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Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva

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Dr Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva

Dr Ana Claudia Suriani da Silva

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Foster Court 116
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Appointments

  • Senior Lecturer
    SELCS
    Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Joined UCL

2014-09-01

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva works on Brazilian literature, book and press history with a focus on the works of Machado de Assis, prose fiction, 19th-century press and fashion history. She is particularly interested in the relationship between the creative processes of a text, its genre and means of publication, and in the circulation of ideas between Europe and Brazil through the press. She has published on the works of Machado de Assis, Artur Azevedo and Joseph Conrad, and on the relationship between fashion, literature and 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 retae 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 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) and The Foreign Political Press in Nineteenth-Century London: Politics from a Distance (Bloomsbury, 2017). 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). Currently she is working on Brazilian women journalists of the Belle Époque.

Award year Qualification Institution
2018 FHEA
ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
University College London

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva joined UCL in 2014. Before she taught at the University of Surrey, Birkbeck College, the University of Oxford and the University of Birmingham. She has a degree in Portuguese (1995) and an MA in Literary Theory and History from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP, 1997). She holds an MA in European Literature (2003) and DPhil in Brazilian Literature (2007) from the University of Oxford.  She was a research fellow at Institut des Textes et Modernes (ITEM/CNRS, 1998-1999), a research fellow at UNICAMP (August 2012), a visiting researcher at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (November 2017) and a visiting lecturer at Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora (UFJF, October 2018). She is a member of the international research network “Imprensa e Circulação de Ideias: o papel dos periódicos nos séculos XIX e XX” (CNPq, Casa de Rui Barbosa).  She is the recipient of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry International Award for best essays on Machado de Assis (2006).

Overview

Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva has a degree in Portuguese (1995) and an MA in Literary Theory and History from the State University of 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 worked at the Institute of Modern Texts and Manuscripts (ITEM), CNRS, Paris, and taught Portuguese as a second language and Luso-Brazilian literature and culture at Birckbeck College, University of Oxford, University of Birmingham and University of Surrey. She does research on nineteenth century Brazilian literature, book and fashion history, translation, comparative literature and the novel.

She has published articles, book chapters and books on the works of Machado de Assis, Artur Azevedo and Joseph Conrad, and on the relationship between fashion, literature and the press. She is a co-investigator in the international cooperation projects ‘Transatlantic circulation of printed globalization of culture in the nineteenth century’ (FAPESP), ‘Intertextual relations in the works of Machado de Assis’ (CNPq), and ‘TRANS: Translation and Travel in Literary and Cultural Studies’ (Surrey-USP). She was a Visiting Researcher at UNICAMP in August 2013.

Office: Foster Court, First Floor, Room 116
Email: a.surianidasilva@ucl.ac.uk
Tel.: +44 (0) 20 7679 3709 or internal 33709
Advice and feedback hours: Tuesdays 3 pm - 4 pm, Fridays 3 pm - 4 pm or by appointment.