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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Ms Erica Segre

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Affiliated Lecturer
College Lecturer and Director of Studies
Fellow of Trinity College and Associated Teaching Fellow at Newnham College
Affiliated Lecturer in CLAS
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages & Linguistics
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We are sorry to announce the untimely death of Erica Segre. For more information, please see Dr Erica Segre.

Erica Segre specialised in nineteenth-century Latin-American literature and thought, and twentieth-century and contemporary visual culture (photography, art and film). She has lectured and published extensively in these areas in Britain and abroad and has organized international symposia, film seasons and curated exhibitions. Her book Intersected Identities: Strategies of Visualization in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Mexican Culturewas published in 2007 (New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books).  She is the contributing editor of Ghosts of the Revolution in Mexican Literature and Visual Culture (Oxford/New York, 2013). Other publications include chapters  on: ‘The Complicit Eye: Directorial and Ocular Paradigms in Luis Buñuel’s Mexican Films and Interdisciplinary Visuality (1940s and 1950s)’ in A Companion to Luis Buñuel edited by Rob Stone and Julian Daniel Gutiérrez-Albilla (Oxford and New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013); ‘El convertible no convertible’: Reconsidering Refuse and Disjecta Aesthetics in Contemporary Cuban Art’ in Latin American Popular Culture: Politics, Media, Affect edited by Geoffey Kantaris and Rory O’Bryen (Woodrbridge and New York:  Tamesis/Boydell & Brewer, 2013) and ‘El retorno de “Nuestros dioses”  (de Saturnino Herrán) en el modernismo  fotográfico en México. Sincretismo estético, identidades amortajadas y reflexividad en un libro inédito de Manuel Álvarez Bravo’ in 1910: México entre dos épocas edited by Paul-Henri Giraud, Eduardo Ramos-Izquierdo and Miguel Rodríguez (Mexico City: EL Colegio de México, 2013).

At the time of her death, she was completing a book on interdisciplinarity and visual culture with reference to creative media (writing, photography, visual arts and film) in nineteenth and twentieth century Mexico  and was working on indigeneity and contemporary art practice in Chile.