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Faculty of Classics

 

Research

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.

Teaching and Supervisions

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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.

Junior Research Fellow, Christ's College
Dr Maya  Feile Tomes

Contact Details

Christ’s College
St Andrew’s Street
Cambridge
CB2 3BU
United Kingdom
Not available for consultancy

Latest news

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Details of how to apply for this part time teaching post are now avilable online . Deadline Monday 23rd August 2021.

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The response to the Open Letter on anti-racism, together with an action plan outlining the Faculty’s strategy, is now available online. Read here for more details

Martin Millett elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London

7 July 2021

Professor Martin Millett FBA, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, has been elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2021-24). Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries of London is an educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and...

Classics student Lylaah Bhalerao receives a Fulbright Award

5 July 2021

Classics MPhil student Lylaah Bhalerao (Murray Edwards 2017), has received an All Disciplines Fulbright Award to enable her to study at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Lylaah has been selected from a strong applicant pool to pursue doctoral research into how to decolonise ancient...