Anna M. Klobucka

Anna M. Klobucka holds an MA in Iberian Studies from the University of Warsaw (Poland) and a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University (1993). She taught at the Ohio State University and the University of Georgia before coming to the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2001. At UMass Dartmouth, she teaches primarily Portuguese and Lusophone African literatures and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. She served as Chair of the Department of Portuguese from 2003 to 2007. She is the author of The Portuguese Nun: Formation of a National Myth (Bucknell, 2000; Portuguese translation issued by Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda in 2006) and O Formato Mulher: A Emergência da Autoria Feminina na Poesia Portuguesa (Coimbra: Angelus Novus, 2009). She has co-edited the volumes After the Revolution: Twenty Years of Portuguese Literature 1974-1994 (Bucknell University Press, 1997), Embodying Pessoa: Corporeality, Gender, Sexuality (University of Toronto Press, 2007; Portuguese translation published in 2010 by Assírio & Alvim), and Gender, Empire, and Postcolony: Luso-Afro-Brazilian Intersections (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). Her articles have appeared in Colóquio/Letras, Luso-Brazilian Review, Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, Slavic and Eastern European Journal, and SubStance, among other journals. She was also the lead author of the first edition of Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language (Prentice Hall, 2007). She served as Vice-President (2003-04) and President (2005-06) of the American Portuguese Studies Association. In 2007, she was recognized as UMass Dartmouth's Scholar of the Year. She currently serves as Executive Editor of the open-access online Journal of Feminist Scholarship, published by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at UMass Dartmouth.

Some recent publications

Gender, Empire, and Postcolony: Luso-Afro-Brazilian Intersections. Ed. with Hilary Owen. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

“Love Is All You Need: Lusophone Affective Communities after Freyre.” In Owen and Klobucka, eds., Gender, Empire, and Postcolony, 33-47.

“Palmyra’s Secret Garden: Iberian (Dis)Connections, Portuguese Modernism, and the Lesbian Subject.” Luso-Brazilian Review 50:2 (2013), 31-52.

"The Solitary Reaper Between Men (and Some Women)." Fernando Pessoa's Modernity without Frontiers: Influences, Dialogues and Responses. Ed. Mariana Gray de Castro. Woodbridge: Tamesis, 2013.

"'Considerai, irmãs minhas': Negociações de parentesco e comunidade entre as Lettres portugaises e as Novas Cartas Portuguesas." Cadernos de Literatura Comparada 26/27 (2012), 41-59.

"Queer Lusitania: António Nobre's Minor Nationalism." Luso-Brazilian Review 48:2 (2011), 5-22.


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