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Cláudia  Pazos-Alonso, M.A., D.Phil. (M.A. Cambridge)
Professor of Portuguese and Gender Studies, Senior Research Fellow, Wadham College
 

Research

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.

Teaching 

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

 

Publications  

BOOKS

Francisca Wood and Nineteenth-Century Periodical Culture: Pressing for Change (Oxford: Legenda, forthcoming 2020)

Editor, with Vincenzo Russo, Roberto Vecchi, and Carlos Ascenso André, De Oriente a Ocidente: Estudos da Associação Internacional de Lusitanistas, 5 vols (Coimbra, Angelus Novus, 2019) https://lusitanistasail.press/index.php/ailpress/catalog

Editor, with Stephen Parkinson, Reading Literature in Portuguese. Commentaries in Honour of Tom Earle, (Oxford: Legenda, 2013)

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)

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

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

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

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

 

EDITORSHIP OF JOURNALS

Guest Editor of Portuguese Studies of Portuguese Studies 35.2 (2019) on Transnational Portuguese Women Writers, with Maria Luisa Coelho

Guest Editor of P.Portuguese Cultural Studies 5 (2013) on António Pedro, with Bruno Silva Rodrigues

Guest Editor of Bulletin of Hispanic Studies 84.4 (2007) on Mia Couto,  with Phillip Rothwell 

Guest Editor of Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, 2 (1999) on Lídia Jorge

 

BOOK EDITIONS

Judith Teixeira, Obras de Judith Teixeira. Poesia e Prosa, (Lisbon, Dom Quixote, 2015), with Fábio Mário da Silva

António Pedro, Just a Story (Oxford: Oxbow, Books Hispanic Classics Series, 2015) with Bruno Silva Rodrigues and Mariana Gray de Castro

Florbela Espanca, Obras Completas, 4 vols (Lisbon: Estampa,  2012-15), with Fábio Mário da Silva

 

ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS AND INTRODUCTIONS

  • A Public Intellectual in Nineteenth-Century Portugal: Francisca Wood’s editorials’, Journal of Romance Studies, 19.3 (2019), pp.345-370
  •  ‘Mentalidades em Mudança no Portugal de Eça de Queirós: Francisca Wood e a Imprensa Periódica’, in Cláudia Pazos Alonso, Vincenzo Russo, Roberto Vecchi, Carlos Ascenso André eds, De Oriente a Ocidente: Estudos da Associação Internacional de Lusitanistas, 5 vols (Coimbra, Angelus Novus, 2019), vol. 2, pp.153-176
  • Spreading the Word: the “Woman Question” in the periodicals A Voz Feminina and O Progresso (1868-9)’ AngelakiJournal of the Theoretical Humanities22 (2017)
  • ‘Modernity in the Making: the women at the heart of A Voz Feminina andO Progresso’, in O Feminino e o Moderno, ed by Ana Luisa Vilela, Fabio Mario Silva and Maria Lúcia Dal Farra, (Lisbon, CEPUL, 2017), pp. 37-57
  • ‘Post-Imperial Re-Imaginings: Gender and Ethnicity in Próspero Morreu’, in Homenagem a Irene Ramalho Santos.The edge of one of many circles, ed by Maria Isabel Caldeira, Graça Capinha and Jacinta Matos.2 vols (Coimbra: Almedina 2017) vol.1, pp.473-488
  • A Newly Discovered Novel and its Transnational Author: Maria Severn by Francisca Wood.” Portuguese Studies, 32.1 (2016): 48-61.

  • ‘A Landmark Collection in Salazar’s Portugal: Sophia’s Exemplary Tales’ in Sophia de Mello Breyner Andersen, Exemplary Tales (Dartmouth: Tagus Press, 2015) pp. xv-xxxii

  • Judith Teixeira: um caso modernista insólito’ in Obras de Judith Teixeira. Poesia e Prosa, (Lisbon, Dom Quixote, 2015) pp.19-36

  • ‘Transatlantic Travel and Modernist Transformations: the singular case of Apenas uma Narrativa, in António Pedro, Just a Story (Oxford: Oxbow, Books Hispanic Classics Series, 2015). pp.1-31

  • ‘Apenas uma narrativa (1942) e o modernismo brasileiro,ou de como ‘les voyages (trans)forment la jeunesse’ in Teoria e Metodologia. Relacionamento nas Lusofonias I, ed by Elias J. Torres Feijó et al, Santiago de Compostela - Coimbra: AIL Editora, 2015, pp.105-112.

