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Dr Pazos AlonsoDr C. Pazos-Alonso

Cláudia  Pazos-Alonso, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. Cambridge)
University Lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Senior Research Fellow, Wadham College
Address:  Wadham College, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PN
Email:   claudia.pazos-alonso@wadh.ox.ac.uk
Tel:   01865 277547
Fax:   01865 270757


Cláudia Pazos-Alonso's research examines Portuguese and Brazilian literature from the nineteenth century to the present day and twentieth century literature from Portuguese-speaking Africa. Her interests include genre and gender, canon-formation; women writers and images of women; Portuguese modernism; the role of literature in colonial and post-colonial representations of the nation.


Lusophone Literature from the nineteenth century to the present day, especially Eça de Queirós; Fernando Pessoa; women writers; the literature of Portuguese-speaking Africa




Antigone’s Daughters? Gender, Genealogy, and the Politics of Authorship in Twentieth-Century Portuguese Women’s Writing, with Hilary Owen (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011)

Imagens do Eu na Poesia de Florbela Espanca, (Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional- Casa da Moeda, 1997) 


Edited Books

A Companion to Portuguese Literature, with Stephen Parkinson and T. F. Earle (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2009)


Closer to the Wild Heart. Essays on Clarice Lispector, with Claire Williams, (Oxford: Legenda, 2002)


Women, Literature and Culture in the Portuguese-Speaking World, with Glória Fernandes (Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996)


Guest Editor


thematic issue on Mia Couto, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, (2007) with Phillip Rothwell


thematic issue on Lídia Jorge 'Por outras palavras', Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, 2 (1999)



Recent Articles

‘Displacement and Condensation: a Freudian analysis of A confissão de Lúcio’, Journal of Romance Studies (2011)


'Modernist Differences: Judith Teixeira and Florbela Espanca', in Portuguese Modernisms: Multiple Perspectives in Literature and The Visual  Arts, ed by Jeronimo Pizarro and Steffen Dix (London: Legenda, 2011)


“Quem estava a mais era eu”: ilegitimidade e a construção da identidade em O Vale da Paixão,  in Lídia Jorge. Para um leitor desconhecido, ed by Ana Paula Ferreira, (Lisbon: Dom Quixote, 2009) pp. 153-169

‘The Wind of Change in Nós matámos o cão-tinhoso’, Ellipsis (2007), pp.67-85

‘Disrupted Genealogies: the Illegitimate Daughter in Portuguese Literature’ in Gender Generation, and Legacy, ed by Adalgisa Giorgio and Julia Waters (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007), pp.234-247

‘Que a minha ironia calada e quase séria fosse o meu baluarte’: Re-Thinking Gender and Genius in Selected Works by Irene Lisboa’, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Liverpool (2007), pp. 609-623

‘Race and Gender in Orlanda Amarílis’ Cais do Sodré té Salamansa’, in Lusotopie, (2005), pp.45-53