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Welcome to (PPGL) at Ufes

  • Study and research of Poetics from the Ancient to the Contemporary times, in narrative, lyric, dramatic or hybrid texts, considering processes of constitution of subjectivity, literary self-referrentiality and interrelations between different ontological and epystemological perspectives in the structure of the area of Literary Studies. Works developed within this line are dedicated to the creative and critical processes of reading and writing, creation and translation of Literature, as well as to the dialogue between Literature and other Arts, throughout time.

  • Study and research of the relations between Literature and Society, considering the concepts of alterity, through historically situated texts and literary systems in correlation with cultural, artistic, scientific and philosophical discourses and practices. Works developed within this line are dedicated to the production by and about minority groups; issues that counter trends and traditions of the literary field; tensions between regional, national and transnational; questions and relations of social class, gender, age, generation, ethnicity and race; multiple forms of production, publication, circulation, reception and appropriation of Literature within its historical and social dynamics.

The Postgraduate Program in Literature at the Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES) brings together scholars and writers dedicated to the study of literature and culture in an international and interdisciplinary context. Through a wide range of methods, approaches and topics, the program has offered a Master’s degree since 1994 and doctoral and postdoctoral degrees since 2010 and 2012, respectively. The program has achieved high scoring results in the assessment by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), the Brazilian official accreditation agency for postgraduate programs.

About Us
The Postgraduate Program in Literature (PPGL) offers high quality postgraduate education and comprehensive research on literature and caters for students from different academic and professional backgrounds (literature teachers, artists, anthropologists, librarians, social communicators, philosophers, historians, musicians, pedagogues, psychoanalysts, psychologists, proof-readers, sociologists, translators, etc.). We support advanced academic research with a progressive interdisciplinary approach while preparing professionals for both secondary and higher education positions.

The broad spectrum of academic opportunities for research and publishing is further supported by three solid Research Centers that PPGL comprises, namely, Espírito Santo Literature (NEPLES), Transgression and Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies(GEITES) and Afro-Brazilian Studies (NUCAB), along with outreach programs.

The program is based in Vitória-ES, offering the course of MA in Literatures since 1994 e the course of PhD in Literatures since 2010 and has an academic qualification profile certified by CAPES, receiving 5 on its last evaluation.

The program already has 221 masters and 81 doctors and counts with 75 students regularly enrolled, being 30 in the masters and 45 in the doctorate.

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