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Alva Martínez Teixeiro

Alva Martínez Teixeiro (b. A Coruña, Galicia, 1982) is, since 2012, an Assistant Professor of Brazilian Studies in the Department of Romance Literatures of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Lisbon (FLUL) and Coordinator of the Master in Brazilian Studies (School of Arts and Humanities and Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon). She is also an integrated researcher at the Center for Lusophone and European Literatures and Cultures (CLEPUL) of the same institution, where since 2020, she is the coordinator of "Grupo de Investigação 3 — Literatura e Cultura Brasileiras”.

Teixeiro holds a degree in Portuguese Philology (2005), from the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), and is a Master and Doctor in Brazilian Literature, from the University of A Coruña (UDC), respectively, with the dissertation O discurso da violência na literatura brasileira contemporânea – O policial carioca: Rubem Fonseca e Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza (2007) and with the thesis A obra literária de Hilda Hilst e a categoria do obsceno – Entre a convenção e a transgressão: o erótico-pornográfico, o social e o espiritual (2010, ‘European Doctor’ Mention and Extraordinary Award).

In 2008 and 2009 she was a pre-doctoral student at the University of A Coruña and, from 2012 to 2018, she taught Brazilian Literature in the Degree in Portuguese Studies at the Université Mohammed V (UM5), in Rabat. Since the 2019-2020 academic year, she is a Foreign Associate Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), in Porto Alegre.

She held a scholarship of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation ('Portuguese Culture Research Grant for Foreigners', 2011), to carry out a research on the literary work of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, during a nine-month postdoctoral stay at the National Library of Lisbon and the Center for Studies in the Humanities (CEHUM), from the University of Minho, where she was an external researcher (2013-2016) of the “Brazilian Studies Group in Portugal (GRES)”. Since 2014, she has been a collaborator at the "Group of Advanced Brazilian Literary Studies (ELBA)" at the University of Salamanca and, since 2017, at the "Center for Comparative Studies (CEC) - Iberian and Ibero-American Dialogues (DIIA)" at the University of Salamanca. Since 2019, she co-edits, with Paulo Ricardo Kralik Angelini, “Navegações. Revista de Cultura e Literaturas de Língua Portuguesa” (PUCRS / CLEPUL).

Her research focuses on Galician and Portuguese Literature and, in particular, Modern and Contemporary Brazilian Literature and the relations between the arts and current writing. She has published the monographs A pretensa nostalxia da autoridade – Unha interpretación parcelar de O porco de pé de Vicente Risco (2007, “Ramón Piñeiro” Essay Prize) and Nenhum vestígio de impureza – Da necessidade estética na ética e na poética de Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (2013), as well as, specifically in Brazilian Studies, "Maktub” – Da retórica na ficção de Raduan Nassar (2006) and O herói incómodo – Utopia e pessimismo no teatro de Hilda Hilst (2009), coordinating, with Dirk-Michael Heinnrich and Giancarlo de Aguiar, the volume Vicente e Dora Ferreira da Silva – Uma vocação poético-filosófica (2015)and editing, with Carlos Paulo Martínez Pereiro, Machado de Assis e a “mundana comédia. Cinco peças teatrais (2017). In 2014, her essay A linha de sombra de uma suspeita lição de zoologia – Do animal e do humano na narrativa de Lygia Fagundes Telles, obtained the “Itamaraty” Prize – IV International Monograph Contest from Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.