Hayley O'Kell

Hayley O'Kell


I recently graduated from the University of Leeds with First-Class Honours in BA English and Spanish. I am now completing an MA by Research under the supervision of Professor Duncan Wheeler and Dr Rebecca Jarman, fully funded by the Cowdray Scholarship.


Research interests

My current MAR project is a specialised feminist analysis of the representation of the female body, violence and the erotic within the Golden Age prose fiction of María de Zayas and Miguel de Cervantes. Specifically, it focuses on how the dialogue between Zayas and Cervantes’ texts contributes to the alternative portrayal of women in seventeenth-century Hispanic literature.

My MA by research project is fully funded by the Cowdray Scholarship (Session 2018-2019).


  • BA Honours in English and Spanish (First-Class)