AHGBI Publication Prize

The Association of Hispanists of Great Britain & Ireland and the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Spanish Embassy Annual Publication Prize for Doctoral Students


We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 AHGBI/Spanish Embassy Publication Prizes, awarded during the annual conference in Durham, Congratulations to both our winners!

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).

Additionally, three of last year’s prizewinners gave excellent papers as part of the inaugural AHGBI Publication Prize conference panel.

Previous Prizewinners


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)


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)


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).


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).