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, Comparative Literature, Post-Colonial Studies and Ecocriticism. 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 "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 ecocritical approaches to texts and cinema on the Amazon rainforest. She is also co-editing a volume titled "Portuguese Literature and the Environment" and another one on "The Environment in Brazilian Culture." For more information, check:

Latest Publications


Vieira, Patrícia; Victor Mendes (orgs.) (2019), Portuguese Literature and the Environment. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books

Book Chapter

Vieira, Patrícia (2019), The Posthuman Poetry of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, in Patrícia Vieira e Victor Mendes (org.), Portuguese Literature and the Environment. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 181-199

Book Chapter

Vieira, Patrícia (2019), Phytognosis: Learning from Plants, in James Ellis (org.), Intertwined Histories: Plants in their Social Contexts. Calgary: Calgary Institute for the Humanities, 12-19