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Francisco Salinas Portugal


Francisco Salinas Portugal (Güín-Bande, 1955) holds degrees in Romance Philology and in Galician-Portuguese Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Doctor by this University (1991) with a thesis on A escrita da angolanidade na narrativa de  Pepetela, also made studies in the University of Lisbon (1980-81). He was an assistant of Spanish language in Paris (1979-80) and a secondary school teacher of Galician Language and Literature and a teacher of Portuguese Language (EOI). He is currently a full professor of Galician and Portuguese Philology at the University of A Coruña.

He has participated in research projects on dramatic literature and on Galician literature and culture. He collaborates in journals of his specialty in Galicia, Portugal, Brazil, USA, Italy ... and has taken part in different events, congresses and conferences on Galician literature and on African literatures, mainly of Portuguese language.

His publications include works such as "A formação do herói vs a formação da nação: Aproximação ao Bildungsroiman nas literaturas emergentes" (in Estudos de homenagem a Vitor M. Aguiar e Silva, 2004), "From the oral transmission to the written text. The construction of the emerging literary systems" (in Producing Presences. Branching out from Gumbrect's work, 2007), or "O Escravo: literatura de fundação(in Portuguesa Literary & Cultural Studies, 2003). Among his monographs are Rosto Negro (1994), O Texto nas Margens. Ensaios de literaturas em língua portuguesa (1997), Entre  Próspero e Caliban (1999), or A Máscara do Sagrado. Uma leitura mitocrítica de 'Mayombe' (2001).

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