María Belén Caparrós

Affiliation: Universidad de San Andrés

Research Areas:
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Queer Gothic, Trans Gothic, Gothic Gender
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic
Genres and Media: Fiction, Film and TV, Poetry
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, Latin American Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Zombies

María Belén Caparrós is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies. She has a degree in Cinematography from Universidad del Cine, Buenos Aires and a Master on Cultural Management from Universidad de San Andrés, Buenos Aires.

She has been researching contemporary Latin American horror and fantasy literature and film from a gender perspective, focusing on its relations with the feminist movements and the struggles of sexual minorities of the 21st century in Argentina and other countries in the region. Her Ph.D. dissertation will examine how these fictions can function as discursive forces with the power to put in crisis sexual binary systems and dismantle gender violence.

Belén is also a Multimedia Designer and an Assistant Professor of Modern and Comparative Literature in Universidad del San Andrés. She has previously worked as a producer of independent audiovisual projects and has been involved in several cultural initiatives, such as the Lumiton Film Museum.

Her publications include “Intrusas que vuelven y baldíos fantásticos: reescrituras monstruosas de femicidios” on Ex Libris (Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2023) and “Voces tontas, montañas que respiran y gorgonas travestis: usos políticos del género de terror en Muere monstruo muere (2019) de Alejandro Fadel” on En la otra isla (Instituto de Artes del Espectáculo de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2023).