Centre for European and International Studies Research (CEISR)
Dr Margaret Anne Clarke
Senior Lecturer in Portuguese
School of Languages and Area Studies
King Henry I Street
My area of expertise is the study of literary, cultural and historical developments in Brazil throughout the twentieth century and beyond, but I have also taught courses in Portuguese history, literature, language and translation from the Middle Ages to the present day. My research interest are: digital and internet cultures in Brazil and Portugal, with particular reference to digital art and writing, the reconfiguration of the museum in the digital era, and the practice of digital storytelling as a social resource and its application to democratic theory and practice.
- BA (Hons) Latin American Studies, Portsmouth University
- M Phil Latin American Studies, Cambridge University
- PhD Hispanic Studies, Liverpool University
- Language across Borders
- Language and Linguistics
- Literary Criticism
- Media Studies
- Clarke, M.A. (2001) “Theiopoesis: o caminho para a transfiguração na Invenção de Orfeu de Jorge de Lima.” In: Universa, Vol. 7, no. 3. Brasilia: Revista da Pontificial Universidade Católica de Brasilia, Spring pp. 52 - 63
- Clarke, M. A. (2001) “A Poética Impossível de Jorge de Lima.” In: Revista FERP, Vol. 1, no. 3 Volta Redonda: Fundação Educacional Rosemar Pimentel, November pp. 42 – 49
- Clarke, M.A. (2000) “O Resgate do Logos na Epoca Moderna: a poesia religiosa de T.S. Eliot e Murilo Mendes.” Registros do Seplic, no. 11. Seminário Permanente de Literatura Comparada, Departamento da Ciência da Literatura, Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (11 pages in booklet form).
- Clarke, M.A.(2000) “Maquiavel e Razões do Estado no Castro de António Ferreira.” In: Linhas da Pesquisa, Vol. 1, no. 1 Rio de Janeiro: Revista do Centro de Ciências Humanas, Letras, Artes da Universidade Veiga Almeida, Autumn, pp. 26 – 32
- Clarke, M.A. (2000) “Maquiavel e Razões do Estado no Castro de António Ferreira.” In: Linhas da Pesquisa, Vol. 1, no. 1 Rio de Janeiro: Revista do Centro de Ciências Humanas, Letras, Artes da Universidade Veiga Almeida, Autumn, pp. 26 – 32
- Clarke, M.A. (1999) “Julia Kristeva: para além do simbólico”. In: Mulheres e Literatura: Revista de Núcleo Interdisciplinar para Estudos da Literatura da Mulher Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro 1999).
- Clarke, M.A. (2013) “Digital Brazil: Open-Source Nation and the Meta-Recycling of Knowledge”. In Kathy Bacon and Niamh Thornton (eds) The “Noughties” in the Hispanic and Lusophone World. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 203 – 217.
- Clarke, M.A. (2012) “Contested Writing in a Second Language: Identity, Authorship and Genre”.In Mary R. Lamb (ed.) Contest(ed) Writing: Reconceptualizing Literacy Competitions. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 151 – 165
- Clarke, M.A. (2010) “Building Bridges Between Tellers and Listeners: The Role of Digital Storytelling in the Construction of Democratic Frameworks”. In Omar Swartz (ed) Communication and Creative Democracy: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Suffolk, UK: Abramis Academic: 215 – 240
- Clarke, M.A. (2010) “Regina Célia Pinto’s Museum of the Essential and Beyond That”. In Pat O’Brien, Niamh Thornton and Gabrielle Carty (eds) Transcultural Encounters Amongst Women in Hispanic and Lusophone Literature, Art and Film. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing: 21 – 33
- Clarke, M.A. (2009) “The On Line Brazilian Museu da Pessoa”.In Joanne Garde-Hansen, Andrew Hoskins and Anna Reading (eds) Save As… Digital Memories. London: Palgrave Macmillan: 151 – 166
- Clarke, M.A. (2009) “Developing Digital Storytelling in Brazil”. In John Hartley and Kelly McWilliam (eds) Story Circles: Digital Storytelling Round the World. New York: Wiley Blackwell: 144 – 154
- Clarke, M.A. (2008) “Death and The Muse: The Poetry of Francisca Júlia.”. In Ann Davies, Par Kumaraswami and Claire Williams (eds) Making Waves: Essays on Hispanic Women’s Writing. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press : 170 – 184
- Clarke, M.A. (2007) “The Cyberart of Corpos Informáticos” In Claire Taylor and Thea Pitman (eds) Navegando: Latin American Cyberliteratures and Cybercultures. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press: 70 - 84
- Clarke, M.A. (2001) Preface and introduction to: Stella Leonardos, Memorial de Jorge de Lima. Alagoas: Fundação Cultural do Estado de Alagoas.
