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Name Professor David Brookshaw
Job title Emeritus Professor
Department Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA, PhD(Lond)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Association of British and Irish Lusitanists
American Portuguese Studies Association
Associação Internacional de Lusitanistas
Keywords literary discourses
diasporic condition
Literatures in Portuguese
Lusophone African literatures
literary translation
postcolonial literary discourses
Areas of expertise My main research interests lie in the area of migrant, colonial and postcolonial literary discourses. Within this broad framework, I have a particular interest in themes related to the diasporic condition, such as the expression of exile, ethnicity and hybridity in the literatures of the Portuguese-speaking world, and from a comparative perspective, in other postcolonial literatures. In terms of geopolitical and cultural areas, my research has embraced Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and Macau.

I have published on Brazilian and Lusophone African literatures and more recently on perceptions of China in Portuguese literature. I also have an interest in literary translation (I am the translator of the Mozambican writer, Mia Couto), and am co-editor of a new series of translations from the Portuguese published jointly by HiPLA and the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. I am also the general editor of HiPLA's Lusophone Studies.
Languages (other than English)
Portuguese spoken    written
Spanish spoken    written
Media experience Participated in programmes of the BBC World Service.
Interview on BBC Radio Bristol.
Interviews on radio, TV and press in Portugal, Brazil, Macau, and community media in the USA.