Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies is a dynamic, open access academic forum whereby scholars from diverse disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences can publish their research and draw on scholarship within the interdisciplinary field of Brazilian Studies.

Update on the dossier Afro-Brazilian Studies


Thanks for those who have submitted articles to the dossier on Afro-Brazilian Studies. Articles are now being evaluated and will soon be sent to peer-review. Authors will appreciate that this process can take a few months to be completed. The current status of submissions can be checked when the author is logged on this website. Authors will receive email notifications when the peer-review process has been completed. Brasiliana: Journal for Brazilian Studies will now continue to receive submissions, but these may be directed to another issue of the journal. 

CALL FOR PAPERS: Dossier on “Afro-Brazilian Studies”


BrasilianaJournal for Brazilian Studies will be publishing an issue in late 2019 foregrounding recent scholarship on Afro-Brazilian studies in a multi-disciplinary dossier. Following recent international initiatives such as the United Nations declaring the “Decade for People of African Descent” (2015-2024), this dossier seeks to bring together contributions and reflections on the theme in Brazil and beyond, fostering dialogues with the international scene, especially those referring to the broader connection with the African diaspora. 

The Journal is currently accepting articles on the various aspects of this field from the perspective of a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences which have engaged with this topic (anthropology, sociology, law, history, economics, linguistics, literature, music, cinema, visual arts). Brasiliana also welcomes interdisciplinary approaches and those that take on themes relating to public policies, participation, action , and the Afro-Brazilian struggle and experience. 

This issue will be the first edited by Dr Felipe Botelho Correa (King's College London), who is stepping in as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Journal. 

The editorial team would like to thank Dr Vinicius Mariano de Carvalho for all his work in creating and editing this journal!


Articles should be submitted online before 30 June 2019. Articles may be submitted after this date, but might not be included in the dossier on Afro-Brazilian Studies.

For publication guidelines, please see the journal’s website:

The journal Brasiliana continues to accept submissions of articles and reviews of recent publications related to Brazilian studies, which are published regularly.


Dr. Felipe Botelho Correa (King’s College London)

Editor-in-Chief, Brasiliana – Journal for Brazilian Studies



Vol 7 No 1 (2018): Vozes do Além

Brasiliana's dossier "Voices from Beyond" is devoted to dead figures in Brazilian literature and cinema, and raises the question about the protagonism and poetics of these particular figures. Death is a classic theme in literature and literary studies. From the medieval dance of death to the personified death as a typical Vanitas allegory of the Baroque period to the mystical longing for death of the lyrical ego in romanticism – speculative fiction, as well, is populated by ghosts, the dead and revenants, and the medium of film is hardly imaginable without the appearance of death and those who have awakened from the dead. Fascination with death links the various epochs, media, genres and cultures, and death as the most extreme borderline experience offers grounds for pondering metaphysical meaning as well as literary transgressions on the threshold between fiction and reality. But what about the case of the recalcitrant dead, i.e. those who violate the border between life and death? No less universal than the topic of death itself, the contradictory figure of the living dead is present in all cultures, inspiring fantasy, populating ghost and scary stories and haunting all literary genres whose contours it thus simultaneously challenges.

This issue was edited by Dr. Sarah Burnautzki, Dr. Ute Hermanns, and Janek Scholz.

Published: 2019-11-12

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