Email address: [email protected]
Hometown: Porto, Portugal
Education background: A.M. in Literary Theory (University of Porto, 2012); A.B. in Portuguese and Lusophone Studies (University of Porto, 2009).
Research interests: Pedro Almeida is a doctoral student and teaching assistant in the Department of Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, and holds a Mellon Graduate Fellowship in Collaborative Humanities (2018–2019) with the Cogut Institute at Brown. His research focuses on issues of representation, identity, transnationalism, and coloniality in Brazil, Portugal, and Angola through travel writing and photography from late nineteenth to early twentieth century. The development and appropriation of the ideas of speed, temporalities, and connectedness are paramount to his work. Almeida’s interests also include literary theory and intellectual history, as well as Portuguese and Brazilian cinema.
"The Past Is a Foreign Photo: Image and Travel Writing in the Benguela Railway. Angola, 1920-1930" (2018). e-Journal of Portuguese History, vol. 16, number 1, June 2018. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.7301/Z018351S
"Eça de Queirós: o conto como literatura de viagens." Forma Breve, número 14 ["O Conto: O Cânone e as Margens"], Universidade de Aveiro (2017): 103-111.
"Book Review: The Lusophone World: The Evolution of Portuguese National Narratives, by Sarah Ashby (Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2017)." Revista de Estudos Literários, Universidade de Coimbra,
volume 7 (2018): 438-444.
“Book Review: Brazil Through French Eyes: A Nineteenth Century Artist in the Tropics, by Ana Lúcia Araújo (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press).” Análise Social, Vol. LII (2.º), n.º 223 (2017): 489-492.
"Sob cavalos de Tróia: Literatura, crítica e memória, a propósito das leituras de Fernando Pessoa por Luciana Stegagno Picchio". Confluenze – Rivista di studi iberoamericani, vol. 5, n.o 1, Giugno 2013, "Tecnologie del ricordo: memoria, oblio", Bologna: Università di Bologna, pp. 176-193 .
“Da teoria-discurso à teoria-testemunho. Considerações sobre epistemologia crítica”. Estética, Cultura Material e Diálogos Intersemióticos, XIII Colóquio de Outono do CEHUM (org.: Ana Gabriela Macedo, Carlos Mendes de Sousa e Vítor Moura), Universidade do Minho: e Húmus Editora, pp. 279-290.
"'Gritos de Sangue': entre o íntimo e o social, contributos para uma leitura dos universos cruzados na poesia de Noémia de Sousa". Revista Mosaico, vol. 7, n.o 1, 2008 , São Paulo: UNESP/São José do Rio Preto, pp. 85-100.
"Marília de Dirceu, Dirceu de Marília: uma proposta de leitura das liras de Tomás António Gonzaga", in Revista da Faculdade de Letras – Línguas e Literaturas, II Série, vol. XXIII, Porto: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto, 2006 , pp. 179-220.
Selected Conference Papers:
"Do outro lado do espelho: política e alteridade em Brazilian Adventure de Peter Fleming." Brazilian Studies Association XIV Congress, July 26-28, 2018:PUC-Rio, Rio de Janeiro.
"(Not quite the) end of the line: transnational environments and the afterlives of slavery through photography and travelogues in the Benguela Railway, Angola, 1920-1930," African Literature Association 2018 Conference: The Environments of African Literature. May 23-26, 2018: Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.
“Floating subjects. Jorge de Sena, Fernando Pessoa, and the concept of literary criticism: new perspectives on the meaning of close reading”, 9th Conference of the American Portuguese Studies Association (APSA), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, October 23 - 25, 2014.
“‘Now are no Janus’ temple-doors thrown wide’: Fernando Pessoa, Mediterranean (false) memories, and the Great War. Some notes on the biopolitics of modern warfare, following an hypothesis by Georg Rudolf Lind”, The Mediterranean Matrix: Memory, Movement and Migration in Late Modernity Symposium, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 8 - 9 2014.
“Exploring the short format (short story and chronicle) in the Portuguese as Foreign Language classroom: strengths and weaknesses”, workshop designed for Portuguese Teachers at the 38.o Luso-American Education Foundation Annual Conference, University of California, Berkeley, April 24 - 27 2014.
(with Filipa Freitas) “Heteronymy, trauma and criticism: notes for a cartography of the psychoanalytic moment of Fernando Pessoa’s criticism”, 11th Graduate Student Conference, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Los Angeles: “Trauma: Voces y Silencio”, Los Angeles, April 17 - 18, 2014.
"'Literary Theory': transatlantic critical dialogues on the subject of interpretation (regarding Susan Sontag, Knapp/Benn Michaels and Pierre Bayard)", Transfrontier(s) Dialogue(s): Building Identities, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Porto, December 10 - 11, 2012.
Courses Taught at Brown:
- POBS 0100, Elementary Portuguese, Fall 2017.
- POBS 0110, Intensive Portuguese, Fall 2016.
- POBS 0620, Mapping Portuguese-Speaking Cultures: Portugal and Africa, Spring 2017; Spring 2018.
Personal interests: comic book movies, chess, jogging, popular science, Portuguese folk culture.