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Becky Fell is a Fellow in Spanish at Churchill. She teaches Hispanic literature, with a focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her research explores the role of ‘chisme’ or ‘gossip’ in literature of the Spanish Restoration, considering a number of areas including the realist novel and comic and satirical periodicals, in relation to major Peninsular authors, in particular, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Benito Pérez Galdós and Leopoldo Alas (‘Clarín’).
Becky was awarded her BA (Modern and Medieval Languages, French and Spanish) and MPhil in European Literature by the University of Cambridge, studying at Clare College. She then spent eighteen years as a Chartered Accountant in London and Paris, before returning to Cambridge in 2015 to complete her PhD in Spanish literature. Becky is the author of ‘ Gossip’s Politics: Reading Between the Lines of Emilia Pardo Bazán’s 1889 Short Story ‘Morrión y Boina’ (Bulletin of Spanish Studies, June 2019).