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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 University Press, 2000; Portuguese translation issued by Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda in 2006), O Formato Mulher: A Emergência da Autoria Feminina na Poesia Portuguesa (Coimbra: Angelus Novus, 2009), and O Mundo Gay de António Botto (Lisboa: Sistema Solar, 2018). 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 editor of the Portuguese Language Textbook Series and coeditor of the journal Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies, both published by Tagus Press/Center for Portuguese Studies and Culture at UMass Dartmouth, and as coeditor of the Journal of Feminist Scholarship. In 2022, she held a Fulbright research fellowship to Portugal for her current book project tentatively entitled Among Women: Cultural Agency, Sociability, and Sexuality on the Margins of Portuguese Modernism.

Some recent and forthcoming publications

"Os perversos e as poetisas: Literatura de Sodoma e arredores." Forthcoming in Via Atlântica.

"Pessoa(s), poetas e poetisas." Estranhar Pessoa 9 (Outono 2022), 113-29.

“Por tierras de Portugal con Carmen e Ramón: negociações transibéricas de género e sexualidade.” Iberic@l 19 (Spring 2021), 7-20.

"Wily Homosexuals: Notes on the Circulation of Queerness and Homophobia in the Luso-Brazilian Nineteenth Century." In Gendering the Portuguese-Speaking World: From the Middle Ages to the Present, edited by Francisco Bethencourt, 159-78. Leiden: Brill, 2021.

“Translational Travails of Lusotropicalism.” In Transnational Portuguese Studies, edited by Hilary Owen and Claire Williams, 43-56. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020.

“Among Women: Reassessing Portuguese ‘Feminine’ Poetry of the 1920s.” Journal of Romance Studies 19:3 (2019), 389-414.

Portugal’s First Queer Novel: Rediscovering Visconde de Vila-Moura’s Nova Safo (1912).” Journal of Lusophone Studies 4:1 (2019), 40-63.

For full CV and additional papers, please see Anna Klobucka's page on

For additional information on main publications and research in progress, please see AK's research site.

Selected media coverage

Raquel Ribeiro, "O sexo que elas têm" (on O Formato Mulher; Público, 27 January 2010)

Eduardo Pitta on O Mundo Gay de António Botto (Sábado, 15 July 2018)

Rita Cipriano, "Anna Klobucka: António Botto e Fernando Pessoa beneficiaram 'de forma igual e recíproca' da sua relação de amizade" (Observador, 16 March 2019)

Ricardo Esteves Ribeiro, "Anna Klobucka: 'António Botto fez o primeiro coming out público em Portugal'" (Fumaça, 21 March 2019)

Lurdes C. da Silva, "UMass Dartmouth's Dr. Anna M. Klobucka Receives Prestigious Fulbright Fellowship for Portuguese Studies" (O Jornal, 27 May 2021).

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