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Nicola Gavioli

Visiting Assistant Professor of Portuguese

Modern Languages


Office:  DM 482A

Email: ngavioli@fiu.edu

Selected Publications

Edited Book
Gavioli, Nicola and Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, co-editors. Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazil. New York: Routledge (Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature), 2017.

Book chapters
Gavioli, Nicola (and Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho). "On Behalf of the ‘Here and Now.'" In: Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazil. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Mythicizing Disability: The Life and Opinions of (what is left of) Estamira." In: Libre Acceso. Ed. Susan Antebi and Beth E. Jörgensen. Albany: SUNY, 2016.

Academic Articles
Gavioli, Nicola. "Bioethical Issues in Contemporary Brazilian Culture: Euthanasia and Literature." Luso-Brazilian Review. Vol. 54. 2. (2017): 129-151. Print.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Performances e reportagens da aniquilação." Literatura e autoritarismo. Eds. Lisa Vasconcellos, Daniela Birman, and Rita Palmeira. Forthcoming in Fall 2017.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Contemporary Nonfiction Writing on Catastrophe. Marco Paolini's Ausmerzen and Daniela Arbex's Holocausto brasileiro." Chasqui - revista de literatura latinoamericana. May 2017. Print.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Na sala de edição: ‘Mãe judia, 1964' de Moacyr Scliar." Estudos de literatura brasileira contemporânea. 43. Special issue on ‘Literatura e ditadura.' (2014): 99-110. Print.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Archeology of a Delirium: Machado de Assis and Giacomo Leopardi." Espelho: Revista Machadiana 14/15 2008-09 (published 2012): 7-17. Print.

Gavioli, Nicola. "A Poetic System Against the Abyss: Fernando Pessoa's Heteronyms and Kierkegaard's Concept of Anxiety." Revista Letras. Paraná (Brazil) 82 2010 (published 2011): 237-246. Print.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Sebald's Still Life Devices against Interpretations: an Explanation of Austerlitz through Cortazar's and Antonioni's Cameras." Mester 36 (2007): 109-122. Print.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Eclipse e despedida: representações da doença de Alzheimer na cultura brasileira contemporânea." XV ABRALIC. On-line: "Anais XV encontro Abralic." 2017.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Delirio y alcohol en la narrativa de la Guerra Colonial de António Lobo Antunes."Aguas Santas de la Creación: Congreso Internacional Bebida y Literatura. II. Ed. Sara Poot-Herrera. Merida: Dirección de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Merida, 2010. 197-205. Print.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Eça de Queirós e António Lobo Antunes: dois escritores de Lisboa." Encruzilhadas / Crossroads. Symposium Journal. Ed. Claude Hulet. 2009. 159-164. Print.

Gavioli, Nicola. "Furnished Souls: Testimony and Art of Memory in Cristina Rivera- Garza's Nadie Me Verá Llorar and Alda Merini's Poetic Prose." Ed. Sara Poot-Herrera, Francisco A. Lomeli and Maria Herrera-Sobek. Cien años de Lealtad en Honor a Luis Leal. I. Mexico: Oro de la Noche. 2007. 727-39. Print.

Areas of Expertise

  • Brazilian 20th and 21st centuries literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Memory Studies, War, and Witness Literature
  • Human rights and activism in contemporary Brazilian culture
  • Disability in Brazilian literature and cinema
  • Queer culture
  • Novels by António Lobo Antunes

Degrees

PhD in Portuguese, University of California Santa Barbara