Patrícia Vieira


Patrícia I. Vieira is FCT Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra. Dr. Vieira's research focuses on Latin American and Iberian Literature and Cinema, Environmental Humanities and Ecocriticism, Post-Colonial Studies and Literary Theory. Her books include "States of Grace: Utopia in Brazilian Culture" (New York: SUNY UP, 2018); "Portuguese Cinema 1930-1960: The Staging of the New State Regime" (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013); "Seeing Politics Otherwise: Vision in Latin American and Iberian Fiction" (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2011); and "Cinema no Estado Novo: A Encenação do Regime" (Lisbon: Colibri University Press, 2011). She has co-edited "Portuguese Literature and the Environment" (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2019), "The Language of Plants: Science, Philosophy, Literature" (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2017); "The Green Thread: Dialogues with the Vegetal World" (New York: Lexington Books, 2015), "Imagens Achadas: Documentário, Política e Processos Sociais em Portugal" (Lisbon: Colibri, 2014) and "Existential Utopia: New Perspectives on Utopian Thought" (London and New York: Continuum, 2011). She is currently working on a book project that examines literature about the Amazon rainforest from an ecocritical point of view and preparing a book on this topic: "Ecocritical Approaches to Amazonian Writings." She is also editing a volume titled "The Environment in Brazilian Culture: Literature, Cinema and the Arts" e and a special issue of the "Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies" on "The Amazon River Basin in Contemporary Latin American Culture." For more information, check:

Latest Publications

Book Chapter

Vieira, Patrícia (2020), Natural Women? Nature and Femininity in Noémia Delgado's Masks and Teresa Villaverde's Trance, in Hilary Owen and Mariana Liz (org.), Women's Cinema in Contemporary Portugal. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 107-125

Book Chapter

Vieira, Patrícia (2020), Interspecies Peace: Learning to Live Together, in Ana Roque, Cristina Brito and Cecilia Veracini (org.), People, Nature and Environments: Learning to Live Together. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2-9

Article in Scientific journal

Vieira, Patrícia (2019), "The Posthuman Poetry of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen", Luso-Brazilian Review, 56, 1-18