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Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection

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Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection, 1960-2002 | University of Miami Special Collections

By Finding Aid Authors: Cory Czajkowski, Rudo Kemper, Tim Thompson and Tatiana Faria.

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Collection Overview

Title: Leila Miccolis Brazilian Alternative Press collection, 1960-2002Add to your cart.

Predominant Dates:1982-1998

ID: 04-ASM0654

Creator: Míccolis, Leila

Extent: 121.0 Boxes

Arrangement: Alphabetical.

Formats/Genres: Brazilian literature - 20th century - Periodicals, Brazilian poetry - 20th century - Periodicals, Fanzines, Newspapers, Pamphlets, Periodicals, Political cartoons, Scrapbooks

Languages: Spanish;Castilian, English, Portuguese, French

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Leila Míccolis Brazilian Alternative Press Collection consists primarily of political and countercultural pamphlets and periodicals, concrete poetry, neo-concrete poetry and other vanguard/avant-garde artistic experimentation, fanzines, film reviews, university publications, theater, and musical pieces.

As opposed to the commercial and widely-circulated press of "official" Brazilian governmental venues, the publications contained in the collection especially treat stigmatized or marginalized groups, such as Afro-Brazilians, women, sexual minorities. It accomplishes this goal by utilizing various mediums including literary pieces, editorial cartoons, political comics, sociopolitical critiques of "Brazilianness," humor, and the promotion of ecological and environmental awareness. The collection also contains a large variety of materials from the 1970s Marginália movement, a term used to describe a series of underground publications which circulated during the military dictatorship.

The collection was painstakingly accumulated over the course of forty-five years by Míccolis who decided to place the archive in a North American university so as to assure the preservation of the collection, as well as to prevent its censorship.

Biographical Note

Leila Míccolis (b. 1947) is a Brazilian author, poet, script-writer, and literary critic. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Míccolis holds a Master of Science degree in Literature and Literary Theory from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She has edited over thirty books, and is internationally renowned for her involvement in the Brazilian poetical generation of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as her scriptwriting for soap operas in the 1980s and 1990s.

In addition to being a participant and authority in Brazilian alternative poetry and literature, Míccolis was also a collector. Her collection was painstakingly accumulated over the course of forty-five years. The collection is of an "alternative" character because it contains materials that reflect countercultural resistance, in its widest possible sense, and includes, but is not limited to, political and countercultural pamphlets and periodicals, concrete poetry, neo-concrete poetry and other vanguard/avant-garde artistic experimentation, fanzines, film reviews, university publications, theater, and musical pieces. As opposed to the commercial and widely-circulated press of "official” Brazilian governmental venues, the publications contained in the collection especially treat stigmatized or marginalized groups, such as Afro-Brazilians, women, sexual minorities, in various forms including literary pieces, editorial cartoons, political comics, sociopolitical critiques of "Brazilianness," humor, and the promotion of ecological and environmental awareness. The collection also contains a large variety of materials from the 1970s Marginália movement, a term used to describe a series of underground publications which circulated during the military dictatorship.

As such, her collection tells the story of contemporary Brazil (1960s to the present) from an "unofficial" perspective, one which often diverts from the stereotypical images of what Brazilians and non-Brazilians alike have come to understand as "brasilidade" (Brazilian character) during the second half of the twentieth century.

Steven Butterman, assistant professor of Portuguese in the University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, came across the Collection while conducting research for his book, Perversions on Parade (Hyperbole Books, San Diego State University Press, 2005), the first book-length scholarly treatment in English of Brazilian poet Glauco Mattoso’s work. Mattoso, who was a co-collaborator in the creation of "Lampiao da Esquina," explored themes of homosexual transgression as a form of cultural resistance. “Ms. Míccolis has managed to preserve a diverse host of alternative voices which sought creative expression despite being officially silenced. Collectively these works represent Brazil’s burgeoning civil rights movement within the surrounding culture of repression,” states Professor Butterman.

Leila Míccolis resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Subject/Index Terms

20th century
Brazil - Social conditions - 20th century
Counterculture - Brazil - 20th century
Gay and lesbian studies
Little magazines
Little magazines - Brazil
Music - Brazil - 20th century
Protest literature - Brazil
Sexual minorities - Civil rights - Brazil
Social movements - Brazil - 20th century
Subculture - Brazil - 20th century
Underground press publications - Brazil - 20th century

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: University of Miami does not own copyright. It is incumbent on the user to obtain copyright from the original author.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Leilla Miccolis.

Related Materials:

See also Robert Levine Papers (ASM0315).

Politics, Literature, and Culture in Brazil: The Leila MÍccolis Collection by Tatiana Faria.

