Staying Alive, from its title on, is a refreshing—and radical—perspective on the "crises of the humanities."
Marília Librandi-Rocha is an Assistant Professor of Brazilian Literature at Stanford University. Her book, "Maranhão-Manhattan. Ensaios de Literatura Brasileira," was published by 7 Letras (Rio de Janeiro) in 2009. As a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center in 2013-14, she is currently working in her next book-length project, "Writing by Ear. Brazilian Modern Fiction and the Poetics of Listening," focusing on the theory of the novel and the actual debates on cosmopolitanism and World/Planetary literature through the perspective of authors such as Machado de Assis, Oswald de Andrade, Guimarães Rosa, and Clarice Lispector. Her recent articles have appeared in Culture, Theory & Critique, Critical Studies in Improvisation, Ellipsis, Mantis, and are forthcoming in Luso-Brazilian Review, Estudos de Literatura Brasileira Contemporânea, and Letteratura D’América. L-Rocha is book review editor of ellipsis, journal of the American Portuguese Studies Association(Apsa).