- Clarke, M.A. (2000) “As Folhas da Sibila: a problemática da criação poética em The Waste Land de T.S. Eliot.” In: Shirley Carreira (ed.) Anais da 1a Semana de Estudos Interdisciplinares AngloAmericanos. Duque de Caxias: Editora UNIGRANRIO: pp. 191 – 201
- Clarke, M.A (1995) “Time and Narrative Structure in the work of António Lobo Antunes.” In: Lisa Jesse (ed) Portuguese at Leeds, Leeds Iberian Papers, Vol. 5 Leeds: Leeds University Press: pp. 197 – 209
- Clarke, M.A. (2009) Collins Easy Learning Portuguese. London: Harper Collins.
- Clarke, M.A. (2008) “Helena Parente Cunha” in Encyclopedia of Latin American Women’s Writing (eds. André, Maria H. and Bueno, Eva P.) New York: Routledge, 2009
- Clarke, M.A. “Olga Savary” in Encyclopedia of Latin American Women’s Writing (eds. André, Maria H. and Bueno, Eva P.) New York: Routledge, 2009
- Clarke, M.A. (2008) “The Peculiar Fascination of Imperfection: Daniel Soukup talks to Margaret Anne Clarke”. Rukopis 3:1: 49 - 57
- Clarke, M.A (2008) “Creative Writing in the Borderlands” (with published interview) Rukopis 3:1: 9 – 21
- Clarke, M.A (2005) “Creativity in Modern Foreign Languages Teaching and Learning” Subject Perspectives on Creativity, Higher Education Academy.
- Clarke, M.A (2004) “Creative Writing Across Languages” Writing in Education Issue 31 (Spring 2004), 24 – 27
- Clarke, M.A. (1998) “Olga Savary: a poética da natureza e do siléncio.” In: Serviços da Pesquisa, Enciclopedia Barsa. Rio de Janeiro: Enciclopedia Britannica do Brasil. December 1998
- Clarke, M.A. (1998) Voz tristonha, voz plangente; a angústia e a criatividade na poesia de Florbela Espanca.” In: Serviços da Pesquisa , Enciclopedia Barsa. Rio de Janeiro: Enciclopedia Britannica do Brasil. December 1998
- Clarke, M.A. (1998) “O ideal neoplatónico e a imagem da mulher na poesia lírica de Camões.” In: Serviços da Pesquisa, Enciclopedia Barsa, Rio de Janeiro: Enciclopedia Britannica do Brasil. November 1998
Invited Presentations and Lectures
- “Digitofagia: Towards a Brazilian Digital Aesthetic”. Plenary to be presented at the Latin American Cybercultural Studies: Exploring New Paradigms and Analytical Approaches, University of Liverpool, May 20 – 21, 2011
- “The transition from informal acquisition of Portuguese at home to formal language learning at university: some research questions” The Portuguese-Speaking Diaspora: Transnational Relocations, Identities and Integration, University of Southampton, 26 June 2008
- “Digital Inclusion in Brazil”. Cultural Representations of Race, Gender and Class in Latin America and the Caribbean. University of Portsmouth 30 May 2007
- “Verbivocovisual: The Orchestration of Sound, Word and Image in Hypermedia Poetry”. Listening to Sing: Writing and Music. British Association of Comparative Literature, University of East Anglia 13 – 14 October 2006
- “Symbolic Ecology and the Redimension of the Self in Brazilian Digital Culture.” Latin American Cyberliterature and Cyberculture, University of Leeds, 29 March 2006
- “Rewriting the Passion: Historical and Political Perspectives on the Life of Christ in Eça de Queirós’ The Relic” Passion and Piety: Representations of Christ in Nineteenth Century Portuguese Fiction, University of Leeds, 23 February 2005
- “Time and the Fourth Dimension of Language in the Novels of Clarice Lispector.” Jornada de Estudos sobre Clarice Lispector, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford 17 November 2000
Read Conference Papers
- “The Brazilian Million Life Stories of Youth Movement: Constructing a Pedagogy for Social Mobilisation”. 4th International Digital Storytelling Conference, Lillehammer, Norway, 5 – 7 February, 2011.
