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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 57Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Nacional, O, 1987 June 25-July 1Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 24, yr. 1. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, Politics.
Folder 2: Não, 1994 November-1995 MayAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-2, yr. 1. Published in Belo Horizonte, MG. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Literary, College. Contributors: Anelito de Oliveira (editor), Adaélcio de Sousa Cruz (editorial board member), Carlos Ely Pimenta (editorial board member), João Batista Martins (editorial board member), Wagner Rocha (editorial board member), Rui Rothe-Neves (editorial board member).
Extent: 2 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 36 x 28 cm
Folder 3: Narciso, 1993 November-1994Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1 (Nov 1993); no. 3 (1994). Published in Itabuna, BA. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, Literary.
Folder 4: Nascente Poético e Nascente, 1996 October-1998 OctoberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1-8, yr. 1 (Oct 1996-Oct 1997); no. 10-11, yr. 1 (Jan-Apr 1998); no. 13-14, yr. 1-2 (Jul-Oct 1998). Notes: 2 copies of no. 2, 3, 8. Published in Maceió, AL. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, Literary. Contributors: Luiz Alberto Machado (editor), Sérgio Campos (poet), Benilson Pereira (poet), Felipe Maldaner (poet), Leontino Filho (poet), Ari Lins Pedrosa (poet), Núbia Marques (poet), Osael de Carvalho (poet), Severino Filgueiras (poet), Cecília Fidelli (poet), Beatriz Chacon (poet), Leone Cavalcante (poet), Arlindo Nóbrega (poet), Ziney Santos Moreira (poet), Alba Granja (poet), Eno Teodoro Wanke (poet), Luiz Fernandes Silva (poet), Abel B. Pereira (poet), Milton Dias Fernando (poet), Lucilla Milanese (poet), Silvério Costa (poet), Cláudio Feldman (poet), Clotilde Tavares (poet), Jaci Bezerra (poet), Ilma Fontes (poet), Renata Pallottini (poet), Nicolas Behr (poet), Denise Teixeira Viana (poet).
Extent: 12 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 22 x 16 cm-33 x 29 cm
Folder 5: Nexo, 1988 JuneAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1, yr. 1. Notes: 2 copies. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Feminism, Human rights, Sexuality, Sexism, Women's rights.
Folder 6: Nonada, 1994 January-AprilAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 3-4. Published in Mococa, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Ricardo Dias Flaitt de Barros (editor), Graziela Protti (illustrator), Francisco de A. Nascimento (poet), Getúlio Cardozo (poet), Paulo Estevão Pereira (poet), Daura Rocha Barbosa de Resende (poet), Lício Fernandes Neto (poet), Francisco Eduardo Vicinansa (poet), Marcos Silva (poet), Eduardo J. Saito de Moraes (poet), Alice Ruiz (poet), Paulo Leminski (poet), Gabriel do Amaral Dias (poet).
Extent: 2 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 36 x 28 cm
Folder 7: Nós Por Exemplo, September-1992 NovemberAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 4-5, yr. 1. Notes: 2 copies of no. 4. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): LGBT, Queer, Lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender, Gay, Sexuality.
Folder 8: Nossa Pauta, 1991 MarchAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 4, Special Edition. Notes: 2 copies. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Politics, Classism. Contributors: Elizabeth Villela da Costa (editorial board member), Fernando Paulino (editorial board member), Antônio de Oliveira Ramos (editorial board member), Alexandre Medeiros (editorial board member), Coriolano Gatto (editorial board member), Sônia Regina Gomes (editorial board member), Ricardo Porto (editorial board member), Jayme Brener (editorial board member), Iverson Alves de Sá (editorial board member), Sílvia Moretzshon (editorial board member), Luciana Crespo (editorial board member), Nilo Sérgio Gomes (editorial board member), Ronaldo Buarque de Hollanda (editorial board member), Agrícola Ramos (editorial board member), Luiz Carlos de Oliveira (collaborator), Antonio Ramos (collaborator), Beth Costa (collaborator), Arthur Cantalice (collaborator), Fernando Paulino (collaborator), Analéa Rego (collaborator), Valmiro Nunes (collaborator), José Jorge (collaborator), Alexandre Medeiros (collaborator), André Pellicione (collaborator).
