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Dr Geoffrey Maguire

Dr Geoffrey Maguire
Position(s): 
Lorna Close Lecturer in Spanish
Director of Studies in MML
Murray Edwards College and Peterhouse
Department/Section: 
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)1223 762207
Location: 

Grove Lodge 3
Murray Edwards College
Huntingdon Road
University of Cambridge
CB3 0DF
United Kingdom

About: 

Geoffrey Maguire is the Lorna Close Lecturer in Spanish at Murray Edwards College and a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in MML at Peterhouse. He specialises in contemporary Latin American film, literature and visual art, with particular interests in cultural memory, queer representation, and sexuality and gender.

Geoffrey 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 monograph explores the filmic representation of queer sexualities through theories of temporality and embodiment, and is entitled Bodies of Water: Queer Trends in Contemporary Latin American 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, masculinities and post-conflict cultural memory, particularly 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 in MMLL and the Centre of Latin American Studies. He also supervises Year Abroad Projects, Optional Dissertations, MPhil essays and theses on a broad range of topics in Hispanic and Lusophone cinema, literature and visual art.

Teaching interests: 

Hispanic film, literature and visual art; film theory; gender and queer theory; cultural memory; theatre and performance.

Research interests: 

Latin American film; queer studies; sexuality and gender studies; cinematic time and embodiment; 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 Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, co-edited with Rachel Randall and Paul Merchant, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Summer 2018).

 

Articles and Book Chapters  

  • ‘Slow Waters: Marco Berger’s Taekwondo and the Queer Erotics of Boredom’, Screen, Vol. 61, No. 2 (Summer 2020), pp. 191-206.
  • ‘Screening the Past: Reflexivity, Repetition and the Spectator in Lola Arias’ Minefield’, Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 38, No. 4 (Autumn 2019), 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 (Summer 2018), pp. 181-204.
  • ‘House or Home? Domestic Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Cinema’, Journal of Romance Studies, Vol. 18, No. 2 (Summer 2018), pp. 143-157.
  • ‘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.
  • ‘Visualising Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema: Gender, Class and Politics’, in New Visions of Adolescence in Contemporary Latin American Cinema, ed. by Geoffrey Maguire and Rachel Randall (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 1-33.
  • ‘Playing in Public: 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.