I teach Lusophone Literature from the nineteenth century to the present day, especially Eça de Queirós; Fernando Pessoa; women writers; the literature of Portuguese-speaking Africa.


My research examines Portuguese and Brazilian literature from the nineteenth century to the present day and twentieth century literature from Portuguese-speaking Africa. My 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.


  • Editor, with Stephen Parkinson, Reading Literature in Portuguese. Commentaries in Honour of Tom Earle, (Oxford: Legenda, 2013)
  • Antigone’s Daughters? Gender, Genealogy, and the Politics of Authorship in Twentieth-Century Portuguese Women’s Writing, with Hilary Owen (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2011)
  • Editor, with Stephen Parkinson and T. F. Earle, A Companion to Portuguese Literature, (Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2009)
  • Editor, with Claire Williams, Closer to the Wild Heart. Essays on Clarice Lispector, (Oxford: Legenda, 2002)
  • Imagens do Eu na Poesia de Florbela Espanca, (Lisbon: Imprensa Nacional- Casa da Moeda, 1997) 
  • Editor, with Glória Fernandes, Women, Literature and Culture in the Portuguese-Speaking World (Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996)