King's graduate wins prestigious PhD thesis prize

feile-tomes-maya-web-ready2

Our congratulations to Dr Maya Feile Tomes for winning the 2018-19 AHGBI (Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland) & Spanish Embassy Thesis Prize for her PhD. Her thesis, 'Neo-Latin America: the poetics of the "New World" in early modern epic. Studies in José Manuel Peramás's De Invento Novo Orbe Inductoque Illuc Christi Sacrificio (Faenza 1777)' also won the 2018 Hare Prize (in the Faculty of Classics at Cambridge).

Maya, who was a student at King's throughout both her undergraduate and graduate education, was also recently appointed as a Junior Research Fellow at Christ’s College, where she specialises in early modern Ibero-American literature. A classicist by training, she subsequently segued into comparative literature and now works at the intersection between Latin and Spanish. She has lived in Spain and Argentina and teaches across the Faculties of Modern and Medieval Languages (MML) and Classics.

Maya's next project, provisionally entitled Plurilingualising Poetics, investigates patterns of interaction between the various literary languages – Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Italian – involved in the production of colonial-era Iberian poetry. More broadly, her interests include Hispanic literature of all periods, classical reception (especially in non-hegemonic contexts), post- and decolonial theory, Columbus epics, the exilic literature of the eighteenth-century ex-Jesuits, literary cartography, and translation.

news
All the recent news from King's College, from the latest cutting-edge research to announcements from the Chapel and Choir.

Similar Entries

dtwstn_wwairekt

Oisín Huhn has been awarded the Milo Keynes Prize for his PhD thesis.

srl_photo_1

Fellow Commoner Stuart Lyons (KC 1962) has been awarded First Place in the annual Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation.

joanna

Joanna Kusiak has been awarded the Best Article Award of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.

contemporary_social_constructionism_1

Darin Weinberg's book Contemporary Social Constructionism (2014, Temple) has been awarded the 2018 Melvin Pollner Prize in Ethnomethodology by the American Sociological Association's section on Ethnomethodology and Conversation Analysis.

20140306_cookm_020

Honorary Fellow Michael Cook (KC 1959) has been awarded the prestigious prize for his contribution to Islamic Studies.

inquestofjustice

Professor Khaled Fahmy has been awarded the 2020 prize for his book In Quest of Justice.