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Dr Paul McAleer

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of Languages and Philosophy

Summary

Dr Paul McAleer teaches literature, art and film on all Hispanic culture modules as well as contributing to interdisciplinary, cross-departmental modules such as Modern Women's Writing.

His research focuses on 20th-century Spanish and Latin American literature and popular culture.

Specific fields of interest include the comic novel, cultural hybridity, transculturation, utopian and dystopian texts, representations of indigenous identity, dialogism and gender studies.

Book

Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern Spanish-American comic novel

McAleer, P. (2015). Hybrid identity and the utopian impulse in the postmodern Spanish-American comic novel. Boydell Press

Journal Article

El proceso, Kafka, and the comic novel: Ana María Shua's Soy paciente and the fear of individual freedom

McAleer, P. (2010). El proceso, Kafka, and the comic novel: Ana María Shua's Soy paciente and the fear of individual freedom. The Modern language review, 105(1), 131 - 148. https://doi.org/10.2307/25655138

The perils of parody : joking with stereotypes in a postcolonial context in Cien años de soledad

McAleer, P. (2016). The perils of parody : joking with stereotypes in a postcolonial context in Cien años de soledad. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 21(3), 187-203. https://doi.org/10.1080/14701847.2015.1179849

The multiple functions of criollo, gaucho and indigenous symbols in La historieta Patoruzú, 1936-50 : the conflicts of Peronism, nationalism, and migration

McAleer, P. R. (2018). The multiple functions of criollo, gaucho and indigenous symbols in La historieta Patoruzú, 1936-50 : the conflicts of Peronism, nationalism, and migration. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 27(2), 253-270. https://doi.org/10.1080/13569325.2017.1402753

A Reader-Response Study of the Relationship between the Wayuu Peoples and Gabriel García Márquez's Literature: The Influence of Ethno-education on Language Use and Narratives of Identity in an Indigenous Bilingual Context

McAleer, P. (2019). A Reader-Response Study of the Relationship between the Wayuu Peoples and Gabriel García Márquez's Literature: The Influence of Ethno-education on Language Use and Narratives of Identity in an Indigenous Bilingual Context. The Modern language review, 114(1), 79-102. https://doi.org/10.5699/modelangrevi.114.1.0079

Postgraduate supervision

Dr McAleer welcomes PhD students in the areas of Spanish-American literary studies, the representation of Spanish-American indigeneity, hybrid studies, comic studies and cultural translation.