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Emanuelle Santos

Research Profile

I am currently a Postdoctoral Early Career Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Warwick, having recently concluded a PhD at the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies. I hold a Bachelor in Portuguese and English Language and Literatures and a Masters in Comparative Studies of Literatures in Portuguese, both awarded by the University of São Paulo, Brazil. My master's reseach focused on the fictional work of the Angolan writer João Melo.

My PhD thesis titled "Late Postcoloniality: State, Violence and Wealth in the Literatures of early 21st Century Portuguese-speaking Africa" consists on a comparative study of the contemporary literatures of Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe, enquiring the ways in which their postcolonial experience has been shaped by their 21st Century fiction. Considering these societies’ aftermaths of independence, the research promotes both a comparative assessment of current pathways of national discourses in literature, as well as a critique of postcolonial theory, as it points to the need of supplementary theoretical tools to analyze situated realities of contemporary postcolonies.

Publications

Edited Journals
Articles

Conference Presentations

2015
  • 'From Lusotropicalism to Lusophony: Brasil-Angola Cultural exchanges under the sign of coloniality'. Post/Colonialism and the Pursuit of Freedom Colloquium. University of Pittsburgh, USA. (Nov.2015)
  • 'Estudos pós-coloniais e literaturas de língua portuguesa: possibilidades e desafios'. Workshop. XXV Congresso Internacional da ABRAPLIP. Universidade do Estado do Amazonas, Brazil. (Nov.2015)
  • 'The World, the Label and the Critic: Meditations on the Perishability of Transnational Critical Paradigms'. Trans-Oceanic Studies in Dialogue: Crossings, Currents, Convergences Colloquium. University of Nottingham, UK. (Mar.2015)
2014
  • 'Contemporary African Literatures Written in Portuguese: At the Border between Nation and State'. IX International Conference of the American Studies Association. University of New Mexico, USA. (Oct.2014)
  • ‘A nação a contrapelo:Vozes críticas nas literaturas contemporâneas de Cabo Verde, Guiné-Bissau e São Tomé e Príncipe’. Seminário do Grupo NEVIS – Narrativas Escritas e Visuais da Nação Pós-colonial. Centro de Estudos sobre África, Ásia e América Latina of the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão/University of Lisbon, Portugal. (Jan.2014)
2013
  • ‘Encounters between postcolonial theory and Portuguese-speaking Africa’.November 2013: XIV Annual Conference of Women in Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies (WISPS). University of Liverpool, UK. (Nov. 2013)
  • ‘Pós-colonialismo e identidade nacional: Um Balanço sobre teoria e prática crítica nas Literaturas Africanas em Língua Portuguesa’. Colóquio Internacional Lusofonia Pós-colonial: Línguas, Literaturas e Identidades. Universidade Lusófona, Lisbon, Portugal. (Sep. 2013)
  • ‘Reescritas pós-coloniais de memórias pós-conflito: “Teoria geral do esquecimento” de José Eduardo Agualusa’. X Congresso Alemão de Lusitanistas. ‘Migração e Exílio’. Instituto de Românicas, University of Hamburg, Germany. (Sep. 2013)
  • 'The Postcolony Talks Back: As Literaturas Africanas em Português e Os Estudos Pós-Coloniais’. II Simpósio Internacional Margens e Periferia. ‘Perspectivas de Inclusão’. Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, Portugal. (Jun. 2013)
  • "Postcolonial Thought on the Postcolony: the Same European Dance with its Other?” Postcolonial Europe Network Conference. “Postcolonial Transitions in Europe: Conflict, Transnational Justice and Cosmopolitanism”. University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. (Apr. 2013)
  • ‘Intra-Colonial Practices of Post-Colonial Times: Gender Relations in Contemporary Portuguese-Speaking Africa’'. International Consortium for the Study of Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Reconciliation, ‘Re-Gendering and (De)Queering Post-conflict Societies’. The University of Nottingham, UK. (Mar. 2013)
2012
  • ‘Em Busca de um outro(/)centro? O Estudo das Literaturas Africanas emLíngua Portuguesa no Brasil’.Seminário Internacional Cânone, Margem e Periferia nos Espaços de Língua Portuguesa. Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. (Dec. 2012)
  • ‘Portuguese-Speaking African Countries: Literature and National identity on the 21st Century’.American Portuguese Studies Association Eighth International Conference. University of Iowa, US. (Oct. 2012)
  • ‘Discovering Africa: the critique of the Literatures of Portuguese-Speaking African Countries in Brazil’. International Workshop at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Wassenaar, the Netherlands. ‘Atlantic Triangles: Lusophone Colonial and Postcolonial Crossings’. (May 2012).
2011
  • . International Congress of Associação Brasileira de Professores de Literatura Portuguesa. Federal University of Maranhão, São Luís, Brasil. (Set. 2011)
  • "A lusofonia e a formação dos estados nacionais africanos de língua oficial portuguesa’.XI Congresso Luso Afro Brasileiro de Ciências Sociais. Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. (Aug. 2011)
  • ‘O Perigo de Uma História Única nas Literaturas Africanas em Língua Portuguesa’. ICLA Coordinating Committee for the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages (CHLEL) ‘Re-writing/Re-memoring History in Literature through the colonial/postcolonial junction’. University of Lisbon, Portugal (Jun. 2011)
2009/2010
  • ‘National Identity in the Age of Identity Crisis: The Contemporary Prose Fiction Works by João Melo’. American Portuguese Studies Association Seventh International Conference. Brown University, Providence, US. (Oct. 2010)
  • ‘Novos Caminhos da Literatura e Identidade Nacional na África de Língua Portuguesa: João Melo e Nelson Saúte’. International Congress of Associação Brasileira de Professores de Literatura Portuguesa. Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil. (Sep. 2009)
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Emanuelle Santos

Emanuelle dot Santos at warwick dot ac dot uk Emanuelle dot Santos at gmail dot com