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Professor Phillip Rothwell

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Professor Phillip Rothwell

  • Professorial Fellow
  • King John II Professor of Portuguese

Phillip Rothwell is the King John II Professor of Portuguese in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages.

He specializes in the literatures and cultures of Portugal and Lusophone Africa. He favours psychoanalytic theory as a tool to furthering our understanding of Portuguese culture and its imperial aftermaths.

An authority on the Mozambican writer Mia Couto and the Angolan author Pepetela, his current research focuses on disavowal as a structuring discourse in Portuguese colonialism.