Spanish Language and Literature Staff

Associate Professor Markus Arnold (Head of Section)


Office: Beattie Room 207

Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 2898

Research Interests: 20th-21st century Francophone literature, Postcolonial theory, graphic novel (bande dessinée), film

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Dr Jay Corwin


Office: Beattie 212

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Lecturer (Spanish); Research interests: Latin American literature.


Dr María Recuenco Peñalver


Office: Beattie 222
Telephone: +27 (0)21 650 5282

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Lecturer (Spanish). Research interests: didactics of language and literature, translation and self-translation, interpreting, identity, exile and migration, multilingualism, lexicography.


Ms Mercedes Rodríguez Rubio Camacho

BA, Hons, University of Cádiz

Master’s degree in Teaching Spanish for foreigners, University of Pablo de Olavide (Seville)


Office: Beattie 118a

Phone: 06209490373

Research interests: literature in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, pragmatic, methodology,  intercultural language teaching, technologies for foreign language learning.