Claire Elisabeth Williams

Claire Williams is Associate Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture at the University of Oxford, where she is affiliated to St Peter’s College. Her research interests cover women’s writing and minority writing in the Portuguese-speaking world, with special attention to Clarice Lispector, Maria Ondina Braga and Conceição Evaristo. Her publications include: The Encounter Between Opposites in the Works of Clarice Lispector (2006) and the co-edited volumes Feminine Singular: Women Growing up Through Life-Writing in the Luso-Hispanic World (with Maria José Blanco, 2017), Transnational Portuguese Studies (with Hilary Owen, 2020) and Women in Transition (with Maria José Blanco, 2021). She is currently working on the volumes After Clarice: Lispector’s Legacy in the Twenty-first Century (with Adriana X. Jacobs, 2022), The Most Perfect Excess: Essays on Ana Luísa Amaral (with Maria Luísa Coelho, 2022) and Feminine Plural (with Maria José Blanco, 2022). She sits on the Editorial Boards of Portuguese Studies and Journal of Lusophone Studies, and is part of the Steering Committee for the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Women’s Writing (IMLR, University of London), and the Grupo de Estudo em Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea (Brasília).

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