Ben Bollig

BA Nott, MA, PhD KCL, MA Oxf
Fellow and Tutor in Spanish
Professor of Spanish American Literature
Associate Lecturer in Spanish, St John's College Oxford.

I teach all areas of Spanish language and literature to first-year students. To second and final-years I teach modern Latin American literature and film, as well as Spanish language (in particular translation from Spanish).

About me
I studied Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Nottingham, and then took an MA in Latin American Cultural Studies and a PhD in Argentine literature at King’s College, London. I went on to work as a lecturer at universities in London and then for five years at the University of Leeds, before joining Catz in 2011. In 2016 I became Professor of Spanish American Literature. 

I work on contemporary literature and film in Latin America. I am currently writing a book on the cinematic adaptation of poetry in Argentina and editing another, on the same topic but across Latin America, with David M.J. Wood (UNAM). I have also published articles and been interviewed for a podcast on crime fiction in Latin America. My most recent books incluce Politics and Public Space in Contemporary Argentine Poetry. The Lyric and the Statea translation of Cristian Aliaga's The Foreign Passion (London: Influx, 2016); and, with Alejandra Crosta, a volume of new British poetry in Spanish translation, Antropófagos en las islas, published in Argentina by Espacio Hudson. I co-edited Latin American Cultural Studies: A Reader for Routledge. I am an editor of Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. A number of my reviews have been published in the TLS - on Neruda, Cortázar, and Carlos Gamerro  

Graduate supervision
I have supervised graduate students at Masters and PhD level on modern and contemporary literature, culture and film in Latin America, and would welcome prospective students in these areas.

Other college responsibilities
Director of Studies, Modern Languages; Director of Studies, Spanish.