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A Subversive Satirist in Brazil: New Perspectives on Lima Barreto

  • Brazilian Embassy in London 14-16 Cockspur Street London, England, SW1Y 5BL United Kingdom (map)

The Brazil Institute invites you to a celebrate the launch of the book, A Subversive Satirist in Brazil: New Perspectives on Lima Barreto by Dr. Felipe Botelho Corrêa.

Event Description

To celebrate the launch of the book Sátiras e outras subversões, published by Penguin in Brazil (2016), the Brazilian Embassy London will be hosting a round-table on the acclaimed writer Lima Barreto. Set in a radio-show format, it will feature live choro music with the group Alvorada.  

Sátiras e outras subversões is a collection of hitherto unknown texts by the Brazilian writer Lima Barreto (1881-1922), which he wrote under various pseudonyms. It is edited, with a critical introduction, by Dr. Felipe Botelho Corrêa (King's College London).

Joining Felipe to discuss the new book will be Dr. Claire Williams (University of Oxford), Professor Robert Oakley (University of Birmingham), Professor David Treece (King’s College London) and Dr. Vinicius de Carvalho (King’s College London).

Lima Barreto is an iconic figure in the literary history of Brazil. Prolific satirist, journalist, political commentator, literary critic and novelist, he is now recognised as one of the most important Brazilian writers of the early twentieth century.



Dr. Felipe Botelho Corrêa is a literary and cultural scholar with interests spanning literature, music, film, language, and print culture from the Portuguese-speaking worlds.

He studied at the Universities of Oxford (PhD in Modern Languages), Brown, USA (postgraduate visiting scholar) and PUC-Rio, Brazil (MPhil and BA in Media Studies).

He has done extensive research on modern Brazilian culture, with a focus on the periodical print culture (modernist and illustrated magazines), and representations of violence and fear in the media, literature and films.

For his doctoral research, Felipe worked with digitised archives of early 20thCentury magazines and the works of Lima Barreto (1881-1922) – one of the major figures of modern Brazilian literature – uncovering 164 texts written under various pseudonyms.

Felipe joined the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies at King’s College London in 2013.

Contact prior to the event for information on how to purchase a copy of the book. Copies will not be sold during the event due to Embassy regulations.

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