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Leila Lehnen

  • Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century Brazilian Literature and cultural studies
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First-Century Spanish American Literature and cultural studies
  • Contemporary Brazilian and Spanish-American cultural production as they pertain to issues of citizenship, human rights and social justice

Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Literature

Considering how literary texts address the transformations that Brazil has undergone since its 1985 transition to democracy, this study proposes that Brazilian contemporary literature is informed by the struggle for social, civil, and cultural rights and that literary production has created spaces for historically disenfranchised communities.

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