Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think About Hell

Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think About Hell Maria Manuel Lisboa

In this beautifully written monograph, Maria Manuel Lisboa explores the work of Paula Rego from various interconnected perspectives - iconographic, semiological and historiographic.
This book is an urgent and necessary addition to the bibliography on Paula Rego, and an important contribution to scholarship about the artist, but also to contemporary painting, Portuguese art, feminist art, and areas of scholarship relating  to the handling of the political and ideological in the visual arts.
—Ruth Rosengarten


Essays on Paula Rego: Smile When You Think About Hell
Maria Manuel Lisboa | Forthcoming 2019
ISBN Paperback: 978-1-78374-758-0
ISBN Hardback: 978-1-78374-757-3
ISBN Digital (PDF): 978-1-78374-758-0
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 978-1-78374-759-7
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 978-1-78374-760-3
ISBN Digital (XML): 978-1-78374-761-0
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0178

Maria Manuel Lisboa is Professor of Portuguese Literature and Culture at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge. She specialises in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Portuguese and Brazilian literature, focusing on gender and national identity. She has written four monographs, including one on renowned Portuguese artist Paula Rego, and another which won the Prémio do Grémio Literário in 2008. With OBP she published The End of the World: Apocalypse and its Aftermath in Western Culture, her first book to focus on literature and film in English.