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University of Cambridge
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    Dr Geoffrey Maguire

    01223 762207
    Murray Edwards College
    CB3 0DF

    Research Fellow in Spanish; Tutor; Praelector

    Modern and Medieval Languages


    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), AFHEA


    Geoffrey specialises in contemporary Latin American film, literature and visual art, with particular interests in cultural memory, queer representation, and sexuality and gender. He is the author of The Politics of Postmemory: Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture (2017) and, with Rachel Randall, New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (2018). His current research project explores the cinematic representation of queer sexualities through theories of embodiment and affect, and is entitled Bodies of Water: Queer Trends in Contemporary Latin American Cinema.

    More broadly, Geoffrey is interested in the intersections of politics and culture in contemporary Latin America, as well as in theoretical debates surrounding performance, masculinities and post-conflict cultural memory, particularly the Falklands/Malvinas conflict.

    Geoffrey teaches and lectures broadly on undergraduate papers for the Section of Spanish and Portuguese, as well as on the MPhil courses in MMLL and the Centre of Latin American Studies. He 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.



    Maguire, Geoffrey, and Rachel Randall (eds.). 2018. New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Maguire, Geoffrey. 2017. The Politics of Postmemory: Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


    Maguire, Geoffrey, Rachel Randall and Paul Merchant (eds.). 2018. ‘House or Home? Domestic Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Cinema’. Journal of Romance Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, (Summer 2018).


    Maguire, Geoffrey. 2020. ‘Slow Waters: Marco Berger’s Taekwondo and the Queer Erotics of Boredom’, Screen, forthcoming (Spring).

    Maguire, Geoffrey. 2019. ‘Screening the Past: Reflexivity, Repetition and the Spectator in Lola Arias’ Minefield’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 34, No. 4 (Autumn).

    Maguire, Geoffrey. 2018. ‘Of Hideouts and Heterotopias: Children, Violence and the Safe House in Contemporary Argentine Cinema’, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2, (Summer 2018), pp. 181-204.

    Maguire, Geoffrey. 2018. ‘Visual Displeasure: Adolescence and the Queer Male Gaze in Marco Berger’s Ausente’, in New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, ed. by Geoffrey Maguire and Rachel Randall (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 33-59.

    Maguire, Geoffrey. 2017. ‘Playing in Public: Domestic Politics and the Child’s Gaze in Paula Markovitch’s El premio’, in Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, Vol. 14, No. 1, (Spring), pp. 3-12.

    Maguire, Geoffrey. 2016. ‘Entre la memoria y la imaginación: la politización de la niñez y la conciencia cinematográfica en Infancia clandestina’ in El pasado inasequible. Desaparecidos, hijos y combatientes en el arte y literatura del nuevo milenio, ed. by Jordana Blejmar, Mariana Eva Perez and Silvana Mandolessi (Buenos Aires: EUDUBA), pp. 249-276.

    Maguire, Geoffrey. 2014. ‘Bringing Memory Home: Historical (Post)Memory and Patricio Pron’s El espíritu de mis padres’, in Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2, (Spring), pp. 211-228.