Melisa Moore

Melisa Moore is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at the University of Exeter, in the UK. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate education at King’s College, London University, and at Cambridge University. Whilst at King's College London, she wrote her doctoral thesis on the literary and anthropological work of José María Arguedas, inspired by the work of William Rowe. She has just completed a monograph on José Carlos Mariátegui and the Peruvian avant-garde movement of the 1920s. Her new project seeks to trace the intellectual ties between Latin America, the US and Europe from 1880-1930, through selected writings of Latin American luminaries such as José Martí, José Carlos Mariátegui and Haya de la Torre. Some of her publications include: 'Encuentros y desencuentros de la novela y las ciencias sociales en el Perú: repensando 'Todas las sangres' de José María Arguedas', in 'José María Arguedas: hacia una poética migrante', ed. Sergio R. Franco (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006) and 'Fugitive Signs: Mapping Metaphors and Meaning in 'La casa de cartón', by Martín Adán', Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 84/ 5 (2007). In Peru she has published 'En la encrucijada: las ciencias sociales y la novela en el Perú. Lecturas paralelas de 'Todas las sangres' de José María Arguedas' (Lima: Fondo Editorial Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, 2003) and 'Los nuevos descontentos del Perú: José Carlos Mariátegui y la política y poética de ‘revolución’', in 'Nuevas perspectivas sobre el ‘oncenio’ de Leguía', ed. Paulo Drinot (Lima: Instituto de Estudios Peruanos; forthcoming 2009). Her book 'Critical Pathways: José Carlos Mariátegui and the Politics and Poetics of Change in 1920s Peru', will be published by Associated University Presses in the US in 2010.

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