Maria José Canelo


Maria José Canelo is researcher (since 2002) at the Center for Social Studies, integrating the research group Humanities, Migrations and Peace Studies. She is Assistant , Professor at the Anglo-American Studies Section of the Faculty of Letters, University of Coimbra. She got her PhD in American Studies at New York University with a thesis titled "Carey McWilliams and the question of cultural citizenship in the 1940s". She got her Masters (Anglo-American Studies) and BA (English and German Studies) degrees at the University of Coimbra. She teaches in the BA in Modern Languages, the MA in English Teaching and the PhD in Modern Languages: Literature, Culture, Translation; and coordinates the MA in Studies in Cultures, Literatures and Modern Languages, at FLUC. She has been part of several research projects in the NHUMEP, for instance, "The representation of violence and the violence of representation" and "Memory, violence, identity: new comparative perspectives on modernism". Her current research interests include American and interamerican studies; literary and cultural studies; questions of national identity and immigration; cultural citizenship; modernism and literary magazines; interculturality; visual studies.

Latest Publications

Article in Scientific journal

Canelo, Maria José (2019), "Redefining the Terms of National Belonging in War and Peace, in Randolph Bourne's Critique of the Great War", American and British Studies Annual, 12, 9-23

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Book Chapter

Canelo, Maria José (2019), "Spectacles of violence: passivity and agency in photographs of the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter movements", in Maria Antónia Lima (org.), Everything is a Story: Creative Interactions in Anglo-American Studies. VN Famalicão: Húmus, 159-174.

Book Chapter

Canelo, Maria José (2019), "Telling stories from pictures: visual close reading tools for a critical visual literacy.", in Ana Luís, Adélia Nunes, Cristina Mello, Judite Carecho, Ana Isabel Ribeiro (org.), A Formação Inicial de Professores nas Humanidades: Reflexões Didáticas. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 161-180