I have published widely on contemporary Spanish cinema, with an emphasis on landscape, genre, on Basque cinema and on gender and sexualities.
I am the author of monographs on Spanish Gothic (Edinburgh University Press 2016), Penélope Cruz (Palgrave Macmillan 2014), Spanish landscape, space and place (Liverpool University Press 2012); on the Basque director Daniel Calparsoro (Manchester University Press, 2009) and the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (Grant & Cutler, 2007); and on gender relations in Don Juan plays (Edwin Mellen 2004). I am co-author of a monograph on Carmen on film (with Phil Powrie, Bruce Babington and Chris Perriam; Indiana University Press 2007). I have edited a volume on contemporary Spanish cinema (Palgrave Macmillan 2011), and co-edited volumes on Carmen on film (with Chris Perriam; Rodopi 2006) and masculinities in Hollywood and European cinema (with Phil Powrie and Bruce Babington; Wallflower Press 2004).
President, Women in Spanish and Portuguese Studies
Former Membership Secretary, Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland
My overall research approach is based broadly within film and cultural studies. My primary field of research is that of contemporary Spanish cinema and contemporary Spanish Gothic, and the use of landscape, space and place in Gothic and Spanish culture. I also research on the films of Guillermo del Toro. I have previously worked on Basque cinema, film noir and the thriller, masculinities in Spanish cinema and the figure of Carmen on film. I have also written on the Spanish star Penélope Cruz.
Davies A (2015) Spanish Gothic Cinema: The Hidden Continuities of a Hidden Genre. In: Oliete-Aldea E, Oria B, Tarancón J (ed.). Global Genres, Local Films: The Transnational Dimension of Spanish Cinema , London: Bloomsbury, pp. 115-126.
Davies A (2015) Slime and Subtlety: Monsters in del Toro’s Spanish-language Films. In: Morehead JW (ed.). The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays, Jefferson NC: McFarland, pp. 41-57.
Davies A (2014) Corps et paysages dans les films de Penélope Cruz. In: Tilly E, Duprat A (ed.). Corps et Territoire: arts et litterature à travers l’Europe et l’Amérique. Des sociétés, Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 27-36.
Davies A (2013) Ana Díez: Basque Cinema, Gender and the (Home)land. In: Nair P, Gutiérrez-Albilla JD (ed.). Hispanic and Lusophone Women Filmmakers: Critical Discourses and Cinematic Practices , Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 115-125.
Davies A (2012) Singing of Dubious Desire: Imperio Argentina and Penélope Cruz as Nazi Germany’s Exotic Other. In: Shaw L, Stone R, Biddle I (ed.). Screening Songs in Hispanic and Lusophone Cinema, Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 17-29.
Davies A (2010) The femme fatale of Spanish Retro Noir: the Recuperation of a Repressed Voice. In: O'Rawe C, Hanson H (ed.). The Femme Fatale: Images, Histories, Contexts , Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 145-156.