Juliana de Albuquerque

Name: Juliana de Albuquerque
Position: Assistant Lecturer
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Juliana de Albuquerque


Juliana de Albuquerque graduated with her PhD in June 2022 at University College Cork, Ireland, where she was co-supervised by the Departments of German and of Philosophy.

Juliana’s doctorate focuses on the interrelation between the philosophical, scientific and literary discourses in Germany during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with an emphasis on Goethe’s notion of Bildung as it is reflected in the portrayal of women in his literary work.

Juliana has a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Universidade Católica de Pernambuco, Brazil, where she developed research on Hegel, Simone de Beauvoir and the Metaphysical Novel.

In 2016 she received her Master’s degree in Philosphy from Tel Aviv University, Israel. Her M.A. examined the influence of Leibniz on Hölderlin’s and Hegel’s views on tragedy, and it explored questions in aesthetics, literature, and moral philosophy.

While working on her MA Juliana spent 18 months at Universität Konstanz, in Germany, as a research and teaching assistant.

Juliana’s main fields of research are Existentialism, German Literature, German Philosophy and Intellectual History.

Her academic activities at University College Cork during the last six years have included teaching Existentialism, German intellectual history, with an emphasis on German Classicism and Idealism, and German Jewish thought and literature, from the age of the Enlightenment to pre-War Germany. 

Since August 2021 Juliana has coordinated a research group dedicated to the study of Contemporary Jewish Philosophy and Politics at LABÔ – the Laboratory for Politics, Behavior and Media of Fundação São Paulo, the maintaining institution of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, Brazil. She is also an associate researcher at the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

In addition to her work within academic institutions, since 2018 Juliana has been writing a fortnightly column for the leading Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, where she discusses themes from philosophy and literature. She has also published in The Times Literary Supplement and in The Irish Times.

 Academic publications (Most relevant)

a. Books (peer review)

In preparation:

  • Goethe, Gender, and German Culture:  The relationship between philosophy and literature. To be published by De Gruyter.

b. Edited books (peer review)

  • (2019) with Gert Hofmann. Anti/Idealism: Re-interpreting a German Discourse. De Gruyter.

c. Chapters in books (peer review)

  • (2019) “‘Meine Schwester Natalie ist hiervon ein lebhaftes Beispiel’: Bildung and Gender in Goethe’s Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre. In: Anti/Idealism: Re-interpreting a German Discourse, pp.27-48. De Gruyter.
  • (2014) “The Relevance of Simone de Beauvoir’s Ethic/Aesthetic Project to the Humanities” In: Simone de Beauvoir: A Humanist Thinker. Ed. Tove Petterson and Annlaug Bjørnøs. Vol. 279, pp. 129-46. Leiden: Brill Rodopi. Value Inquiry Book Series

d. Articles (peer review)

  • (2022) “The many functions of the demoniac and of the supernatural in Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short stories.” In: Arquivo Maaravi ¾  Revista Digital de Estudos Judaicos da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte (Brazil): vol. 16, #31, pp. 31-48.
  • (2012) “Simone de Beauvoir’s case for Philosophical Autonomy and The Possibilities within The Metaphysical Novel.” In: Sapere Aude, Belo Horizonte (Brazil): Editora PUC Minas, v. 3, #6, pp.87-106.

e. Translations

  • Hill, Samantha Rose. Hannah Arendt. Editora Contracorrente, 2022.



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