Patrícia Lino is Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian literatures and cinema and the author of O Kit de Sobrevivência do Descobridor Português no Mundo Anticolonial (2020), No es esto un libro (2020), and Manoel de Barros e A Poesia Cínica (2019). She recently directed DAEDALUS 22/1 (2021), Anticorpo. A Parody of the Laughable Empire (US 2019; Brazil 2020) and Vibrant Hands (2019). She is also the author of the mixed poetry book-album I Who Cannot Sing (2020). Lino presented, published, and exhibited essays and poems in more than seven countries. Her current research focuses on Brazilian and Portuguese contemporary poetry, intermediality, visual and audiovisual culture, Brazilian and Portuguese film, and literary parody. She works as a researcher at the UCLA Latin American Institute and as a collaborator at Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa. http://patricialino.com.

Education

  • Ph.D. (2018) Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • M.A.(2013) Literary, Cultural, and Inter-artistic Studies, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto.
  • B.A. (2011) Classics, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto.

Research

  • Brazilian and Portuguese poetry of the 20th and 21th centuries
  • Interdisciplinary, intermedial, and concrete poetry
  • Afro-Luso-Brazilian literatures and visual arts
  • Afro-Luso-Brazilian film
  • Anticolonialism and post-colonial studies
  • Literary parody
  • Creative and uncreative writing
  • Literary illustration

Books

Articles

Updated CV can be found here: http://patricialino.com

Courses

PLURIVERSAL UNIVERSES. POETRY AND THE EMPATHETIC CANON

Drawing on a postcolonial and Amerindian conception of empathy — which centers the move to dehierarchize all bodies — this course aims to discuss the mechanisms permitting the naturalization of the traditional literary canon. In addition, it will also explore the connection between the new and decolonized thematic centers of Luso-Afro-Brazilian contemporary poetry. There is no way of separating the growing interest of poets in plants and animals from the appearance of a poetry increasingly invested in representing, both in Brazil and Portugal, the Afro-descendant, feminine, and queer experience and its relation to visuality, non-originality, and performance. Among the authors to be studied, are Oswald de Andrade, Fernando Pessoa, Vicente do Rego Monteiro, Patrícia Galvão, Maria Esther Maciel, Ana Martins Marques, Eliane Marques, Adília Lopes, Judith Teixeira, and various other vanguardist poets and artists (Augusto de Campos, Ana Hatherly, Lygia Clark, Wlademir Dias-Pino, Neide de Sá, or Moacy Cirne).

PRACTICES OF ACADEMIC AND CREATIVE WRITINGThis seminar will focus on academic writing, creative writing, and uncreative writing. It will be based on the discussion of concepts such as essay, poem, and appropriation as well as exercises enabling students to practice, test, and experience the particularities of each one of these genres of communication. Students will also present what they produced in writing and learn more about various forms of academic presentation (conference, class, book, and job talk). In addition to all these exercises, this seminar will also feature lectures by invited speakers from the Afro-Luso-Brazilian world who will offer examples of types of presentations common in academia.

PORT 290: LANGUAGE, EXPERIMENTALISM, AND INTERDISCIPLINARITY
IN BRAZILIAN LITERATURE OF THE 20th AND 21th CENTURIES 

Language, Experimentalism, and Interdisciplinarity proposes the comparative, theoretical, and visual approach of several Brazilian authors who produced literary, experimental, and interdisciplinary works between the 1920s and the 2000s. Among some of these authors were Oswald de Andrade, Clarice Lispector, brothers Campos, Arnaldo Antunes, Lenora de Barros, or Paulo Bruscky. The aforementioned interdisciplinar works produced between these decades question the effectiveness of current academic instruments and, at the same time, require the re-elaboration or amplification of the hermeneutic instruments of literary criticism.

PORT 290: THE OBSESSIONS OF MODERN LUSO-BRAZILIAN POETS

The Obsessions of Modern Luso-Brazilian Poets focuses, from a postcolonial perspective, on some of the obsessions nurtured by Brazilian and Portuguese poets of the 20th and 21st centuries — and on the variation of these differences between each respective country. Some of these obsessions focus on the question of uselessness (or, rather, of drawing pleasure from being useless), identity, the problems posed by the interdisciplinary or monodisciplinary poem, the expansion of Greco-Latin culture in the modern world, the political or aesthetic resistance, or humor. While these problems are not particular to the Portuguese-Brazilian world, they remain fundamental to understanding the most recent interests driving the central themes and problems of their poetic universes.