Thayse Leal Lima
Assistant Professor

Thayse Leal Lima earned her PhD in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies from Brown University in 2014. Her areas of specialization include nineteenth century to contemporary Brazilian literature and culture, Modern Latin American literature and intellectual history, transnationalism and international literary circulation.  Her book, Latino Americanizando o Brasil: Trocas Intelectuais e a Integração do Brasil na América Latina [Latin Americanizing Brazil: Intellectual Exchanges and the Integration of Brazil in Latin America] is forthcoming through Editora UFPR (Federal University of Paraná Press). The manuscript traces the dialogues between Hispanic American and Brazilian cultural and literary critics during the second half of the twentieth century, focusing on their efforts to integrate the two distinct Latin American literary traditions. Bringing forth new archival material that documents the infrastructure of transnational exchanges, she argues that the drive toward a continental paradigm goes beyond the ideological discourse of Latin American solidarity, relating also to politics of literary promotion, recognition and internationalization.

She is currently co-editing a special issue of the Journal of Lusophone Studies on the theme of Lusophone World Literature, to be published in the Spring 2021. Her current research focuses on transnationalism and cosmopolitanism in Brazilian literature. Her articles and book reviews have appeared in journals such as HispaniaBrazil/BrasilLetterature d’America and Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies


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