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Faculty Fellow

Victoria Saramago

Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures University of Chicago


Victoria Saramago

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Victoria Saramago's research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first-century Latin American literatures and cultures with a focus on the environmental humanities, the energy humanities, the Great Acceleration and the Anthropocene, fiction theory, mimesis, and interdisciplinary approaches to literature and the environment. Her award-winning book, Fictional Environments: Mimesis, Deforestation, and Development in Latin America, was published in 2021 by Northwestern University Press. She is currently co-editing two books: The Handbook of Latin American Environmental Aesthetics (commissioned by De Gruyter) with Jens Andermann and Gabriel Giorgi; and Literature Beyond the Human: Post-Anthropocentric Brazil (Routledge, 2022) with Luca Bacchini. She is also the author of O duplo do pai: O filho e a ficção de Cristovão Tezza (É Realizações, 2013), and her articles have been published or are forthcoming in journals such as Novel: A Forum on Fiction, Revista Hispánica Moderna, and Luso-Brazilian Review, among others.


Oil slicks from leaks in the various oil production and storage platforms located on Lake Maracaibo, in Venezuela, June 11, 2003. Courtesy NASA Earth Observatory.

Fossil Capitalism in the Global South

2022 – 2023