Dr Samuel O'Donoghue

Lecturer in Spanish Studies


I am currently a Lecturer in Spanish at Lancaster University. Before arriving in Lancaster, I held research fellowships at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the University of Warwick. My current research investigates the Franco regime’s censorship of literary and historical works on the Holocaust and explores how Spanish intellectuals resisted the regime’s endeavour to control public awareness of the extermination of the European Jews. My wider research interests span the fields of French and Spanish literary studies, comparative literature, memory studies, cultural history, and aesthetics.

Posmemoria y trauma: algunos problemas teóricos y sus consecuencias para la crítica literaria
O'Donoghue, S. 1/05/2019 In: Pasajes : Revista de pensamiento contemporáneo. 56, p. 8-25. 18 p.
Journal article

Semblanza de Testimonio (1959–1970)
O'Donoghue, S. 2019
Other contribution

Carlos Barral and the Struggle for Holocaust Consciousness in Franco's Spain
O'Donoghue, S. 31/08/2018 In: History and Memory. 30, 2, p. 116-146. 31 p.
Journal article

Rewriting Franco's Spain: Marcel Proust and the Dissident Novelists of Memory
O'Donoghue, S. 1/01/2018 Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press. 244 p. ISBN: 9781611488630.

Review of Soledad Fox Maura, Ida y vuelta: la vida de Jorge Semprún
O'Donoghue, S. 22/11/2017 In: Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies. 18, 4, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Review of Manuel Aznar Soler, El teatro de Jorge Semprún
O'Donoghue, S. 2017 In: Estreno. 43, 1, 2 p.
Book/Film/Article review

In Search of a Lost Culture: Dissident Translations in Franco's Spain
O'Donoghue, S. 1/07/2016 In: Forum for Modern Language Studies. 52, 3, p. 311-329. 19 p.
Journal article

Juan Benet and the French nouveau roman: A Contentious Connection Revisited
O'Donoghue, S. 1/03/2016 In: MLN. 131, 2, p. 442-460. 19 p.
Journal article

Negotiating Space in Literary Representations of Holocaust Trauma: Jorge Semprún's Le grand voyage and Antonio Muñoz Molina's Sefarad
O'Donoghue, S. 2016 In: Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 93, 1, p. 45-62. 18 p.
Journal article

The 'Truth' of the Past: Fiction as an Alternative to History in Contemporary Spanish Narratives of the Civil War and the Holocaust
O'Donoghue, S. 2016 In: Hispanic Research Journal. 17, 4, p. 322-338. 17 p.
Journal article

The Opacity of Testimony; or, What the Philosophy of Literature Can Tell Us About How to Read Holocaust Narratives
O'Donoghue, S. 2016 In: Literary Studies and the Philosophy of Literature. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan p. 185-203. 19 p. ISBN: 9783319331461. Electronic ISBN: 9783319331478.

Pastoral Paratexts: The Political and the Lyrical in Garcilaso de la Vega and Pierre de Ronsard
O'Donoghue, S. 1/01/2015 In: Modern Language Review. 110, 1, p. 1-27. 27 p.
Journal article

The Proustian Memory Boom: How Writing the Self Can Be Used to Write the Nation
O'Donoghue, S. 2015 In: Romance Studies. 33, 2, p. 153-165. 13 p.
Journal article

Two Abortive Beginnings and the Search for a Literary Father in Juan Goytisolo's Señas de identidad
O'Donoghue, S. 2015 In: Romance Notes. 55, 2, p. 301-311. 11 p.
Journal article

Nature as Enemy of Man in Julio Llamazares's Luna de lobos
O'Donoghue, S. 1/07/2014 In: Forum for Modern Language Studies. 50, 3, p. 356-370. 15 p.
Journal article

Errancy and Alterity: Antonio Muñoz Molina's Search for Lost Time
O'Donoghue, S. 2013 In: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies. 19, 3, p. 211-232. 22 p.
Journal article