Xon De Ros

Stipendiary Lecturer; Professor of Modern Spanish Studies; Rhodes Trust D M Stewart Fellow and Tutor, Lady Margaret Hall

I studied in Barcelona, my birthplace, and did my DPhil at Oxford. I was a lecturer at London (Birkbeck and KCL) before taking on the post in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford in 2006. At the moment I am the Chair of the Spanish Sub-Faculty, and the co-convenor of the graduate seminar ‘Spaces of Comparison’.

My research has a strong interdisciplinary dimension bringing together literature, cinema and visual arts. Areas of expertise are Spanish Modernist poetry and visual arts, cultural history of twentieth century Spain; comparative literature; women’s studies and cinema. For the next five years my research will continue to focus on aspects on the interrelation between texts and the social and physical environment, drawing on the basis set in my recent monograph on the treatment of landscape in modern Spanish poetry.


Monographs and edited books:

The Cultural Legacy of María Zambrano, edited with Daniela Omlor (Oxford: Legenda/MHRA, 2017) ISBN: 978-1-910887-20-2

The Poetry of Antonio Machado: Changing the Landscape (Oxford and New York: OUP, 2015) https://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-poetry-of-antonio-machado-9780198736806

A Companion of Spanish Women’s Studies, edited with Geraldine Hazbun (London: Boydell & Brewer, 2011) https://boydellandbrewer.com/a-companion-to-spanish-women-s-studies.html

Primitivismo y modernismo: El Legado de María Blanchard, Hispanic Studies: Culture and Ideas (Bern: Peter Lang AG, 2007)

Words in Action: Essays in Honour of John Butt, edited with Federico Bonaddio, Special Issue Bulletin of Spanish Studies, lxxxiii, 1 (Glasgow: BHS/ Routledge, 2006)

Crossing Fields in Modern Spanish Culture, edited with Federico Bonaddio (Oxford: Legenda/ EHRC, 2003)
Chapters in books and articles in Journals:

‘María Blanchard and the Ideology of Primitivism’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, XCV.5 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1080/1453820.2018.1497324

‘Poeta en Nueva York: Lorca’s Soledad Confusa’, Modern Language Review, 114. 2 (2919), 259-73.

‘Emblematics in Antonio Machado’s Poetry’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, XCV; 9-10 (2018), https://doi.org/10.1080/1453820.2018.1548752

‘La tumba de Antígona: Psychoanalysis and Feminism’, in The Cultural Legacy of María Zambrano, ed. by Xon de Ros and D. Omlor (Legenda/MHRA, 2017), 122-38.

‘Aporia and Spectrality in La tierra de Alvargonzalez’, Neophilologus, 98. 4 (2014), 565-579. http://www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11061-014-9394-4

‘Lo sublime en la poesia de Antonio Machado’, in En ningún lugar (el paisaje y lo sublime)’, Diego Romero de Solís, Inmaculada Murcia (coords) (Sevilla: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, 2015), 291-320.

‘Poets Under the Influence: Antonio Machado and Jorge Luis Borges’, Bulletin of Spanish Studies, XC.6 (2013), 993-1009. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14753820.2013.810919

‘Metamorphic Imagination in Antonio Machado ‘El Poeta’, Hispanic Research Journal, vol 11, n.4 (Sept 2010), 291-307.

‘‘El Público de García Lorca y el carnaval del cine’, in Literatura y compromiso. Estudios sobre Federico García Lorca y Miguel Hernández. Coords: Remedios Sánchez García y Ramón Martínez López (Madrid: Visor, 2011), 176-87

‘Ciencia y Mito en Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías’, La construcción de la identidad pedagógica española, R. Sánchez García (Coord) (Granada: Síntesis 2015), 149-66.

‘La de Bringas, c’est moi’: Galdós’s debt to Mesonero Romanos’ Festschrift in Honour of Professor Alex Longhurst, eds. James Whiston and Julia Biggane, Special Issue Bulletin of Spanish Studies , vol. 88, ns. 7-8 (2011) 73-84.

‘The Mother and the Nation: Reading Contemporary Women’s Autobiographies’ in Xon de Ros and Geraldine Hazbun (eds), A Companion of Spanish Women’s Studies (London: Boydel & Brewer, 2011) 201-16

‘Et in Arcadia ego: La melancolía en el jardín modernista’ in: Paisaje y Melancolía, Diego Romero de Solis and I Murcia Serrano (eds) (Sevilla: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Sevilla, 2011) 319-42

‘Tácticas de incursión de la mujer en la vanguardia: el caso de Blanchard’, in Maria Blanchard (Coord Carmen Bernardez) (Madrid: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia/ Fundacion Botin, 2012), 94-105.

”Cinema in Lorca’’, in: A Companion to Federico García Lorca, ed. Federico Bonaddio (London: Tamesis/Boydell & Brewer, 2007), 101-14

.’Reflexiones sobre el rojo: a propósito de María Blanchard.’, in: Variaciones sobre el color, Diego Romero de Solis, J. Lopez Lloret, I Murcia Serrano (eds) (Sevilla: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Sevilla, 2007), 314-30

’Sánchez Mejías’s Blues’, in: Crossing Fields in Modern Spanish Culture, Federico Bonaddio and Xon de Ros (eds.) (Oxford: Legenda, 2003), 81-91

’Science and Myth in Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías’, The Modern Language Review, vol. 95.1 (January 2000), 114-26

’Lorca’s El Público: An Invitation to the Carnival of Film’, in Changing Times in Hispanic Culture, ed. Derek Harris (Aberdeen: Centre for the Study of the Hispanic Avant-Garde, 1996), 110-20

‘El Espíritu de la colmena.’, in: The Cinema of Spain and Portugal, ed. Alberto Mira (London: Walflower Press, 2005), 138-45

‘Víctor Erice’s voluntad de estilo in El espiritu de la colmena’, Forum for Modern Languages Studies, 5 (1997), 114-26 ‘Vacas and Basque Cinema: The Making of a Tradition’, Journal of the Institute of Romance Studies, 5 (1997), 225-34

’Gonzalo Suarez’s Epilogo’, in: Spanish Cinema: The Auteurist Tradition, Peter Evans, ed. (Oxford: OUP, 1999), 210-25

’Inocence Lost: Sound and Silence in El espíritu de la colmena’, in Sound on Vision: Studies on Spanish Cinema, ed. Robin Fiddian and Ian Michael, Special Issue Bulletin of Spanish Studies, lxxxiv, 1 (Glasgow: BHS, 1999), 27-37

’Buñuel’s Miracles: the Case of Simón del desierto.’, in: Buñuel : Siglo XXI, Isabel Santaolalla and Peter Evans (eds.) (Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza., 2004), 72-78

‘The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: High Art and Popular Culture.’, in: Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spain: Theoretical Debates and Cultural Practice, Jo Labanyi, ed. (Oxford: OUP, 2002), 280-93.

‘Vacas and the Basque Cinema: The Making of a Tradition’, Journal of the Institute of Romance Studies, 5 (1997), 225-33,

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