Susana Araújo

Principal Investigator
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Faculty of Letters - University of Lisbon

Susana Araújo (PhD Sussex, MA Warwick, Lic. Lisbon) is the PI of Project CILM - City and (In)security in Literature and the Media, a three year project funded by FCT. She is a senior researcher (Investigador Principal) at the Centre for Comparative Studies of the University of Lisbon. She teaches for the Program in Comparative Studies and coordinates the research group LOCUS, which embraces five national and international projects. She is the author of Images of Terror, Narratives of Captivity (Bloomsbury, 2015) and of the poetry book, Dívida Soberana (Mariposa Azual, 2012) . She co-edited the books Fear and Fantasy in a Global World (Rodopi 2015), (In)seguranças no Espaço Urbano. Perspetivas Culturais (2012) and Trans/American, Trans/Oceanic, Trans/Lation: Issues in International American Studies (2010). She also organized the special issues for the Review of International American Studies (2008/2009), Estrema (2014) and Dedalus (2015) and has published several articles in international peer-reviewed journals (such as Atlantic Studies, Studies in the Novel, Women Studies, Critical Survey, Symbiosis) as well as book chapters.

Main Publications:


  • [Monograph]Transatlantic Fictions of 9/11 and the War on Terror: Images of Insecurity, Narratives of Captivity. Bloomsbury Academic 2015. Publisher's site: 
  • Fear and Fantasy in a Global World, Textxet Series. Co-edited with Marta Pinto and Sandra Bettencourt. Brill/Rodopi, 2015.
  • (In)seguranças no Espaço Urbano: Perspetivas Culturais,co-edited with Ana Raquel Fernandes and Sandra Bettencourt. V.N. Famalicão: Húmus, 2012
  • Trans/Oceanic, Trans-American, Trans/Lation: Issues in International American Studies, Co-edited with João Ferreira Duarte e Marta Pinto, Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Newcastle-upon-Thyme, 2010.

Edited Special Issues

  • 2012, Special Issue of (In)securities in Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Co-edited with Susana Martins.
  • Double issue of Review of International American Studieson Terror and Security Vol. 3, No. 3-4, Spring/2008Winter. Contributors: Amy Kaplan, Scott Lucas, Frank Furedi, D. Murakami-Wood, Stuart Price, David Brauner, Catherine Morley, Aliki Varvogli, 2009.

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

  • “Terrorism, Cosmopolitanism and Globalization: Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland and Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, Babilónia No 12, 2012, 98-115, 
  • “Joyce Carol Oates’s Transatlantic Personas: Fernando Pessoa and Jorge Luis Borges in the USA”, Atlantic Studies, Routledge, Vol.7. 7, No. 1, March 2010, 63-78.
  • “Images of Terror, Narratives of Captivity: the Visual Spectacle of 9/11 and Its Transatlantic Projections,” Symbiosis: A Journal of Anglo-American Relations, 11.2. October 2007, pp. 27-47.
  • "Joyce Carol Oates Reread: Overview and Interview with the Author”, Critical Survey88.3, 2006, 92-105.
  • “Space, Property and the Psyche: Violent Topographies in Early Oates’s Novels”, Studies in the Novel, Volume 38, number 4, Winter, 2006, 397-413.
  • “Marriages and Infidelities: Joyce Carol Oates’s Way Out of the Labyrinths of Metafiction.” Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 33.I, January-February 2004, 103-131.

Book Chapters

  • Susana Araújo, “Inhospitality, Security, and the Global “Homeland” in Michael Haneke’s Caché” in Security and Hospitality,” ed. Jeffrey Clapp e Emily Ridge, New York and London: Routledge, 2015,
  • “European Security, European Identity? Fictions of Terror and TransNationality”, in Cosmopolitanism and the Postnational: Literature and the New. Europe, ed. César Domínguez & Theodoor L. D'haen. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2015
  • “Securing’ Identities after 9/11: Challenges to Migration and Creolisation in Joseph O'Neill's Netherland”, co-authored with Eva Dinis in Tommaso Sbriccoli & Stefano Jacoviello (eds.), Shifting Borders. European Perspectives on Creolisation, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012.
  • “Whitman and Cunningham: Specimen Days andthe “War on Terror, in Ricardo Soeiro, Daniela Di Pasquale, Sofia Tavares (eds), Filologia, Memória e Esquecimento. Húmus: Ribeirão, 2010, 131-147.
  • “Editorial: Security Unlocked and Fictions of Terror,” in Review of International America Studies on Terror and Security, Vol. 3, No. 3-4, 2009, 5-14.
  • “Introduction: The Haunts and Homes of International American Studies” in Trans/Oceanic, Trans-American, Trans/Lation: Issues in International American Studies, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010.
  • “Propagating Images and Transatlantic Anxieties: McEwan in New York and Abu Ghraib” in Amaryll Chanady, George Handley and Patrick Imbert (eds.), America's Worlds and The World's Americas, Legas/Ottawa: University of Ottawa, 2006, 191-201.
  • “The Gothic Grotesque of Haunted: Oates’s Tales of Abjection” in Gender and the Aestheticization of the ‘Unaesthetic’ in Konstanze Kutzbach and Monika Müller (eds.), Contemporary Literature and Art, Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2007, 89-106.
  • “’I’m Your Man’: Interrogating Irish-American Masculinity” in Sally B. Ebest and Kathleen McInerney(eds.), Too Smart to be Sentimental: Contemporary Irish American Women’s Fiction, University of Notre Dame Press, 157-168.

Other Published Articles and Reviews

  • Blonde,” “Black Water,” “Marya: a Life” and “Them” (five essays on novels by Joyce Carol Oates) in One Thousand and One Novels You Should Read Before you Die, ed. Peter Boxall. New York: Quintet, 2006.
  • “‘The Lotus’ by Jean Rhys,’ The Companion to British Short Story & Short Fiction, ed. Andrew Maunder. New York: Facts on File, 2006, 254-255.
  • Book Review: "Dark Eyes on America: The Novels of Joyce Carol Oates”in Modern Fiction Studies, Vol. 53, N.º 1, Spring 2007, 185-188.
  • Book Review: "Images of Idiocy: The Idiot Figure in Modern Fiction and Film” in Journal of American Studies, Vol. 39, No. 03, December 2005, 355-356.

CILM Contacts

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