Paul Melo e Castro is lecturer in Portuguese at the University of Leeds, where he previously held a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship between 2009 and 2011. His research focuses on Lusophone literatures, film and visual culture, with particular interests in the short story, the photobook and the documentary. His current work centres on Portuguese-language writing from Goa, a former Portuguese colony in Western India. He has written articles about diverse Goan authors, including Vimala Devi, Maria Elsa da Rocha, Epitácio Pais, and is particularly keen on the comparative perspectives that can be opened up between this body of writing and other Goan works in Konkani, English and Marathi, as well as other Indian and Lusophone literatures. He has published over two dozen translations into English of Portuguese-language Goan literature in various publications worldwide and in 2016 released the anthology Lengthening Shadows (Goa, 1556). He is a member of the International Group for Studies of Colonial periodical press of the Portuguese empire (IGSCP-IP).
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