Maria Irene Ramalho



Maria Irene Ramalho is professor emerita of English, American Studies and Feminist Studies at the Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra, where she was scientific coordinator of the doctoral programs in American Studies and Feminist Studies until September 2011. Since 1999, she is an International Affiliate of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches regularly as a visiting professor. She has published extensively, both in Portuguese and in English, on different topics of English language literature and culture (with a special focus on American poetry), as well as on American studies, comparative literature, poetic theory, cultural studies and feminist studies. Her current research interests include problems of modernity and modernism, comparative poetics, poetry and philosophy, theories of American studies and theories of feminism. She is on the editorial board of several literature and culture journals.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Ramalho, Maria Irene (2021), "Da rosa e do corpo. Maria Velho da Costa e a poesia", Colóquio/Letras, nº 206, 84-87

Article in Scientific journal

Ramalho, Maria Irene (2020), "Eukié: Maria Velho da Costa e o Absurdo", Cadernos de Literatura Comparada, 42, 19-33

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Book Chapter

Ramalho, Maria Irene (2020), "'What's in a Name?' Utopia - Sociology - Poetry", in Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Maria Paula Meneses (org.), Epistemologies of the South. Knowledge Born in the Struggle. New York,NY: Routledge, 126-145