• Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.A., The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro


  • Spanish Language (basic, intermediate, advanced level)
  • Latin American Literature (from the nineteenth century to contemporary literature)
  • Spanish Literature (specializing in Golden Age literature)
  • Phonetics
  • Advanced Communication Skills in Spanish
  • Spanish for Business Communication
  • Portuguese language (basic, intermediate, advanced level)
  • Brazilian literature (specializing in contemporary literature)
  • Popular culture
  • Cinema in Latin America
  • Cultural Spanish for Heritage Speakers

Research Interests

  • Brazilian literature and culture
  • Latin American literature and culture
  • American and British literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Literary theory
  • Popular culture
  • Cinema
  • Theater
  • Language teaching


Eva Paulino Bueno, Ph.D., hails from Brazil, where she first decided that she wanted to become a teacher and a writer. She has an M.A. in English literature from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Languages and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh. Bueno enjoys teaching the Spanish language as well as the Portuguese language and related literatures. In all her classes, Bueno strives to help students become better listeners, better speakers and better readers of the literary, cultural, historical and political nuances of Latin America and of Spain. This will enable them to communicate better, both in oral and in written form, and to become good will ambassadors, worthy representatives of the Marianist charisma in the world, especially in the Hispanic world.

Consulting work includes:


2008-Track chair, Popular Culture
Fulbright Commission

2008-Screening Committee member for the national competition for teaching assistants applying to go to Brazil and Argentina (Houston, TX)
2006-Screening Committee member for the national competition for teaching assistants applying to go to Brazil and Argentina (Chicago, IL)
2005-Screening committee member for the national competition for teaching assistants applying to go to Brazil and Argentina (Houston, TX)


Brazilian Theater, 1970–2010. Essays on History, Politics and Artistic Experimentation.
Co-edited with Robson Corrêa de Camargo. Translated and edited by Eva P. Bueno. McFarland Publishers. (Forthcoming, Spring 2015)

After Cinema Novo: Amácio Mazzaropi in the Cinema of Brazil. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Tracing the Feminine: Iconic Women Characters in Latin American and Spanish Literature. Co-edited with Maria Claudia André. London: McFarland Publishers, 2012.

The Encyclopedia of Latin American Women Writers. Co-edited with Maria Claudia André London: Routledge, 2008.

I Wouldn’t Want Anybody to Know: Native English Teaching in Japan. Co-edited with Terry Caesar. Tokyo: JPGS Press, 2003.

Naming the Father: Narratives, Genealogies, And Explorations of Fatherhood in Modern and Contemporary Literature. Lexington Press, 2000.Co-edited with Terry Caesar and William Hummel.

Imagination Beyond Nation. Latin American Popular Culture. Pittsburgh: The University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999. Co-edited with Terry Caesar.

O artista do povo: Mazzaropi no cinema brasileiro. (translated into Portuguese by Thomas Bonnici). Maringá: EDUEM, 1999.

Resisting Boundaries: The Subject of Naturalism in Brazil. New York: Garland Publishing, 1995.

