Dr Carlos A. Sanz Mingo

Dr Carlos A. Sanz Mingo

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies and Translation Studies

School of Modern Languages

Email:
mingocs@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 4145
Location:
1.01, 66a Park Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3AS
Media commentator
Available for postgraduate supervision

After getting my degree in Literary Theory and Criticism in the University of Valladolid (Spain), I took my doctorate courses and wrote my Masters Dissertation about modern Arthurian Literature, focusing my study on a British author, Bernard Cornwell. I have written my PhD thesis on the trilogy The Warlord Chronicles by the aforementioned author.

I have been teaching Spanish for foreigners since 1998, when I first came to Wales to work as an assistant at a secondary school. I have been teaching for Cardiff University since 2001. Spanish Language (at various levels), Spanish Literature and History and Spanish Cinema are some of the courses I have offered throughout these years.

I started working for the School of European Languages, Translation and Politics 2004.

Co-ordination duties

  • Programme Director for the BA in Translation Studies
  • Coordinator for Introduction to Specialised Translation (BA in Translation)
  • Coordinator for Business Spanish (BA in Spanish)
  • Scientific and Technical module of the MA Programme
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical module of the MA Programme
  • Business and Administration module of the MA Programme
  • Politics and Law module of the MA Programme

After getting my degree in Literary Theory and Criticism in the University of Valladolid (Spain), I took my doctorate courses and wrote my Masters Dissertation about modern Arthurian Literature, focusing my study on a British author, Bernard Cornwell. I have written my PhD thesis on the trilogy The Warlord Chronicles by the aforementioned author. I am interested in Medieval Literature and Culture, Neo-medievalism, Literature and Mythology, Literature and History, Comparative Literature and Literary Criticism, History of Language and the diachronic and synchronic study of Languages.

I am currently co-supervising a PhD in Spain on the topic of reception of the Arthurian tradition in Europe and another on the production of contemporary Arthurian texts in Spain.

Professional memberships

  • Medium Ævum (The Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature)
  • CLYTIAR (Arthurian Culture, Literature and Translation in the Iberian Peninsula)
  • International Arthurian Society (British branch)

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Office Hours 2018-2019

  • Mondays 3.30-4.30.
  • Thursdays 11.30-12.30

Undergraduate 2018-2019

Year 1 module: Understanding Hispanidad in a Global Context
  • Spain and the Iberian Peninsula
  • Spain and Europe: the Middle Ages: the three cultures.
  • Spain and the world: Conquest and decline.
  • Spain, a Second Class Power in Europe (Politics and Society, 18th and 19th centuries).
  • Culture in the 19th Century: Romanticism vs Realism.
Year 1 module: Introduction to Translation Theory
  • History of Translation
Year 2 module: The World and Language of Business (Spanish)
Year 2 module: Introduction to Specialised Translation
  • Scientific and Technical Translation
  • Medical Translation
  • Literary Translation
Year 4 module: Spanish Grammar
  • Translation into Spanish
Year 4 module: Student Language Ambassador
  • Language mentor

Postgraduate

Module: Translation Methods and Skills
  • Annotated Translation I
Module: Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation
  • Applied Linguistics: Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation
  • Introduction to the medical and pharmaceutical translation. Linguistic aspects and problems. Case study: translating pharmaceutical texts
  • Medical translation: Professional Practice
Module: Business and Administration Translation
  • Introduction to Business and Administration Translation
  • Business correspondence / Human Resources
  • Business Plans / Contracts
Module: Translation of Minority Languages
  • The Basque language
Module: Translation and Adaptation in the Arts
  • The Arthurian Legend: text, screen, comic

Research Interests

  • Arthurian Literature
  • The Middle Ages
  • Language Paedagogy

Current research supervision

Almudena Gómez Seoane, PhD thesis “Caracterización y función de los personajes femeninos en diferentes manifestaciones de las leyendas artúricas: Estudio comparativo e interdisciplinar " (with Dr. Margarita Estevez Saá, University of Santiago de Compostela).

Cecilia Morgan , PhD thesis “Manipulation, Propaganda and Intertextuality: Reworking the Arthurian Legend in Original Spanish Literature" (with Dr. Montserrat Lunati, Cardiff University).

Anne Purbrick, PhD Thesis “The Medieval Romance of Jaufre: a Storyteller's Perspective” (with Prof. Sioned Davies, Cardiff University).