- “The Role of Digital Storytelling in Hispanic Studies”. Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, University of Roehampton, 4 – 6 September 2010
- “Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The Metamorphoses of Digital Storytelling”. British Comparative Literature Association, University of Kent, 5 – 9 July 2010
- “Mother Nature and Atomic Rose: The Cyberart of Regina Célia Pinto” WISPS VIII Annual Conference, Dublin City University, 31 October – 1 November 2008
- Eu Sou Guerreira: Stories of Brazilian Women in Citizen-Produced Film, Audio and Digital Media” WISPS VII Annual Conference, University of Manchester 12 – 13 October 2007
- “The Citizen’s Door: The Creation and Development of E-Democracy in Portugal”. Association of Contemporary Iberian Studies, Oxford Brookes University, 4 – 6 September 2007
- Reader and Author: The Metamorphoses of Hypertext”. International Association of Comparative Literature, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 27 July – 7 August, 2007
- “A Brazilian Don Quixote: The Quixotic Protagonist in the Nineteenth Century Realist Novel”. Folly: British Comparative Literature Association, Goldsmiths University of London, 2 – 5 July 2007
- “The Creation of the Woman Writer in Fin-de-Siècle Brazil”, Women, Gender and Discourse in Latin America, University of Liverpool, 2 – 3 March 2007
- “Portugal in the Infosphere” Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies Conference Literature Travels: Literature and Cross Cultural Exchange, University of Braga, Portugal, 2 – 4 September, 2006
- “One Term, One Flesh, One Group: Transformations of the Body in Brazilian Digital Culture”. WISPS VI Annual Conference, Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, October 14 – 15 2005 (with reference to the Brazilian digital artists Bia Medeiros and Luis Paraguai).
- “Voyages Through the Interface: Digital Writing and the Geography of Textual Positioning.” British Comparative Literature Association: Literature Travels: Literature and Cross Cultural Exchange, University of Wolverhampton, 12 – 14 September 2005
- “Heterotopias: reflections on modernity, nation and cultural autonomy in Brazil.” International Association of Language and Intercultural Communication: Politics, Pluralism and Political Identity, Dublin City University, 11 – 14 November 2004
- “Writing Outside the Personality: the heteronym and the decentred poetic voice.” National Association of Writers in Education: Writing Aloud: Voice and the Writer. York St John College, 29 – 30 October 2004
- “Entropy and the Crisis of Utopias in Modern Brazilian Narrative.” British Comparative Literature Association: Invention: Literature and Science University of Leeds, 12 – 15 July 2004
- “Brazilian Fiction: Dystopian Narratives and Futurist Allegories”. International Association of Languages and Intercultural Communication: 4th Annual Conference, University of Lancaster 14 – 16 December 2003
- “Portugal’s Exemplary Creative Minds: Portuguese Literature and the Western Canon in the Work of Harold Bloom”. Reading Iberia: Iberian Studies in Theory and Practice, University of Birmingham, 5 – 6 July 2003
- “The Impassable Muse: the Sensible Transcendental in the Sonnets of Francisca Júlia” IV WISPS Conference, University of Liverpool 13 – 14 June 2003
- “We Too Are Iberia: journeys of renewal and reconciliation in contemporary Portuguese fiction.” 7th Forum for Iberian Studies, St Peter’s College, University of Oxford 30 May – 1 June 2002
- Awarded CAPES Visiting Lecturer’s grant (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior), Ministry of Education, Brasilia, to teach at undergraduate and post-graduate level at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. January 1999. Monthly salary set at 2,200 Brazilian R$
- Awarded a grant of £2415 by the Learning and Teaching Council (administered by the Subject Centre, University of Southampton) for the development of online teaching materials and resources. March 2003.
- Awarded £350 by LTSN Subject Centre, University of Southampton, Workshops to Go Project
- Awarded £1,000 by LTSN Subject Centre, University of Southampton, Workshops to Go Project, January 2008 Awarded £3,000 by Centre for Excellence in Multimedia Language Learning, University of Ulster. Multimedia Digital Language Lab Teaching Award, 2008/2009
- Awarded £350.00 University of Portsmouth Learning and Teaching Fund, March 2009
- Awarded £349.00 University of Portsmouth, CEISR Conference Attendance Grants, April 2010
- External Examiner in Portuguese, BA (Hons) Programmes, School of Humanities, University of Southampton, 2009 -2012
- External Examiner in Portuguese, BA (Hons) Programmes, School of Languages, University of Salford, 2009 - 2012
- Examiner in Portuguese, Chartered Institute of Linguists, London
- Executive Officer, Web Manager, and committee member, British Association of Comparative Literature
- Treasurer and executive committee member, Association of Contemporary Iberian Studies.
- Reviews Editor, International Journal of Iberian Studies