  • ‘Memória cultural e ironia sexual  em Fanny Owen’, (with Hilary Owen), Colóquio-Letras, 187, 2014, pp.16-25

  • 'Assimetrias de Género: a trajetória de Ana Plácido e o papel de Camilo’, in Representações do Feminino em Camilo Castelo Branco, ed by Sérgio Guimarães de Sousa, Braga: Centro de Estudos Camilianos, 2014, pp.39-63
  • 'Silencios de doble filo: re-presentación del cuerpo de la mujer en la poesía de Florbela Espanca, Irene Lisboa y Judith Teixeira’, in Lo que callan los corpus, lo que afirman los cuerpos, ed by Elena Losada Soler, Helena González Fernández, and Alicia Ramos González. Seville: ArCiBel. 2014, pp. 63-78
  • ‘Watch this Space: Florbela Espanca “Esfinge”, in Reading Literature in Portuguese, (Oxford: Legenda, 2013), 195-202
  • 'Uma Poeta Forte: a re-visão como manifestação de engenho e arte”, in Florbela Espanca, Obras Completas, vol 3, (Lisbon: Estampa,  2013), pp. 17-38

  • “«Como eu sou vossa Irmã, ó meus Irmãos!...»” in Florbela Espanca, Obras Completas, vol 2, (Lisbon: Estampa,  2012) pp.17-34

  • ‘Ana Plácido, uma escritora oitocentista exemplar’ in Avanços em Literatura e Cultura Portuguesas. Da Idade Média ao Século XIX, ed by Petrov, Petar; et al, 11 vols (Lisbon: Através Editora, 2012) vol 1, 249-266

  • ‘Displacement and Condensation: a Freudian analysis of A Confissão de Lúcio’, Journal of Romance Studies 11.3 (2011), 65-76

  • '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)

  • ‘Women Writers up to 1974’, (with Hilary Owen), in A Companion to Portuguese Literature, (London: Boydell&Boyle, 2009) 169-181

  • ‘ “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) 153-169

  • ‘Disrupted Genealogies: the Illegitimate Daughter in Portuguese Literature’ in Gender, Generation, and Legacy, ed by Adalgisa Giorgio and Julia Waters (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007), 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 75 (2007), 609-623

  • ‘The Wind of Change in Nós matámos o cão-tinhoso’, Ellipsis 5 (2007), 67-85

  • ‘Race and Gender in Orlanda Amarílis’ Cais do Sodré té Salamansa’, Lusotopie, 12 (2005), 45-53

  • ‘Defamiliarization and Déjà Vu in Laços de Família’ in Closer to the Wild Heart: Essays on Clarice Lispector, ed by Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Claire Williams, (Oxford: Legenda, 2002) 73-89

  • ‘Do centro e da periferia: uma re-leitura de Laços de Família’, Veredas, 3-I (2000) 287-299

  • ‘Sex and Success in Notícia da Cidade Silvestre: A Tale of Two Cities, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, 2 (1999), 33-48

  • ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Female Transgression and Punishment in O Primo Basílio’, Portuguese Studies, 15 (1999), 93-104

  • ‘Repensar o Feminino: o Montedemo de Hélia Correia’, Via Atlântica, 2, (1999) 109-119

  • ‘Voice and Power in A Floresta em Bremerhaven by Olga Gonçalves', Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, Liverpool, 75.4 (1998), 443-454

  • 'A voz do poder e o poder da voz em A Costa dos Murmúrios de Lídia Jorge', in Actas do Quinto Congresso da Associação Internacional de Lusitanistas, ed by T.F.Earle, (Oxford-Coimbra, 1998), vol.2, 1211-1218

  • ‘The Uses and Implications of the Master/Servant Image in José de Alencar’s Novel Senhora’, Ipotesi, 1 (1997), 25-36

  • 'Alguns apontamentos sobre a recepção crítica de Florbela: os/as poetas têm sexo?' in A Planície e o Abismo (Actas do Congresso sobre Florbela Espanca realizado na Universidade de Évora, 7 a 9 de dezembro de 1994), Lisbon, Vega, 1997,

  • 'Becoming Visible: Women Writers from the Early Nineteenth Century to the Early Twentieth Century', in Women, Literature and Culture in the Portuguese-Speaking World, ed by Cláudia Pazos Alonso (Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996) 23-37

  • 'Exploring Women's Destinies: As Três Marias by Rachel de Queiroz', in Portuguese, Brazilian and African Studies Presented to Clive Willis on his Retirement, ed. by T.F.Earle and Nigel Griffin (Warminster: Aris & Phillips, 1995), 285-295

  • 'Tanto poeta em verso me cantou: The Role of Florbela Espanca's University Colleagues in her Poetic Development', Portuguese Studies, 11 (1995), 168-178

  • 'Woman and Poet: Florbela in Context', in Portuguese at Leeds: a Selection of Essays from the Annual Semana Portuguesa, ed. by Lisa Jesse, (Leeds: Trinity and All Saints, 1995), 177-196

  • 'Imagens do Eu na poesia de Florbela Espanca' in Actas do Colóquio Estudos sobre as Mulheres em Portugal, (Lisbon: Comissão para a Igualdade e Direitos das Mulheres, 1993), 161-163