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Dr Guadalupe Gerardi

BA, MPhil, DPhil

I studied at UBA in Buenos Aires, and Universidad Complutense in Madrid, before obtaining my PhD from UCL (University College London) in 2013, which was funded by the AHRC.

I held a teaching post at UCL until 2017. I joined Trinity College, Oxford in 2017, where I currently hold a Career Development Lectureship.

At Oriel, I teach students for the Spanish first-year literature course, the second- and final-year Modern Spanish-American literature paper (Paper VIII), Spanish-American authors (Paper XI) and Spanish-American optional papers.

Research Interests

My research interests are Latin American literature and culture, particularly the intersection of literary and cultural productions and politics. My current research project focuses on representations of monstrosity and the body politic in Latin America. I am examining artistic and literary works created around the 1960s, which reflect on political concerns brought about by the spread of authoritarian regimes and the implementation of neoliberal policies in the region. Most of the works I am studying subvert traditional depictions of the body politic and of monstrosity, offering new ways of conceiving political ills.

Selected Publications

‘Interrogating Monstrosity and the Grotesque in Griselda Gambaro’s Nada que ver and Nada que ver con otra historia‘, Latin American Literary Review (Forthcoming) 

‘Monsters of Inequality and Waste: The New Realism of Antonio Berni’, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 29: 4 (2021), 605-626.

‘Writing Travel: The Work of Roberto Bolaño and Juan José Saer’ (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019).

‘En retrospectiva: Estrella distante de Roberto Bolaño’, Caravelle 110 (2018), 163-180.

‘El pasado en pedazos: migraciones en Bariloche de Andrés Neuman’, in Far Away is Here. Lejos es aquí. Writing and Migrations, ed. by L. Giuliani, L. Trapassi, J. Martos (Berlin: Frank&Timme, 2013), pp. 165-174.