Eli Carter is an Assistant Professor of Luso-Brazilian Literature, Film, and Television. He holds a BA in Communications from the University of California, Davis and a PhD in Hispanic Languages and Literatures from the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Carter's research focuses broadly on Brazilian Culture(s) with an emphasis on television and popular culture. His current work, “Reimagining Contemporary Brazilian Television Fiction,” is forthcoming from the University of Pittsburgh Press. This book-length project that examines Brazilian television through the singular mode of production and aesthetics in film and television director Luiz Fernando Carvalho's oeuvre.
Carter, Eli Lee. “Silence behind the Talk of Crime: Representations of Violence in a Sample of Contemporary Brazilian Film and Television.” Accepted for publication by A Contracorriente. 10,450 words.
Carter, Eli Lee. “Representing Blackness in Brazil’s Changing Television Landscape: The Cases of Mister Brau and O Grande Gonzalez.” Accepted for publication by the Latin American Research Review.10,700 words.
Carter, Eli Lee. "Entering through the Porta dos Fundos: The Changing Landscape of Brazilian Television Fiction.” Television & New Media 18.5 (2017): 410-426. 8,050 words.
Carter, Eli Lee. "Rereading Dom Casmurro—Aesthetic Hybridity in Capitu.” Machado de Assis em Linha (Universidade de São Paulo) 7.13 (2014): 19-43. Web. 6,200 words.
Carter, Eli Lee. "Afinal, o que Querem as Mulheres?: Luiz Fernando Carvalho's Metafictional Critique of Brazilian Television Fiction." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 23.4 (2014): 363-379. 7,500 words.
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