Maria João Dodman

Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Associate Professor
Acting Master, Founders College

Office: Founders College, 226
Phone: (416) 736-2100 Ext: 20963
Emailmdodman@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.yorku.ca/mdodman/index.html
Secondary websitewww.yorku.ca/ccars

Professor Maria João Dodman is Assistant Professor of Portuguese Studies at York University's Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. She completed her PhD in 2007. She specializes in early modern Spanish and Portuguese literature. Her research interests include representations of beauty and ugliness in several early modern genres as well as in travel narratives that document the encounters between the Portuguese and the natives of Brazil.

Degrees

Professional Leadership

Co-Chair of the Canadian Centre for Azorean Research and Studies (CCARS). Member of the working committee on the creation of the Lusophone Studies Association (LSA)

Community Contributions

Member of the Advisory Council of the Consulate of Portugal in Toronto.

Research Interests

Portuguese and Spanish Golden-Age Literature, Travel Narratives, Contemporary Brazilian Literature: Modernismo and the Northeast Novel

All Publications

Book Chapters

“As Nossas Avós Açorianas: Histórias, Crenças, Superstições.” Avós e Migração: Raízes e Identidade. Manuela Marujo ed. Toronto: University of Toronto, Friends of Portuguese Studies, 2010. 73-79.

“De ojos y oídos: amor, religión y sentidos en las Cartas de Mariana Alcoforado.” Los cinco sentidos del convento: Europa y el Nuevo Mundo. Josefina Lopez ed. Publicaciones UCAB, Venezuela, 2010. 25- 39.

Journal Articles

“(Mis)Fortunes and Perils of Beauty: the Women of Bernardim Ribeiro’s Menina e Moça” eHumanista, Journal of Iberian Studies. Vol. 19, 2011. 390-406.

”Truth Telling, Credibility and the Story of the Self in the Diário da Navegação of Pero Lopes de Sousa” in The Early Modern Relation: Family Tree and Hermeneutics. Renaissance and Reformation. Renaissance et Réforme. 33.1-2, Winter-Spring / Hiver-Printemps 2011. 159-182.

Conference Proceedings

“A Vez e a Voz da Mulher na Literatura Açoriana: o caso de Pedras Negras de José Dias de Melo.” The Voice and Choice of Portuguese Women in the Diaspora: In Macao and Elsewhere / A Vez e a Voz da Mulher Portuguesa na diáspora: Macau e Outros Lugares. Actas do III Congresso Internacional. Maria Antónia Espadinha and Leonor Diaz de Seabra eds. Macao: Universidade de Macau, 2009. 15-22.

“Spanish Violence in the Theatre of Gil Vicente.” La violencia en el mundo hispánico en el Siglo de Oro. Juan M. Escudero and Victoriano Roncero eds. Madrid: VISOR, 2010. 79-90.

Creative Works

“Entre o Cais e a Lancha: Azorean-Ties” in mundoacoriano.com.

“Marquinha: Uma Avó (In)Vulgar.” Passos de Nossos Avós. Aida Baptista and Manuela Marujo eds. Ponta Delgada: Publiçor, 2010. 123-125.

Forthcoming

‘Nem comem senão desse inhame’: the Significance of Food in the Discovery of Brazil” 29 pages (forthcoming in Luso-Brazilian Review).

“Notions of Man and Manhood in Seventeenth Century Iberia: the Nobleman of La margarita del Tajo que dio nombre a Santaren of Ángela de Avezedo” 27 pages (forthcoming in Moenia – Revista Lucense de Lingüistica & Literatura, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela).

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/DLLL1000 6.0  World Literatures in Perspective LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/POR2600 6.0  Luso-Brazilian Cultures and Cinemas SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/POR3600 6.0  Aspects of Contemporary Portugal: Culture and Cinema SEMR  


Professor Maria João Dodman is Assistant Professor of Portuguese Studies at York University's Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics. She completed her PhD in 2007. She specializes in early modern Spanish and Portuguese literature. Her research interests include representations of beauty and ugliness in several early modern genres as well as in travel narratives that document the encounters between the Portuguese and the natives of Brazil.

Degrees

Professional Leadership

Co-Chair of the Canadian Centre for Azorean Research and Studies (CCARS). Member of the working committee on the creation of the Lusophone Studies Association (LSA)

Community Contributions

Member of the Advisory Council of the Consulate of Portugal in Toronto.

Research Interests:

Portuguese and Spanish Golden-Age Literature, Travel Narratives, Contemporary Brazilian Literature: Modernismo and the Northeast Novel

All Publications

Book Chapters

“As Nossas Avós Açorianas: Histórias, Crenças, Superstições.” Avós e Migração: Raízes e Identidade. Manuela Marujo ed. Toronto: University of Toronto, Friends of Portuguese Studies, 2010. 73-79.

“De ojos y oídos: amor, religión y sentidos en las Cartas de Mariana Alcoforado.” Los cinco sentidos del convento: Europa y el Nuevo Mundo. Josefina Lopez ed. Publicaciones UCAB, Venezuela, 2010. 25- 39.

Journal Articles

“(Mis)Fortunes and Perils of Beauty: the Women of Bernardim Ribeiro’s Menina e Moça” eHumanista, Journal of Iberian Studies. Vol. 19, 2011. 390-406.

”Truth Telling, Credibility and the Story of the Self in the Diário da Navegação of Pero Lopes de Sousa” in The Early Modern Relation: Family Tree and Hermeneutics. Renaissance and Reformation. Renaissance et Réforme. 33.1-2, Winter-Spring / Hiver-Printemps 2011. 159-182.

Conference Proceedings

“A Vez e a Voz da Mulher na Literatura Açoriana: o caso de Pedras Negras de José Dias de Melo.” The Voice and Choice of Portuguese Women in the Diaspora: In Macao and Elsewhere / A Vez e a Voz da Mulher Portuguesa na diáspora: Macau e Outros Lugares. Actas do III Congresso Internacional. Maria Antónia Espadinha and Leonor Diaz de Seabra eds. Macao: Universidade de Macau, 2009. 15-22.

“Spanish Violence in the Theatre of Gil Vicente.” La violencia en el mundo hispánico en el Siglo de Oro. Juan M. Escudero and Victoriano Roncero eds. Madrid: VISOR, 2010. 79-90.

Creative Works

“Entre o Cais e a Lancha: Azorean-Ties” in mundoacoriano.com.

“Marquinha: Uma Avó (In)Vulgar.” Passos de Nossos Avós. Aida Baptista and Manuela Marujo eds. Ponta Delgada: Publiçor, 2010. 123-125.

Forthcoming

‘Nem comem senão desse inhame’: the Significance of Food in the Discovery of Brazil” 29 pages (forthcoming in Luso-Brazilian Review).

“Notions of Man and Manhood in Seventeenth Century Iberia: the Nobleman of La margarita del Tajo que dio nombre a Santaren of Ángela de Avezedo” 27 pages (forthcoming in Moenia – Revista Lucense de Lingüistica & Literatura, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela).


Teaching:

Upcoming Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/DLLL1000 6.0  World Literatures in Perspective LECT  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/POR2600 6.0  Luso-Brazilian Cultures and Cinemas SEMR  
Fall/Winter 2017-2018 AP/POR3600 6.0  Aspects of Contemporary Portugal: Culture and Cinema SEMR