Jacqueline Hurtley




Jacqueline Hurtley is currently Professor Emeritus. She was Professor of Literature in English in the Department of English and German, where she taught a variety of literature subjects (poetry, theatre and fiction) at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, ranging from the Renaissance up until the twenty-first century. She holds a B.A. Hons in Spanish with Italian as well as a degree in English. She completed her PhD at the University of Barcelona with a thesis focussing on the publishing task of Josep/José Janés over the years of the Second Republic and into the period following the Spanish Civil War. Josep Janés. El combat per la cultura appeared in 1986, to be followed by José Janés: editor de literatura inglesa in 1992, which was awarded the “Premio de Investigación Enrique García y Díez” by the “Asociación Española de Estudios Anglonorteamericanos” (AEDEAN). Over the first decade on the current century she contributed four chapters to publications in the Reception of British Authors in Europe series (http://www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk/rbae/): on the reception of Virginia Woolf in Catalonia, Walter Pater in Spain, W.B. Yeats in Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque Country and D.H. Lawrence in Catalonia. A co-authored chapter in the same series on George Eliot in Catalonia was published in February 2016. She has supervised research projects financed by both the Spanish and Catalan governments. She was founding editor of BELLS (Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies), organised three international conferences in the Department and in 2013 she co-organised a centenary celebration of Josep Janés i Olivé’s life and work at the Institut d’Estudis Catalans. She was Head of Department from 2001 to 2005 and over a number of years participated in three projects dealing with innovatory practice in the classroom at the tertiary level.


Her biography on the first Professor of Spanish at Trinity College Dublin and first Representative of the British Council in Spain, Walter Starkie. An Odyssey. (Dublin: Four Courts Press), was published in 2013 and received the Book Award in Cultural Studies (Category A) awarded by The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) in 2014.

She is currently co-editing a volume of writing on Spain produced by the Irish writer Hannah Lynch.


Tel.: 934035677; 934035686
E-mail: jahurtley@ub.edu; jahurtley@gmail.com