Amélia Hutchinson

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Senior Lecturer Emerita, University of Georgia, USA, researcher at the Institute of Medieval Studies, FCSH/NOVA, Lisbon, and co-curator of the Fernão Lopes Portal (  

Research fields and academic publications in Galician-Portuguese Cancioneiros and Arthurian Literature, also reflected in her Licenciatura (U. Lisbon, 1973) and M.Phil. on ‘European Relations of Portuguese Arthurian Literature’ (U. Manchester, 1984). Extensive research in Portuguese historiography, including ‘Leonor Teles and the Construction of Female Characters in Fernão Lopes’, subject of her Ph.D. (King’s College London, 2002). 

Life-long research career in Medieval Studies combined with international Portuguese Language and Literature teaching: Leitora at the University of Manchester, Head of Portuguese Studies and Coordinator of the Erasmus Inter-University Cooperation Program at the University of Salford, UK, and Coordinator of Portuguese Language Studies at the University of Georgia, USA, participating in Language Teaching and Learning projects (UK and USA). Co-authored Portuguese: An essential Grammar (Routledge, 1996, 2003, 2019), and Ponto de Encontro: Portuguese as a World Language (Pearson, 2006, 2012), the first multi-media course of Portuguese as a foreign language. 

Principal director of a thirteen-year international collaborative project funded by American, Portuguese and British institutions, producing The Chronicles of Fernão Lopes (Boydell & Brewer/Tamesis, forthcoming 2023), the first complete English translation of the chronicler’s work.