Dr Amit Thakkar

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies

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

Selected Publications Show all 22 publications

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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

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.
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