Fernando Arenas

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Fernando Arenas

Professor of Lusophone African, Brazilian, and Portuguese Studies

Office Location(s): 4202 MLB 1275
Phone: 734.647.2337
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  • About

    Currently I have several research projects: (1)  “Between Migration and Citizenship: Cultural Imaginings at the Borderlines of Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa” (lectures and journal articles); (2)  Revision, expansion, and copy editing of Portuguese translation of Lusophone Africa: Beyond Independence to be published in Brazil, Portugal, Angola, and Mozambique. (3) Lusophone trans-Atlantic cultural studies (Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, and Portugal)  (conference papers and journal articles).

    Recent and Selected Publications

    “Cinematic and Literary Representations of Africans and Afro-descendents in Contemporary Portugal: Conviviality and Conflict on the Margins.” Caderno de Estudos Africanos (forthcoming)

    “A Filmografia de Licínio Azevedo: Retratos da Pós-Guerra em Moçambique.” Filmes da África e da Diáspora. Eds. Alessandra Meleiro & Mohamed Bamba, Editora da Universidade Federal da Bahia (EDUFBA)  (Solicited/Forthcoming)

    Lusophone Africa: Beyond Independence (University of Minnesota Press, 2011)

    “Fernando Pessoa: o drama homoerótico.” O corpo em pessoa. eds. Ana Klobucka and Mark Sabine (Lisbon: Assírio & Alvim, 2010)

    “The Renaissance of Angolan Cinema.” Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies. 15/16 (2010) : 203-214.

    “Teaching Lusophone African Fiction.” Teaching the African Novel. Ed. Gaurav Desai. New York: MLA Publications, 2009.

  • Research Areas of Interest
    • Postcolonialism
    • Globalization
    • Modernity
    • the Lusophone Transatlantic
    • Film
    • Literature
    • Popular Music
  • Selected Publications:
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