Regina R. Félix, Ph.D.
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 look at 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 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. 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: Brazil-France Liaisons Exposed, Art-Theory-Politics 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.
Article: “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. (Accepted in February 2012)
Chapter: Invited to organize the chapter on Comedy for the Directory of World Cinema: Brazil--part of Intellect Publlisher’s Directory of World Cinema Series. Research on topic for a selection of films to be representative in terms of periods, genre, influential directors, and actors; prepared and distributed a call for reviews, selected contributors, edited 10 film reviews, wrote 1,500-word introduction to chapter. (Forthcoming 2012).
Article: “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. Brasilia: Horizonte, 2011. 37: 93-103
Article: “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.
Article: “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.