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Dr Joanna Page

Dr Joanna Page


University Teaching Officer


Director, Centre of Latin American Studies

Research Interests

Joanna Page holds a Readership in Latin American Literature and Visual Culture at the Centre of Latin American Studies and is also a member of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Her research interests include literature, film, graphic fiction and visual arts from Latin America, particularly Argentina, Chile, and Brazil. Many of her recent projects are related to the broader theme of the relationship between science and the arts, but she has also worked on questions of memory, modernity, capitalism, posthumanism, and materiality. Her work engages with  a wide range of critical and cultural theories, from postcolonial theory to film theory, Deleuze, Stiegler, Serres, Latour, Braidotti and new materialism. She is the author of Crisis and Capitalism in Contemporary Argentine Cinema (Duke University Press, 2009), Creativity and Science in Contemporary Argentine Literature: Between Romanticism and Formalism (University of Calgary Press, 2014) and ​Science Fiction from Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse (University of Michigan Press, 2016), and the co-author, with Ed King, of Posthumanism and the Graphic Novel in Latin America (UCL Press, 2017). She was the Principal Investigator for the AHRC-funded international research network "Science in Text and Culture in Latin America" (2014-16).

For more details of her published work and links to open-access books and essays, see and


I teach on the MPhil in Latin American Studies, the MPhil in European, Latin American and Comparative Literatures and Cultures, and the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies. I supervise PhD projects on topics relating to Argentine and Chilean culture. I also lecture and supervise for a number of undergraduate papers on Hispanic and Latin American culture for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.