Extent: 1 volume (4 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 37 x 29 cm
Folder 9: Nossa Tarefa, 1991 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1, yr. 1. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Economics, Politics.
Folder 10: Nossa VozAdd to your cart.
Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): College, Schools, Education.
Folder 11: Notícias Cósmicas, Special Edition, 1988Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 3, yr. 1. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Philosophy, Psychology, Ecology, Astrology, Religion. Contributors: Cláudio Duarte (editor), Moacir Machado (journalist-in-chief), Maria Fabiana D’Anversa (author), Eugênio de Lima (collaborator), José Luis C. Cardoso (collaborator), Luciana Rothberg (collaborator), Maria A. de Oliveira (collaborator), Manuel F. da S. Neves (collaborator), Oswaldo Herrera (collaborator), Plínio R. de Moura (collaborator), Sérgio Benedetti (collaborator), Syça Gayvota (collaborator), Antonio Vasconcelos (collaborator), Eduardo Araya (collaborator), Erwin Selgnemartin (collaborator).
Extent: 1 volume (16 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 35 x 28 cm
Folder 12: Notícias Culturais, 1990 October-1992 FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 6, yr. 1 (Oct 1990); no. 22, yr. 3 (Feb 1992). Published in Fortaleza, CE. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Literary, Education.
Folder 13: Notícias da Zona Leste, 1997 MayAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 19, yr. 3. Published in São Paulo, SP. Genre(s): Newsletter. Subject(s): Literary, Politics.
Folder 14: Notiziario CO.EM.IT, 1990 January/FebruaryAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 1, yr. 3. Notes: written in Italian. Published in [Rio de Janeiro]. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Politics, Culture, Economics.
Folder 15: Nova Expressão, 1987 July-1992 JuneAdd to your cart.
Holdings: no. 3-4, yr. 1 (Jul-Sep 1987); no. 6-14, yr. 1-2 (Dec 24, 1987-May 21, 1988); no. 16, yr. 5 (Jun 1992). Notes: 2 copies of no. 6,8,11; no. 6 also labeled no. 986, no. labeled no. 989, no. 8 labeled no. 992, no. 9 labeled 994, no. 10 labeled no. 996, no. 11 labeled no. 999, no. 12 labeled no. 1.001, no. 13 labeled no. 1003, and no. 14 labeled no. 1005. Published in Viçosa, MG. Genre(s): Newsletter, Poetry. Subject(s): Literary. Contributors: Roberto Soares C. Carmo (editor), Eudes dos Reis de Souza (coordinator).
Extent: 10 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 35 x 29 cm-45 x 31 cm
Folder 16: Novidade, 1987 September/October-1989Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 6, yr. 3 (Sep/Oct 1987); no. 10, yr. 4 (Apr/May 1988); no. 14-15, yr. 4-5 (Dec 1988-1st). Published in Maceió, AL. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture, Sports, Literary. Contributors: Fernando Affonso Collor de Mello (governor), João do Nascimento (secretary of culture and sports), Reinaldo de Andrade (editor).
Extent: 4 volumes
Physical Facet: illustrations
Dimensions: 36 x 29 cm
Folder 17: Novo Alvorado, 1991 December 16-JanuaryAdd to your cart.
Holdings: ed. 1, yr. 1. Published in Maringá, PR. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Culture.
Folder 18: Now, 1992Add to your cart.
Holdings: no. 47, yr. 4. Published in Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Genre(s): Newspaper. Subject(s): Surfing. Contributors: Rosaldo Cavalcante (director), Rômulo Fonseca (editor), Tim Baker (editor), Pedro Falcão (editor), Nick Carroll (editor), Alex Guaraná (editor-in-chief), Monika Pecegueiro do Amaral (assistant editor).
Extent: 1 volume (40 pages)
Physical Facet: illustrations
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