Sarah Wright

Position: Reader in Hispanic Studies
Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Geographical areas: Transnational, South America, Southern Europe

Research areas: Children and film; dubbing the child star; the child on screen and memory


Dr Sarah Wright is the Principal Investigator of the Childhood and Nation in World Cinema research network. With this project, she is interested in children’s approaches to screen arts and in the possibilities for dialogue generated by the national and the transnational in relation to the child on screen.

Relevant Publications


The Child in Spanish Cinema, Wright, Sarah (2013), Manchester University Press.


Book Chapters 

“Ana Torrent as Palimpsest: The Legacy of the Transition in No-Do (Elio Quiiroga, 2009)”, Wright, Sarah (2014) New Trends in Contemporary Spanish Cinema. Wheeler, D. & Canet, F. (eds.). Bristol: Intellect Books, p. 153-164



“De Alexia Ventura a Pitusín: Género, nación y actuación en dos estrellas infantiles del primer cine español”, Wright, Sarah (2012), Imágenes femeninas en la literatura española y las artes escénicas (siglos XX y XXI). Vilches de Frutos, F. & Nieva de la Paz, P. (eds.). Society of Spanish and Spanish-American Studies, p. 121-34


“El niño “en peligro” y otras piezas de lo real en El cebo (1958) de Ladislao Vajda”, Wright, Sarah,Secuencias: revista de historia del cine, Vol. 28, 2008, p. 27-45.


Wright, Sarah, 那年阳光灿烂》中的记忆,表演和儿童证人 (Memory, Performance and the Child Witness in Andrés Wood’s Machuca (2004) ), 《中国传媒报告》China Media Report, (trans. Zitong Qiu, special edition on Cinema and Childhood curated by Zitong Qiu) 2015, Vol. 14, No. 1, 50-56.

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