Steven Marsh

Associate Professor 

PhD Hispanic Cultural Studies. 2002. University of London

Major Interests
Hispanic film, cultural theory, urban studies and Spanish politics.

Selected Publications


  • Popular Spanish Film Under Franco: Comedy and the Weakening of the State. Palgrave: 2006.
  • Gender and Spanish Cinema. Berg 2004, co-editor (with Dr Parvati Nair).


  • 'The Haptic in Hindsight: Neighborhood Cinema-Going in Post-War Spain’, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 2.2, 2006.
  • 'Villar del Río Revisited: The Chronotope of Berlanga’s ¡Bienvenido Mister Marshall!’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 81.1, 2004.
  • 'City, Costumbrismo and Stereotypes: Populist Discourse and Popular Culture  in Edgar Neville’s El crimen de la Calle de Bordadores (1946)’, Studies in Hispanic Cinemas 1.1, 2004.
  • 'Tracks, Traces and Commonplaces: Fernando León de Aranoa’s Barrio (1998) and the Layered Landscape of Everyday Life in Contemporary Madrid, New Cinemas 1.3, 2003.
  • 'The PuebloTravestied in Fernán Gómez’s El extraño viaje (1964)’, Hispanic Research Journal, 4.2, June 2003.
  • 'Interrogations of Justice: The Case of Baltasar Garzón,’ The Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies, 3.1, 2002. [Review article]
  • 'Enemies of the Patria: Fools, Cranks and Tricksters in the Film Comedies of Jerónimo Mihura,’ Tesserae: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 5.1, 1999.
  • 'Missing a Beat: Sycopated Rhythms and Subterranean Subjects in the Spectral Economy of Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver’ in All About Almodóvar: A Passion for Cinemaed. Brad Epps and Despina Kakoudaki. University of Minnesota Press, 2009 (Forthcoming).
  • 'Doubles contraintes : dissonnance, désir et dissidence dans le cinéma d'Eloy de la Iglesia’ in La Memoire du Cinéma Espagnol ed. Pietsie Feenstra. Cinemaction, 2008 (Forthcoming).  
  • Three entries on La ley de deseo (Almodóvar, 1987), El verdugo (Berlanga,1963) and Viridiana (Buñuel, 1961) inThe Black Book: 1000 Key Moments inCinema, ed. Chris Fujiwara. Cassell Illustrated, 2007.
  • 'Movement, Monuments and Masculinities: The City of Madrid in Almodóvar’s Carne trémula (1997)’ in Gender and Spanish Cinema, ed. Steven Marsh and Parvati Nair. Berg, 2004.
  • 'Populism, The National-Popular and the Politics of Luis García Berlanga,’ in Spanish Popular Cinemas, ed. Antonio Lázaro Rebollo and Andrew Willis. Manchester University Press, 2004.
  • 'Insinuating Spaces: Memories of a Madrid Neighbourhood during the Spanish Transition’, in Political Transition: Politics and Culture, ed. Paul Gready. Pluto Press, 2003.
  • 'Tácticas y prácticas del subalterno en la comedia cinematográfica española de los años cuarenta,’ in La herida de las sombras: El cine español de los años cuarenta, Cuadernos de la Academia, 2001.
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