AHGBI Publication Prize

The Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland Annual Publication Prize for Doctoral Students

We are pleased to announce this year’s prize for the best two doctoral dissertations, to be published by Támesis and Legenda, respectively. The prizes, funded by the AHGBI, will provide a subvention to cover publication costs. The prizes will be awarded to the two most distinguished doctoral theses in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies submitted and approved in any university of the United Kingdom and Ireland between 1st October 2019 and 31st October 2020.

The application form must be completed by the examiners and submitted by the supervisor. The deadline for submission of applications is 15th January 2021.

Queries should be sent to Dr Martín Veiga | m.veiga@ucc.ie

AHGBI Publication Prize Form 2020 (Word Format)

*** Announcement (May 2021) ***

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020-21 competition. Our warmest congratulations to all of you!

Dr Jade Boyd (Bristol): ‘The Experience of Colour in the Theatre of Federico García Lorca’. [To be published with Legenda]

Dr Luis Medina (King’s College London): ‘Where are the Borders? (Re)Imagining the Nation in Contemporary Ecuadorian Literature’. [To be published with Tamesis]

This year’s runner-up is:

Dr Delphi May (Exeter): ‘Hybrid Acts: Representations of (Spanish-) Chineseness in Spanish Film and Television’. [To be published with Legenda]

Previous Prizewinners

2019-2020:

Dr Oliver Baldwin (King’s College London): ‘Seneca’s Medea in Republican Spain: precedents, creation and impact of its 1933 production’. [To be published with Tamesis]

Dr Lucia Brandi (Liverpool): ‘Young speakers of Mexican indigenous languages: contesting language ideologies’. [To be published with Legenda]

Runner-up is:

Dr Karunika Kardak (St Andrews): ‘Opening up the Archive: Memory, Identity and Historical Fiction in Uruguay (1988-2011)’. [To be published with Legenda]


2018-2019:

Dr Maya Feile Tomes (University of Cambridge): ‘Neo-Latin America: The Poetics of the “New World” in Early Modern Epic: Studies in José Manuel Peramás’s De Invento Novo Orbe Inductoque Illuc Christi Sacrificio [‘On the Discovery of the New World and the Introduction of the Christian Sacrament to it’] (Faenza, 1777)’. (To be published with Támesis)

Dr Brigid Catherine Lynch (University of St Andrews): ‘Dialogues of Historicity and Horizontalism in Post-Crisis Argentine Narratives’. (To be published with Legenda).


2017-2018:

Dr Natasha Tanna (University of Cambridge): ‘Queer Genealogies in Transnational Barcelona: Maria-Mercè Marçal, Cristina Peri Rossi, and Flavia Company’. (Legenda)

Dr Imogen Choi (University of Cambridge): ‘Conflict Ethics and Political Thought in Early Peruvian Epic’ (Tamesis)

Runners-up:

Dr Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard (Oxford University): ‘My Enemy or My Brother? Spanish Representations of Muslim and Jewish Culture during the Colonial Campaigns in Morocco, 1909-1927’. (Tamesis)

Dr Luis Castellví Laukamp (University of Cambridge): ‘Hispanic Baroque Ekphrasis: Gongora, Camargo, Sor Juana (Legenda)


2016-17:

Dr Carla Almanza (University of Sheffield): ‘Utopian narrative in 18th-century Spain: Generic Frameworks and Social Reformism’ (Legenda).

Dr Nicola Astudillo Jones (University of Manchester): ‘Consuming Latin America: The ¡Viva! Film Festival and Imagined Cosmopolitan Communities’ (Tamesis).

Runners-up:

Dr Rocío Rødtjer (King’s College London): ‘Whose Ancestral Line Is It Anyway? Women, Legitimacy and the Nineteenth-Century Genealogical Imagination’ (Legenda).

Dr Mirna Vohnsen (University College Dublin): ‘Rethinking Argentinidad: Portrayals of Jews in Contemporary Argentine Cinema’ (Tamesis).