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Professor Paulo de Medeiros

Professor and Head of Department

Email: p dot de-Medeiros at warwick dot ac dot uk

FAB 5.33
Faculty of Arts Building
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7EQ


Paulo de Medeiros is Professor of Modern and Contemporary World Literature, and teaches on the English and Comparative Literary Studies program. He was Associate Professor at Bryant College (USA) and Professor at Utrecht University (Netherlands) before moving to Warwick. In 2011-2012 he was Keeley Fellow at Wadham College, Oxford and in 2013 and 2014 President of the American Portuguese Studies Association. Current projects include a study on 'Challenges for World-Literature'.

Research interests

My research interests include Critical Theory, World Literatures, Modernism and Postcolonial Studies, and Lusophone Literatures and Film.

Teaching and supervision

Currently I am not accepting any new PhD supervisions.

I have taught in and/or convened the following:

EN122 Modes of Reading

EN123 Modern World LiteratureLink opens in a new window

EN2B0/EN3B0 The European Novel

EN320 DissertationLink opens in a new window

PH304 Textual StudiesLink opens in a new window

EN942 Fundamentals of World LiteratureLink opens in a new window

EN9B2 Infinite Modernisms: Pessoa, Kafka, ProustLink opens in a new window

EN 9C7 Critical Theory, Culture, ResistanceLink opens in a new window

PhD supervision in the areas of Critical Theory, European Modernism, Postcolonial Studies, Postimperial Memory, World Literatures.

Recent publications

For more see here Selected PublicationsLink opens in a new window or here CVLink opens in a new window


Editorial Work

Professional associations

  • Past President of the American Portuguese Studies Association (2015 and 2016); President (2014 and 2013); Vice-President (2012 and 2011)
  • BCLA
  • International Comparative Literature Association


  • BA (Political Science and English); MA (English) Massachusetts at Boston
  • MA (Comparative Literature); PhD (Comparative Literature) Massachusetts at Amherst