Spanish Faculty

Dr. Antonio Ladeira

Associate Professor of Portuguese
Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1999

Email

antonio.ladeira@ttu.edu

Courses Commonly Taught

  • Portuguese for Research – Spanish Speakers
  • 19th and 20th century Luso-Brazilian literatures
  • Women authors of Portugal and Brazil
  • Lusophone African Literatures
  • Portuguese and Brazilian poetry
  • Travel Literature
  • Luso-Brazilian Cinema and Culture

Administration

  • Director of the Portuguese Program

Previous teaching appointments

  • Yale University
  • Middlebury College

Areas of Research

  • 19th and 20th century Portuguese and Brazilian Literatures
  • Gender Studies
  • Masculinity Studies
  • Literatures of the Portuguese Diaspora in the US and Canada
  • Portuguese-American Literature

Selected Publications

  • “Mitologias e alegorias da masculinidade em ‘Homenagem ao Papagaio Verde’”. Jorge de Sena: Novas Perspectivas, 30 anos depois. Org. Francisco Cota Fagundes and Jorge Fazenda Lourenço. Lisboa: Universidade Católica Editora. 2009.
  • ”Patriarchal Violence and Brazilian Masculinities in Clarice Lispector’s A Maçã no Escuro”. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. University of Liverpool. England. 2009 (20 pp)
  • ”Para uma ‘conversa humana’: figurações do sublime na obra de Manuel Gusmão.” Textos & Pretextos. Nº10. Centro de Estudos Comparatistas. Faculdade de Letras. Universidade de Lisboa. Portugal. 2007 (15 pp)
  • “Género, Perversão e Subversão em Clarice Lispector e Adília Lopes”. Revista Literatura e Cultura. Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Brazil. 2007. (17 pp)
  • “A mundovisão masculina em O Livro de Cesário Verde.” Vértice. Nº 134. May-June. Lisbon: Editorial Caminho. 2007. (66-83)
  • “Os papéis do humor na poesia brasileira contemporânea”. Sin Frontera: revista académica y literária. Vol 1 Nº 2. April. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. University of Florida – Gainesville. 2007. (1-23)
  • “Formulações e ‘fingimentos’ da masculinidade em Fernando Pessoa.” Tradições Portuguesas/Portuguese Traditions: In Honor of Claude L. Hulet. Ed. by Francisco Cota Fagundes and Irene Maria F. Blayer. San Jose: Portuguese Heritage Publications, April 2007. (179-192)
  • ”Subjectividade e Masculinidade em Herberto Helder e António Ramos Rosa.” Textos & Pretextos. Nº 9. Centro de Estudos Comparatistas. Lisbon: Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa. Portugal. 2006. (6-17)
  • ’Pouca Sorte com Barbeiros’: Masculinity and Exile in José Rodrigues Miguéis” Hispania. Nº 4. Vol. 88. December. “American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese”. 2005. (739-749)
  • “The Poet is not a Faker’: Herberto Helder and the Myth of Poetry”. Portuguese Literary and Cultural Studies. Vol. 7. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. October. 2005 (1-39)
  • “Fonte.” Século de Ouro: antologia Crítica da Poesia Portuguesa do Século XX. Eds. Osvaldo Manuel Silvestre & Pedro Serra. Braga/Coimbra/Lisbon: Angelus Novus & Cotovia. September. 2002. (550-566

Books

Poetry books

  • Eu Vi Jardins no Inferno. Lisbon: Palimpsesto. 2010.
  • A Minha Cor Favorita é a Neve. Lisbon: Escritor. 2000.
  • Todas as Línguas São Estrangeiras. Tomar: O Contador de Histórias. 1996.
  • As Sombras do Silêncio. Lisboa: Derrame. 1987

Translated books

  • Existe um homem que tem o costume de me dar com o guarda-chuva na cabeça. By Fernando Sorrentino. Entroncamente: OVNI. 2006 (co-translator Helder Semmedo)

Awards and Honors

  • Elected unanimously into Portugal’s ‘Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa’/’Geographical Society of Lisbon’ (Founded in 1875). Member of the “Commission on Literature” and of the “Luso-American Commission”. (June 2007)
  • “Distinguished Americans and Canadians of Portuguese Descent”. Section: Education and Universities. “Portuguese-American Historical Research Foundation, Inc.” www.portuguesefoundation.org/famous.htm
  • Member of the ‘Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies’ at Yale University (1997-2002).

Nominated for the following awards

  • “Faculty Distinguished Leadership Award” at Texas Tech (For “record of outstanding service to the department, college or university”). 2006-07.
  • “Hemphill Wells New Professor Excellence in Teaching Award” Texas Tech University (based on student evaluations and colleagues’ assessment of performance). 2004-05
  • “Alumni Association New Faculty Award” at Texas Tech University – CMLL (based on student evaluations, colleagues’ assessment and pedagogically relevant curricular and extra-curricular activities). 2003-04

Creative Writing Interests

  • Poetry writing and translation