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Vinicius C. Brunette is DPhil candidate in Portuguese Literature at Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at St. Anne's College, under Claire Williams.  He is the recipient of St. Anne's Graduate Development Scholarship.

Prior to commencing his DPhil research, Vinicius earned an MA in English Literature discussing Samuel Beckett’s novel Malone Dies and a BA in Language and Literature, Portuguese and English, both at Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

Vinicius is also a journalist (BA — UMESP) with an MA in Transnational Communications and Global Media from Goldsmiths, University of London. For 15 years, he worked as a reporter/editor/translator/freelancer writer for many of Brazil’s most influential newspapers and magazines, writing mainly about science, business, technology, and politics.


Vinicius’s main research interests are related to the interconnections between literature, culture, history, and philosophy. His research interests also include Machado de Assis; modernism; twentieth-century Brazilian literature; twentieth-century English literature; Critical Theory; theory of the novel; Clarice Lispector; Carlos Drummond de Andrade.

In his DPhil research project, Vinicius will examine the last two novels of Machado de Assis, Esaú e Jacó and Memorial de Aires, and their historical materiality.


Vinicius teaches a mix of tutorials to undergraduate students for the following:
* Prose, Oral, Translation
* Machado de Assis
* Pre Sessional (Grammar, Oral Practice)

Selected Conference Papers

"Memorial de Aires and slavery erasure in Brazil" at the University College Cork, Ireland, 06 -08 September 2023, ABIL (Association of British and Irish Lusitanists) Congress 2023.