Professor Dominic Keown

Department name
Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics

Catalan literature, film and cultural studies

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Dominic Keown was born in Manchester where he attended the Cardinal Langley School in Middleton. He studied Spanish at the University of Sheffield where he stayed as a doctoral student, completing a thesis on the Avant-Garde in Catalonia. After many years lecturing at the universities of Bath and Liverpool he is now Reader in Catalan Studies at Fitzwilliam College where he has been Director of Studies since 1996. His publications include books on Catalan literature, film and cultural studies though he has occasionally strayed into things more widely Hispanic in nature. His affection for Valencia is attested by the proud possession of a season ticket for Levante UD which can lead annoyingly to over-booking given his ownership of a similar item for Manchester City. He spends his entire life trying to track down his elusive but esteemed colleague Dr Leigh for whom he feels responsible.