Alessandra M. Pires
Alessandra M. Pires is Assistant Professor in French and Portuguese at Missouri State University. She holds a doctorate in Romance Languages from the University of Georgia and a D.E.A. in European Literatures and Cultures from the Université de Nice, France. Her current research addresses mourning and loss in French Quebec cinema as well as the notion of abjection in the works of Portuguese painter Paula Rego. Her research interests are the interface between Francophone and Luso-Brazilian literature and the visual arts, French and Quebec cinema, and psychoanalysis. She has co-edited and published a bilingual interdisciplinary book Images of Madness / Imagens da Loucura in 2010.