Languages Graduate Program
The Graduate Program in Languages aims to promote the training of teaching researchers, providing critical research related to the language area, taking society and culture as constituted and constitutive of the subjective and intersubjective processes of human language, manifested in the literature, in the arts, sciences, politics and everyday life.
- Foster studies concerning dialogues between different languages, whether verbal or non-verbal, seeking to understand and expand these dialogues.
- Articulate language studies with studies from other sciences, in order to take graduate students to contribute to the transformation of society.
- Develop scientific-critical works and publish them, making them accessible to the community through different information and dissemination channels.
- Promote the interaction between research and academic extension, strengthening the relationship between student-researcher and teaching career through teaching internships.
Area of Concentration
Language, Culture and Society
The option for the area of concentration in Language, Culture and Society is inserted in the studies of the critical aspects of the formation of the subject and aims to analyze the relations of mutual influence between language and cultural aspects and social aspects inherent to all verbal and artistic production, both from the perspective of synchronic and diachronic processes.
Lines of research
The PPGL has two lines of research, which have as a common axis, therefore, studies on language in its most diverse cultural expressions, in view of the historical social relations that constitute and are constituted by them. In this sense, both lines of research maintain a healthy dialogue, the results of which, whether in the form of projects or in the form of studies and actions, will be shared with the academic community and also with the whole of society.
Literature, Society and Interarts
This line of research constitutes a space for theoretical investigations involving literature, society and other forms of artistic expression and its main objective is to elucidate their possible relations. The interdisciplinary nature of this line of research comprises the articulating axes of Literary Theory, Intersemiotics, Comparative Literature, Lusophony and promotes research on the potential dialogues between these axes and related areas of the Humanities. Privileging an interactionist bias, literature is not conceived here as a mere product resulting from the social facts and the historical context in which it was conceived, but also the creator and transformer of this psychosocial universe.
Language, Education and Work
This line of research aims to study language from an enunciative-discursive and socio-historical and/or sociocultural perspective, with the purpose of elucidating relations between language, subjectivity and human action/activity in educational, cultural and work spheres. Such objectives are based on some theoretical assumptions of Sciences of Language, Education and Work.