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Professor Paulo de Medeiros

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


H5.26
Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


About

Paulo de Medeiros is Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies, with a focus on Modern and Contemporary World Literatures. 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. From 2014 to 2017 he served as Director of Research. Current projects include a study on Postimperial Europe.

Research interests

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

Teaching and supervision

I have taught in and/or convened the following:

EN122 Modes of Reading

EN123 Modern World Literature

EN201 European Novel

EN320 Dissertation

PH304 Textual Studies

EN942 Fundamentals of World Literature

EN9B2 Infinite Modernisms: Pessoa, Kafka, Proust

EN 9C7 Critical Theory, Culture, Resistance

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

Recent publications

Books

Editor

Articles and Essays

  • 'Introduction: Situating Lusophone African Cinema' (with Livia Apa). Medeiros, Paulo de and Livia Apa (eds.). Contemporary Lusophone African Film: Transnational Communities and Alternative Modernities. London and New York: Routledge, 2021. ISBN: 9780367134976. 1-14.
  • 'Lusophone African cinema as world cinema'. Medeiros, Paulo de and Livia Apa (eds.). Contemporary Lusophone African Film: Transnational Communities and Alternative Modernities. London and New York: Routledge, 2021. ISBN: 9780367134976. 15-32.
  • 'Mia Couto and the Antinomies of World-Literature'. The Worlds of Mia Couto. Kristian Van Haesendonck (ed.). Oxford: Peter Lang, 2020. 11-31.
  • 'Da ausência: Apontamentos para uma leitura materialista de Pessoa'. Vecchi, Roberto, and Russo, Vincenzo, (eds.). A Teoria Gentil. Lisboa: Glaciar, 2020, 95-108.
  • 'Herança de sombras: Memória, Pós-Memória e Responsabilidade em Os Memoráveis de Lídia Jorge'. Colóquio-Letras 205. 2020. pp. 79-97.
  • 'Transnational Pessoa'. In: Transnational Portuguese Studies. Owen, Hilary and Williams, Claire, (eds.). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020. pp. 299-316. ISBN 9781789621396.
  • 'Caring for the Sacred Heart : Eliete, memory, and (im)possible returns, or a politics of banality.' Portuguese Studies, 36.1 (2020): pp. 32-48. doi:10.5699/portstudies.36.1.0032
  • 'Détection, damage and resistance : on Sara Gran's Claire DeWitt's novels'. In: Sampaio, Maria de Lurdes and Villas-Boas, Gonçalo, (eds.) Cherchez les femmes: estudos de literatura policial. Porto: Afrontamento, 2020, pp. 279-296. ISBN 9789723618150.
  • 'Fernando Pessoa, Singularity, and World Literature', in A Companion to World Literature, Ed. Ken Seigneurie, Wiley-Blackwell, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118635193.ctwl0263.
  • 'The drowning of time : ecological catastrophe, dialectics, and allegorical realism in João Paulo Borges Coelho's Ponta Gea and Água: uma novela rural'. In: Brugioni, Elena, Grossegesse, Orlando, and de Medeiros, Paulo, (eds.) A Companion to João Paulo Borges Coelho. Rewriting the (Post)Colonial Remains. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2020, pp. 219-247.
  • 'Beauty, power, and desire: Notes on Ana Luísa Amaral’s poetics' Journal of Romance Studies 19.3 (2019): 469-485. https://doi.org/10.3828/jrs.2019.29.
  • 'Poetry, Resistance, World-Literature: Adília Lopes and Marie Buck. e-Lyra 14. December 2019, 119-140.
  • '11 1/2 Teses sobre o conceito de Literatura-Mundial' ('11 1/2 Thesis on the Concept of World-Literature'). Via Atlântica 35 (2019): 307-331. https://www.revistas.usp.br/viaatlantica/article/view/153796.
  • 'Lusophone Cinemas in Transnational Perspective' In: Leite, Ana Mafalda and Owen, Hilary and Sapega, Ellen W and Secco, Tindó, (eds.) Postcolonial Nation and Narrative III: Literature & Cinema. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019, pp. 21-34. ISBN 978-1-78707-581-8.
  • “‘Exit Ghost’: Reading Lusotropicalism as Fetish (with Adorno)”. Portuguese Studies Review(Canada) 26.1 (2018): 247-271.

