Affiliation University of Aveiro
Maria Aline Ferreira did her First Degree, in English and German, at the University of Oporto, and completed her PhD at the University of London (Birkbeck College) in 1988, with a Thesis on D. H. Lawrence and E. M. Forster. She has been teaching since 1987 at the University of Aveiro, where she has been an Associate Professor since 1996. Her courses include British Literature of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, Cultural Studies, Literature and Science and Utopian Studies at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including PhD courses. Her main areas of academic interest include women's studies, interart and intermedial studies, in particular the intersections between literature and science as well as literature and the visual arts, psychoanalysis and utopian studies. Her book I Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning was published by Greenwood Press in 2005. Recent publications comprise articles on feminist utopias, eugenics, biotechnological dystopias and bio art. She is now working on a book provisionally entitled: The Sexual Politics of the Artificial Womb: Fictional and Visual Representations.
1 Ferreira, Aline (2005). I Ferreira, Aline (2011). Am the Other: Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning. Westport, Connecticut and London: Greenwood Press.
2 Ferreira, Aline (2009). “The Sexual Politics of Ectogenesis in the ‘Today and Tomorrow’ Series”. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews. Volume 34, Nº 1, March, pp. 32-55.
3. Ferreira, Aline (2010). “Our Cells/Our Selves: Sexual Politics in Bio-art”. In Anneke Smelik (ed.) The Scientific Imaginary in Visual Culture. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 149-161.
4. Ferreira, Aline (2010). “Symbiotic Bodies and Evolutionary Tropes in the Work of Octavia Butler”. Science Fiction Studies. Vol. 37, Part 3 (November): pp. 401-415.
5. Ferreira, Aline (2011). “Mechanized Humanity: J. B. S. Haldane and His Circle”. In Paola Spinozzi and Brian Hurwitz (eds.) Discourses and Narrations in the Biosciences. Interfacing Science, Literature, and the Humanities, volume 8. Göttingen: V&R Unipress, pp. 145-158.
6. Ferreira, Aline (2012). “Gothic (Dis)Embodiments: Kureishi’s The Body and Richard T. Kelly’s The Possessions of Doctor Forrest”. Textus: English Studies in Italy:Special Issue: Gothic Frontiers. Glenys Byron (ed.): N. 3: pp. 117-131.
7. Ferreira, Aline (2012). “‘Death and the Young Man’: Saramago’s Death at Intervals”. In Carvalho Homem, Rui (ed.) Relational Designs in Literature and the Arts. Page and Stage, Canvas and Screen. Amsterdam/New York, Rodopi, pp. 371-86.
8. Ferreira, Aline (2012). “New Transgenic Monsters: Bioart and Teratology”. In Jonathan A. Allan and Elizabeth E. Nelson (eds.) Inversions of Power and Paradox. Inter-Disciplinary Press eBook.
9. Ferreira, Aline (2014). “Farm Fountains, Frozen Flowers and Rooftop Gardens: A ew Ecology?” In As Humanidades e as Ciências: Disjunções e Confluências. Org. Ana Gabriela Macedo et al. Ribeirão: Húmus, pp. 465-479.
10. Ferreira, Aline (2015). “Beyond the Womb? Posthuman Parturitions in Joanna Kavenna’s The Birth of Love”. La Camera Blu: rivista di studi di genere. Vol. 11, N° 12: pp. 1-28.