Monica Rector

Professor of Romance Languages

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Rector did her doctorate studies in Madrid, Spain and received her Ph.D. degree at the University of São Paulo. She taught at the Federal University Fluminense and at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, until arriving to Carolina in 1990. In Brazil, Rector worked mainly with Semiotics and Linguistics, becoming a specialist in non-verbal communication. At Carolina, she teaches Portuguese language and culture, and Portuguese and Brazilian contemporary literature. One of her main fields of interest is women’s writing. Rector has published in national and international journals. Her most recent book publications as author and include:

Dictionary of Literary Biography: African Lusophone Writers with Richard Vernon. A. Bruccoli Clark Layman Book. Detroit: Gale, 2012.

De sagradas a profanas: a mulher portuguesa na Idade Média e no Renascimento. Oporto: Edições Fernando Pessoa, 2011.

Working Portuguese for Beginners. With Regina Santos, Marcelo Amorim and Lynne Gerber. Washington: Georgetown U P, 2010, 485 pp.

Melhores contos de Ary Quintella. Selection and preface. São Paulo: Global, 2010.

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