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Dr Eugenia Demuro

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Position

Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

SHSS Arts & Ed

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), University of Wollongong, 2004
Bachelor of Creative Arts (Honours), University of Wollongong, 2004
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Sydney, 2010

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Biography summary

Dr Eugenia Demuro holds a BA (Sociology) and BCA Hons (I) (Creative Writing) from The University of Wollongong (2004). In 2010, she was awarded her PhD from the University of Sydney. Her dissertation synthesised the long-running internal debates about Latin America’s political and cultural identity/ies, and showed how these debates shaped twentieth-century Latin American literature.

Dr Demuro's research interests span twentieth Latin American literature, cultural studies, social movements and de/colonial and postcolonial studies.

Prior to joining Deakin University to establish the Spanish Program, Dr Demuro held the position of Acting Director of the Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies (ANCLAS), in the College of Arts and Social Sciences, at the Australian National University. In previous years, she has been employed as a lecturer, sessional academic, and research assistant (in Sociology, English and Spanish) at various universities in Australia (UoW, USyd, ANU).

Research interests

Cultural Studies and Sociology
Latin American cultural theory: especially discourses and representations of Latin American identity in the 19th and 20th centuries; Modernity/Coloniality, Transculturation, Hybridity; political and cultural history of ‘modern’ Latin America (from conquest to the present).

Literary Criticism and Theory
Comparative literature: particularly the influence of the European Avant-Garde on 20th century Latin American fiction; Latin American Regionalism, Nueva Novela (New Novel) and Boom; Critical theory: Structuralism, Post-Structuralism, Marxism; the connections of literary/linguistic structures to social movements; Modernism (European, Latin American), the French Nouveau Roman.

Publications

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2015

Delinking from the zero degree: reflections from the antipodes

Dr Eugenia Demuro

(2015), pp. 117-136, Women in academia crossing North-South borders : gender, race, and displacement, Lanham, Md., B1

chapter
2013

The lost steps revisited : the critique of Western modernity and the search for authenticity

Dr Eugenia Demuro

(2013), Vol. 10, pp. 279-301, A contra corriente : a journal on social history and literature in Latin America, Raleigh, North Carolina, C1-1

journal
2012

Civilisation and authenticity : the search for cultural uniqueness in the narrative fiction of Alejo Carpentier and Julio Cortázar

Dr Eugenia Demuro

(2012), New York, NY, A1-1

book

Examining ‘Latinidad’ in Latin America: race, ‘Latinidad’ and the decolonial option

Dr Eugenia Demuro

(2012), Vol. 8, pp. 1-11, Critical race and whiteness studies, Sydney, NSW, C1-1

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Supervisions

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