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Robert Moser

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Associate Professor of Portuguese
Director, Portuguese Flagship Program

Dr. Robert Moser is an associate professor of Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African Literature and Culture at the University of Georgia. He is also the director of the newly established Portuguese Flagship Program.

His published articles and reviews have appeared in various journals and volumes. Much of his work has focused on the figure of the dead and the expressions of haunting and mourning in Luso-Brazilian literature. Recent research in this area focuses more specifically on the topic of the posthumous and other narrative "dislocations" in Machado de Assis's novels, short stories, poetry, and cronicas. Moser's book The Carnivalesque Defunto: Death and the Dead in Modern Literature was published in 2008. Moser teaches Luso-Brazilian theater and has translated selected plays by Brazilian playwright Augusto Boal (founder of the Theater of the Oppressed), including As Aventuras do Tio Patinhas, which was produced by UGA's Theatre Department in spring 2008.

Dr. Moser's recent teaching and research projects have also focused on immigrant literature in the Lusophone world, both in Brazil and North America. He is the co-editor of the anthology Luso-American Literature: Writings by Portuguese Speaking Authors in North America, published by Rutgers UP (2011).

Research Interests:

Portuguese, Brazilian, and Lusophone African literature and culture

Articles Featuring Robert Moser

The Portuguese Flagship Program (PFP) proudly hosted a Professional Development event recently that brought together current PFP students and nearly 30 alumni from cohorts dating back to our very first overseas capstone group in 2013.

On October 31st, the Portuguese Flagship Program at UGA hosted Dr. Fernanda Guida (Spelman College), three students from Spelman College (Amyre Hobbs, Annis Baron, Latisha Jones), one student from Morehouse (Carleon Outlaw), and Portuguese Fulbright…

Congratulations to Vera Bulla for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation titled "Climate Bildungsroman in 21st Century Brazil: A Study of Nikelen Witter's Viajantes do…

Events featuring Robert Moser, Luiz Roberto Farias
Tate Center Reception Hall

Come listen to live Brazilian music played by students, instructors, and guests. Short presentations about the songs will enrich the experience. Delicious feijoada [Brazilian Black Bean Stew] will be served. Everyone is welcome!

More of My Students

PhD Romance Languages, Luso-Brazilian and Hispanic Studies

My Graduate Students

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