Brazilian literature 

Dr Oakley has a long-standing interest in Brazilian poetry and prose, in particular the works of Lima Barreto, on whom he has published numerous articles in British and Brazilian academic journals. In Spring 1998, he published a major study of this author, The Case of Lima Bareto and Realism in the Brazilian "Belle Époque", Lampeter, The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998.

Dr Odber de Baubeta has published articles on Jorge Amado, Dias Gomes and Clarice Lispector.