Collaborators


Alva Martínez Teixeiro

Alva Martínez Teixeiro (b. A Coruña, Galicia, Spain, 1982), holds a doctorate in Brazilian literature from the Universidade da Coruña (2010); her thesis was titled A obra literária de Hilda Hilst e a categoria do obsceno: o erótico-pornográfico, o social e o espiritual (The Literary Work of Hilda Hilst and the Category of the obscene: The Erotic-Pornographic, the Social, and the Spiritual) and was awarded Prémio Extraordinário. She is professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture at the University of Lisbon.

She researches Brazilian literature as well as Galician and Portuguese literature, including a focus on interartistic contemporary works, especially between art and literature. She is the author of Maktub – Da retórica na ficção de Raduan Nassar (Maktub: on Rhetoric in the Fiction of Raduan Nassar, 2006), A pretensa nostalxia da autoridade – Unha interpretación parcelar d’O porco de pé de Vicente Risco (The Alleged Nostalgia of Authority: Notes Toward an Interpretation of Vicente Risco’s The Standing Pig; Ramón Piñero Prize, 2007), O herói incómodo – Utopia e pessimismo no teatro de Hilda Hilst (The Uncomfortable Hero: Utopia and Pessimism in the Theater of Hilda Hilst, 2009), and Nenhum vestígio de impureza – Da necessidade estética na ética e na poética de Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen (No Trace of Impurity: on Aesthetic Necessity in the Ethics and Poetry of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, 2013). With Dirk-Michael Hennrich and Giancarlo de Aguiar, she edited the collection Vicente e Dora Ferreira da Silva – Uma vocação poético-filosófica (Vicente e Dora Ferreira da Silva: A Poetic-Philosphical Vocation, 2015), and, with Carlos Paulo Martínez Pereiro, she edited the book Machado de Assis e amundana comédia – Cinco peças teatrais (Machado de Assis and the mundane comedy – Five plays, 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 (The Shadow Line of a Suspect Lesson in Zoology: on the Animal and the Human in the Narrative Work of Lygia Fagundes Telles) received the Itamaraty Prize at the Fourth International Monograph Contest of the Brazilian Ministry of External Relations.