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Hilary Owen is professor of Portuguese and Luso-African studies at the University of Manchester, England.
Cláudia Pazos Alonso is a university lecturer in Portuguese and Brazilian studies at the University of Oxford and a fellow of Wadham College.
1. Florbela Espanca and Female Genius: Alone of All Her Sex?
2. Irene Lisboa: Minding the Gender Gap
3. The Case of the Missing Body: Allegories of Authorship in Agustina Bessa Luís
4. Matriarchal Precedents: Thus Spoke Natália Correia
5. Giving Up Whose Ghost in the Works of Hélia Correia
6. Sexual/Textual Re-Visions in Lídia Jorge
The chronological sequence of the authors and texts studied in this volume affords a diachronic view of the topic, and their pairing into three groups of two allows us to see how women writers of three different historical periods from 1919 to 1998 relate to the male dominated canon while constructing themselves as authors. . . . the authors, both well-respected academics and widely-published critics, make a decisive contribution to the visibility and critical understanding of a group of nationally-circumscribed women writers.
— Bulletin of Spanish Studies