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Margarida Pereira Martins

Research Group: Other English-Speaking Literatures and Cultures (RG 4)
Professional Title: Lecturer
Academic degrees: (2003). TESOL Certificate (Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Columbia U,; (1999). M) in American Literature and Culture, Keele U; (1996). BA Honours in Social Anthropology and Ancient History, U College London.
Institutional Address: CEAUL - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisboa
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Research Projects:

  • (2010-2015). “The Search for Identity and the Construction of an Idea of India in the novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai.” (Supervisor: LFlora, U Lisboa), U Lisboa, (PhD in Literature and Cultural Studies, English Literatures and Cultures).

Research Output

Publications in peer reviewed journals and/or other publications

  • (2011). “‘What is Lost and What is Gained’ The conflict of generations in The Inheritance of Loss.” International Journal of Arts and Sciences. Vol. 4. Nr. 24 (Nov.): 321-325.
  • (2010). “Landscape and Identity in South Asian Women Writers.” The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences: Issue 5. Vol. 5 (Nov.): 439-446.

Chapters in books, including contributions to conference proceedings, contributions to festschriften, essays in collections:

  • (2012). “Indian English in The Inheritance of Loss.” XIII Colóquio de Outono Estética, Cultura Material e Diálogos Intersemtióticos. U Minho.

Other activities

Presentations in international conferences
Poster:

  • (2013). “The Body Narrative in ‘The Interpreter of Maladies’.” Conf. Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature, Saint Louis U, 24-25 May.
  • (2011). “What is Lost and What is Gained” The conflict of generations in The Inheritance of Loss.” Conf. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 21-24 June, Anglo-American U, Prague.
  • (2010). “Landscape and Identity in The Inheritance of Loss.” 5th Int. Conf. Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Cambridge, 2-5 Aug.

Presentations in national conferences
Poster:

  • (2013). “‘Bridging Anthropology and Literature in Indian Literature in English.” 34th APEAA Meeting, U Lisboa, 9-10 May.
  • (2013). “‘I’ll never regret that night in Delhi when I slit my master’s throat’: Criminality and Consciousness in The White Tiger.” Conf. Images of Terror, Narratives of Insecurity, Literary, Artistic and Cultural Responses, U Lisboa, 23-24 Apr.
  • (2012). “Intercultural Dialogue in The God of Small Things.” 1st Int. Conf. Discourses that Matter, U Coimbra, 22-23 Nov.
  • (2011). “Indian English in The Inheritance of Loss.” XIII Colóquio de Outono Vozes Estética, Cultura Material e Diálogos Intersemióticos, U Minho, 17-19 Nov.
  • (201). “The transgression of physical and symbolic boundaries in The God of Small Things: Reflections on time and space in the novel.” Int. Symposium Performing Identities and Utopias of Belonging in American and British Context, U Lisboa, 3-4 Dec.

Future research:

  • (2010-2015). “The Search for Identity and the Construction of an Idea of India in the novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai.” (Supervisor: LFlora, U Lisboa), U Lisboa, (PhD in Literature and Cultural Studies, English Literatures and Cultures).
  • (2013). ““Whatsitsname” English in Midnight’s Children and Grandchildren.” Salman Rushdie in the 21st Century: “Swallowing a world.” U Lisboa, 6-9 Nov.
  • (2014). (Co-org.) MBoucherie, TCasal, LFalcão, SHenriques, PHorta, JPage and ZSanches. Conf.  Representations of Home. ULICES, U Lisboa, 25-27 Sept.

 

 

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