Ana Paula Ferreira

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Contact Me

apferrei@umn.edu
612-626-6909

Spanish and Portuguese Studies
206C Folwell Hall

9 Pleasant Street SE

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: Luso-Brazilian Literatures, New York University, New York, NY, 1989.
  • M.A. : Hispanic Literatures, New York University, New York, N.Y., 1982.

Specialties

  • Portuguese, Brazilian and Lusophone African Literatures
  • 'Race' and Postcolonial Studies
  • Women Writers, Feminisms, and Empire
  • Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction and Ethics
Courses Taught
  • 'Race' and Racisms in Portuguese (graduate seminar)
  • 'Race', Miscegenation and Nation (undergraduate)
  • Women and Representation in Post/Colonial Portuguese (graduate seminar)
  • Film in Brazil, Portugal, and/or Lusophone Africa (undergraduate)
  • Postcolonial Lusophone African Literatures and Cultures (graduate and undergraduate)
  • Portuguese Literature and Culture (graduate core course)
  • Brazilian Literature and Culture (graduate core course)
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Vice-President: American Portuguese Studies Association , 2012 - 2014
  • Chair : Executive Committee of the Discussion Group on Lusophone Literatures Outside of Portugal and Brazil, MLA , 2013 - 2014
  • Escrever Depois da Guerra Civil: Agualusa e o Comércio da Memória: Keynote, International Association of African Literary and Cultural Studies, Univ. Federal Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brasil , 8 Nov 2013
  • Veering South: Towards a Cosmopolitan Subaltern Iberian Studies: Keynote, Towards Iberian Studies Symposium, Ohio State University , 11 April 2013
  • Maria Lamas e as 'Mulheres Portuguesas' , 1923-1950: Invited Talk, Novas Cartas Portuguesas Colloquium, Sorbonne Nouvelle , 23 Nov 2012
Publications
  • Tradução e utopia pós-colonial: a intervenção invisível de Saramago" : Ferreira, Ana Paula, Frank and Timme, 'O que transforma o mundo é a necessidade e não a utopia': Estudos sobre utopia e ficção em José Saramago. Ed. Burghard Baltrusch, 73-93, 2014.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "Lusotropicalist Entanglements: Colonial Racisms in the Postcolonial Metropolis." Gender, Empire and Postcolony Eds. Anna Klobucka and Hilary Owen (2014 ): 49-68.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "The Portuguese Translation of Oyono's Une vie de boy: José Saramago's Postcolonial Intervention." PMLA 128 (2013): 119-26.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "Interracial Intimacy as Site of Colonial Revisioning: Lídia Jorge's O Vento Assobiando nas Gruas." Reading Literature in Portuguese: Commentaries in Honor of Tom Earle Eds. Cláudia Pazos-Alonso and Stephen Parkinson (2013): 231-38.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "Contesting Miscegenation and Lusotropicalism: Women and the Portuguese Colonial Order." Journeys: Postcolonial Trajectories and Representations Eds. Joana Passos et al (2012): 101-120.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "Caliban's Travels." The Lusotropical Tempest: Postcolonial Debates in Portuguese. Lusophone Studies (2012): 30-42.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula, Petar Petrov et al. "Maria Isabel Barreno e a Subversão do Senso Comum do Género." Avanços em Literatura e Cultura Portuguesas. Século XX. (2012): Vol. II. 199-208.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "“Woman“ and the Time of Nation in Garrett’s Travels: Take Two." Garrett’s Travels Revisited. Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies 21-22 (2011): 189-210.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "A Contas com a Coisa na “˜Praça de Londres’: Lí­dia Jorge e a Húbris da Representação ." A Cultura Portuguesa no Divã (2011): 183-196.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "Lí­dia Jorge's Combateremos a Sombra': Psychoanalysis, Tragedy, and Ethics." Journal of Romance Studies 11 (2011 ): 9-26.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "The Colonial Form in the Postcolonial Portuguese Metropolis." Conflict, Memory Transfers and the Reshaping of Europe (2010): 274-91.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula, ed.. Para Um Leitor Ignorado: Ensaios sobre O Vale da Paixí£o e Outras Ficí§íµes de Lí­dia Jorge. Lisboa: Texto/Dom Quixote, 2009.
  • Ferreira, Ana Paula. "O que nos cabe de Lí­dia Jorge." Para Um Leitor Ignorado 11-31.