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Dr Jose Saval received a Licenciatura in Ciencias de la Información (Periodismo) from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and his PhD from University of Virginia in Hispanic Studies with a dissertation on the poet and publisher Carlos Barral.

Research Interests

Dr Saval's work is centrally concerned with socio-political aspects in Contemporary Spanish Literature.

He wrote the first biography of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, analyzing the period in which he grew up (early Franquismo) and the influence that it had on his development as journalist and novelist. Dr Saval also studied the works of Eduardo Mendoza, having published two books on him to date. He has centred his study on the influences he had from XIX century authors and the Latin American Boom.

External positions

Assesor, Australian Research Council

15 Aug 2013 → …


  • PC Romance languages
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • PQ Romance literatures
  • Spanish Peninsular Literature
  • Catalan Literature
  • Latin American Literature


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