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Thea Pitman

Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies, University of Leeds
Thea Pitman has written 12 posts for Digital Latin American Cultures Network

Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production now available in paperback

Claire and Thea are pleased to announce that their 2013 book, Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production has just been released in paperback and is available to order direct from the publisher. An ebook is also available. Reviews of the book have described it as ‘a superb resource for scholars interested in Latin(o) American … Continue reading

Special issue of Interartive journal on art and new media in Latin America

Claire, Thea and Jordana have all had work published in the new special issue of the online art journal Interartive dedicated to art and new media in Latin America. Claire and Jordana’s piece is entitled ‘Latin(o) American Digital Art: Some Observations on Exhibition Spaces, Social Media, and Europe-Latin(o) American Collaborations’ and stems from their work … Continue reading

Book Chapter on Mestiza/o Cyborgs in Cambridge Companion to Latina/o Literature

Thea Pitman has published a chapter entitled ‘Mestizaje and Cyborgism on Either Side of the Line’ in the Cambridge Companion to Latina/a Literature (CUP 2016), edited by John Morán González. The chapter looks at the body politics of the proliferation of mestiza/o cyborgs in Latino cultural production from the early 1990s to the early 2000s, … Continue reading

Finding a Common Thread ‘Netweaving’ Event

Thursday 5 May, University of Leeds This is a one-day event where we will spend the morning showcasing the work of Chilean-American multimedia artist Guillermo Bert and his Encoded Textiles project, in dialogue with Russian art curator Alisa Prudnikova. In the afternoon,  we will follow up with a ‘netweaving’ workshop to identify ‘common threads’ linking … Continue reading

Great Panel on Latin American Digital Culture at SLAS 2016

The 2016 Society for Latin American Studies conference and its specific focus on the theme of ‘building bridges’ and ‘respositioning the field’ provided a great opportunity for a panel on Latin American digital cultures on Friday last week. Although it was one of the very last panels of the conference, it was well attended and … Continue reading

Thea Pitman’s article on hypertext and biculturality published in Revista Laboratorio

Thea Pitman’s article entitled ‘Hipertexto y biculturalidad en dos proyectos autobiográficos de las artistas latinas Lucia Grossberger Morales y Jacalyn Lopez Garcia’ has just been published in Revista Laboratorio, an online journal edited by the Escuela de Literatura Creativa at the Universidad Diego Portales, Chile, and dedicated to experimental literature. Abstract: A number of critics … Continue reading

Introducing Carolina Brianezi-Melchior and Phoebe Cashman

Carolina Brianezi-Melchior and Phoebe Cashman are currently undergraduate students in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. They have spent the past year studying in Uruguay and have developed a great interest in Latin American society and culture. Final year sees them embark on a research project entitled “Race and Gender … Continue reading

Launch of Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures

The official launch of the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at the University of Leeds took place last Wednesday (4 November). There was a full house for the afternoon’s series of presentations, featuring most prominently the work of digital artist María Mencía. This was all rounded off by a very convivial wine reception … Continue reading

Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures: Launch Event

A reminder to our readers that the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at the University of Leeds will be holding its launch event on Wed 4, November, 2015, 3-5pm, Clothworkers North Cinema. This will be followed by a wine reception. Guest speakers include the digital artist María Mencía and the cybercultural critics David … Continue reading

Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures – Launch Event

The Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures at the University of Leeds will be holding its launch event on Wed 4, November, 2015, 3-5pm, Clothworkers North Cinema. This will be followed by a wine reception. Guest speakers include the digital artist María Mencía and the cybercultural critics David Bell and Elena Trubina. All welcome.

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