Ana Raquel Fernandes is Lecturer in English at the Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal, where she also delivers courses on Portuguese as a Foreign Language and Ethics and Professional Deontology (CLIL). Previous to this appointment, Dr. Fernandes has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the Universidade de Lisboa, the University of Birmingham, University of Cardiff and King’s College London.
Dr Fernandes is a full researcher at ULICES — University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies. She was the PI of the international Research Project The Reception of British and Irish Short Fiction in Portugal and Portuguese Short Fiction in the United Kingdom and Ireland (1980-2012), and regularly participates in several other research groups in the same centre.
Her main research interests may be summed up as Contemporary British Literature and Culture, and Women's Writing: Contemporary Portuguese and British Short Fiction, as reflected in a series of journal articles and book chapters on Marina Warner, Ali Smith, Maria Teresa Horta, Hélia Correia etc. She is currently finalising her new critical study Subverting Identities: Cultural Crossings in Portuguese and British Women’s Short Fiction, scheduled for publication in 2021.
Dr Fernandes’ book-length outputs include the monograph What about the Rogue Survival and Metamorphosis in Contemporary British Literature and Culture, Peter Lang (2011), two critical anthologies on translated short fiction: Contar um Conto (2014), and Storytelling: Memory, Love and Loss in Portuguese Short Fiction (2016), as well as the edited volumes Narrative Strategies in the Reconstruction of History (2018) and Beyond Binaries: Sex, Sexualities and Gender in the Lusophone World (2019). Dr Fernandes is currently guest editor of a special issue for the American, British and Canadian Studies journal devoted to Writers of the Millennium (December 2020).