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Manaíra Aires Athayde

Visiting Scholar in the Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures from May 2019 to April 2020.

Manaíra Aires Athayde is visiting scholar at Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures at Stanford University. She is a researcher at the Centre for Portuguese Literature at University of Coimbra, working with literary and media studies. At the same institution, she received her Ph.D. in Materialities of Literature, supported by a Capes Doctoral Fellowship. Her thesis was awarded the Mário Quartin Graça Prize 2018 by the House of Latin America in Portugal. Prior to coming to Stanford, she was a visiting professor of Brazilian Studies at University of Salamanca. She has edited Literatura Explicativa: Ensaios sobre Ruy Belo (Assírio & Alvim, 2015) and joined the production team of the documentary Ruy Belo, Era Uma Vez (RTP, 2014). Her recent research project draws on new media theory to analyze how digital archives have altered our image of the authors and their works. The focus is on the Luso-Brazilian literary production, but the work also extends to the Iberian and Latin American context.
University of Coimbra, Researcher [membro colaborador], Centre for Portuguese Literature, 2018 -
University of Salamanca, Visiting Professor, Department of Modern Philology, 2015 - 2017
 
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Comparative Literature; Literary Theory; Portuguese and Brazilian Studies; Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures; Intercultural Studies; Cultural Studies; Postcolonial Studies; Literary and Media Studies; Digital Humanities; Genetic Criticism; Literary Archives and Digital Manuscripts.
 

Education

University of Coimbra, Ph.D. in Materialities of Literature, 2017
Dissertation Title: “Ruy Belo and Brazilian Modernism. Poetry, Archive”. Advisor: Pedro Serra
University of Porto, BA in Communication Sciences, Faculty of Letters, 2011