Daniel graduated in Spanish Philology from the University of Cádiz, Spain, in the year 2000, after which he took postgraduate courses on Spanish Literature at the same university. He then went on to complete a PhD at the University of Birmingham, where he was also employed as a Teaching Fellow for the course 2005-2006. He joined the department in January 2007.
Research Interests and PhD Supervision
- Modern Spanish Literature (18th and 19th centuries)
- Spanish political exiles in London
- Cultural History of Spain in the Long Eighteenth Century
- The Literature of Social Observation or literatura de costumbres
- Spanish Horror film
His main interest is Modern Spanish Literature and History of Ideas, and in particular the relationship established between fiction, historiography and political discourse in the formation of identities. The focus of his doctoral research was on the literary image of the Spanish Inquisition in Spain between 1789 and 1843, and how the Tribunal was used by its enemies as a political myth representing both a break with the past and a rebirth into a new era of freedom and progress.
He is currently pursuing research in three areas: exile and national identity (particularly in the 1823-1833 Spanish Liberal exile in England); the representation (and construction) of national identity in the literatura de costumbres;and aspects of the representation of society and selfhood in the Eighteenth-century (in particular in relation to the depiction and cultural significance of masks).
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Daniel teaches modules relating to post-1700 Spanish Culture, including Literature, Film and Visual Arts. He is also involved in the teaching of Language modules, in particular conversation and English to Spanish translation.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Daniel is a member of the editorial board of Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo and has acted as peer-reviewer for a number of international journals and publishers. He has provided advise to print and audio-visual media on issues such as Anglo-Spanish relations or the work of Francisco de Goya, and was interviewed for the feature documentary Why Horror? (2014).
Munoz Sempere, D., 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Comparative Critical Studies. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Munoz Sempere, D., 2018, The Foreign Political press in Nineteenth-Century London: Politics from a Distance. Bloomsbury, p. 33-50 Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.5040/9781474258524.0008
Munoz Sempere, D., 28 Dec 2017, Spain and British Romanticism. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 255-271 Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-64456-1_14
Munoz Sempere, D., Dec 2017, Manchester University Press, Manchester. 240 p. Research output: Book/Report - Book
Munoz Sempere, D., 2016, In : BULLETIN OF HISPANIC STUDIES- UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. 93, 8 Research output: Contribution to journal - Literature review
Munoz Sempere, D. & Duran Lopez, F., 2016, La prensa hispánica en el exilio en Londres (1810-1850). Fundacion BBVA Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
MunÃµz Sempere, D., 2014, In : BULLETIN OF SPANISH STUDIES - GLASGOW. 91, 9-10, p. 81-96 16 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/14753820.2014.962861
Munoz Sempere, D., 2013, (Accepted/In press) Anglo-Spanish Cultural Exchanges in the Long Eighteenth-Century. Stone, J. (ed.). Bucknell University Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Munoz Sempere, D., 2013, El nacimiento de la libertad de imprenta : antecedentes, promulgación y consecuencias del decreto de 10 de noviembre de 1810. Larriba, E. & Durán, F. (eds.). Madrid: Silex Ediciones, p. 283-293 10 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Munoz Sempere, D., 2012, Spanish Republican Exile Geographies. University of Birmingham Press Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Conference paper