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Sara Brandellero

University Lecturer

Dr. S.L.A. Brandellero
+31 71 527 1447

Sara Brandellero is a University Lecturer at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society.

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Fields of interest

Brazilian Literature and Culture, and transatlantic exchange in literature and film.


Modern Brazilian literature and film: constructions of national and transnational identities; relationship between literature/film and history. Current research projects centre on Brazilian Modernism and Literary and Filmic travel/diasporic narratives (Brazilian and Luso-African); contemporary diasporic women writing; the Brazilian road movie.

Teaching activities

Portuguese language; Brazilian literature, film and cultural studies.

Curriculum vitae

Dr. Brandellero holds a BA in Hispanic Studies from the University of Cardiff, an MA in Brazilian Literature from the University of Brasilia and a DPhil in Portuguese (Brazilian Literature) from the University of Oxford. She held lectureships at the University of Oxford and University of Leeds (UK), before joining the University of Leiden in September 2011.

Key publications

On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto (Oxford: OUP, 2011). 

‘Family Secrets and National Trauma in the Work of Adriana Lisboa’,  Tesserae: Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies, 14.2 (Aug. 2008), 133-140. 

‘A revisão da história oficial em Crime na Calle Relator, de João Cabral de Melo Neto’, Revista USP, 67 (set./out./nov. 2005), 317-320. 

‘(Dis)covering the Other: Images of Women in João Cabral de Melo Neto’,  Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, University of Liverpool, 81 (2004), 247-258. 

‘In-Between Wor(l)ds: The Image of the “entre-lugar” in João Cabral de Melo Neto’s Agrestes’,  Portuguese Studies, 18 (2002), 215-229. 

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Latijns-Amerikaanse L&C

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 1.08



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