Lorna Marie Kirkby

Lorna Marie Kirkby graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in French and Portuguese studies before completing a Masters in Literary, cultural and inter-artistic studies at the University of Porto’s Faculty of Arts, with a focus on comparative studies. Currently, Lorna is a PhD candidate in Portuguese and Lusophone studies at the University of Nottingham, researching subject-formation in poetry written by women from Portugal, Angola and Brazil. She is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’sMidlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership and is a member of the Intersexualidades research group with the Margarida Losa Institute of Comparative Literature. Lorna’s work lies principally in the area of women’s writing in the Portuguese language and, in particular, focusses on the intersection of questions of race and gender in the creation of different poetic subjects in Brazil, Portugal and Angola. Her current research aims to employ critical tools from feminist and queer studies to explore the different ways in which women poets use different kinds of relationships in the development of subversive, feminist aesthetics.

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