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Peter Haysom

PhD Student, Portuguese & Lusophone Studies, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I am a PhD student in the area of Portuguese & Lusophone Studies, concerned with the relationship between geography and ideology in modern Portuguese literature. The working title of my thesis is "Regionalism(s) and Resistance(?): Geography, ideology and power in the twentieth-century Portuguese novel".

From 2010-2014, I studied at the University of Cambridge. I graduated with a First Class B.A. degree in Modern & Medieval Languages (Spanish and Portuguese).

From 2014-2016, I studied at the University of Porto (Faculty of Arts), from which I obtained a Master's Degree in Literary, Cultural and Inter-artistic Studies (final grade: 19/20).

In October 2017, I began my PhD in Portuguese & Lusophone Studies at the University of Nottingham.

Expertise Summary

- Portuguese Literature

- Portuguese History

- Portuguese Cinema & Media

- Brazilian Cinema

- The politics of location; intersectionality; feminist standpoint theory

Research Summary

I am currently conducting my PhD research, which concerns the relationship between geography, ideology and power in the twentieth-century Portuguese novel. My thesis will consider the importance of… read more

Selected Publications

My PhD study at the University of Nottingham is funded by an scholarship award from the Midlands3Cities AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership.

Current Research

I am currently conducting my PhD research, which concerns the relationship between geography, ideology and power in the twentieth-century Portuguese novel. My thesis will consider the importance of regional identity in modern Portuguese fiction, framing "regionalism" as an ideological project as opposed to a purely aesthetic choice employed by Portuguese authors of that period. Considering changing political attitudes to central Government within 20th Century Portugal, as well as broader circumstances of social and economic change in the context of increasing globalisation, this comparative research will study the importance regional geography in defining and informing power relations in Portugal throughout the previous century.

Past Research

For my Master's thesis, I studied "the politics of location" and intersectionality in the controversial Portuguese book Novas Cartas Portuguesas (1972) by Maria Isabel Barreno, Maria Teresa Horta and Maria Velho da Costa.

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