Prof. Dr. Viviane de Freitas
Viviane de Freitas is an associate professor of English and Literature of the Center for Culture, Languages and Applied Technologies at Universidade Federal do Recôncavo da Bahia, Brazil (CECULT-UFRB). Member of the CECULT/UFRB English Language Extension Program (PROELI). Coordinator of the research project “The multiple temporalities and the body in the works of contemporary Afro-Brazilian female artists from Bahia-Brazil” and a collaborator in the research project "Critical studies in literatures of the Recôncavo da Bahia” (UFRB). Member of the research groups FIPE - Formation and Investigation in Teaching Practices (UFRB), Poieticas - Gender, Body, Culture and Subjectivity (UFRB) and Mulheres na Literatura - Maria Firmina dos Reis (UNIFAP/UNIFAL). Served as deputy-director of Center for Culture, Languages and Applied Technologies (May 2019-September 2021), Extension manager at CECULT/UFRB (July 2018-May 2019), and General coordinator of the Languages without Borders Program at UFRB (MEC/SESU/CAPES) (May 2017-July 2018).
- “Narrativas errantes do exílio feminino” [“Errant narratives of female exile”]. Polifonia, Cuiabá-MT-Brazil, Vol. 27, Issue 47, July-September 2020. https://periodicoscientificos.ufmt.br/ojs/index.php/polifonia/article/view/10742 p. 91-111
- (with Attie, Juliana) “Temps Perdi”: territórios sobrepostos, histórias entrelaçadas” [“‘Temps Perdi‘: overlapping territories, intertwined stories”] ANTARES, Vol. 13, Issue. 29, January-April 2021. http://www.ucs.br/etc/revistas/index.php/antares/article/view/9725/4598 p.132-149
- “Jane Eyre e o projeto imperialista: uma leitura contrapontual” [“Jane Eyre and the imperialist project: a contrapuntal reading”]. Letras Escreve, Macapá, v. 9, n. 2, July-December, 2019. https://periodicos.unifap.br/index.php/letras/article/view/5644 p. 35-47
- “Vasto mar de Sargaços: a poesia, a identidade e o mar caribenho”. [“Wide Sargasso Sea: the Caribbean poetry, identity and sea”] interFACES, Vol..1, Issue 28, January-June, 2018. https://revistas.ufrj.br/index.php/interfaces/article/view/29436 p. 140-157
- “Baudelaire’s snapshots of the city: the modern experience in focus”. fólio - Revista de Letras, Vol. 4, n. 2, 2018. Disponível em: <https://periodicos2.uesb.br/index.php/folio/article/view/3398>.p. 73-89
The research project “The multiple temporalities and the body in the works of contemporary Afro-Brazilian female artists from Bahia-Brazil” is connected to professors Ute Fendler and Gilbert Ngi Shang’s research project “Black Atlantic Revisited – African and South American UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Shadowed Spaces of Performative Memory”. We propose to study recent works by singer-songwriters and performative contemporary Afro-Brazilian female artists from Bahia-Brazil, whose art is rooted in the specific geography and history of the city of Salvador and whose works are significantly connected with the African ancestry and heritage. Our aim in this research is double. Firstly, it is our task to investigate the role of media in these artists’ works, taking into account that within mediality the specific circumstances of culture are negotiated. More specifically, we intend to examine the ways in which media narratives, conceived as systems of representation, or even as a narrative itself, in its multiple modalities and forms, produce territorialities and alternative memory sites in the city of Salvador, capable of contesting and interrogating hegemonic readings of its history. Secondly, it is also our objective to study these works by articulating them with African, Caribbean and Afro-Brazilian literary works. This comparative approach holds potential for exploring issues such as cultural politics, centre/margin, decolonization, nationalism, migration and diaspora, race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, which are central in the works we propose to study.