Catarina Martins


Biography

Catarina Martins is Assistant Professor of German Studies of the Faculty of Letters and Research Fellow of the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra. She was lecturer for Portuguese, for several years, at Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar, Senegal. She holds a Ph. D. in German Literature from the University of Coimbra (2008). Her current research interests include comparative literature, German and Austrian literature and culture, post colonialism and feminism. Within these cultural contexts and from these theoretical frameworks she analyses predominantly the problematics of the representation of violence. She also studies african subjects in portuguese literature, african lusophone, francophone and anglophone literatures, in particular by women writers, concentrating on feminist questions, on the one hand, and on the representation of childhood, on the other. She has published several articles in all these research fields.


Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Martins, Catarina (2017), The women of the other and us, in Ana Paula Arnaut (org.), Identity(ies). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 209-221

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Book Chapter

Martins, Catarina (2017), The west and the women of the rest, in Isabel Caldeira, Graça Capinha e Jacinta Ramos (org.), The edge of one of many circles: homenagem a Irene Ramalho Santos. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 75-86

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Book Chapter

Martins, Catarina (2016), Gegen den deutschen Spiegel schreiben. Selbstbilder schwarzer Frauen in Deutschland, in on Hoff, Dagmar / Jirku, Brigitte E. / Sousa Ribeiro, António / Sanna, Simonetta(Hrsg.) (org.), Einschnitte - Signaturen der Gewalt in textorientierten Medien. Würzburg: Könnigshausen & Neumann ISBN: 978-3-8260-5922