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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).

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Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

Mar 02, 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

Mar 01, 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.

Unveiling the Invisible: Analysing Roman pottery

Feb 25, 2021

Archaeologists Alessandro Launaro, Senior Lecturer, and Ninetta Leone, Research Associate, have been working as members of the Cambridge MACH group to develop mathematical approaches to the classification of Roman pottery, part of the “Unveiling the Invisible” project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

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