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Dr Geoffrey Maguire

Geoffrey Maguire

gwm23@cam.ac.uk

Geoffrey is the Lorna Close Lecturer in Spanish at Murray Edwards College and a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in MML at Peterhouse. Since completing his PhD in 2015, he has also worked as a Junior Research Fellow at Murray Edwards College and as the Network Coordinator for the AHRC Research Network 'Science in Text and Culture in Latin America', led by Dr Joanna Page (Cambridge) and Dr María del Pilar Blanco (Oxford). 

Research

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 representation of queer sexualities in world film through theories of cinematic embodiment and affect, and is entitled Bodies of Water: Queer Trends in Contemporary World 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, (cinematic) masculinities and post-conflict cultural memory. He has also published articles and delivered invited lectures on visual representations of 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 for the Centre of Latin American Studies and MMLL. 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.

Academic Publications

Books

  • New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
  • The Politics of Postmemory: Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • 'Slow Waters: Marco Berger's Taekwondo and the Queer Erotics of Boredom', Screen, Vol. 61, no. 2, pp. 191-206.
  • 'Screening the Past: Reflexivity, Repetition and the Spectator in Lola Arias' Minefield/Campo minado (2016)', Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol.38,No. 4, pp. 471-486. 
  • 'Of Hideouts and Heterotopias: Children, Violence and the Safe House in Contemporary Argentine Cinema', Journal of Romance Studies, Vol.18, No.2 (Spring 2018), pp.143-157.
  • 'House or Home? Domestic Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Cinema', ed. with Rachel Randall and Paul Merchant, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol.18, No.2, (Spring 2018).
  • 'Visual Displeasure: Adolescence and the Queer Male Gaze in Marco Berger's Ausente', New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, ed. by Geoffrey Maguire and Rachel Randall (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 33-59. 
  • 'Playing in Public: Domestic Politics and the Child's Gaze in Paula Markovitch's El premio (2011)', in Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas, Vol.14, No.1 (March 2017), pp.3-21.
  • 'Entre la memoria y la imaginación: la politización de la niñez y la conciencia cinematográfica en Infancia clandestina (2012) de Benjamín Ávila', 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: EDUBA, 2016), pp.249-276.
  • ‘Between Victims and Veterans: Remembering the Malvinas and Framing Nationalism in Tristán Bauer’s Iluminados por el fuego [2005] and Julio Cardoso’s Locos de la bandera [2004]’ (2015).
  • 'Bringing Memory Home: Historical (Post)Memory and Patricio Pron’s El espíritu de mis padres [2011]', in Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2, (March 2014), pp.211-228.

Teaching

  • SP1 Introduction to Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • SPB2 Translation from Spanish
  • SPA2 Translation from Spanish (ab initio)
  • SPA3 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (ab initio)
  • SP5 Latin American Culture and History
  • SP12 Latin American Culture
  • SP13 Contemporary Latin American Culture
  • IL1 Ibero-American Cinema
  • MPhil Latin American Studies

Geoffrey also supervises undergraduate dissertations, Year Abroad Projects and postgraduate theses on contemporary Hispanic film and visual art.