Visiting Assistant Professor of Portuguese
Office: DM 482A
PhD in Portuguese, University of California Santa Barbara
• Brazilian 20th and 21st centuries literature
• Literature and medicine
• Memory Studies, War, and Witness Literature
• Human rights and activism in contemporary Brazilian culture
• Disability in Brazilian literature and cinema
• Queer culture
• Novels by António Lobo Antunes
Gavioli, Nicola and Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho, co-editors. Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazil. New York: Routledge (Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature), 2017.
Gavioli, Nicola (and Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho). “On Behalf of the ‘Here and Now.’” In: Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazil. New York: Routledge, 2017.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Mythicizing Disability: The Life and Opinions of (what is left of) Estamira.” In: Libre Acceso. Ed. Susan Antebi and Beth E. Jörgensen. Albany: SUNY, 2016.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Bioethical Issues in Contemporary Brazilian Culture: Euthanasia and Literature.” Luso-Brazilian Review. Forthcoming in Fall 2017.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Performances e reportagens da aniquilação.” Literatura e autoritarismo. Eds. Lisa Vasconcellos, Daniela Birman, and Rita Palmeira. Forthcoming in Fall 2017.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Contemporary Nonfiction Writing on Catastrophe. Marco Paolini’s Ausmerzen and Daniela Arbex’s Holocausto brasileiro.” Chasqui - revista de literatura latinoamericana. May 2017. Print.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Na sala de edição: ‘Mãe judia, 1964’ de Moacyr Scliar.” Estudos de literatura brasileira contemporânea. 43. Special issue on ‘Literatura e ditadura.’ (2014): 99-110. Print.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Archeology of a Delirium: Machado de Assis and Giacomo Leopardi.” Espelho: Revista Machadiana 14/15 2008-09 (published 2012): 7-17. Print.
Gavioli, Nicola. “A Poetic System Against the Abyss: Fernando Pessoa’s Heteronyms and Kierkegaard’s Concept of Anxiety.” Revista Letras. Paraná (Brazil) 82 2010 (published 2011): 237-246. Print.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Sebald’s Still Life Devices against Interpretations: an Explanation of Austerlitz through Cortazar’s and Antonioni’s Cameras.” Mester 36 (2007): 109-122. Print.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Eclipse e despedida: representações da doença de Alzheimer na cultura brasileira contemporânea.” XV ABRALIC. On-line: <abralic.org.br> “Anais XV encontro Abralic.” 2017.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Delirio y alcohol en la narrativa de la Guerra Colonial de António Lobo Antunes.”Aguas Santas de la Creación: Congreso Internacional Bebida y Literatura. II. Ed. Sara Poot-Herrera. Mérida: Dirección de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Mérida, 2010. 197–205. Print.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Eça de Queirós e António Lobo Antunes: dois escritores de Lisboa.” Encruzilhadas / Crossroads. Symposium Journal. Ed. Claude Hulet. 2009. 159-164. Print.
Gavioli, Nicola. “Furnished Souls: Testimony and Art of Memory in Cristina Rivera- Garza’s Nadie Me Verá Llorar and Alda Merini’s Poetic Prose.” Ed. Sara Poot-Herrera, Francisco A. Lomelí and María Herrera-Sobek. Cien años de Lealtad en Honor a Luis Leal. I. Mexico: Oro de la Noche. 2007. 727–39. Print.
"Bioethics and Bare Life in Contemporary Brazil: Literary Representations of End-of-Life Issues, Literary Journalism, and Disability Studies." Lake Erie Latin American Cultural Studies group meeting. “Disability Studies in Latin America.” University of Rochester. September 2017.
“Contemporary Nonfiction Writing on Catastrophe.” “Romance Studies Speakers Series.” Duke University, March 2017.
Keynote speaker. Spanish and Portuguese Graduate Student Conference: Weapons of Social Justice: Reinvention through Language, Literature, and Culture. UCLA, Los Angeles, April 2016.
“Bioethical Issues in Contemporary Brazilian Culture.” School of International Letters and Cultures. Tempe, Arizona State University. February 2016.
Public Lecture. “Primo Levi: The Saved Word.” Holocaust Memorial Miami Beach. Holocaust Education Week. February 2016.
“Contemporary Brazilian Fiction and Urban Conflicts.” Centre College, Danville, Kentucky. April 2014.
“Ethics, Documentary Filmmaking and Disability in Latin America: A Brazilian Case Study.” FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center Research Methods Seminar. March 2013.
“Youth on the Margins: the Appropriation of the Coming-of-Age Novel as a Seminal Event in Brazilian Imagination.” The Hispanic Institute at Columbia University. February 2011.
FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center. Title VI Award for Course Development. ($ 5, 000). Fall 2015.
FIU Latin American and Caribbean Center. Award for new course development. ($ 2,500). Fall 2013.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Seminar “Brazilian Literature: Twentieth-Century Urban Fiction” 2013 Participant Award. São Paulo, Brazil. Summer 2013.
Honors and awards
Co-Recipient (with my colleagues of Portuguese at FIU) of the Outstanding Institution Promoting Portuguese Language AOTP Annual Brazilian International Press Awards. 2012, 2014, and 2015
Nominated by the UCSB Spanish and Portuguese Department for the Outstanding Graduate Student Central Award. University of California Santa Barbara. 2010.
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award 2009 (University of California Santa Barbara. Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
Current Research Projects
"Debates médicos na cultura brasileira contemporânea: o Brasil e a bioética global."
On Lobo Antunes’ Para aquela que está sentada no escuro à minha espera