“Gogol and Lispector: A Scream through Time and Space.” Revista ABRALIC (Associação Brasileira de Literatura Comparada) 17 (October 2011).
“A House, Found: Bishop’s House in Ouro Preto, Brazil.” Palo Alto Review XX(2), XXI (1) Fall/Spring 2009-10.
“Caipira, sim sinhô!” Revista de História, 39 (janeiro de 2009).
“A Leading Language School: Blitz.” The Tokyo Advocate, 3. Tokyo, July 2007.
“Three Degrees of Separation: The Vast, Vast World, and a Rhyme, Maybe.” Hunger Mountain, Fall 2006.
“Medicine” North Dakota Quarterly (Summer 2003). 22-32.
“Writing.” Spiked, July 2003. 30-32.
“Mazzaropi’s Films and the Divided Self: Defining Brazil in Race, language, and Origin.” Sociocriticism (January 2003). 39-67.
“A fala do piolho”, Veredas 80 (agosto 2002)12-13.
“Quando a mãe confessa o filho: “Lloronas” na ficção de Lya Luft.” Revista iberoamericana vol. LXVI. 192 (Julio-Septiembre 2000).601-616.
“Filhos de Coré: Vieira e a escravidão negra no Brasil.” Marges 21 (2001). 139-156.
“Central do Brasil e Truman Show: ansiedades de fim de século.” Corner 4. (Summer 2000).
“Carolina Maria de Jesus in the Context of Testimonios: Race, Sexuality, and Exclusion.” Criticism 41.2 (Spring 1999). 257-284. (available also at <>
“The Adventures of Jeca Tatu: Class, Culture and Nation in Mazzaropi’s Films.” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture 18 (1999). 33-54.
“Mirrors, Identities: Brazil and its Reflections.” Acta Scientiarum 20. 1 (1998). 1-7.
“The Hour of the Star and O cobrador: Speeches and Acts”. Revista de Letras 1998.
“‘O transparente contemplador’: presença negra na literatura brasileira.” Marges 18 (1997). 135-157.
“O-Camping at Harvard.” South Dakota Review 34.3 (Fall 1996). 113-115.
“Carolina Maria de Jesus, A Testimonial Voice in the Wilderness.” CCHA Review – Special Issue – (August 1996).
“On Piranhas, Interviews and Crossing the River.” Minnesota Review 45 & 46 (Fall 1995-Spring 1996). 215-223.
“Caudillismo and Coup D’Etat in Latin America.” Revista UNIMAR 17.1 (Abril 1995).
“Matrizes e filiais na ficção de Dalton Trevisan.” Chasqui 23.2 (November 1994).
“Whose Baby is This? Identity and Authorial Tensions in Grace Paley’s ‘A Conversation With My Father.’” Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos l6 (l992).
“Mulheres versus códigos culturais em Jane Eyre e Wide Sargasso Sea.” III Encontro Interdisciplinar de Letras. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro; Proceedings (l992).
“(In)Tolerância lingüística e cultural.” II Encontro Interdisciplinar de Letras. Universidade
Federal do Rio de Janeirol; Proceedings ( l992).
“Brazilian Naturalism and the Politics of Origin.” MLN–Modern Language Notes, l07 (l992).363-395.
“Pimenta nos Olhos dos Outros.” Exu, l9 (l991). 13-15
“A Study in Black and White: A Brazilian Classic.” Osamayor 3 (l990).
“Elas Por Eles e Elas Por Elas Mesmas—A Representação da Mulher na Literatura Brasileira.” Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana, n 34 (2 semestre l991). 219-233.
“Scarface: The Erasure of Society and the Narrative Prophecy.” With M. Aronna and José Oviedo. Sociocriticism. Vol V. 1, 9 (l989). 113-117.

Essays in refereed periodicals

“The Solidarity Economy of Culture and Cultural Citizenship in the ABC Region of Sao Paulo, Brazil.” Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.

Chapters in Books
“Gaijin, gaijin.” Português ao redor do mundo. New York: Atlântico Books, 2011.
“Meio bugre.” Porguguês ao redor do mundo. New York: Atlântico Books, 2011.
“Mônica Power: Comics, Society, Brazil.” Redrawing the Nation: National Identity in Latin/o American Comics.Ed. Hector Fernandez L’Hoeste and Juan Poblete. New York:Palgrave McMillan, 2009.
“The Importance of Being Sandra (Cisneros)” Companion to US Latino Literature. Ed. Carlota Caulfield. Woodbridge (UK): Tamesis Books, 2007
“Three Theories, Three Writers, One Idea: Science and the Nation in the Brazilian Literature of the Early Twentieth Century.” The Relations Between the Sciences and the Humanities in Latin America: A Cross-Cultural Reader. Eds. Kevin Larsen and Jerry Hoeg. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2006.
“Yemayá, madre y protectora del pueblo brasileño.” Íconos femeninos latinos e
hispanoamericanos. Ed. María Claudia André. Mountain View, CA: Floricanto Press,
“Ignacio de Loyola Brandao” and “Zero.” Latin American Science Fiction. Ed. Darrell Lockhart. Greenwood Press, 2004. 33-35.
“Carolina Maria de Jesus.” Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American women. A Biographical Dictionary. Cynthia Margarita Tompkins and David William Foster, eds. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2001.
“Race, Gender and the Politics of Reception of Latin American Testimonios.” Going Global: The Transnational Reception of Third World Women Writers. Amal Amireh and Lisa Suhair Majaj, eds. New York: Garland Publishing, 2000.
“Mazzaropi in the History of Brazilian Cinema.” Imagination Beyond Nation: Essays on Latin American Popular Culture. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999.
“Introduction.” Imagination Beyond Nation: Essays on Latin American Popular Culture. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999.
“Caminha, Adolfo (1867-1897).” Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes; A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Ed. David William Foster. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
“Telles, Lygia Fagundes (Brazil; 1923).” Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes; A Bio-Critical Sourcebook. Ed. David William Foster. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.
“Midnight Mass” (Short Story by Machado de Assis). Reference Guide to Short Fiction. Chicago: St. James Press, 1992.
“The Rat Seminar” (Short Story by Lygia Fagundes Telles). Reference Guide to Short Fiction. Chicago: St. James Press, 1992.
“Lygia Fagundes Telles.” Reference Guide to Short Fiction. Chicago: St. James Press1992.

