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Dr Paul Merchant

Dr Paul Merchant

Dr Paul Merchant
MA, MPhil, PhD (Cantab)

Lecturer in Latin American Film and Visual Culture

Office G67, 15 Woodland Road
15 Woodland Road,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TE
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 9772

Research summary

My research focuses on 20th- and 21st-century Latin American film and visual culture, with a particular emphasis on the countries of the Southern Cone and, more recently, Bolivia. 

My doctoral thesis, 'New Constructions of House and Home in Contemporary Argentine and Chilean Cinema (2005-2015)', which I am currently preparing for publication as a monograph, explored the political potential of domestic space in recent filmmaking. My current research, funded by the British Academy, investigates the tension between territorial and ecological understandings of bodies of water in Chile, Peru and Bolivia, working across a variety of media, from film and digital ...

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Biography

I joined the Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies in 2017, after completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge. My doctoral thesis, 'New Constructions of House and Home in Contemporary Argentine and Chilean Cinema (2005-2015)', explored the political potential of domestic space in recent filmmaking. I also completed Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Cambridge, writing my MPhil dissertation on the fragmentary imagery of the body in the works of Roberto Bolaño. 

My current research investigates the tension between territorial and ecological understandings of bodies of water in Chile and Bolivia. This is an intermedial ...

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