João Cesar de Castro Rocha (State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Philologist, professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, a specialist in comparative studies in literature. Author and editor of many books and collections in Portuguese and English, including "Brazil 2001: A Revisionary History of Brazilian Literature and Culture" (2001), "The Author as Plagiarist — The Case of Machado de Assis" (2005), "Producing Presences: Branching out from Gumbrecht's Work» (2007), "Literary Histories in Portuguese" (2014), etc.