My main research interests are in 20th century Hispanic narrative, in particular the avant-garde novel of the 1920's, the social novel of the 1930's, and the literature of the Republican exiles. In these areas I have published work on Benjamín Jarnés, Ramón J. Sender, Manuel Andújar and, more recently, the philosopher María Zambrano. I have also published articles on the Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández and the Portuguese novelist José Saramago. and the film La lengua de las mariposas. My current interests centre around the literature of the Spanish Civil War, and I have recently become interested in graphic novels published on this conflict. I have delivered papers at conferences in the UK, Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, USA, New Zealand and Mexico.