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Professor John Macklin

John Macklin is Professor of Spanish at the University of Strathclyde and Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster.

Academic Background
He graduated with First Class Honours in French and Spanish from Queen's University, Belfast, where he was also awarded his PhD for a thesis on the work of Ramón Pérez de Ayala. He started his career as lecturer in Hispanic Studies in the University of Hull. In 1987 he was appointed Cowdray Professor of Spanish at the University of Leeds, where he was Head of Department, Head of School, Dean of Arts, Dean of the Research School in the Humanities, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor. He was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Paisley before return to Hispanism in 2006.

His main research interests are in the fields of early twentieth-century fiction, especially Modernism, and contemporary Spanish narrative. Among his principal publications in these areas are: Ramón Pérez de Ayala: Tigre Juan and El curandero de su honra (1980), The Window and the Garden: The Modernist Fictions of Ramón Pérez de Ayala (1988) and, with Judith Drinkwater and Ruth Christie, The Scripted Self: Textual Identities in Contemporary Spanish Narrative (1995). He has also co-authored a language text ¡Qué bien!, a bilingual edition of three of Cervantes' Exemplary Novels, and edited two volumes in the Leeds Iberian Papers series. In addition, he is the author of numerous articles and book chapters on, among others, Galdós, Mariano Azuela, Baroja, Unamuno, Azorín, Cela, Paloma Díaz-Mas, Alfonso Sastre, Buero Vallejo, novela negra, on aspects of Realism, Modernism, and Postmodernism, as well as the Portuguese dramatists Almeida Garrett and Sttau Monteiro.

In 1994 he was made a Comendador de la Orden de Isabel la Católica by King Juan Carlos for his services to Spanish studies.

Last Updated: 02 December 2008 By: Keith Beckett
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