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MemberMaría del Pilar Blanco

…Trinity C, U Of Oxford…

I am an Associate Professor in Spanish American Literature at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in Spanish at Trinity College in that institution. I am the author of one monograph, Ghost-Watching American Modernity: Haunting, Landscape, and the Hemispheric Imagination (Fordham, 2012), and co-editor, with Esther Peeren, of Popular Ghosts: The Haunted Spaces of Everyday Culture (Continuum, 2010) and The Spectralities Reader: Ghosts and Haunting in Contemporary Critical Theory (Bloomsbury, 2013). I am completing a second monograph project, Modernist Laboratories: Science and the Poetics of Progress in the Spanish American Fin de Siècle. With Joanna Page, I have edited a collection of essays entitled Latin America at the Vanguard: Science and its Imaginaries. I am also collaborating on a different editorial project, with Andrew Thacker and Eric Bulson:  The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Global Modernist Magazines, vol. 1: South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.  My main and current research interests are the intersections of literature and science across different traditions; popularisation of fin-de-siècle science in Latin America in periodicals and its intersections with modernismo; global modernisms; transatlantic literary relations; little magazines (1880s-mid-20th century); decadence and its global perception; life-writing