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  • Study and research of poetics from Antiquity to Contemporaneity in narrative, lyrical, dramatic and hybrid texts, considering the processes in which subjectivity, literary self-reference and the interrelations among different onthological and epistemological perspectives are constituted on what concerns literature The works developed by this research line are dedicated to creative and critical processes of reading and writing/scripture, creation and translation and the dialogues between literatures and other arts, aiming at the knowledge of different poetics over time, by questioning them as of the literary texts and the speeches and practices they indagando-as a partir dos textos literários e dos discursos e práticas that they lead to.

    Ester Abreu Vieira de Oliveira: Contemporary theater. Poetry, theater and the narratives of Hispanic and Brazilian literatures.

    Fabíola Simão Padilha Trefzger: Brazilian contemporary literature, current modes of writing the self (biographies, autobiographies, letters, memoirs, diaries, etc.), self-narratives, in interdisciplinar perspective, within which Philosophy and History contribute, in their interface with Literature.

    Leni Ribeiro Leite: Classical Studies, Languages and Literatures and History, focusing on the Roman imperial period. Systems of production and circulation of the literary text, especially the poetic, in the Roman Empire and their reception in subsequent periods. Teaching of Latin and its history, in Brazil and other parts of the world.

    Maria Mirtis Caser: Hispanic literature, narratives made by women, focusing on gender, eroticism and the translatin from Spanish to Portuguese (theory and practice).

    Nelson Martinelli Filho: Brazilian contemporary literature, narrative, memory (in its relation to the literary text), autofiction, author/authorship in the 20th and 21st centuries theory(ies), literature under the foundations of Psychoanalysis.

    Paula Regina Siega: literature and other arts /knowledges; comparative literature; aesthetics of reception; Brazilian literature; indianism; antropophagy as a literary theme.

    Paulo Dutra: Comparative literature. Literature from the Spanish ‘Siglo de Oro’. Hispano-American literature. Transatlantic dialogues and sociohistorical interfaces between iterature and culture.

    Raimundo Nonato Barbosa de Carvalho: Theories and processes of poetic translation and versification problems applied to poetry translation.

    Viviana Mónica Vermes: Music and its relations to Literature and History. Brazilian music (classical and popular) from the second half of the 19th century to the mid 20th century.

  • Studies and researches the relations between literature and society under the scope of alterity, through the use of texts and literary systems in relation to cultural, artistic, scientific and philosophical speeches and practices which are historically situated. The works that are developed under this research line are dedicated to the production from and about minorities; the antihegemonic questioning of streams and traditions in the literary field; the tensions between regional, national and transnational; questions on social class, gender, generation, and ethnic-racial relations; the multiple ways of production, publication, circulation, reception and appropriation of literature under the social and historical dynamics.

    Arlene Batista da Silva: Literature in Brazilian Sign Language. Translator and Interpreter Training, as of Teachers of Brazilian Sign Language. Performance and Literature. Literature and education. The reader and literary reading.

    Jorge Luiz do Nascimento: Hispanic and Brazilian literatures; contemporary poetics and alterity expressions, from literature and audiovisual, literature and urbanity and ‘marginal literature’ to funk and RAP.

    Jurema José de Oliveira: Literature Theory and Portuguese Language Literatures. Brazilian, Portuguese and African Literatures of Portuguese Language.

    Luis Eustáquio Soares: The indiscernible relation between literature and democracy, the barroque ethos, collective exclusion. Literarty modernism and post-modernism, especially in Brazil and Latin America.

    Luís Fernando Beneduzi: History and Literature, Identities (ethnic, regional and national) in the Italian and Latin American contexts, migratory phenomena (historic and contemporary). Social analysis of travel writing, through the study of the connections among literature, society and sensibility.

    Maria Amélia Dalvi: Literary education. Literary memories of schooling. The relations among books, readers, reading and literature in sociohistorical approaches. Youth literature. Literary systems and the literary life in /from Espírito Santo.

    Michele Freire: Oral literature, cultural performances, flamencology, literatures in Spanish language.

    Rafaela Scardino Lima Pizzol: Contemporary literature and Commonwealth theories. The relations between fiction, displacement, experience and alterity in the American continent. Literature and policies for responsability, resistance and transformation.

    Robson Loureiro: Languages and Humanities - cinema, music, literature, theatre and plastic arts articulated to the fields of Philosophy (ethics, aesthetics, philosophy of science), Information Technologies and communication, Psychoanalysis and Education in dialogue with the Critical Theory of Society.