Preferred Citation: Leila Míccolis Brazilian Alternative Press Collection, Special Collections, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida.

Processing Information: Enhanced descriptions and metadata project completed by Collaborative Archives from the African Diaspora (CAAD) intern, Tatiana Faria, under the supervision of Tim Thompson, Metadata Librarian, 2014.

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Additional information may be found within the Leila Míccolis Container List at http://proust.library.miami.edu/findingaids/legacy/asm0654CL.pdf.


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Box 14Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fahrenheit 451, 1986 MayAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1. Published in Belo Horizonte, MG. Genre(s): Magazine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 2: Fala, 1978 JulyAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1. Published in Belo Horizonte, MG. Genre(s): Poetry, Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 3: Fala Poeta, 1984 September-1985 MarchAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 3-9, yr. 1. Pagination: 8 pages. Notes: Pages not consecutive in No. 6. Printing: Offset. Published in São Paulo, SP. Selected contents: Preconceito - Raça x Cor (poem by Cándido Coelho Neto), no. 6, page 4[6]. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Antonio Vasconcelos (editor), Erorci Santana (editor), Hamilton Faria (poet), Paulo César Gutierres Guggiana (poet), Jurandir Schmidt (poet), Clério José Borges (poet), Ivone Vebber (poet), Jurema Barreto de Souza (poet), Roberto Luiz dos Santos (poet), José Marinho do Nascimento (poet), Akemi Waki (author), Ele Semog (author), Leila Míccolis (poet), Hélio Lete (author), Marcelo Dolabela (author), Ivone Bohrer (author), Antonio Canuto (author), Amara Lúcia (author), Marisa Mattos (author), Artur Gomes (author), Rogério Salgado (author), Eno Teodoro Wanke (author), Batista de Lima (author), Cándido Coelho Neto (poet).
Extent: 7 volumes
Folder 4: Fandango, O, 1983Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-10, vol.1 (1983); no. 5-23; yr. 2; no. 25-27 (undated); no. 31; 5 separate issues without number (undated). Notes: Lists all of the peices published in No. 1-10 in one issue; folder includes note to Leila. Published in Recife, PE. Genre(s): Newsletter, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 5: Fantasmas da Guerra, Os, 1986 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 6. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Anti-war, Punk, Anarchism, Politics.
Folder 6: Fanzine Madame SatãAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 21. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Fanzine, Zine, Magazine. Subject(s): Theater, Anarchism, Sexuality.
Folder 7: Fanzine Press, 1988 November/DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 10, yr. 2. Published in Cotia, SP. Selected contents: Uns brasileiros muito ingleses (article), page 5. Genre(s): Zine, Fanzine. Subject(s): Music. Contributors: Roberto Kodiak (editor), Eduardo Coruja (editor).
Extent: 1 volume (8 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 22 x 16 cm
Folder 8: Farpas & Cafunés, 1991 JuneAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2. Notes: Cultural Supplement. Published in Brasília, DF. Genre(s): Newsletter. Subject(s): Politics, Literary.
Folder 9: Fatherzine, 1995 September/NovemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1, yr. 1. Published in Araraquara,SP. Genre(s): Fanzine, Music. Subject(s): Music, Jimi Hendrix.
Folder 10: Fator RH, 1991 May-1991 JulyAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-2, yr. 1. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newsletter. Subject(s): Politics, Work.
Folder 11: FEBET, 1987 AugustAdd to your cart.
Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Poetry, Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 12: Feira, 1984 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1. Published in Curitiba, PR. Genre(s): Poetry, Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 13: FeiraAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Poetry, Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 14: Felino, 1968 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 11. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 15: Feminismo: Uma Questão Politica?, n.d.Add to your cart.
Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Feminism, Women's studies, Politics.
Folder 16: Femme, 1994 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 5, yr. 2. Notes: includes a pamphlet and letter. Published in Santos, SP. Genre(s): Magazine. Subject(s): Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender, Queer, Sexuality.
