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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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Other Information:

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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Folder 1: ECP- Elo de Comunicação Poética, 1987 October-1990 SeptemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 0-11, yr. [1]-2. Notes: 2 copies of no. 1, 3, 5, 6, 7,. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Poetry, Newsletter. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: João Batista S. Filho (editor), J. Cardias (author), Carmen Cardin (author), Eno Teodoro Wanke (author), Manoel Alves Calixto (author), Ricardo Aquino (author), Denise Teixeira Viana (author), Kiel Nascimento (artist), Genesia Santos (director).
Extent: 12 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Folder 2: Em, 1986 October-1987 JulyAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 2-5, yr. 1-2 (Oct 1986-Jan); no. 9, yr. 2 (Jul 1987). Notes: "Jan 1986" printed on no. 5, though is preceeded by "Christmas 1986", most likely a misprint. Published in Itabira, MG. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Literary, Culture, Politics. Contributors: Cleber Camargo Rodrigues (editor), Cássia Aparecida de Almeida (journalist), J. João de Brito (author), Vera Lúcia Almeida (author), Jairo Almeida (author), Arthur Camargo (author).
Extent: 5 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 32 x 23 cm-47 x 32 cm
Folder 3: Encontro, 1992 January 26-1992 November 29Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 229, yr. 6 (Jan 26, 1992); no. 239, yr. 8 (Nov 29, 1992). Published in Cambuquira, MG. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Economics, Culture, Politics.
Folder 4: Enfoque, 1996 Setpember-MarchAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 4 (Sep 1996); no. 6-8, yr. 2 (Nov 1996-Mar). Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, College. Contributors: Renato de Sá Rego (editor), Ana Paula Lacerda (collaborator), Goyo Garcia (collaborator), Nadan Guerra (collaborator), Daniela Fossaluza (collaborator), Lílian Tufversson (collaborator), Antônia Watts (collaborator), Michelle Rôças (collaborator), Piero Bagnariol (collaborator), Mariana Lima (collaborator), Sabina Aguiar (collaborator), Erick Bretas (collaborator).
Extent: 4 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 35 x 29 cm
Folder 5: Escritor, O, 1983 April-1987 AugustAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 21 (Apr 1983); no. 25-26 (Apr-Jul 1984); no. 28-30 (Sep-Nov 1984); no. 32-34 (Feb-Apr 1985); (May/Jun 1985); no. 37-45 (Sep 1985-Aug 1987). Notes: 2 copies of no. 26, no .42. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Lucas, Fábio, president, Literary . Contributors: Rodolfo Konder (editor), Antônio Romane (executive editor), Wladir Dupont (assistant editor).
Extent: 19 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 37 x 27 cm-43 x 29 cm
Folder 6: Escritor, O, 1987 November-1991 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 47-51 (Nov 1987-Dec 1988); no. 57 (Jul/Aug 1990); no. 59-62 (Jan 1990-Dec 1991). Notes: 2 copies of no. 61. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Literary . Contributors: Claudio Willer (president), Erorci Santana (editor), Roberto Luiz dos Santos (editor), Dalila Teles Veras (editor), Ideda Estergilda de Abreu (editor).
Extent: 10 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 37 x 27 cm-43 x 29 cm
Folder 7: Espaço Aberto, 1990 June-n.d.Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 4, yr. 2 (Jun 1990); no. 283, yr. 10 (Nov 23-30 1993); (undated). Notes: No. 283 found in "Correio de Costa Rica"; different format and place of publication than first issue; Undated issue found in "Correio de Costa Rica"-- different format and place of publication than first issue. Published in Palmares, PE. Genre(s): Newsletter. Subject(s): Economics, Culture, Literary.
Folder 8: Espaço Cultural Aberto, 1987 March-1988 DecemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 4-6, yr. 2; no. 9-10, yr. 3 (Aug-Dec 1988). Published in Joinville, SC. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Education, Culture. Contributors: Dúnia de Freitas (editor-in-chief), Eliana Mara de Rosário (collaborator), Jairo Maciel (collaborator).
Extent: 5 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 34 x 29 cm
Folder 9: Espaço Poético, 1986 July 30-1987 February 27Add to your cart.
Holdings: (Jul 30, 1986); (Sep 15, 1986); (Sep 30, 1986); (Oct 15, 1986); no. 10-11, yr. 1 (Oct 31-Nov 12); (Dec 18, 1986); (Jan 30, 1987); (Feb 27, 1987). Notes: found in "Folha Paulistana". Published in São Paulo, SP. Selected contents: Negro (poem by Roberto Luiz dos Santos), issue from Jul 30, 1986, page 1. Genre(s): Newsletter. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Véra Velga (author), Walkiria Martins (author), Roberto Luiz dos Santos (author), M. Angela Serri F. (author)
Extent: 9 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 58 x 32 cm
Folder 10: Estro, O, MayAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 0. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newsletter, Poster. Contributors: Líbero Neto (founder), Marco Antônio Brás (collaborator), Ed Motta (collaborator), Ricardo Soneto (collaborator), Alexandra Saporetti (collaborator), Juan Saavedra (collaborator), Ana Cláudia Moreira (collaborator), Ricardo Cota (collaborator), Moacy Cirne (collaborator), Rogério Durst (collaborator).
Extent: 1 volume (1 page)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 57 x 35 cm
Folder 11: Ex (originally Extra), 1974 September-OctoberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 6-7. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Politics, Culture. Contributors: Hamilton Almeida Filho (editor), Chiodi (editor), Dácio Nitrini (editor), Hilton Libos (editor), Elvira Alegre (editor), Jorge Lopes (editor), Marcos Daerman (editor), Palmério Dória de Vasconcelos (editor), Guilherme Cunha Pinto (editor), Gabriel Bonduki (editor), João Antonio (collaborator), Nise da Silveira (collaborator), Caetano Veloso (collaborator), José J. Veiga (collaborator).
Extent: 2 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 37 x 27 cm
Folder 12: Expressão Literária, n.d.-1990 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: (undated); no. 2, yr. 1 (Aug 1989); no. 4, yr. 1 (Oct 1990). Notes: Undated issue is postmarked: Jul 1990; 2 copies of no. 4, yr. 1. Published in Belo Horizonte, MG. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Aguillar Pinheiro (director), Cid Miranda (editor), Bete Reis (editor), Pedro Luiz (editor), Beatriz D’Vianna (journlist-in-chief), Eanderley Lourenço Francisco (secretary), Son Salvador (collaborator), Roberto Frageli (collaborator), Rodolfo Ribeiro Leite (collaborator), Klaus Piagui (collaborator).
Extent: 3 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 35 x 29 cm

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