Ana Raquel Fernandes is Lecturer in English at the Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal. She also delivers courses in Portuguese as a Foreign Language as well as the Curricular Unit Ethics and Professional Deontology (CLIL). She is a full researcher at ULICES - University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies. She was the PI of the Research Project entitled The Reception of British and Irish Short Fiction in Portugal and Portuguese Short Fiction in the United Kingdom and Ireland (1980-2012) (acronym CC/ST – Contar um Conto/ StoryTelling).
Dr Fernandes is the author of What about the Rogue? Peter Lang, 2011 (Honourable Mention ESSE Book Award 2012). She has also published a range of journal articles and book chapters on aspects of British and Portuguese contemporary fiction. Furthermore, she has co-edited two anthologies on translated short fiction: Contar um Conto, 2014, and Storytelling: Memory, Love and Loss in Portuguese Short Fiction, 2016. Dr Fernandes has a co-edited volume, entitled Beyond Boundaries: Sex, Sexualities and Gender in the Lusophone World, and an edited volume titled Narrative Strategies in the Reconstruction of History forthcoming.
Her research interests include: Contemporary British Literature and Culture; Women's Writing: Contemporary Portuguese and British Short Fiction; Translation Studies; English as a Foreign Language and Portuguese as a Foreign Language. Currently, Dr Fernandes is preparing a monograph on cultural crossings in Portuguese and British women’s short fiction.