Graduate Program LCC

Areas of Concentration and Research Areas

Areas of Concentration and Research Areas 
The concentration in Literature, Culture, and Contemporaneity is defined by the epistemological perspective that understands contemporaneity from a theoretical and critical perspective, regarding literature as an object of culture to be analyzed in aesthetic and political terms, and from a perspective that focuses on the apprehension of these objects in the realm of literature and art in current times.

Research Area 1: Contemporary Challenges: Theories and criticism
Understanding contemporaneity as an epistemological perspective that accentuates temporality in the building of knowledge in different disciplines and illuminates its complexity and contingency, this research area brings together investigations that cast new theoretical light on the origins, combinations, and processes of hybridization and diversity in literary, artistic, and cultural output in their aesthetic and political dimensions and in the options and forms of their theoretical and critical constructs.

Research Area 2: New Scenarios of Writing

This research area combines investigations geared towards deep-rooted notions about writing, understanding it not just as text, but also probing its visual, aesthetic, tactile, and auditory dimensions both inside the art system and in systems of specific social practices. Extreme and/or transversal experiences that resist significant established processes are featured, and traditional interpretation and communication practices are examined. This notion of writing highlights the performative potential of the aesthetic experience by foregrounding a non-dichotomous view of bodies and meaning, ground and surface, strength and form.

Research Area 3: Literature, Culture, and Politics in Portuguese-Speaking Spaces
This research area investigates the transversal study of Portuguese-language spaces and their national or transnational branches, with their continuities and discontinuities. Emphasizing the relationships between aesthetics and politics, culture and power, and the figurations and reconfigurations of contemporary identities, the investigations are organized around conceptual themes that cover the analysis of literary and theoretical texts, essays and interventions, and other canonic and mainstream languages. The research area conceives of the Portuguese-speaking world as a field of convergences, differences, and contrasts that are decisive in the symbolic negotiations imposed in the present time.

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Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea -
Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brasil - 22451-900

Departamento de Letras
Ed. Padre Leonel Franca - 3o. andar
(21) 3527.1770

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