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Brazilian & Lusophone Studies

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Brazillian National Library

Brazilian and Lusophone Studies examine the cultures and literatures of Portuguese-speaking peoples from regions that include the countries of Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, and São Tomé and Príncipe.  Research in the department interprets narratives, poetry, theater, and film of the Lusophone world with focuses on national and social identities, Indigenous cultural production, immigrant experiences, cross-cultural dialogues, gender, and memory studies. 

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Personnel

Mexican Narrative, Disaster Studies, Latin American Ecocriticism, the Total Novel 

 

Dr. Feracho specializes in contemporary Latin American narrative and in particular women's narrative of the Caribbean, as well as Afro-Latin American narrative and poetry. Her current research involves cross-cultural literary texts (in both narrative and poetry) of women writers of African descent from the Americas (both Spanish-speaking and…

Brazilian and Spanish-American Literature and Cinema

Some Current Projects:

Grammaticalization and language change in Romance Languages Language variation and change in social media Incipient Language Shift in a Southern Latino Community Indigenous Languages in Latin America: Contact, Shift, and Maintenance

Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African literature and culture

Contemporary Brazilian Literature, prose fiction of the 21st century, narratives of displacement, and the construction of Brazilian national identities.

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