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Dr Edward King

Dr Edward King

Dr Edward King
BA(Nott), MPhil(Cantab), PhD(Cantab)

Lecturer in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies

Office G76
15 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 9287434

Research summary

My main area of research is contemporary Latin American literary and visual culture, with a particular focus on Brazil. Within this field, I am particularly interested in interconnections between culture and technology, especially how cultural texts are used as critical frames to question shifting power dynamics connected to technological change.

My first book, Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture (Palgrave: 2013), explores the use of science fiction in literature and graphic fiction from Argentina and Brazil to trace mutating conceptions of power during the postdictatorship period of the 1980s and 1990s. My second book, Virtual Orientalism ...

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Biography

I joined Bristol as a lecturer in January 2015 having previously held a research fellowship in St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge. I did my PhD and MPhil in the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge. I am also a member of the editorial board of the Bulletin of Latin American Research.

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Recent publications

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