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Dr Felipe Botelho Correa

Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies
Kings College London
United Kingdom


Felipe Botelho Correa is a literary and cultural scholar with interests spanning literature, music, film, language, and print culture from the Portuguese-speaking worlds. He studied at the Universities of Oxford (PhD in Modern Languages), Brown, USA (postgraduate visiting scholar) and PUC-Rio, Brazil (MPhil and BA in Media Studies). He has done extensive research on modern Brazilian culture, with a focus on the periodical print culture (modernist and illustrated magazines), and representations of violence and fear in the media, literature and films. For his doctoral research, Correa worked with digitised archives of early 20th Century magazines and the works of Lima Barreto (1881-1922) – one of the major figures of modern Brazilian literature – uncovering 164 texts written under various pseudonyms. Felipe joined the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at King’s College London in 2013.

Research Interest

Narratives and modern culture of Portuguese-speaking countries from the 19th century onwards; The relationship between literature and journalism; The construction and representation of national identity; Modernity and modernisms; Periodical print culture and its history; Cinema and visual arts.

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