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University of Cambridge
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    Dr Geoffrey Maguire

    01223 762207
    Murray Edwards College
    Cambridge
    CB3 0DF

    Research Fellow in Spanish

    Modern and Medieval Languages

    Fellow

    The large, close-knit community of linguists at Murray Edwards provides an enriching atmosphere for students of MML. The College has a long-standing tradition in the study of languages and cultures, and the regular gatherings of the Gabe MML Society enable students from all years and languages to socialise and learn from one another in a supportive, informal environment.

    Degrees and honours

    MA (St Andrews), MLitt (St Andrews), PhD (Cantab)

    Biography

    Geoffrey’s research and teaching interests focus on the intersections of politics and culture in contemporary Latin America, with a particular emphasis on 21st-century Argentine literature, film and visual art. He is the author of numerous academic articles and book chapters, as well as the recent monograph, The Politics of Postmemory: Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). This book analyses works of literature, cinema, theatre and photography produced over the last decade and explores the theoretical relevance of postmemory frameworks in the contemporary Argentine context. 

    Geoffrey's current research focuses on contemporary queer cinema from Argentina and Chile, exploring the representation of the gay male subject through recent theoretical debates surrounding (queer) masculinities and filmic embodiment. With Dr Rachel Randall (University of Oxford), he is also editing a volume of essays that examine the figure of the adolescent in recent works of visual art, entitled New Visions of Adolescence: Gender, Class and Politics in Contemporary Latin American Visual Arts. More broadly, Geoffrey is interested in literary and filmic representations of the Falklands/Malvinas conflict, and in theories of exile, film and cultural memory.

    Geoffrey regularly conducts fieldwork in Argentina, and would be very interested to hear from students who are thinking about spending time studying or working in Latin America.