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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

Materials in Contact

Jul 30, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Fastest Feet in the World

Aug 02, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Time-travelling Scientists

Aug 06, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Artist Workshop for Young People

Aug 07, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Drink and Draw

Aug 10, 2018

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology

Upcoming events

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Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

Jun 27, 2018

We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

The Cambridge Philological Society Prize 2019 and 2020

Jun 27, 2018

The Cambridge Philological Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize for the best submitted article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

Research Associate (Assistant Editor, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World)

Jun 22, 2018

Details of how to apply for this one year fixed term post are now available online, Closing date 23 July 2018.

Life After Classics: alumni profiles

Jun 20, 2018

Our Classics alumni give us an insight into their lives after studying Classics at Cambridge.

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