School of Languages and Cultures

Dr Carolina Miranda

School of Languages and Cultures

Phone: 04 463 5647
Location: Room 502, Von Zedlitz Building, Kelburn Pde, Kelburn Campus

Dr Carolina Miranda


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.

Research Supervision

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.

Teaching interests

Translation Studies and literature 

Selected publications


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)