Dr Jacqueline Rattray

Staff details

Position Lecturer in Modern Literature
Email j.rattray (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone +44 (0)20 7717 2952

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Joint Hons) European Thought and Literature & Spanish (Anglia Polytechnic University), 1993
  • PhD (University of Aberdeen), 2002
  • Queen Sofía Research Fellow (Exeter College, Oxford), 2002-5


  • Explorations in Literature
  • Moderns
  • Surrealism and Dreams
  • Surrealism and Revolution

Dr Jacqueline Rattray was appointed at Goldsmiths in 2006.

Featured work

Presentations and exhibitions

  • 'Wanderings Through the City and the Mind', exhibition talk at Subversive Spaces: Surrealism and Contemporary Art, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, Nov 2009.

Research Interests

Jacqueline Rattray's area of specialism is Spanish Surrealism. She has written and published articles on the surrealist poet, José María Hinojosa (1904-36). Her current research is concerned with the experimental writings of various avant-garde artists from Spain, many of whom constituted part of the 'Escuela española de París': Luis Buñuel, Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Hernando Viñes, Manuel Ángeles Ortiz, Francisco Bores, Joaquín Peinado, Benjamín Palencia, Àngel Planells, etc.

Publications and research outputs

Book Section

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2014. "Painting with Words: The Surrealist Poetry of the Catalan Artist, Àngel Planells". In: Christopher Townsend; Alex Trott and Rhys Davies, eds. Across the Great Divide: Modernism's Intermedialities, from Futurism to Fluxus. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 81-99. ISBN 9781443854788

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2006. Crossing the French-Spanish border with José Maria Hinojosa. In: Elza Adamowicz, ed. Surrealism: Crossings/Frontiers. 18 Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 151-170. ISBN 3039103288

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2005. La mitología surrealista de José Maria Hinojosa. In: J. Neira and A. Gonzalez, eds. Escondido en la Luz: Congreso Internacional José Maria Hinojosa y su tiempo. Centro Cultural de la Generacion del 27, pp. 101-112. ISBN 8477856990

Rattray, Jacqueline; Miro, Joan and Hinojosa, Jose Maria. 2004. 'A Delicious Imaginary Journey with Joan Miró and José María Hinojosa'. In: Robert Havard, ed. A Companion to Surrealism in Spain. London: Tamesis Books, pp. 33-48. ISBN 978-1855661042

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2004. 'El ojo mutilado en el surrealismo: "Cuando llueve en el desierto" de José María Hinojosa y Un Chien andalou de Buñuel y Dalí'. In: , ed. José María Hinojosa (1904-1936): Entre dos luces, exhibition catalogue. Malaga: Centro Cultural de la Generación del 27, pp. 124-128.

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2004. '"Granadas de fuego": Un ejemplo literario del método paranoico-crítico'. In: , ed. José María Hinojosa (1904-1936): Entre dos luces, exhibition catalogue. Malaga: : Centro Cultural de la Generación del 27, pp. 118-123.

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2004. 'Surrealist Poetry in Motion: José María Hinojosa and Luis Buñuel'. In: Isabel Santaolalla, ed. Buñuel. Siglo XXI. Zaragoza: Prensas Universitarias de Zaragoza e Institución Fernando el Católico, pp. 429-437. ISBN 978-8477336945

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2004. 'Àngel Planells: esbós d’un poeta'; 'Àngel Planells: esbozo de un poeta'; 'Àngel Planells: Sketch of a Poet'. In: , ed. Planellsurrealista. Blanes: Fundació Àngel Planells, pp. 35-39.

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2003. 'The Theory of Surrealist Collage Through Image and Text: Àngel Planells and José María Hinojosa'. In: Federico Bonaddio and Xon de Ros, eds. Crossing Fields in Modern Spanish Culture. Oxford: EHRC, pp. 118-134. ISBN 978-1900755870

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2001. 'The Metamorphosis of Vision in the Surrealist Text: José María Hinojosa's "Granadas de fuego"'. In: Michael Syrotinski and Ian Maclachlan, eds. Sensual Reading: New Approaches to Reading in its Relations to the Senses. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, pp. 166-176. ISBN 978-1611481334

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2000. 'The Hallucinogenic Power of Language: José María Hinojosa's "Textos Oníricos"'. In: Ramona Fotiade, ed. André Breton: The Power of Language. Exeter: Intellect Ltd, pp. 161-172. ISBN 978-1902454061

Rattray, Jacqueline. 1996. 'José María Hinojosa and Surrealist Visuality’. In: I Pisonero del Amo; Jose Gamez Fuentes and G Hainge, eds. Actas del IV Congreso de postgraduados en estudios hispánicos. London: Embajada de España, pp. 159-166.


Rattray, Jacqueline. 2010. 'Pintor de soleares: Manuel Ángeles Ortiz y sus Albaycines,'. EntreRios. Revista de arte y letras, V(11-12), pp. 175-182.

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2008. 'Analyzing Surrealist Madness through the Poetry of Salvador Dalí,'. Comparative Critical Studies, 5(2-3), pp. 207-220. ISSN 1744-1854

Rattray, Jacqueline. 2004. 'La teoría del collage surrealista ilustrada por Àngel Planells y José María Hinojosa,'. Insula, 694, pp. 30-33. ISSN 0101-9554

Rattray, Jacqueline. 1998. 'Celebrating Transgression: Blasphemy and Lust in the Work of the Spanish Surrealist José María Hinojosa,'. Romance Studies, 16(2), pp. 45-55. ISSN 0263-9904