Ana Carolina Torquato

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Maria Sibylla Merian Centre Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America



                             

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Ana Carolina Torquato is a junior postdoctoral fellow at Mecila (Maria Sibylla Merian Centre: Conviviality-Inequality in Latin America), March to November 2022. She holds a PhD in Literary Studies and Animal Studies from the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), 2020. Her research interests include Comparative Literature, Animal Studies, Lusophone and Anglophone literature, Anthropology and Philosophy.
She holds a Masters degree issued by the multi-institutional programme, Crossways in Cultural Narratives (Erasmus Mundus), through which she earned a master's degree from each of the following universities: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, The University of Sheffield and Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (2012-2014).
She holds a bachelor's degree in Literary Studies with a major in Portuguese and English languages at the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), 2011.
She holds a bachelor's degree in Literary Studies with a major in Portuguese and English languages at the Federal University

EDUCATION

PhD in Literary Studies - Federal University of Paraná/Universität Potsdam
MA in Comparative Literature Erasmus Mundus, Crossways in Cultural Narratives (University of Sheffield; Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Animal Studies; Ecocriticism; Comparative Literature; Brazilian Literature; Urbanization; Zoological Gardens; Aquariums; Animals in the City

FUTURE PROJECTS

Zoological gardens: literature, architecture, and human-animal relationships

The project investigates how human-animal relationships are perceived and represented in urban zoos and aquariums in fictional and non-fictional contexts. The basis of my analysis is the selected works of three Latin American writers, Julio Cortázar, Clarice Lispector and João Guimarães Rosa. The corpus is composed of circa fourteen texts including one short story by Clarice Lispector, one by Junior Cortázar and a group of ten short stories by Guimarães Rosa. The themes of these narratives coincide since both of them report on visitations to zoos and aquariums located in Brazil and Europe. Besides commenting on the geographical recognition of the spaces, the stories’ narrators also remark on animal agency and the state of confinement of the animals observed. My analysis will focus on four major points: the description of zoos and aquariums; the presence or absence of any remarks concerning animals’ state of captivity; the description of the human-animal relationship and how the texts p


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Scholar Citations

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RECENT SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • Violence against humans and animals: urbanisation and animal activism in modern and contemporary Brazilian literature
    AC Torquato Pinto da Silva
    Language and Violence in the Anthropocene 2020

  • O discurso do subalterno em A Confisso da Leoa (2012), de Mia Couto e “Meu tio o Iauaret” (1961), de Joo Guimares Rosa: um estudo comparativo
    AC Torquato Pinto da Silva
    Literatura contempornea em perspectiva comparatista, 71-84 2018

  • Memria e reconhecimento em “Nenhum, nenhuma”, de Joo Guimares Rosa
    ACTP da Silva
    Em Tese 24 (1), 247-261 2018

  • The extratextual reach of berLebenswissen: Die Aufgabe der Philologie (2004:2015): study on rational and irrational lives in literature
    AC Torquato Pinto da Silva
    Humboldt Kolleg 2017

  • Outras margens: o animal e o humano em Guimares Rosa
    AC Torquato Pinto da Silva
    Colquio Outras Margens 2017

  • O animal e o humano em a Confisso da Leoa, de Mia Couto e “Meu tio o Iauaret”, de Joo Guimares Rosa
    ACTP da Silva
    Cadernos De Ps-Graduao Em Letras 17 (2) 2017

  • O ANIMAL E O HUMANO EM A CONFISSO DA LEOA (2012), DE MIA COUTO E “MEU TIO O IAUARET”(1961), DE JOO GUIMARES ROSA
    ACTP da Silva
    XV Congresso da Associao Brasileira de Literatura Comparada, 3025-3034 2016

  • The analysis of love and influence in Machado de Assis and Percy Bysshe Shelley
    AC Torquato Pinto da Silva
    Revista Versalete 2 (3), 156-169 2014

  • Estudo sobre a condio de'(no) animalidade humana'e a dualidade do'eu'na obra" Grande serto: veredas", de Joo Guimares Rosa
    AC Torquato
    Em Tese 20 (3), 180-198 2014

MOST CITED SCHOLAR PUBLICATIONS

  • O ANIMAL E O HUMANO EM A CONFISSO DA LEOA (2012), DE MIA COUTO E “MEU TIO O IAUARET”(1961), DE JOO GUIMARES ROSA
    ACTP da Silva
    XV Congresso da Associao Brasileira de Literatura Comparada, 3025-3034 2016
    Citations: 1

  • Estudo sobre a condio de'(no) animalidade humana'e a dualidade do'eu'na obra" Grande serto: veredas", de Joo Guimares Rosa
    AC Torquato
    Em Tese 20 (3), 180-198 2014
    Citations: 1

Publications

1. Torquato, Ana. (2023): Scientific racism in 19th and early 20th-century Brazilian literature: humans portrayed as animals. In: Slavery, Freedom, and Beyond: Interdisciplinary Debates on Brazilian and African Societies in Historical and Contemporary Perspective, Eds. Hofmeister Pitch, Roberto., Conerman, Stephan. Accepted for printing in: De Gruyter Verlag.
2. Torquato, Ana (2022): Humanos ou inumanos: a animalização de seres humanos e a influência das teorias raciais na literatura brasileira do século XIX e XX. Eds. Burnautzki, Sarah.; Peregrino, Miriane. Accepted for printing in: Peter Lang Verlag.
Title in English: Humans or inhumans: the animalization of human beings and the influence of racial theories in Brazilian literature of the 19th and 20th centuries
3. Lustosa Guerios, Aureo., Torquato, Ana.* (2022): The role of Animals in Pandemic Narratives: forewarning disaster, causing outbreaks, bestowing immunity. In: Pandemic Protagonists. Viral (Re)Actions in Pandemic and Corona Fictions, Eds. Obermayr, Julia., Hobisch, Elisabeth., Völkl, Yvonne. Accepted for printing in: Transcript.
4. Torquato, Ana (2021): Animality and textual experimentalism in João Guimarães Rosa’s My Uncle, the Jaguar. In: Word & Text (special issue Animality and Textuality), Eds. Milesi, Laurent., Piskorski, Rodolfo. DOI: 10.51865/JLSL.2021.13.