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Beyond Binaries

Sex, Sexualities and Gender in the Lusophone World


Edited By Paulo Pepe and Ana Raquel Fernandes

This volume sets out to investigate queer literature and cinema, exploring in particular the intersection of issues of gender and Lusophone culture. The essays collected here present individual case studies within a queer theoretical framework, examining the ways in which queer identities are constructed and addressed through different types of cultural production. More specifically, they consider Portuguese and Lusophone socio-cultural contexts and the representation of gender in popular culture, as well as the centrality of literature and cinema in the subversion of heteronormative social norms.

Paulo Pepe is a Lecturer in Portuguese Studies at the University of Leeds. He is the author of Do Pop ao Teatro de Rua: Revoluções Ibéricas de Género em António Variações e José Pérez Ocaña and has also published articles on aspects of gender in the Iberian context.

Ana Raquel Fernandes lectures in English at the Universidade Europeia in Lisbon and is a researcher at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies. She is the author of What about the Rogue? (Honourable Mention, ESSE Book Awards, 2012) and has also published on aspects of British and Portuguese contemporary fiction.