- Dr Niall Geraghty
- MPhil and PhD in Latin American Studies, (Cantab); MA (hons) in English Literature and Spanish (University of Glasgow)
- Position/Fellowship type:
- Postdoctoral Fellow in Latin American Studies
- Fellowship term:
- 01-Sep-2016 to 31-Aug-2018
- Institute of Latin American Studies
- Institute of Latin American Studies University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU
- Email address:
Research Summary and Profile
- Research interests:
- Cultural memory, Culture, Language and Literature (Spanish), Literatures in a modern language, Screen Studies
- South America
- Summary of research interests and expertise:
My research focusses on the intersections between critical theory, philosophy and politics within contemporary Latin American cultural production. I have published several articles and recently completed the book-length study Capitalism, Political Violence, and Resistance in Contemporary Argentine Literature (forthcoming). The book involves the detailed analysis of selected texts by the Argentine authors César Aira, Marcelo Cohen and Ricardo Piglia written in the period 1979-1998, and argues that the authors propound a common analysis of Argentine politics during the twentieth century, and create a synergetic philosophical critique of Argentine capitalism and political violence.
I am presently researching the work of Argentine director Jonathan Perel, utilising the investigation of his unique cinematic work in order to exlpore the politics of memory and memorialisation in Argentina at the turn of the twenty-first century. Additionally, I am co-editing the volume Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality in Latin America, with Adriana Massidda (University of Cambridge, The Bartlett School of Architecture UCL).
Finally, I have begun a long-term research project which involves a radical re-examination of the work of Argentine artist León Ferrari (1920-2013) and explores the interrelations between politics and religion in twentieth-century Argentina, and the potential correlations between contemporary philosophy and liberation theology.
- Publication Details
Date Details 06-May-2016 Power in Transition in Marcelo Cohen's ‘La ilusión monarca’
Geraghty, N. (2016) 'Power in Transition in Marcelo Cohen's ‘La ilusión monarca’', Bulletin of Latin American Research, 35:4, 496-509
Ema is by Nature a Political Animal: Politics and Capitalism in César Aira’s Ema, la cautiva
Geraghty, N. (2014) 'Ema is by Nature a Political Animal: Politics and Capitalism in César Aira's Ema, la cautiva'. Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 23:1, 1-18.
The Making of Jorge Luis Borges as an Argentine Cultural Icon by Mariana Casale O’Ryan
Geraghty, N. (2015) 'The Making of Jorge Luis Borges as an Argentine Cultural Icon by Mariana Casale O’Ryan'. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 92:4, 481-482.
Reconsidering Tristán Bauer’s Iluminados por el fuego (2005)
'Reconsidering Tristán Bauer’s Iluminados por el fuego (2005)', in The Latin American Diaries. ILAS Blog, (2015)
- Relevant Events
Date Details 19-May-2016 Creative Spaces: Urban Culture and Marginality in Latin America