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Marília Librandi-Rocha



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Brazilian LIterature and Culture
anthropology and literature
comparative studies
latin america

Marília Librandi-Rocha

Assistant Professor of Brazilian Literature and Culture

Marília Librandi-Rocha is Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian and Latin American Literature and Cultures at Stanford University.  She is the author of Maranhão-Manhattan. Ensaios de Literatura Brasileira (2009), book reviewed in Luso-Brazilian Review, by Christopher T. Lewis (2014); and in Brazil/Brasil. A Journal of Brazilian Literature (2013), by Valéria M. Souza. She is the editor of Poemas-Vida (2008), an anthology of poems by Jacob Pinheiro Goldberg.

She is currently completing her next book-length project, Writing by Ear: Clarice Lispector and The Aural Novel.  Her other book-in-progress is Trans-American Echoes: João Guimarães Rosa Resonances.

She is co-editing with Jamille Pinheiro Dias and Tom Winterbottom, Transpoetic Exchange: Haroldo de Campos, Octavio Paz  and other Multiversal Dialogues, an anthology including scholarly texts and poems by André Vallias, Jerome Rothenberg, Antonio Cicero, Keijiro Suga, Marjorie Perloff, Odile Cisneros, Charles Perrrone, among others.

Her recent articles have appeared in Culture, Theory & Critique, Critical Studies in Improvisation, EllipsisMantis, Luso-Brazilian Review, Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea, Literatura e Sociedade, Letteratura D’America. A dossier on “Theories of the Contemporary in South America,” co-edited with Héctor Hoyos, has being launched by Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.

She is co-Executive Editor (with Vincent Barletta) of the literary Journal of Lusophone Studies of the American Portuguese Studies Association. At Stanford, she coordinates (with Hector Hoyos and Ximena Briceño,) the research group, Materia, and (with Vincent Barletta) the digital collaborative project, Sense & Sound at


2003: PhD, Universidade de São Paulo, Literary Theory and Comparative Literature


ILAC 110N Brazil: Musical Culture and Films
ILAC 199 Individual Work
ILAC 274 Aurality and Literature
ILAC 299 Individual Work
ILAC 349 Amerindia: Literature and Perspecitvism
ILAC 399 Individual Work
ILAC 802 TGR Dissertation