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Cláudia Pazos Alonso

Cláudia Pazos Alonso, Associate Professor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Senior Research Fellow

MA, DPhil (MA Lond)

Faculty of Modern Languages


  • Claudia Pazos Alonso

Professor Cláudia Pazos Alonso, Senior Research Fellow in Portuguese, Wadham College

Cláudia Pazos Alonso is Associate Professor in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, and Senior Research Fellow at Wadham College

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Cláudia's research interests include 19th and 20th Century Portuguese and Brazilian Literature and Literature from Portuguese-speaking Africa. She is especially interested in poetry and prose fiction; genre and gender, canon-formation; women writers and images of women; the role of literature in post-colonial representations of the nation.

Courses taught (undergraduate and graduate)
Clarice Lispector; Eça de Queirós; Portuguese Modernism (ie Fernando Pessoa; Sá-Carneiro; Florbela Espanca); Twentieth Century Portuguese Women Writers; The Literature of Portuguese–speaking Africa.  

Current Project
Cláudia's research project, provisionally entitled Between Portugal and Paris: modernity and negotiations of identity in Portuguese fiction (1890-1915), investigates late 19th and early 20th century Portuguese literature within a broader European fin de siècle and modernist context.

Selected publications

Reading Literature in Portuguese, edited by Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Stephen Parkinson (Oxford: Legenda, 2013)

P.Portuguese Cultural Studies issue devoted to António Pedro, edited by Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Bruno Rodrigues Silva, 5, (2013)

Antigone’s Daughters? Gender, Genealogy, and the Politics of Authorship in 20th-Century Portuguese Women's Writing, with Hilary Owen, Bucknell Press, 2011

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

Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, special volume devoted to Mia Couto, edited by Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Phillip Rothwell, (2007)

Closer to the Wild Heart. Essays on Clarice Lispector, edited by Cláudia Pazos Alonso and Claire Williams, (Oxford, Legenda: 2002)

Guest Editor, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, 2 (1999), special issue devoted to Lídia Jorge.

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

Women, Literature and Culture in the Portuguese-Speaking World, edited by Cláudia Pazos Alonso (Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996)

Annotated Book Editions (with Fábio Mário da Silva)

Judith Teixeira, Obras de Judith Teixeira. Poesia e Prosa, (Lisbon: Dom Quixote, 2015)
Florbela Espanca,  Obras Completas de Florbela Espanca, 4 volumes (Lisbon: Estampa, 2012-2015)

Florbela Espanca,  Livro de Máguas (vol.1), and Livro de “Soror Saudade” (vol.2) (Lisbon: Estampa, 2012)

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