Dr Gisele Giandoni Wolkoff  teaches Literatures of the English Language in the Department of Letters at the Federal University of Technology in Parana, UTFPR, Brazil. Coorganizer of the bilingual volume Poem-ing Beyond Borders: ten contemporary Irish and Portuguese women poets (Coimbra: Palimage, 2011) she coordinates the research project Mapping Americas: contemporary, cultural productions in comparison, sponsored by Fundação Araucária, Paraná, Brazil.