Ana Brígida Paiva




Ana Brígida Paiva is a Ph.D. student of Modern Literatures and Cultures at NOVA University of Lisbon, as well as a recipient of a CETAPS Ph.D. grant funded by FCT. Her research focuses predominantly on the representations of Macau and Hong Kong in Portuguese and British children’s literature of the 20th and 21st centuries. She completed her Master’s degree in Translation Studies at NOVA University of Lisbon with a dissertation on the Portuguese translations of Roald Dahl’s children’s books, under the supervision of Professor Gabriela Gândara Terenas and Professor Maria Zulmira Castanheira. Ana Brígida is also a translator, copywriter, and language trainer.


Recent publications include:

“Trauma and the Fictional Self-Portrait in Margaret Atwood’s Cat’s Eye and Ana Teresa Pereira’s As Rosas Mortas”. Anglo Saxonica, vol. 20, no. 1, 2022, p. 10. (EN)

“A Borrowed Place on Borrowed Time: Childhood, Ambivalence and the Symbolic Power of the Japanese Occupation of Hong Kong in Martin Booth’s Music on the Bamboo Radio (1997).” Via Panoramica: Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos, série 3, vol. 10, n.º 1, 2021, pp. 57-71. (EN)

“Childist Criticism.” E-Dicionário de Termos Literários (EDTL), edited by Carlos Ceia, 6 Out. 2020. (PT)

“Gender indeterminacy in translation: the case of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps gamebooks via Portuguese translation.” Revista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses/Journal of Anglo-Portuguese Studies, 27, 2018, pp. 329-345. (EN)

“The role of translation in publishing Roald Dahl in a Portuguese context.” Interpretar e traduzir o imaginário de Roald Dahl. Lisboa: Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, 2016, pp. 39-56.  (PT)

“How translation has affected the reception and image of Roald Dahl’s children’s literature in Portugal.” Revista de Estudos Anglo-Portugueses/Journal of Anglo-Portuguese Studies, 23, 2014, pp. 359-373. (PT)

The Children’s Literature Translator Status: The Case of Roald Dahl’s Portuguese Translators. Master’s dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Gabriela Gândara Terenas and Prof. Maria Zulmira Castanheira presented to NOVA University of Lisbon, 2014. (PT)