Ana Raquel Fernandes (University of Lisbon)

In order to understand women's literature in Portugal since the seventies I am going back to the '60s and '70s with Maria Teresa Horta (b.1937) and to the '20s with Judith Teixeira (1880-1959). My aim is to focus on the poetry written by these writers in two important historical periods: during the troubled years preceding the setting up of dictatorship in 1926 and in the period before the 1974 democratic revolution. For this task I have selected two collections of poems representative of their poetry: DecadĂȘncia (1923) by Judith Teixeira and Minha Senhora de Mim (1971) by Maria Teresa Horta.