Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the College
Victoria Saramago’s research covers 20th- and 21st-century Brazilian literature within a Latin American framework. She works in the intersection of ecocriticism and fiction theory, and is interested in theoretical approaches to the representation of forest and rural areas in Latin American fiction. In her current book-length project, she is exploring a material dimension of mimesis in mid-20th-century Latin American regionalism. She is also interested in theoretical approaches to fictional, autobiographical, and autofictional writings, and transatlantic uses of the term sertão (roughly translated as backlands) in Lusophone cultures.
Saramago is the author of O Duplo do Pai: o filho e a ficção de Cristovão Tezza and “Ecos de piedras y ecos de palabras: los espacios de Pedro Páramo,” in Pedro Páramo: 60 años, edited by Víctor Jiménez. Her essay “Sertão Dentro: The Backlands in Early Modern Portuguese Writings” was first published in 2014 in Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies and a Portuguese version will be forthcoming as a book chapter.
Saramago was awarded a PhD in Iberian and Latin American studies from Stanford University, as well as a BA and MA from the Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro.