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Prof. David Gareth Walters

Specialist Subjects: Renaissance and modern Spanish poetry; Golden Age Spanish Literature; Catalan Studies; Methodology and Practice of Literary Translation

Gareth Walters was appointed Professor of Hispanic Studies in 2007, having previously held chairs at the universities of Glasgow and Exeter.  He has researched widely on Spanish and Catalan poetry, and recently produced an edition of Quevedo's Poems to Lisi with his own verse translations.  He has also published on various aspects of Spanish music, notably on Manuel de Falla and Lorca.  Since 2004 he has given papers at international conferences in Palermo and Barcelona and delivered the Kate Elder Lecture at Queen Mary University and the Olwen Reckert Lecture and Cardiff University.  He has examined doctoral theses in the UK, Eire and Spain.  He is on the advisory board of Bulletin of Spanish Studies, and is a member of the Iberian Languages panel for the Research Assessment Exercise of 2008.

Inaugural Lecture

Inaugural Lecture 2009: Imagining Spain

Recent Publications

*Canciones and the Early Poetry of Lorca: A Study in Critical Methodology and Poetic Maturity (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2002)


*The Cambridge Introduction to Spanish Poetry: Spain and Spanish America (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002)


*The Poetry of Salvador Espriu: To Save the Words, Tamesis Books (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2006)

*Francisco de Quevedo, Poems to Lisi, with an introduction, notes, commentaries and verse-translation, Exeter Hispanic Texts no. 59 (Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2006)

*‘Two ages of man in Lorca and Dylan Thomas: from the adolescent imagination to the childhood perception’, in Post Imperial Encounters: Anglo-Hispanic Cultural Relations, ed. Juan E. Tazón  Salces and Isabel Carrera Suárez (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2005), pp. 155 to 175

*‘Formulaciones del mito en la poesía amorosa de Quevedo’, La Perinola (Revista de Investigación Quevediana), 9 (2005), 227 to 240

*‘To soothe a savage breast: the art of healing in Espriu’s Mrs. Death’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies , 82 (2005), 357 to 369

*‘Performances of pastoral in La ilustre fregona: games within the game’, in A Companion to Cervantes’s ‘Novelas ejemplares’, ed. Stephen Boyd (London: Tamesis Books, 2005), pp. 207 to 220

*‘ “Llija mos dits”: una revaluación de la traducción de Ausias March hecha por Jorge de Montemayor’, in Antes y después del «Quijote» en el cincuentenario de la Asociación de Hispanistas de Gran Bretaña e Irlanda (Valencia: Biblioteca Valenciana 2005), pp. 253 to 264

*‘Music’ in A Companion to Federico García Lorca, ed. Federico Bonaddio (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2007), pp. 63 to 83

*‘ “Al cielo trasladado”: Quevedo’s apotheosis of Leander’, in Rewriting Classical Mythology in the Hispanic Baroque, ed. Isabel Torres, (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2007), pp. 17 to 27

*Introduction and Notes to Federico García Lorca, Selected Poems, translated by Martin Sorrell, Oxford World’s Classics Series (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)

General Information

B.A., PhD.

College of Arts and Humanities
TEL: +44 (0) 1792 602722
FAX: +44 (0) 1792 295978
E-MAIL: d.g.walters@swansea.ac.uk

Courses Taught

Golden Age literature; Spanish poetry of all periods; Catalan studies; history of language; translation studies.