Folder 17: Femmes de Jacob, 1995 JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1. Published in Fortaleza, CE. Genre(s): Zine, Cartoon. Subject(s): Art, Sexuality, Fetish.
Folder 18: FENAMAN, 1987 December 10Add to your cart.
Published in Belo Horizonte, MG. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Health, Ecology.
Folder 19: Ficção Quadrinhos, ed. SpecialAdd to your cart.
Holdings: ed. Special. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Selected contents: Pra começar, or três marginais marcaram um encontro na festíva porta do cinema iris (comic by Fernando), page 1 -- Rei Morto Rei Posto (comic by Arnaldo), page 24. Genre(s): Comics. Subject(s): Humor. Contributors: Cícero Sandroni (editor), Eglê Malheiros (editor), Fausto Cunha (editor), Laura Constância Sandroni (editor), Salim Miguel (editor), Hélio Pólvora (editor), Mario Pontes (editor), André Figueiredo (editor), Muniz Sodré (editor), Valdomiro Santana (editor).
Extent: 1 volume (58 pages)
Folder 20: Figueira, A, 1991 January-2001 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2-6, yr. 1 (Jan-Jun 1991); no. 13, yr. 2 (Mar/Apr 1992); no. 22, yr. 3 (Apr 1993); no. 25, yr. 3 (Aug 1993); no. 32-33, yr. 4 (May-Aug 1994); no. 35, yr. 4 (Oct 1994); no. 37, yr. 5 (Dec 1994); no. 40, yr. 5 (Apr 1995); no. 46-47, yr. 6 (Jan-Mar 1996); no. 64, yr. 8 (Dec 1997); no. 91, yr. 11 (Jan/Feb 2001); no. 93, yr. 11 (Apr 2001); no. 99, yr. 12 (Dec 2001). Pagination: 12 pages. Notes: 2 copies of no. 2; 3 copies of no.4. Published in Florianópolis, SC. Selected contents: Relembrando (editorial by Professora Maria Helena), no. 6, page 2 -- Reconstruçao (poem by Abel B. Pereira), no. 6, page 3 -- Racismo (poem by Abel B. Pereira), no. 6, page 8. Genre(s): Poetry, Zine. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Abel B. Pereira (founder), Rosa Maria P. do Vale Pereira (editor), Eduardo T. do Vale Pereira (editor), Humberto Del Maestro (author), Swami Vivekananda (author), Jessé do Nascimento (author), Miguel J. Malty (author), Maria Carriço (author), Jota Dantas (author), Osael de Carvalho (author), Miguel Russowsky (author), Fonseca (), Acácio de Oliveira Neto (author), Célia Rangel de A. e Silva (author), Fanny Dupré (author), Osael de Carvalho (author), Aníbal Albuquerque (author), Ricardo Alfaya (author).
Extent: 19 volumes
Folder 21: Filhinho Você Fez Seu Fanzine Hoje?Add to your cart.
Holdings: no number or date. Published in Porto Alegre, RS. Genre(s): Zine, Fanzine. Subject(s): Anarchism, Sexuality.
Folder 22: Fingidor, O, 1993 May-1994 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 0, yr. 1 (May 1993); no. 2-8, yr. 1-2 (Jul 1993-Dec 1994). Notes: 4 copies of no. 4, 5/6; 3 copies of no. 7; 2 copies of no. 8. Published in Manaus, AM. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 23: Flerte, 1987 July-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-7, yr. 1-2. Notes: 2 copies of no. 1, 3, 7; 3. Published in Aracati, CE. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary, Sexuality.
Folder 24: Flor da Terra & Pé de Moleque, 1980Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2 (1980). Published in Belo Horizonte, MG. Genre(s): Zine. Subject(s): Literary.
Folder 25: Folha, A, 1993 MarchAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 34, yr. 66 (Mar 1993). Published in Itabiana, PB. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): News, Literary.
Folder 26: Folha da Terra, 1986-1991Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2-4, yr. ?-2 (1986-1987); no. 7-10, yr. 2-3 (1987-1988); no. 12-14, yr. 3-4 (1989); no. 20-22, yr. 5 (1990); no. 24-25, yr. 6 (1991). Notes: 2 copies of no. 8, 9; 2 copies of no. 24. Size varies: No. 2: 44 x 11 cm 8 pages stapled; No. 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 21, 22: 44 x 11 cm when folded, 44 x 32 cm when open; No. 3, 4, 7, 10: 44 x 11 cm when folded, 44 x 21 cm when open; No. 20: one 44 x 11 cm sheet Published in Itaboraí, RJ. Selected contents: Mestiçagem (poem by Antônio Fraga), no. 9 -- África (poem by Mauro Antonio Evaristo), no. 21 -- O negro (poem by J. Cardias), no. 25. Genre(s): Zine, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Alfredo Chlamtac Filho (editor), Anita Costa Prado (poet), Batista de Lima (poet), Márcio Pieruccini (poet), Orcival Barbosa Velho (poet), Marlene Povoa (poet), José Carlos de Souza (poet), Flávio Nascimento (poet), Cleide Veronesi (poet), J. J. Galahade (poet), Leontino Filho (poet), Ivone Vebber (poet), Tânia Gabrielli (poet), Rogério Salgado (poet), Denoir Souza (poet), J. Cardias (poet), Dárcio Barbosa (poet).
Extent: 14 volumes (folded sheets)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 44 x 11 cm-44 x 32 cm

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