UCSB Latin American and Iberian Studies Program

Élide Valarini Oliver

Director of Center for Portuguese Studies | Professor
Spanish and Portuguese

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Brazilian Literature; Comparative Literature, Portuguese Literature, Literary Criticism, Theory and Practice of Translation


Ph.D, University of São Paulo


Professor Élide Valarini Oliver specializes in Brazilian Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature,Theory and Practice of Translation, Literary Theory and Criticism (especially Satire and Travel Literature). She is the author of “Joyce e Rabelais: Três leituras menipéias”, “El Universo y O Sertão”, “Campo Ceifado Agora”, “Variacões sob a mesma luz.Machado de Assis repensado”. Her commented and annotated edition of the “Third Book” by François Rabelais won the Jabuti Prize in Brazil.