Dr Amit Thakkar

Senior Lecturer

Current Teaching

  • SPAN100/101 History and Culture of Spain and Spanish America
  • SPAN233 Power and Resistance in Spain and Spanish America
  • SPAN 240 Latin America on Film (1968-2003)
  • DELC364 Latin America and Spain on Film: Masculinities and Violence
  • DELC212 Cinema and Society in Europe and Latin America: Formal and Thematic Perspectives
  • SPAN 301: Final-Year Translation Spanish to English

Crash and return: "choque", allusion and composite structure in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Amores perros" (2000)
Thakkar, A. 1/01/2014 In: Quarterly Review of Film and Video. 31, 1, p. 11-26. 16 p.
Journal article

Una tercera lectura: the cinematic reader and the cult of virility in Manuel Puig's 'El beso de la mujer araña; (1976)
Thakkar, A. 01/2014 In: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies. 20, 1, p. 7-29. 23 p.
Journal article

Men, power and liberation: readings of masculinities in Latin American cultures
Thakkar, A., Harris, C. 2014 Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies.
Scholarly edition

Who is Cuba?: dispersed protagonism and heteroglossia in 'Soy Cuba'/'I am Cuba'
Thakkar, A. 2014 In: Framework, The Journal of Cinema and Media. 55, 1, p. 83-101. 19 p.
Journal article

Latency, biopolitics and the reproductive arena: an alternative masculinity in Ricardo Larraín's 'La frontera' (1991)
Thakkar, A. 10/2013 In: Bulletin of Latin American Research. 32, 4, p. 438–450. 13 p.
Journal article

The Fiction of Juan Rulfo : Irony, Revolution and Postcolonialism.
Thakkar, A. 15/04/2012 Woodbridge : Boydell & Brewer. 190 p. ISBN: 9781855662384.
Book

Cine de choque: image culture, the absence of the patriarch and violence in Alejandro Amenábar's "Abre los ojos" (1997)
Thakkar, A. 1/06/2011 In: New Cinemas. 9, 1, p. 19-34. 16 p.
Journal article

Introduction.
Carpenter, V., Thakkar, A. 2011 In: A world in words, a life in texts : revisiting Latin American cultural heritage festschrift in honour of Peter R. Beardsell. Oxford : Peter Lang 239 p. ISBN: 978-3-0343-0273-9.
Chapter

Structural violence, masculinities and the hunting motif in Tomás Gutiérrez Alea's "Memorias del subdesarrollo" (1968).
Thakkar, A. 10/09/2010 In: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 87, 6, p. 705-723. 19 p.
Journal article

Introduction
Harris, C., Thakkar, A. 1/09/2010 In: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 87, 6, 4 p.
Editorial

Representations of Men and Masculinities in Latin American Cultures
Harris, C., Thakkar, A. 09/2010 In: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 87, 6, 104 p.
Special issue

"Juan Rulfo"
Thakkar, A. 27/08/2009
Other contribution

One rainy market day: 'integration' and the indigenous community in the fiction and thought of Juan Rulfo.
Thakkar, A. 2009 In: (Re)Collecting the Past, History and Collective Memory in Latin American Narrative. Oxford : Peter Lang p. 191-216. 26 p. ISBN: 978-3-03911-928-8.
Chapter

Irony and the Priest in Fragment 14 of Juan Rulfo's Pedro Páramo.
Thakkar, A. 04/2006 In: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 83, 2, p. 203-223. 21 p.
Journal article

Ambivalence and the Crisis of the Mimic Man: Centrifugal Irony in Juan Rulfo's 'Luvina'.
Thakkar, A. 1/04/2005 In: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies. 11, 1, p. 65-89. 25 p.
Journal article

Review: Carlos Fuentes, et al, "Juan Rulfo’s Mexico".
Thakkar, A. 05/2004 In: Journal of Latin American Studies. 36, 2, p. 393-394. 2 p.
Journal article

Review: David Craven, "Art and Revolution in Latin America 1910-1990" (2002).
Thakkar, A. 03/2004 In: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 81, 1
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