Dr Carolina Miranda
School of Languages and Cultures
Phone: 04 463 5647
Location: Room 502, Von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus
BA La Plata, Argentina, PhD Hull, UK
I joined Victoria University almost three years ago. I did a BA in Translation and Literature in La Plata, Argentina, and PhD in Translation and Drama in Hull, UK, where I also taught for 6 years. My research interests are in translation, 20th century Argentine and Latin American literature, particularly Latin American detective fiction. I am also a freelance translator and interpreter.
Current research projects
I am currently researching on crime literature, both from Latin America, in particular from the River Plate, and New Zealand. Following the recent publication of The Foreign in International Crime Fiction: Transcultural Representations, I am in the process of co-editing another volume on contemporary crime writing.
Welcomes proposals in
- Translation Studies
- Latin American and Argentine literature
- Latin American detective fiction
Currently has students working on:
Translations into Spanish of stories by various New Zealand writers such as Witi Ihimaera and Patricia Grace.
Translation Studies and literature
Rereading the Writings of Roberto Arlt (1900-1942) within the Framework of Argentine Theatre and Popular Literature: A New Way of Interpreting a Major Latin American Author. Lampeten, Wales: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013
The Foreign in International Crime Fiction: Transcultural Representations. Jean Anderson, Carolina Miranda, Barbara Pezzotti, eds. London, Continuum, 2012
Miranda, Carolina and Pezzotti, Barbara. ‘Foreigners in their Own Country?: The Maori Detective in New Zealand Crime Fiction’, in The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 1, Number 3 (2011), pp. 313-325
____. ‘Investigating Society: the Cases of Pepe Carvalho and Tito Ihaka’, in Journal of New Zealand Studies, NS 11, 2011, pp. 81-92
‘Un argentino entre gángsters: Europa y las Américas en la obra detectivesca de Roberto Arlt’ ed. Rogelio Guedea, Mexico D.F.: Aldus, 2010
‘Saverio el cruel: National History and the Subversion of Melodrama’ in Fragmentos, ed. Paul Jordan, Brazil: University of Santa Catarina, 2007
"Saverio, The Cruel" (Saverio, el cruel) byRoberto Alrt, in The Mercurian (ed. Adam Versenyi, Vol 2, No.4, 2010)