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Dr Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva
Foster Court 116
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
Tel: +44 20 767933709
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer
  • SELCS
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Biography

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva joined UCL in 2014 and has a degree in Portuguese (1995) and an MA in Literary Theory and History from the Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP, 1997). She also holds an MA in European Literature (2003) and DPhil in Brazilian Literature (2007) from the University of Oxford.  She has also taught at the University of Surrey, Birckbeck College, the University of Oxford,  and the University of Birmingham. She was a research fellow at UNICAMP in 2012 and at the Institut des Textes et Modernes (ITEM) in 1998-1999. She is a member of the international research networks "Intertextual relations in the works of Machado de Assis" (CNPq) and "Imprensa e circulação de ideias: o papel dos periódicos nos séculos XIX e XX" (CNPq).  She is the recipient of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry International Award for best essays on Machado de Assis (2006).

Research Summary

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva works on Brazilian literature and book history with a focus on the works of Machado de Assis, serial literature, the press and fashion history. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the creative process of a text, its genre and means of publication, and on the circulation of ideas between Europe and Brazil through the press. She is the author of Machado de Assis's Philosopher or Dog?: From Serial to Book Form (Legenda, 2010) which was published in Portuguese as Machado de Assis: do folhetim ao livro (NVerso, 2015). She has produced a genetic and critic edition of Machado de Assis’ short story “Linha reta e linha curva” (Editora da Unicamp, 2003), a bilingual edition of Queda que as mulheres têm para o tolos (Editora da Unicamp, 2008), and the hypertext edition of the serial version of Quincas Borba (with John Gledson, www.machadodeassis.net, 2015). She has also co-edited a special issue on Brazilian fashion for Film Fashion & Consumption (Intellect, 2.3, 2013), and the multi-author volumes Books and Periodicals in Brazil 1768-1930: A Transatlantic Perspective (Legenda, 2014) and  Cultural Revolution of the Nineteenth Century: Theatre, the Book-Trade and Reading in the Transatlantic World (I. B. Tauris, 2016). She was the guest editor of the special issue "Machado de Assis e a Moda" for the peer-reviewed journal Machado de Assis em Linha (20, 2017). She has also published articles, book chapters on the works of Machado de Assis, Artur Azevedo and Joseph Conrad, and on the relationship between fashion, literature and the press. Currently she is working with Constance Bantman on the multi-authored volume The Foreign Press in London in the 19th century: Politics from a Distance (Bloomsbury, forthcoming).


Teaching Summary

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva teaches PORT1010 Portuguese for Beginners, PORT1011 Portuguese for Post A-Level Students, PORT1227 The Brazilian Novel, PORT2310 20th Century Brazilian Literature into Film and PORT4421 Short Fiction in the Making of Brazil. Early teaching includes Portuguese Intermediate, Portuguese Advanced, Portuguese for Translation Purposes, Introduction to Luso-Brazilian Cultures, Latin American Cinema: Brazilian Fiction into Film, Machado de Assis, Graciliano Ramos and Clarice Lispector. She welcomes Ph.D. proposals on Lusophone literature, comparative studies, book history and translation studies.

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