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Dr Geoffrey Maguire

Dr Geoffrey Maguire
Position(s): 
Early Career Research Fellow in Spanish
Teaching Associate in Latin American Studies
Director of Studies
Department/Section: 
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 762207
Location: 

Grove Lodge 3, Murray Edwards College, CB3 0DF

About: 

Geoffrey Maguire specialises in contemporary Latin American and European cinemas, with particular interests in cultural memory, queer representation, documentary film and theories of cinematic time. 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.

Geoffrey teaches and lectures broadly on undergraduate papers for the Section of Spanish and Portuguese, as well as on MPhil courses for the Centre of Latin American Studies and MML. He also supervises Year Abroad Projects, Optional Dissertations, MPhil essays and theses on a broad range of topics in Latin American film and visual arts. 

Teaching interests: 

Hispanic film, literature and visual art; film theory; gender and queer theory; cultural memory; post-dictatorship cultures. 

Research interests: 

Latin American film; queer studies; cinematic affect and embodiment; cinematic time; childhood and adolescence; postmemory and cultural memory.

Published works: 

Books

New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, co-edited with Rachel Randall (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).

The Politics of Postmemory: Violence and Victimhood in Contemporary Argentine Culture (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Special Issues

House or Home? Domestic Space in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, co-edited with Rachel Randall and Paul Merchant, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol.18, No.2 (Spring 2018).

Articles and Book Chapters

- ‘Screening the Past: Reflexivity, Repetition and the Spectator in Lola Arias’ Minefield/Campo minado (2016)’, Bulletin of Latin American Research (forthcoming 2018).

- ‘House or Home? Domestic Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Cinema’, with Rachel Randall and Paul Merchant, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol.18, No.2 (Spring 2018), pp. 143-157.

‘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.181-203. 

- ‘Visualizing Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Gender, Class and Politics’, with Rachel Randall, in New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema (New York: Palgrave Macmillan), pp. 1-33

- ‘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, 2018), pp. 33-59.

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

- ‘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, 2016), pp. 249-276.

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