  • “Lusophony or the Haunted Logic of Postempire”. In Lusotopie, Lusotopia, Lusotopy. Concepts et pratiques – Conceitos e práticas – Concepts and Practices. Eds. Irène dos Santos and Michel Cahen, Lusotopie, XVII (2), 2018. 227-247.

  • "Translation and Cosmopolitanism". In Translation and World Literature. Ed. Susan Bassnett. London: Routledge, 2019. 60-74.
  • “Postimperial Lisbon”. In Cities of the Lusophone World: Literature, Culture, and Urban Transformations. Eds. Doris Wieser and Ana Filipa Prata. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018. 195-215.
  • "Review Essay: World Literature". Journal of European Studies 48.1 (2018); 69-75. Article first published online: January 30, 2018; Issue published: March 1, 2018
    https://0-doi-org.pugwash.lib.warwick.ac.uk/10.1177/0047244118756211
  • “Future’s Past: Reading Vergílio Ferreira’s Carta ao Futuro Today”. Santa Barbara Portuguese Studies (Digital Series) 1(2017): 1-15.
  • “Lusophonistik” (69-70); “Portugiesischsprachige Literatur” (381-385); Anhang: Portugal” (420-423). In Handbuch Postkolonialismus und Literatur. Eds. Dirk Göttsche, Axel Dunker, Gabriele Dürbeck. Stuttgart: J. B. Metzler, 2017.
  • "Post-imperial Nostalgia and Miguel Gomes’ Tabu", Interventions, 18:2(2016): 203-216, DOI: 10.1080/1369801X.2015.1106963
  • "Another Country, Another Time: Notes on Pascal Mercier's Nachzug nach Lissabon and an Idea of Europe". Cadernos de Literatura Comparada 34 (2016): 245-263.
  • “’What the Hammer? What the Anvil?’ Ana Luísa Amaral’s Poetry”. Introduction to The Art of Being a Tiger: Poems by Ana Luísa Amaral. Transl. By Margaret Jull Costa. Oxford: Aris & Phillips, Oxbow Books, 2016. https://liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/products/83965.
  • "Catastrophe Culture". Hazardous Future: Disaster, Representation and the Assessment of Risk. Eds. Isabel Capeloa Gil and Christoph Wulf. Berlin, Munich, Boston: de Gruyter, 2015. 19-30.
  • "Phantom Counterfeits: Credit and Betrayal in a (Post)-Modern Polity". The Cultural Life of Money. Eds. Isabel Capeloa Gil and Helena Gonçalves da Silva. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter, 2015. 121-130.
  • Blindness, Invisibility, and the Negative Inheritance of World Literature”. Modern Language Quarterly, 74.2 (2013), 277-292.
  • “Notes Towards a (More) Cosmopolitan History of European Literature”. European Review 21.2 (2013): 281-291.
  • “Literatura e Resistência”. Dedalus: Revista da Associação Portuguesa de Literatura Comparada 16 (2012), 101-119.
  • “Consenting to be Wrecked”. Special Issue on Psychoanalysis and Portuguese Studies. Guest editors Paulo de Medeiros and Hilary Owen. Journal of Romance Studies 11.3 (2011): 91-107.
  • “A Failure of the Imagination? Questions for a Post-Imperial Europe”. Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 11.2 (2011): 91-101.
  • “Shifting Borders”. Journal of Romance Studies 11.1 (2011): 98-111.

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
  • MHRA

Qualifications

  • BA; MA (Massachusetts at Boston)
  • MA; PhD (Massachusetts at Amherst)

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Office hours

Term 2 2020-2021

Tuesday 14:00-15:00

Thursday 13:00-14:00

via MS-Teams (schedule by email)

'Fernando Pessoa'. BBC 4: In Our Time, 3 December 2020