Books and Chapters in Books

“Dalai Lama, Budismo Tibetano, Falun Gong e a China.” July 2004
“As feias que me perdoem” May 2004
“Kim Jong Il, gênio ou louco?” April 2004
“A educação para o silêncio.” March 2004
“Quem é Burakumin?” February 2004
“O Domingo Filipino.” January 2004.
“Luzes da esperança: a Luminária de Kobe.” December 2003.
“Criando Memoriais.” November 2003.
“A indústria do abuso no Japão.” October 2003
“Gaijin, gaijin.” September 2003.


Organizer and translator of the special issues about the following subjects:

O português e o espanhol no Texas –November 2003
A morte em diferentes culturas – November 2003
A segunda guerra mundial: especial sobre a bomba atômica
Lançada sobre Hiroshima – agosto de 2005
Felicidade – April and May 2006
Imigração – October 2006-11-07

“Asia em Foco”
Featured columnist in monthly publication Revista Espaço Acadêmico since April 2002.

Brasil Magazine at

September 2003: “Japanese Brazilians, Stay Off Japan.”
October 2003: “Paraguay, Where Brazil Buys Cheap Dreams.”
November 2003: “Picking Coffee in Brazil.”


Teatro no Brasil. Revista Ometeca. March 2014.


Professional Memberships

Editorial Board Work

1998 to 2004: Chasqui, revista de literatura latinoamericana. Editor.
2002 to current: Revista Espaço Acadêmico. Senior editor.
2003 to current: Revista Urutágua. Editor.
2014 to current: Revista Ometeca. Editor.
2013 to 2015: Letras femeninas. Special issue editor.

Professional Organizations

2012 to 2015: Executive council of the South Central MLA – Representative of “Russian and Less-Commonly Taught Languages”
2002 to 2015: Latin American Studies Association – LASA – Member.
2004 to 2013: Brazilian Studies Association – BRASA – Member.

