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Luiz Fernando Valente Edit Profile

humanities and literature educator

Luiz Fernando Valente, Portuguese and Brazilian studies and comparative literature educator. Portuguese Government fellow, 1981.


Valente, Luiz Fernando was born on March 16, 1950 in Rio de Janeiro. Came to the United States, 1969. Naturalized, 1994.


Certified Pratique de French language, U. Nancy, 1967;diploma in French studies, U. Nancy, 1968;AB summa cum laude in French literature, Bowdoin College, 1971;Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature, Brown U., 1983.


Instructor Portuguese expert division, Brown U., Providence, 1972-1973;teaching assistant comparative literature, Brown U., Providence, 1973-1976;teaching fellow Portuguese, Brown U., Providence, 1982-1983;visiting lecturer Brazilian language and literature, Brown U., Providence, 1983-1986;lecturer Portuguese and Brazilian studies, Brown U., Providence, 1986-1989;assistant professor, Brown U., Providence, 1989-1993;associate professor Portuguese-Brazilian studies, comparative literature, Brown U., Providence, since 1993;instructor Portuguese, Providence College, 1976-1977;instructor Portuguese, special lecturer French, Providence College, 1977-1980;assistant professor Portuguese and special lecturer French, Providence College, 1980-1982. Visiting professor comparative literature, graduate program in linguistics and literature Pontificia U. Catholic do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1988, 93. Chair conference sessions and panels.

Visiting examiner in Portuguese, self-instrumental program in Less-Commonly-Taught Langs., Bates College, 1974-1983. State examiner in Portuguest Rhode Island Department Education, State Portuguese Proficiency Examination, 1977-1982.


  • Other Work

    • Associate editor Brasil/Brazil: A Journal of Brazilian Literature. Consultant editor Latin American Literature, The Explicator. Member editorial board Luso-Brazilian Review.

      Contributor articles to professional journals and encyclopedias, chapters to books.


Member Modern Language Association American, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (board directors Rhode Island chapter 1990-1992), Northeastern Association Brazilianists (vice president 1985-1987, president 1987-1989, sec-treasurer since 1989), International Comparative Literature Association, American Comparative Literature Association, Canada Comparative Literature Association, Southern Comparative Literature Association, N.E. Modern Language Association, New England Council Latin American Studies, Latin American Studies Association, Society Study Narrative Literature, Brazilian Association Comparative Literature, International Institute Iberoamericana, Phi Beta Kappa.