Ricardo Gaiotto de Moraes (B.A. in Portuguese and Literature and M.A. in Literary Theory and History of Literature, Unicamp) is currently a Visiting Student Research Collaborator at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Cultures, Princeton University, and a Ph.D. candidate in Literary Theory and History of Literature at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. His dissertation deals with two main Brazilian authors: Mário de Andrade (1893-1945) and Sérgio Buarque de Holanda (1902-19820). Mário de Andrade’s oeuvre includes criticism, novels, poems, several modernist “manifestos” and a number of newspaper articles. Sérgio Buarque de Holanda, on the other hand, is the author of studies like Raízes do Brasil and Visão do Paraíso. Through a comparative approach, the dissertation intends to focus on the literary criticism of both authors, focusing on their methodological choices and on the role played by intellectuals in their imagination. In doing so, the study intends to reveal the intertextual web in which they built their criticism. His current research focuses on literary criticism and the interfaces between Brazilian and American criticisms. Publications: “Permanência da forma: uma conversa entre os ensaios de Michel de Montaigne e Mário de Andrade”. Artelogie (2011); “Vidas literárias: Mário de Andrade e Sérgio Buarque de Holanda”. Terra Roxa e Outras Terras (2009).
Source of the images: BOTELHO, André. De Olho em Mário de Andrade. São Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 2012. p. 105. / Imagem de divulgação (crédito: Arquivo IEB/USP). http://www.ieb.usp.br/noticias/img/sbh_sitenovo_1335464170.jpg