Stipendiary Lecturer in Spanish American Literature

Guadalupe Gerardi

  • I grew up in Buenos Aires and Mexico City.

  • I completed my undergraduate studies at UBA, in Buenos Aires and Universidad Complutense, in Madrid.

  • I obtained my PhD from University College London in 2013, where I held a teaching post before joining Trinity College in 2017.

Guadalupe Gerardi


I teach undergraduate students for the Spanish first-year course, the second- and final-year modern Spanish-American literature paper (Paper VIII), Spanish-American authors (Paper XI), and Spanish-American optional papers, including Latin American film (Papers XII), and translation. I also teach the MSt option ‘Alternatives to Realism’ and I lecture on Spanish American literature from the nineteenth century to the present day.


My research interests are Latin American literature and culture, particularly the intersection of literary and cultural productions and politics. My current research project focuses on representations of monstrosity and the body politic in Latin America. I am examining artistic and literary works created around the 1960s, which reflect on political concerns brought about by the spread of authoritarian regimes and the implementation of neoliberal policies in the region. Most of the works I am studying subvert traditional depictions of the body politic and of monstrosity, enhancing the shock factor of these tropes and offering new ways of conceiving political ills.

Selected Publications

'Interrogating Monstrosity and the Grotesque in Griselda Gambaro’s Nada que ver and Nada que ver con otra historia'.  Latin American Literary Review, 49(99).

‘Monsters of Inequality and Waste: The New Realism of Antonio Berni’, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 29:4 (2021), 605-626

Writing Travel: The Work of Roberto Bolaño and Juan José Saer (Oxford, Peter Lang, 2019)

En retrospectiva: Estrella distante de Roberto Bolaño’, Caravelle 110 (2018), 163-180

The shimmering light of everything that surrounds us’: An interview with Samanta Schweblin, Review 31 (2018)

El pasado en pedazos: migraciones en Bariloche de Andrés Neuman’, in Far Away is Here. Lejos es aquí. Writing and Migrations, ed. L. Giuliani, L. Trapassi and J. Martos (Berlin, Frank&Timme, 2013), pp. 165-174

Otro Bolaño: El Tercer Reich’, in Revista de libros 162 (2010), co-written with Nick Caistor

Modern Languages and Linguistics
Dr Gerardi