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Dr Maya Feile Tomes

Dr Maya Feile Tomes

Junior Research Fellow, Christ's College

Christ’s College
St Andrew’s Street
Cambridge
CB2 3BU
United Kingdom

Research Interests

Maya works at the intersection between Classics and Modern Languages. She has been in Cambridge for ten years, first as an undergraduate and graduate student in Classics (both at King’s College) and now as Junior Research Fellow in Classics and Modern Languages at Christ’s College (2017-21). She specialises in the literary culture of the early modern Ibero-American world (C16th-18th), analysing the construction of a plurilingual literary field involving not only Spanish and Portuguese but also Latin. Her doctoral thesis, entitled Neo-Latin America: the poetics of the “New World” in early modern epic, was completed in 2017, and she is currently engaged in various emerging projects relating to the poetry of Hispano-America. She also maintains a keen interest in Classical Reception, and has, since 2014, been the organiser of the Cambridge Classical Reception Seminar Series (CCRSS); she is also co-convenor of the new MPhil module on classical reception, ‘Classics at the Edges’. In the Classics Faculty she also teaches various Latin literary topics, while in the Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) she teaches Spanish translation and supervises undergraduate dissertations relating to her area of research.

Research Supervision

For Lent and Easter 2018 she is Director of Studies for Part I Classics at Newnham College. In Michaelmas 2018 she will be the Secretary of the Interdisciplinary Studies Caucus (‘X Caucus’) in the Faculty of Classics.

Other Professional Activities

She is a member of the editorial board of The Delaware Review of Latin American Studies (DeRLAS).

Upcoming events

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

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