Daisy Towers


I graduated from the University of Durham in 2019 with a BA in Modern Languages and Cultures, having studied French, Spanish and Catalan. I then began an MA in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Manchester, completing my thesis entitled Catalan Women in English Translation: The Renarration of Mercè Rodoreda’s La plaça del Diamant. I received the Translation and Interpreting Studies Best Scholar award in recognition of the best overall performance in the MA programme. I was also awarded the 2022 Fundació Mercè Rodoreda Prize. 

After spending a year working at the University of Manchester, I joined the University of Leeds as a PhD candidate in 2021, generously funded by the AHRC via the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH).  

Research interests

During my PhD I am continuing to study Mercè Rodoreda and her writing, focusing on how her authorial figure has been (re)framed, (re)narrated and (re)translated through the transfer of her fictional works from Catalan into English. A central concern within my research is the question of how a female perspective on the theme of the Spanish Civil War has been (re)narrated. 


  • MA Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • BA Modern Languages and Cultures

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for World Literatures