Ana Almeida, University Teacher in Portuguese, has published two new articles on the the poetry of Galician writer Lupe Gómez. The first is entitled ‘Atentado ao culturalismo: aproximación crítica à obra de Lupe Gómez’ (‘Defying “culturalismo”: an approach to Lupe Gómez’s work’). The article centres on Gómez’s relationship with the Galician literary canon, and was co-authored with Dr Burghard Baltrusch. Ana’s second article, ‘As vacas e os elefantes na obra poética de Lupe Gómez: a construção do eu perante o outro absoluto‘ (‘Cows and elephants in the poetic work of Lupe Gómez: writing the self in face of the absolute other’), explores the figure of the animal in her work, and the ways in which it contributes towards the construction of poetic autobiography.
The articles appear in a recently published book entitled Lupe Gómez: libre e estranxeira (edited by Burghard Baltrusch). The volume combines most of the studies on Gómez’s work to date, along with an interview with the author, a glossary, and translations of her poetry.
The publication is a collaboration of the Grupo de Análise e Estudo da Literatura e de Tradutoloxía (GAELT), a research group based at the University of Vigo, in which Ana is an investigator.