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Dr Paul McAleer

Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Histories Languages and Cultures

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

Journal Article

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. doi:10.1080/13569325.2017.1402753

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

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

Transexual identities in a transcultural context : Jaime Bayly's La noche es virgen and the comic Bildungsroman

McAleer, P. (2009). Transexual identities in a transcultural context : Jaime Bayly's La noche es virgen and the comic Bildungsroman. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 15(2-3), 179-198. doi:10.1080/14701840903454116

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.