Patricia Magazoni GONÇALVES


Patricia Magazoni GONÇALVES
CUPE 2626 President and PhD Candidate

PhD English Literature / Specialization in Canadian Literature, University of Ottawa (2016-present)
MA English Literature, University of Ottawa (2015-2016)
MA Literary Studies, São Paulo State University (UNESP) (2011-2013)
BA Portuguese and English Languages and Literatures / Specialization in Education, São Paulo State University (UNESP) (2007-2010)

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Patricia Magazoni GONÇALVES



International Association of Inter-American Studies
Brazilian Association of Canadian Studies (ABECAN)
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

Current Research

My dissertation “Clearcut: Reading the Forest in Canadian and Brazilian Literatures” examines literary responses to forestry use and deforestation in Canada and Brazil to look at forest management as an environmental and political issue that reflects the colonial histories of those countries and the ongoing racial, social and ethnic exploitation of the populations affected by the logging industry. The idealization of the Canadian lumberjack and the wealthy Brazilian landholder throughout national literature has obscured the reality of exploitation and how, in both countries, the question of forestry use involves Indigenous land claim disputes, conflicts between economic and environmental outcomes, and international trade agreements. Focusing on how local communities have responded to the cultural and environmental changes caused by forest exploitation, writers such as M. T. Kelly, Jeannette Armstrong and Brian Fawcett in Canada, and Davi Kopenawa, Regina Melo and Milton Hatoum in Brazil emphasize the power of those groups to create locally-centered and environmentally conscious frameworks for relating with the environment. Their attentiveness to localized practices of resource management and land use is crucial if we are to decolonize traditional territories and natural resources in Canada and Brazil.

Fields of Interest

Canadian Literature
Brazilian Literature
Inter-American Studies
Postcolonial Theory
Cultural Theory

Scholarships and Awards

2018-2019 – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS)
2016-2020 – Full International Tuition Award – University of Ottawa 
2011-2013 – FAPESP M.A. Award (São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazilian Federal Government, University of Sao Paulo State)
2012 – Research Internship Abroad (Internship Research at the University of Ottawa, São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazilian Federal Government)
2009-2010 – Institutional Program of Research Initiation Award (PIBIC/CNPq, Brazilian Federal Government, Undergraduate Level, University of Sao Paulo State)


2019-present – CUPE 2626 President
2019-present – Research Assistant, Department of English, University of Ottawa
2018-2019 – CUPE 2626 Liaison Officer
2018-2019 – Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Ottawa
2017-2018 – Teaching Assistant, Department of English, University of Ottawa
Summer 2017 – Corrector, Department of English, University of Ottawa
Winter 2016 – Corrector, Department of English, University of Ottawa
Summer 2016 – Corrector, Department of English, University of Ottawa
Fall 2014 – Corrector for Standardized National University Entrance Exams, Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisa, Brazilian Federal Government
2013 – ESL Teacher, Wizard School of Languages, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil


Paper published as chapter in a book:

“Vastos Palácios de Restos Fragmentados: O Trabalho com a Memória em ‘The Peace of Utrecht,’ de Alice Munro e ‘Os desastres de Sofia,’ de Clarice Lispector.” Memória e suas Interfaces. Eds. Adail Sebastião Rodrigues-Júnior, Elzira Divina Perpétua, Fabíola Padilha, Ruth Silviano Brandão Espírito Santo: EDUFES Press, 2016.

Conference Presentations

“‘Mythopoetic Articulations’ of the Space: Reinventing the City in Contemporary Indigenous Literatures in Brazil and Canada”. V Biennial Conference of the International Association of Inter-American Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. March 2018.

 “‘the genealogy of the lie - + the lie of genealogy:’ Problematizing Canadian Nation-Building and Métis Identity in Gail Scott’s The Obituary”.10th English Graduate Student Conference at uOttawa, University of Ottawa. March 2017.

“‘Deep Caves Paved with Kitchen Linoleum’: The Representation of Memory and the Metafictional Discourse of Alice Munro and the Brazilian Author Clarice Lispector”. The Canadian Literature Symposium, University of Ottawa. May 2014.

“Narrative Voice and Memory: The Search for Identity by the Protagonists of Felicidade Clandestinaby Clarice Lispector and Lives of Girls and Womenby Alice Munro”. XIII Seminar of Research of the Graduate Program in Literary Studies and I International Seminar of Semiotics (UNESP), University of Sao Paulo State. October 2012.

 “Fragmentation and Memory: The Search for Identity in the Work of Alice Munro and Clarice Lispector”.  XIII National Symposium of Letters and Linguistics and III International Symposium of Letters and Linguistics (UFU), University of Uberlandia. November 2011.

 “Childhood and Memory: A Comparative Analysis between Clarice Lispector and Alice Munro”. XXII Conference of Research Initiation of UNESP, Marília Campus, October 2010.

“The Social Mask in ‘O Espelho’ by Machado de Assis”. International Symposium of Research Initiation of USP, University of Sao Paulo. November 2008.

Fields of Interest

  • Canadian literature; Brazilian literature; Inter-American studies; postcolonial theory; ecocriticism; cultural theory
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