B.A., University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth); M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts (Amherst)
Mellon Foundation Lecturer in Portuguese
Research interests include paratextuality and the short story in the Portuguese-speaking world.
António M.A. Igrejas’ current research and teaching interests focus on paratextuality; the grotesque, short story theory; the short story in the Portuguese-speaking world; poetics of erotic transgression in Jorge de Sena; and metaphor and poetic imagery, particularly the poetry of the Cape-Verdean poet Corsino Fortes. He frequently participates in academic symposia to present his research on Luso-Afro-Brazilian studies. His two most recent publications are "Metamorfoses: Contingências de Historicidade Poética” and “Duas Visões do Império: A Caverna e O Cais das Merendas.”
In addition to designing language courses that privilege the communicative approach, he also strives to develop courses that encompass his present teaching and research interests, through which topics of genre, colonialism and post-colonialism, present and past conjunctures, literary traditions and innovations, linguistic and narrative inventiveness can be studied. He hopes students enjoy learning these interdisciplinary topics as much as he enjoys researching and teaching them.
Whenever he is not teaching, researching or otherwise engaged in general academic affairs, he finds himself slightly obsessed with futebol.