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Prof Claire Taylor BA Hons, MPhil, PhD

Gilmour Chair of Spanish and Professor in Hispanic Studies Modern Languages and Cultures

Research

Research Interest 1

I am a specialist in Latin American literature and culture, and have published widely on a range of writers, artists and genres from across the region. My particular geographical areas of interest are Colombia, Argentina and Chile, although I have also worked on literature, art and culture from other regions. Within Latin American Cultural Studies, I take a particular interest in the varied literary and cultural genres being developed online by Latin(o) Americans, especially hypertext novels, e-poetry and net art. I have published numerous articles and book chapters on these topics, and am the co-author of the recent volume Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production (New York: Routledge, 2012), and author of the recent monograph Place and Politics in Latin America Digital Culture: Location and Latin American Net Art (New York: Routledge, 2014).I recently held an AHRC Follow-On Funding grant for a project on Latin(o) American Digital Art, which included a series of impact and engagement events, and a book entitled Cities in Dialogue (LUP 2016).

I would be interested to hear from potential research students with interests in twentieth and twenty-first century literature from Latin America, with particular focuses on Argentina, Chile, and Colombia; in digital culture in Latin America, particularly net art, hacktivism, and digital ethnography; or those wanting to work on comparative approaches to digital culture studies, studies of memorials and memorialisation, women's writing, or legacies of dictatorship.

Research Interest 2


Research Grants

Memory, Victims and Representation of the Colombian Conflict

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

September 2018 - July 2021

Ways of Being in a Digital Age: A Systematic Review

ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (ESRC)

August 2016 - October 2017

Latin American Cybercultural Studies: Exploring New Paradigms and Analytical Approaches

MODERN HUMANITIES RESEARCH ASSOCIATION (UK)

April 2011

Gender and women's writing in Colombia.

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

April 2006 - March 2010

Latin(o) American Digital Art: Exhibitions and Audience-Participation Workshops

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

June 2014 - June 2015

Latin American Cultural Production Online, from 1990 to the Present

ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL (AHRC)

October 2012 - April 2013

Border-crossings in the novels of Carmen Boullosa.

BRITISH ACADEMY (UK)

March 2005 - April 2005