Conference Participation

2011 – PCA/ACA – Popular Culture Association – San Antonio, TX. “Dalton Trevisan e Cirstóvão Tezza: two views of the same reality.” (April).
2010 – BRASA – Brazilian American Studies Association – Brasília, Brazil. “Encontros anteriores com Clarice Lispector e Nicolai Gogol.” (July)
2009 – SCMLA – Baton Rouge, LA. “Revisiting the ‘Trickster’ Figure in Brazilian Cinema: “Bye-bye Brasil” and ‘Lisbela e o prisioneiro’” (October)
2008 – Brazilian Studies Association –BRASA – New Orleans – “Projeto encyclopedia: lições aprendidas, mesmo a contragosto.” (March)
2008 – Southwest/ Texas Popular Culture Association SW/TX PCA– Albuquerque, New Mexico –“Writing the Mother in ‘Alien’ and ‘Matrix.’” (February)
2006 – Hispanic American Colleges and Universities –HACU—conference – San Antonio –“The Teaching of Heritage Spanish Speakers in the Context of the American Southwest.” (October)
2005 – Second Conference of Texas Brazilianists—Austin — “A visão do negro escravo no Sermão Décimo Quarto de Vieira”
2005 – Southwest Texas PCA/ACA – Albuquerque – “The Representation of Blacks in Brazilian Music of the Twentieth Century.”
2005 – Latina Letters – San Antonio – “”Cinco nuevísimas escritoras brasileñas y los dolores del parto literario en un país pobre”
2004 – PCA/ACA – San Antonio – “Popular Catholicism, Broad Comedy: Mazzaropi and Brazilian Cinema.”
2004 – LASA – Las Vegas – “Mulher Macho, sim senhor!”
2004 – SCMLA – New Orleans –“Narrating Women’s Liberation in Brazilian Cinema”
2004 – Ninth Annual Multicultural Conference – San Antonio College – “How the West sees Thailand.”
2004 – Latina Letters – St. Mary’s University – “Carolina Maria de Jesus en el testimonio.”
1999 – NEMLA ¬ Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Conference ¬Pittsburgh, Pa. “Roberto Drummond Conversing with the Censor.”
1998 – LASA – Latin American Studies Association – Conference – Chicago, IL. “O desperdício da semente em prazeres injustificáveis: entre gender, género e gênero.”
1998 – Popular Culture Association Conference/ American Culture Association Conference, Orlando, FL – “Cooking With Jesus or Cooking With Martha Stewart, It’s All the Same.”
1998 – NEMLA -Northeast Modern Languages Association Annual Conference – Baltimore, MD –”The Father’s Authority in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club.”
1997 – Modern Languages Association Annual Convention – Toronto – Canada – “‘American’ Texts.” In the session: “Women as Nation.”
1997 – West Virginia University 22nd Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film – “Fathers and Fathers in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club.”
1997 – NEMLA Conference – Philadephia, Pa. – “Solo de um gato preto em clarinetas de neve: Autobiografias de Erico Veríssimo em ponto e contraponto.”
1996 – EAPSU Conference – Clarion, Pa. “How to Design a Culture Course Using the Internet and First Class Conferencing Software.”
1966 – XXII Annual Hispanic Literatures Conference – Indiana – Pa. “Brazilian Travel Writing from Caminha to Novaes.”
1996 – Northeast Modern Languages Association – NEMLA – Montreal – Canada – “Lya Luft’s ‘Lloronas’: Why Do All These Women Cry So Much?
1996 – “Pedagogy of the Oppressed.” – University of Nebraska at Omaha – “Diversity and Oppression.”
1996 – 24th Twentieth-Century Literature Conference – University of Louisville – Kentucky –”Reflections of Brazil in Latin American Literature.”
1995 – 22nd Annual Conference of the Midwest Popular Culture and The Midwest American Culture Association – Indianapolis – Indiana – “Comics in Brazil and Argentina: Or, Mônica and Mafalda Do the Undoable.”
1995 – XXI Annual Hispanic Literatures Conference – Indiana – Pa -“Not Exactly: Primitive, Primitivism, and Nation in Latin American Literature in the Twentieth Century.”
1995 – Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association – Philadelphia – Pa. “When Does Popular Culture Become Pornographic? Carnival in Brazil.”
1995 – The Northeast Modern Language Studies Association – Boston – Ma.”Brazil ‘Caipira’: A Resistant Margin.”
1995 – Allegheny College’s Women’s Studies – “The Body in Question”-“Woman on Stage: The Body as Narrative, Narrative as Body in a Brazilian Film.”
l993 – Northeast Modern Language Association – Philadelphia – Pa. “Hegemonic Unemployment.”
1992 – American Culture Association – Louisville – KY – “Carnival, Pornography, and the Representation of Brazil.”
199l – Midwest Modern Language Association – Chicago – Illinois – “‘The Word Has to Resemble the Word’-Postmodernist Practices in Brazilian Literature.”
l990 – Modern Language Conference – MLA – Chicago – “Are We Being Postmodernist Yet?”
l990- South Atlantic Modern Languages Association – Sixtieth Annual Convention – Tampa, Florida – Spanish III Session – “Roberto Fernandez Retamar: ¿Poeta Conversacional?”
l990 – Midwest Modern Language Association – The Thirty-Second Annual Meeting – Kansas City, Missouri – “O Positivismo e a Literatura Brasileira de Fins do Século XIX.”
l990 – Fifteenth Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film. West Virginia University – Morgantown – “Race and Gender as Monstrosity in Nineteenth-Century Brazilian Literature.”
l990 – Pennsylvania College English Association – Pittsburgh -“Foreign Language Departments: Essentials of Contrasting Worlds” — in the session “Worlds Within Worlds: Voices of Minority; Minority as Voices in English.”
l990 – Latin American Studies Program – Cornell University – Ithaca – “Domestic Workers – Maids in Brazil” – International Conference on “Women’s Voices in Revolutionary Latin America.”
l990 -Twentieth Century Literature Conference – Louisville – KY – “Whose Baby is This? Identity and Authorial Tensions in Grace Paley’s ‘A Conversation With My Father.’” – in the session “Confronting the Male Paradigm.”
l990 – American Culture Association – Toronto – Canada – “‘X’ Marks the Spot: The Erasure of Society in Scarface.” – in the panel “Popular Culture and Semiotics.”
l989 – Slippery Rock University – Slippery Rock – Pa. – “The Slave Isaura: A Black Girl With a White Soul or a White Girl With a Black Soul?” – in Conference on “The Black Image in Latin American Culture.”
l989 – Indiana University of Pennsylvania – Indiana – Pa – EAPSU – “A Sociocritic Reading of Citizen Kane’s First Two Sequences, ” participant in the panel “The Languages of Film.”
l989 – Popular Culture Association – Saint Louis – “Maids of Brazil” – in the panel “Working Class Culture.”
l988 – West Chester University – West Chester – Pa. – Association of Pennsylvania State Universities – EAPSU – “Women in Brazilian Literature.”
l986 – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – III Simpósio de Pós- Graduandos “Charlotte Brontë & Jean Rhys: a conquista do discurso.”
l985 – Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – II Simpósio de Pós- Graduandos – “Intolerância lingüística e cultural.”
Guest Speaker

