Thea Pitman / What’s Latin American about Latin American Hypermedia Narratives?

Thea Pitman is Lecturer in Latin American Studies in the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at the University of Leeds. She was awarded her PhD from University College London in 1999 for a thesis on Mexican travel writing and has a forthcoming book based on this research, The Chronotope of the Net: The Postmodern and Postcolonial in Contemporary Mexican Travel-Writing (Peter Lang, 2008). She has also published a number of articles on aspects of Mexican travel writing; her current research focuses on contemporary Latin American literature and culture, in particular, travel-writing by Latin American authors; postmodernism and postcolonialism in Latin American literature; twentieth- and twenty-first-century Mexican and Chicano literature and film; Latin American popular culture; and Latin American cyberliterature and cyberculture.