Leire Barrera

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PositionAssociate Lecturer
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Leire Barrera

Leire Barrera is a final-year doctoral candidate working on the key role Spanish culture played in the articulation of British Decadence.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Journalism and Communication (Madrid)
  • MA Publishing (Salamanca)
  • MA History of the Book (School of Advanced Study, University of London)
  • MPhil in English and Humanities (Birkbeck, University of London)


  • EN51006A Introduction to Comparative Literature
  • EN52247A Studies in Comparative Literature

Research Interests

My research is primarily focused on 19th-century and early 20th-century literature and culture, specifically Aestheticism and Decadence, and Anglo-Spanish cultural relations at the fin de siècle. 


I also co-edit Girasol Press, a small publishing endeavour that seeks to explore connections and disconnections between Spanish and English.