and Kathleen Glenn. Routledge. 2002.
Founding Editor, Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies.
General Editor, Remapping Cultural History book series, Berghahn Books