Literature, Theory and Criticism

1 Cultural and Gender Studies
This line of research proposes to emphasize the relationship between gender / sexuality and other categories of difference, such as class, race and ethnicity, based on feminist theories cultural critiques and. The research seeks to reflect on the challenges implicit in the debate on the asymmetries of power between differently positioned subjects, discourses and texts, as well as on the epistemological contributions of feminist and postcolonial studies to the literary field. Our focus, attentive to the multiple cultural perspectives, seeks to question and, if possible, to break with unilateral visions, because dominant, of what would be authorship, subject and literature.
Professors: Ana Cristina Marinho, Liane Schneider, Sávio Roberto Fonseca de Freitas, Luciana Eleonora de Freitas Calado Deplagne


2 Literary readings

The line develops research projects that investigate the relationship between literature and teaching under the approaches of literary reading, reader training, professor training and didactics of literature. Also interested are studies of literature as a historical phenomenon, whose practices are conveyed in various sources and reading materials.

Professors: Carmen Sevilla Gonçalves dos Santos, Daniela Maria Segabinazi, Socorro de Fátima Barbosa


3 Subjectivity Poetics

The line involves projects that are dedicated to explore the subjective, from the psychoanalytic bias and poetic subjectivity in its historical, theoretical and critical developments. In the first perspective, it aims to investigate literary texts of any genre and historicity, considering the theoretical-critical tendencies of the area. In the second, it is proposed to discuss the different approaches that surround the lyrical subject and how they reflect the historical subjectivities.

Professors: Alcione Lucena, Elaine Cintra, Hermano Rodrigues, Zélia Bora


4 Tradition and Modernity

Study of the relations between the literary manifestations of the past and the present, the permanence of constitutive traits of literary genres and the resonance of past aesthetics in modern and contemporary literature, as well as in postcolonial productions. We emphasize formal and / or thematic procedures that show interdependence, historical-cultural links or signs of continuity between the literature of yesterday and today in narrative and dramatic texts.

Professors: Arturo Gouveia de Araújo, Sandra Amélia Luna Cirne de Azevedo, Vanessa Riambau Pinheiro, Luciane Alves