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Dr Rodolfo Piskorski BA, MA (Santa Catarina), PhD (Cardiff) and AFHEA

Dr Rodolfo Piskorski

BA, MA (Santa Catarina), PhD (Cardiff) and AFHEA

University Teacher in Portuguese

School of Modern Languages

Overview

I am a University Teacher in Portuguese in the School of Modern Languages and I hold a PhD in Critical and Cultural Theory from Cardiff University.

I have researched and published on the interfaces between animality and textuality in Literary Studies, Philosophy, and Popular Culture.

For my PhD, I coined the term zoogrammatology to frame the thinking of "the animal question" via the early work of Jacques Derrida.

I have been teaching languages (English, Polish, and Portuguese) since 2008. I am a Welsh learner.

I maintain the website Animal Words, where I share my animal-themed research with the wider public.

Biography

I did a degree in English Language and Literature at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Florianópolis, Brazil), during which I started to teach English professionally.

I have a master's degree in Literary Theory from the same university.

I moved to the UK and did my PhD in Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University.

Publications

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2012

2011

2010

Teaching

Before moving to the UK to pursue my doctoral studies, I taught English as a foreign language and I volunteered as a Polish tutor in Brazil.

In the UK, I taught the following Year 1 seminars as a Postgraduate Tutor at Cardiff University's English Literature programme:

  • Introduction to Poetry and the Novel
  • Reading and Identity
  • Texts in Time: 1500-1800
  • Literature, Culture, Place
  • English in Theory and Practice
  • Drama: Stage and Page
  • Transforming Visions
  • Critical Reading and Critical Writing
  • Drama: Stage and Page

I also have experience teaching English for Academic Purposes to international students at UK universities.

I teach Portuguese language undergraduate modules at the School of Modern Languages.

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