Regina R. Félix, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Portuguese
Office: Leutze Hall 277
Tel: (910) 962-7310
FAX: (910) 962-7712
Bacharelado, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Regina R. Félix has created and taught courses in all levels of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies that cover sociopolitical and gender issues in literature, music, film, television, and print & digital media. Courses typically taught focus on issues under various angles: depictions of Brazilian women in literature, art, film, television, and music; class, gender, and racial issues in Brazilian culture in a historical perspective; nation-building representations in Brazilian literature; the short story genre as the urban variety of the oral storytelling. Dr. Félix has also taught Honors Enrichment Seminars on Brazilian Studies and created a course for the Honors Introduction to International Studies. She initiated the establishment of the UNC Portuguese Consortium organized among six campuses across the UNC system which is already sharing Portuguese classes and also the Minor in Brazilian/Portuguese Studies at UNCW. Dr. Félix’s research deals with literature and cinema and focuses on the gender, race, and class underpinnings of power relations in national and transnational contexts. She has published articles on national and international journals and edited volumes and is the author of Sedução e Heroísmo--Imaginação de Mulher (Editora Mulheres, 2007), a book on Brazilian women writers. Her new book-length project looks at Brazilian women directors that contribute new perspectives of Brazilian history in film. Dr. Félix is co-editor of the volume Face-à-Face: Cultural,Intellectual, and Political Exchanges between Brazil and France--16th-21st Centuries with Dr. Scott Juall. She is an involved participant in related programs and serves as a faculty in the Latin American Studies Minor and as member of the advisory councils of both the International Studies Program and Centro Hispano. She has organized numerous international film exhibits at UNCW.
NOVEMBER 2013 (forthcoming). Chapter on Comedy for the Intellect Directory of World Cinema: Brazil as part of the Directory of World Cinema Series. http://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/D/bo16814387.html
JULY 2013 (submitted). Face-à-Face: Cultural, Intellectual, and Political Exchanges between Brazil and France--16th-21st Centuries, volume co-edited Regina R. Félix and Dr. Scott D. Juall.
FEBRUARY 2012 (accepted). “Her Laughter Contract in Carlota Joaquina, Princess of Brazil.” Ana Lopez and Leslie Marsh eds. Mulheres da Retomada: Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Brazilian Women’s Filmmaking.
JANUARY 2011. “Tom, volume e arranjo no chiaroscuro da memória: Sinfonia em Branco de Adriana Lisboa [Tone, Volume, and Arrangement in the Chiaroscuro of Memory: Symphony in White by Adriana Lisboa]” Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea. Braíilia: Horizonte, 2011. 37: 93-103
NOVEMBER 2010. “Amarelo Manga Inculto e Belo [Mango Yellow Uncouth and Beautiful]” Gabriela Lírio and Angélica Coutinho eds. Interseções: Cinema e Literatura. Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras. 114-124.
JANUARY 2010.“Brava Gente Brasileira e os traços Guaikuru: Ao Vencedor o Canto de Guerra [Brave Brazilian People and the Traces of the Guaikuru: To The Winner the War Cry]” Cristina Ferreira-Pinto Bailey and Regina Zilberman eds. Revista Iberoamericana, “Brasil,Brasis, ou: a hora e a vez das minorias étnicas.” LXXVI.230: 25-40.