TEAM: Portuguese Women Writers and the Classics
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Mónica Ganhão is currently enrolled in a PhD in Portuguese and Romance Studies at the School of Letters of the University of Lisbon, and benefiting from a FCT scholarship for the thesis project entitled “Women among men: gender dynamics in Portuguese nineteenth- century literature”. In this dissertation she aims to analyse the representation of women in the works of female nineteenth-century writers and compare it to their male counterparts. In 2014, she finished her bachelor’s degree in Arts and Humanities (with a Major in Portuguese Studies, a minor in English Studies and another minor in North American Studies) at the School of Letters of the University of Lisbon. In 2017 she completed her master’s degree in Romance studies, specialising in Portuguese Literature at the same school. Her main interest is Portuguese literature and culture within which she has privileged the nineteenth-century, namely in her master’s dissertation entitled “Apparitions: Women and Marriage in Eça de Queiroz”. She is mainly concerned with female authorship, the literary representation of women and the relationship between female and male writing before contemporary times. She is also interested in Lusophone African literature and has written about the works of João Paulo Borges Coelho and Mia Couto.