Patrícia da Silva Cardoso received her PhD in Theory and History of Literature from the State University of Campinas – Unicamp in 2002, presenting her thesis Inês de Castro ou a morta luminosa. Patrícia has been teaching Portuguese Literature at Federal University of Paraná since 1997. She was a visiting professor at Leipzig University in 2007. Since 2012, she has coordenated the bilateral masters course which happens at UFPR and University of Lyon 2-Lumière. She was the head of the Brazilian Association of Portuguese Literature Professors (ABRAPLIP) in 2016 and 2017. Since May 2022 she is the chair of Cátedra Camões José Saramago UFPR.