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Overview

  • David M. Mittelman is lecturer in Portuguese in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) and teaches courses on the language and cultures of the Luso-Afro-Brazilian world. Before coming to UNH, he was visiting assistant professor of Portuguese and Brazilian studies at Brown University. He is the author of articles and reviews appearing in Chasqui, Rocky Mountain Review, Transmodernity, Brasil/Brazil, and Pessoa Plural. He is currently working on a book about the treatment of skepticism and the suspension of judgment in the work of Brazilian authors including Machado de Assis, João Guimarães Rosa and Clarice Lispector. In addition to his work on philosophy and Brazilian literature, he is developing a comparative ecocritical study of the Brazilian sertão and the semi-arid and desert regions of North America. He is the founder of Flat Cap Publishing, a small press that has released three chapbooks: “Juniper” (by Kate Beall), “Moby Dick Made Me Do It” (by Felicia Zamora), and “Port of Entry” (edited by Kate Beall).
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2016 Água Viva, um salmo claricianoTRANSMODERNITY: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World.  6:55-70. 2016
    2014 “Deponho que não sei”: O problema do saber em Grande Sertão: VeredasRocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature.  68:52-62. 2014
    Training Skeptical Readers in Machado de Assis's HelenaChasqui

    Teaching Activities

  • Elementary Portuguese II Taught course 2019
  • Elementary Portuguese II Taught course 2019
  • Elementary Portuguese II Taught course 2019
  • Elementary Portuguese I Taught course 2018
  • Elementary Portuguese I Taught course 2018
  • Intermediate Portuguese I Taught course 2018
  • Education And Training

  • A.B. Philosophy, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University
  • A.M. Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University
  • Ph.D. Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, Brown University
  • Full Name

  • David Mittelman