BiographySandra Guardini T. Vasconcelos is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of São Paulo. She did post-doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge (1993-1994) and at the University of Manchester (2008), and was Visiting Research Associate at the Centre for Brazilian Studies at the University of Oxford (2005). Over the past years, she has been carrying out research on the presence and circulation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novels in nineteenth-century Brazil. She has edited several books, has published articles and chapters both in Brazil and abroad and is the author of Puras Misturas. Estórias em Guimarães Rosa (1997), Dez Lições sobre o Romance Inglês do Século XVIII (2002), and A Formação do Romance Inglês: ensaios teóricos (2007), for which she got the 2008 Jabuti Prize (Literary Theory and Criticism). She is curator of the João Guimarães Rosa Archive, at the Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
English and Brazilian novel;
Theory of the Novel;
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Classical Music and Literature