    Sérgio da Fonseca Amaral: Brazilian literature. The lives of things (study of things and objects – in their materialities – in literature). Social narratives and fictional practices (study of Brazilian facts and social dynamics – historically registered as insurgent – which have been appropriated by literary speech).

    Vitor Cei Santos: Interface between Literature, Philosophy, Politics e Intermediality, focusing on the works of Machado de Assis, Friedrich Nietzsche, Theodor Adorno, Aleister Crowley and Brazilian contemporary authors.

    Wilberth Salgueiro: Brazilian poetry, testimonial literature, violence, humor, Theodor Adorno, Machado de Assis, Guimarães Rosa and Reinaldo Santos Neves.

The Postgraduate Program in Literature at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) brings together scholars and writers dedicated to the study of literature and culture in an international and interdisciplinary context. Through a wide range of methods, approaches and topics, the program has offered a Masters degree since 1994 and doctoral and postdoctoral degrees since 2010 and 2012, respectively. The program has achieved high scoring results in the assessment by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), the Brazilian official accreditation agency for postgraduate programs.


The Postgraduate Program in Literature (PPGL) offers high quality postgraduate education and comprehensive research on literature and caters for students from different academic and professional backgrounds (literature teachers, artists, anthropologists, librarians, social communicators, philosophers, historians, musicians, pedagogues, psychoanalysts, psychologists, proof-readers, sociologists, translators, etc.). We support advanced academic research with a progressive interdisciplinary approach while preparing professionals for both secondary and higher education positions.


a) To promote research among university scholars, continuously aiming at more auspicious results for each of their fields by fostering and developing advanced research activities on specific language areas, especially on what concerns text and speech studies;
b) To provide interfaces between text and speech studies and both print and oral cultures in the field of Languages and Literatures, as in other spheres of knowledge, thus favoring a both inter- and transdisciplinary dialogue;
c) To intensify continuing education at university courses, therefore intending to contribute to the improvement of artistic, scientific and philosophical productions both in the state and the country;
d) To train college professors for working in higher education, in order to fulfill the need of completing its teaching staff in the face of a growing number of Languages and Literatures undergraduate courses in Espírito Santo and other nearby states, WHERE college professors need, urgently, a good professional qualification, thus contributing significantly to a local and national effort for qualifying and improving the teaching staff in Languages and Literatures undergraduate courses;
e) To foster continuing education for languages and literature teachers of elementary and high schools, such as for professionals of other related areas;
f) To provide a stimulating academic-scientific environment for both debate and intellectual production (in its many expressions).


The Postgraduate Program in Literature at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) is one of the 50+ postgraduate programs in current operation at the Federal University of Espírito Santo, from which almost 60% of them offer both Masters and doctoral degrees. PPGL is included in this group, as it is part of a collective effort to improve the quality and expand the offer of postgraduate courses at UFES.
Since the beginning of its activities (in 1994) until the present day, hundreds of masters and doctors have graduated at PPGL. A significant share of these scholars are currently working in the educational field, whether in public or private sectors and in both primary or higher education. Most of our former students attend PPGL events (such as lectures, debates, seminars and conferences) regularly, in which they gladly contribute significantly to the debates and also to academic production on a regular basis.
Another important factor is that many of our former masters have been constantly returning to the program, in order to undertake their PhD studies, which indicates our students’ trust and satisfaction with the project PPGL has been collectively developing.
In the last evaluation by the Brazilian official accreditation agency for postgraduate programs (CAPES), PPGL was granted a 5 score, which indicates an important external recognition of the work we have been developing and indicates the challenges we must face in order to improve our program’s qualification even more. In order to improve ourselves, our self-assessment committee has been meeting regularly, since 2011, to elaborate, discuss and implement strategies for improving all activities we develop at PPGL.
The Postgraduate Program in Literature at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) is based in the city of Vitoria, and has been offering doctoral degrees since 2010, and its Masters degrees since 1994.

The program is based in Vitória-ES, offering the course of MA in Literatures since 1994 e the course of PhD in Literatures since 2010 and has an academic qualification profile certified by CAPES, receiving 5 on its last evaluation.

The program already has 249 masters and 95 doctors and counts with 99 students regularly enrolled, being 39 in the masters and 60 in the doctorate.

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