Portuguese

Regina R. Félix, Ph.D.

Description: Felix Associate Professor of Portuguese
Office: Leutze Hall 277
Telephone: (910) 962-7310
Fax: (910) 962-7712
E-mail: felixr

Bacharelado, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Regina R. Félix teaches Portuguese/Brazilian language & culture studies courses through film, literature, music, television, print & digital media, with special attention to cultural and sociopolitical issues. Félix's research deals with Brazilian intellectual history, literary canon and counter-canon; topics in contemporary Brazilian literature; realism, history, and women in film; Portuguese-teaching pedagogy. She publishes articles on international peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes. Félix authored the book Sedução e Heroísmo--Imaginação de Mulher (Editora Mulheres, 2007), in which she examines women's writing as a response to the male-centered cultural politics of the Brazilian 19th-century literary field. She is preparing a monograph on Brazilian women directors who review history in film. Félix is co-editor of the volume Cultural Exchanges between Brazil and France (Purdue UP, 2016).

Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed:

Article: Félix, Regina R.  “A inefável obscuridade de Brás Cubas. Revista ARA, no. 3, October, Primavera/Verão, 2017, pp. 269-84. Grupo Museu/Patrimônio FAU-USP, http://www.museupatrimonio.fau.usp.br/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/17-ARA3-BrasCubas.pdf

Book: Félix, Regina R. and Scott D. Juall Eds. Cultural Exchanges between Brazil and France. Comparative Cultural Studies Series. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press, 2016.

Article: Félix, Regina R. "Iracema, sublime objeto da nacionalidade." José de Alencar: século XXI [José de Alencar: 21st Century]. Fortaleza: Universidade Federal do Ceará, 2016. Pp.169-186.

Article: Félix, Regina R.  "The Migrant in Helena Solberg's Bananas Is My Business". Migration on Lusophone Cinema. Rego, Cacilda and Marcus Brasileiro Eds. New York: Palgrave. 2014. Pp. 203-219.

Chapter: Félix, Regina R. Volume introduction, organization, and editing. Pinazza, Natália and Louis Bayman Eds. Directory of World Cinema: Brazil. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. Pp. 230-250.