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Autofictional trauma in post-Imperial Portuguese literature

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This thesis aims to situate the work of three contemporary Portuguese female authors, Lídia Jorge, Isabela Figueiredo, and Dulce Maria Cardoso, within the autofictional genre in order to interrogate how the trauma of their own personal experience of the Colonial Wars and decolonisation era is reflected within their writing. Drawing on the theoretical framework of Vincent Colonna, I propose that each of the works investigated can be positioned along a spectrum of autofictionality, due to th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
Sub department:
Portuguese
Oxford college:
Wadham College
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2022-07-26

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