2012 – April – University of Portland, Portland, Oregon—“Amacio Mazzaropi in the History of Brazilian Cinema.”
2006 – November – “Pastoral da Criança: Reaching Out to the Needy Families of Brazil” – presentation at the St. Mary’s International Education Week.
2006 – November – “”Rigoberta Menchú Tum : A Life for Peace.” – presentation at the St. Mary’s International Education Week.
2003 – October – “Aids in Brazil” — presentation at the St. Mary’s President’s Peace Commission
2000 – Wisdom 21, Osaka, Japan – special feature lecture – “Brazilian Carnival – History and Practices.”
1997 – Florida Atlantic University – NEH Visiting Scholar – “Doing It Their Own Way: The Evolution of Brazilian Women’s Literature.”
1996 – Penn State University – Monday Lecture Series of the Department of Comparative Literature – “Mazzaropi’s Brazil: Film and History.”
1996 – Arizona State University – PFF (Preparing Future Faculty) – Pew Lecture Series – “Coupling in Academia.”
l993 – CELIP – Centro de Estudos de Literatura do Paraná – Paranavaí – Brazil – “O testemunho: a verdade do outro, ou outra versão da verdade?”
Chair of Session

2010 – BRASA – Brasília, Brazil – Coordinator of Session: “A memória individual e a coletiva na literature brasileira.”
2009 – SCMLA – Baton Rouge, LA – Chair of Regular Session “Portuguese-Brazilian Literature and Culture.”
2008 – BRASA – Brazilian Studies Association—Chair of Session “Gender and Ideas of Modernity”
2003 – SCMLA – South Central MLA – Chair of Session “Representing Brazil in Several Media.”
1999 – NEMLA Northeast Modern Languages Association Pittsburgh, Pa Chair of Session “Representing Aids.”
1998 – NEMLA – Northeast Modern Languages Association – Baltimore, MD – Chair of session “Fatherhood in Literature.”
1997–NEMLA – Northeast Modern Languages Association-Philadelphia, Pa–Chair of session “Mythology and Sex.”
199l – Popular Culture Association – San Antonio – Texas – Chair of session “The Representation of Mothers and Daughters in Popular Culture.”
l990 – Popular Culture Association – Toronto – Canada – Chair of Session “The Representation of Mothers and Daughters in Popular Culture.”
l990 – American Comparative Literature Association – University Park, Pennsylvania – Chair of session “Reception and Reception Theory.”
l990 – Fifteenth Annual Colloquium on Literature and Film. West Virginia University – Morgantown – Chair of session “Race and Gender Issues in Latin American Literatures”.
Head of Seminar

1997 – Florida Atlantic University–NEH Seminar – Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida – “Brazilian Women’s Literature.”
l990 – Contemporary American Short Story – “Minimalist narrative” – Universidade Estadual de Maringá – Paraná -Brazil.

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