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Dr Joanna Page

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Position(s): 
Reader in Latin American Literature and Visual Culture
Director of the Centre of Latin American Studies
Director of Studies in MML at Robinson College
Department/Section: 
Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Centre of Latin American Studies
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 335 394
Location: 

Robinson College
Grange Road
Cambridge
CB3 9AN

About: 

Joanna Page’s research interests include literature, film, graphic fiction and visual arts from Latin America, particularly Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Many of her recent projects are related to the broader theme of the relationship between science and the arts, but she has also worked on questions of memory, modernity, capitalism, posthumanism, and materiality. Her work engages with a wide range of critical and cultural theories, from postcolonial theory to film theory, Deleuze, Stiegler, Serres, Latour, Braidotti and new materialism.

Her PhD research focused on the relationship between postmodern experimentalism and political commitment in Ricardo Piglia’s fiction. Since then she has published the following monographs: 

  • Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema (Duke University Press, 2009)
  • Creativity and Science in Contemporary Argentine Literature: Between Romanticism and Formalism (University of Calgary Press, 2014, PDF available on open access)
  • Science Fiction in Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse (University of Michigan Press, 2016, digital version available on open access)
  • Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America, co-authored with Ed King (UCL Press, 2017, PDF available on open access)

She is also the co-editor of Visual Synergies in Fiction and Documentary Film from Latin America (with Miriam Haddu, Palgrave Macmillan, 2009) and the forthcoming Latin America at the Vanguard: Science and its Imaginaries (with María Blanco, University Press of Florida). 

She was awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship in 2012 and was Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded international research network "Science in Text and Culture in Latin America" (2014-2016). For more details on Joanna Page’s publications and links to downloadable/online essays, see http://www.latin-american.cam.ac.uk/staff/academic/joanna-page and http://cambridge.academia.edu/JoannaPage.

Published works: 

For a list of selected publications, please see here.