Areas of interest: Iberian Studies – Ibero-American Literature – Spanish Literature – Portuguese Literature – Translation Studies

Isabel Araújo Branco is an Assistant Professor (Profesora Auxiliar) in Spanish Studies, Literature and Translation, at the NOVA University of Lisbon (UNL). She works as a researcher at the CHAM – Centro de Humanidades (NOVA FCSH—UAc), of which she is currently the deputy director. Her main area of interest concerns the origins of the magic realism and the relations between Spanish and Portuguese literatures and cultures, especially during the 20th and 21th centuries.

In 2009 Isabel Araújo Branco earned her Ph.D. in Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University Nova of Lisbon, at the department of Human and Social Studies. In 2015 she obtained the International Scientific Award “Mário Quartin Graça” from Casa da América Latina for her final Ph.D. dissertation, which concerned the reception of the Spanish-American literature in the contemporary Portuguese literature. She curated the Poetry Area for Lisbon 2017, Ibero-American Capital of Culture.

She participates in the project of the portal «Editores y Editoriales Iberoamericanos (siglos XIX-XXI)-EDI-RED» for the Virtual Library “Miguel de Cervantes” and she is also a member of GILCO – Grupo de Investigación en Literatura Contemporánea (Uni. Alcalá). Moreover, she cooperates to the implementation of the Distant Reading for European Literary History Action of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme.

Her publications in the field of Iberian Studies include ‘’«Minotauro» e «Confluências»: two collections about Spanish literature published in Portugal in the 21st century”, (2021), ‘’Los límites del Hispanismo. Nuevos métodos, nuevas fronteras, nuevos géneros’’ (2017) and ‘’Amigos ou inimigos? As relacões ibéricas na obra de José Saramago’’, in Perspectivas actuais na Lusitanística: Literatura, Cultura, Cinema, Língua (2011).

 

More information: Institutional website; Cienciavitae.pt

 

Isabel Araújo Branco’s publications in the IStReS database:

Branco, Isabel Araújo. 2011. “Amigos ou inimigos? As relacões ibéricas na obra de José Saramago.” In Perspectivas actuais na Lusitanística: Literatura, Cultura, Cinema, Língua, edited by Kathrin Sartingen and Esther Gimeno Ugalde, 77–91. Wiener iberoromanistische studien 1. Munich: Martin Meidenbauer. http://www.academia.edu/935962/_Amigos_ou_inimigos_As_rela%C3%A7%C3%B5es_ib%C3%A9ricas_na_obra_de_Jos%C3%A9_Saramago_.

———. 2017. “Imágenes de Portugal En Ninguna Necesidad, de Julián Rodríguez.” In Los Limites Del Hispanismo. Nuevos Métodos, Nuevas Fronteras, Nuevos Géneros, edited by Santiago Pérez Isasi, Raquel Baltazar, Isabel Araújo Branco, Rita Bueno Maia, Ana Bela Morais, and Sara Rodrigues de Sousa, 113–22. Peter Lang.

———. 2020. “‘Futuro e “Transibericidade”: José Saramago Em Diálogo Com Ensaístas Catalães.’” In “José Saramago: 20 Anos Com o Prémio Nobel,” edited by Carlos Reis, 299–307. University of Coimbra and Centro de Literatura Portuguesa. http://monographs.uc.pt/iuc/catalog/view/57/153/227-1.

———. 2021. “Minotauro and Confluências: Two Portuguese Series Dedicated to Literature from Spain in the Twenty-First Century.” In Iberian and Translation Studies. Literary Contact Zones, edited by Esther Gimeno Ugalde, Marta Pacheco Pinto, and Ângela Fernandes, 23:267–88. Contemporary Hispanic and Lusophone Cultures. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

———. 2022. “Portugal Na Obra de Julián Rodríguez.” In Ejercicio Sentimental. El Universo Literario de Julián Rodríguez, edited by Antonio Sáez Delgado, 91–100. Mérida: Editora Regional de Extremadura.

Fernandes, Ângela, Fátima Fernandes da Silva, José Pedro Sousa, Isabel Araújo Branco, Isabel Dâmaso Santos, Margarida Borges, Rita Bueno Maia, and Sara Rodrigues de Sousa, eds. 2010. Diálogos Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos: Actas del VI Congreso Internacional de ALEPH. Lisbon: ALEPH – Asociación de Jóvenes Investigadores de la Literatura Hispánica & Centro de Estudos Comparatistas da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. http://www.asociacionaleph.com/files/actas/ActasVICongreso.pdf.

Pérez Isasi, Santiago, Raquel Baltazar, Isabel Araújo Branco, Rita Bueno Maia, Ana Bela Morais, and Sara Rodrigues Sousa, eds. 2017. Los Limites Del Hispanismo. Nuevos Métodos, Nuevas Fronteras, Nuevos Géneros. Oxford: Peter Lang.