USP, Brazil, 1999. Advisor: Eloá di Pierro Heise. Dissertation: The notion of Totality and the role of Goethe in the philosophy of Georg Lukács.
Historiography and the Epistemology of History; German theories on language dating from the 18th and 19th centuries; Travel journals and transculturation.
Ongoing research project
Discursive depictions of Brazil in the journals of European travelers from the 18th and 19th centuries (2007) - In an interactional approach, the research proposes to classify and analyze the different genres dominating the discourses of European travelers who came to Brazil in the 18th and 19th centuries. By delimiting the boundaries of the textual corpus and through linguistic analysis of their many enunciations (within the frame of each specific discursive genre), the research proposes to establish a dialogue between the texts in question and contemporary readers. Keeping in mind, however, that the research goes beyond merely making theses texts accessible in the Portuguese language, in what would be an archeological or archivistic undertaking; or merely reconstructing in retrospect their specific contexts, in a historiographic approach per se; but rather, it is an essentially functional endeavor using contemporary approaches in discourse analysis applied to these texts in order to better understand them in the more totalizing scope of the discourse practices and social practices of our time.
Project linked to the LIEDH research group.