Dr A B Penafiel
British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow in Portuguese
André Penafiel was a Clarendon Scholar; his doctoral thesis (2016) focuses on arguably the most important genre within medieval Galician-Portuguese lyric, the cantigas d’amor. He is currently a British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellow working on Camões’s Os Lusíadas, the Portuguese national poem.
Prof T F Earle
Emeritus King John II Professor of Portuguese
Tom Earle’s researches are concerned with Portuguese literature in the early modern period, especially poetry and drama; the historiography of the Portuguese expansion in Africa and Asia; scholarly editing; the history of the book, concentrating on books in Oxford libraries written in Latin by Portuguese scholars before 1640.
Prof. Hilary Owen
Research Fellow in Portuguese
Professor Hilary Owen is Professor Emerita in Portuguese and Luso-African Studies at the University of Manchester and Research Fellow in the Sub-Faculty of Portuguese at Oxford University. She has worked extensively on Portuguese and Lusophone African women writers and feminist theory as well as researching on postcolonialism and contemporary Portuguese and Lusophone African cinema.
Prof Simon Park
Associate Professor in Medieval and Renaissance Portuguese
Simon’s research focuses on literature and the visual arts from across the Portuguese-speaking world in the Early Modern period.
This post is generously supported by:
Dr S R Parkinson
Honorary Faculty Research Fellow
Stephen Parkinson retired in 2015, and retains a research interest in medieval Portuguese literature and Portuguese Linguistics. His post-retirement research project is the edition of the 13th-century collection of songs in praise of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Cantigas de Santa Maria. He is Director of the Centre for the Study of the Cantigas de Santa Maria (http://csm.mml.ox.ac.uk) which has developed a web database on the sources and manuscript collections of the Cantigas. He was General Editor of The Year’s Work in Modern Language Studies from 1988 to 2015. He was one of the editors of the groundbreaking Companion to Portuguese Literature and Reading Literature in Portuguese. He was also involved in a research project (with Professor Aditi Lahiri) on Portuguese loanwords in Bengali.
Professor C M Pazos-Alonso
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.
She is Co-Editor for the Peter Lang series ‘Reconfiguring Identities in the Portuguese-Speaking World’, https://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/RIP and is currently the Vice-President of the International Association of Lusitanists.
Prof P Rothwell
Phillip specializes in the literatures and cultures of Portugal and Lusophone Africa.
Prof C Williams
Associate Professor, Brazilian Literature and Culture
Claire Williams’ research focuses on women’s writing and minority writing from the Lusophone world, particularly Clarice Lispector (Brazil), Maria Gabriela Llansol and Maria Ondina Braga (Portugal), and Lília Momplé (Mozambique). Her interests also include the cultural representations of favelas and travel writing.