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Appointment: Alexis Grohmann

Alexis Grohmann has been appointed Personal Chair of Contemporary Spanish Literature in the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures.

Professor Alexis Grohmann

Professor Grohmann is Head of Hispanic Studies and Associate Dean, Academic Progress, of the College of Humanities & Social Science. He joined the University in 2004.

Research and teaching

Professor Grohmann teaches Spanish literature and language, and has written widely on post-1975 Spanish literature, especially the work of Javier Marías. He has authored two books and edited or co-edited a further seven volumes, as well as more than 30 articles and book chapters.

He collaborates with numerous national and international universities, research councils, publishers and mass media, in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy and Ireland, as well as institutions such as the Austrian Ministry of Culture, the Spanish Ministry of Education or the Cervantes Institute.

He is currently editing a volume of essays by Javier Marías for Penguin Books.


Professor Grohmann, born in Thessaloniki, Greece, has a BA in Film & Media Studies and Spanish from the University of Stirling, and an MA in Critical & Cultural Theory from Cardiff University.

He gained his PhD from the University of Edinburgh with the help of a Faculty of Arts Scholarship.

He has worked as a lecturer in Spanish at the University of Stirling and at the University of St Andrews, where he was also Head of Department.