Eco.Pós - Programa de Pós-Graduação da Escola de Comunicação da UFRJ - O Curso - Histórico
Maria Cristina Franco Ferraz
Maria Cristina Franco Ferraz graduated in Literature from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1976), graduated in Special English Language Teaching from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (1977), Master in Literature from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (1982), MA in Philosophy DEA - Université de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne, 1986), PhD in Philosophy - Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne, 1992), postdoctoral studies at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, 2004) and the Berlin Literature and Culture Research Center (2007 and 2010). From 1994, she was Full Professor of Communication Theory at Universidade Federal Fluminense. Having retired in April 2011, she remained linked to the Graduate Program of UFF until the end of 2012, coordinating an International Doctorate Erasmus Mundus. Approved in a new public tender, she has been Professor of Communications Theory at ECO / UFRJ since June 2012. From 1999 to 2005, she directed the collection Conexões for the Brazilian publisher Relume Dumará. She is a researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. She was a visiting professor at the Universities of Paris 8 (2000), Richmond (USA, 2004), Perpignan (France, 2005, 2009 and 2013), Nova de Lisboa (2005 and 2013) and Saint Andrews (Scotland, 2005).  She published the books Nietzsche, o bufão dos deuses (no Rio e em Paris), Platão: as artimanhas do fingimento (no Rio e em Lisboa), Nove variações sobre temas nietzschianos, em 2010, Homo deletabilis - corpo, percepção, esquecimento: do século XIX ao XXI, e em 2015, L"homme effaçable: mémoire et oubli du XIXème siècle à nos jours (Paris) and Ruminações: cultura letrada e dispersão hiperconectada. In the area of Communication, he has dedicated himself to the sub-area of the Theoretical Foundations of Communication and Culture, developing in numerous articles and chapters, mainly, the following themes: contributions by Nietzsche, Foucault and Deleuze for Communication, subjectivity and contemporary culture, Status of the image, modernization of perception, body and new technologies, memory and forgetfulness, ethics and contemporaneity. She is a level 2 researcher at CNPq.
FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco; CARVALHO, Louise Ferreira. Duplo, imagem e reino do simulacro: William Wilson, de Edgar Allan Poe. E-Compós (Brasília), v. 19, p. 01-16, 2016.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Cannibalisme, pensée, parodie: Friedrich Nietzsche et Oswald de Andrade. Revue Silène. Centre de recherches en littérature et poétique comparées de Paris OuestNanterre- La Défense, v. especial, p. 1-16, 2015.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Mutações da subjetividade contemporânea: performance e avaliação. Cadernos de Psicanálise (Círculo Psicanalítico/RJ), v. 36, p. 31-41, 2014.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Estatuto paradoxal da pele e cultura contemporânea. Galáxia (São Paulo. Online), v. 27, p. 61-71, 2014.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Genealogia, comunicação e cultura somática. Revista FAMECOS (Impresso), v. 20, p. 163-178, 2013.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Transformações biopolíticas: estranhamento e cultura somática. Ecopolítica (revista on-line da PUC-SP), v. 4, p. 71-86, 2012.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Corpo, tecnologias, política: Mistérios e Paixões (Naked Lunch) e eXistenZ, de David Cronenberg. Devires (UFMG), v. 7, p. 70-85, 2011.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Das atmosferas, acasos e turbulências. Gragoatá (UFF), v. 31, p. 171-181, 2011.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Graça, corpo e consciência. Revista FAMECOS (Online), v. 18, p. 674-684, 2011.

FERRAZ, Maria Cristina Franco. Do espelho machadiano ao ciberespelho: interioridade na atual cultura somática. Revista FAMECOS, v. 1, p. 85-90, 2009.
From Lettered Culture to Digital Hyperconnectivity: Perception, Attention, and Affect

The project develops the results of the finished project, consigned in the book Ruminações: cultura letrada e dispersão hiperconectada (2015). Resorting to the genealogical method, it aims to investigate and thematize the decline of lettered culture in favor of ways of life that are increasingly online, nonstop, and hyperconnected, in their implications with regard to temporality and to the regimes of attention and perception demanded and produced by network information and communication devices. The examination of the gradual weakening of the capacity for concentration, of the compaction of the experience of time, and of the emergence of regimes of hyperconnected dispersion is favored by the counterpoint with cultural products produced in modernity. The research returns to lettered culture (literature and philosophy), connected to more dilated temporalities, in order to investigate contemporary variations of regimes of perception, attention, and affect. The Deleuzian concept of affect, addressed to “blocks of sensations” and to “non-human becomings of man” – also present in current studies in Communication and Culture – is explored in modern literary works that enrich the comprehension of affects such as fear, envy, and hate. By identifying alterations in fields of perception, attention, and affect, through a fertile relation between lettered culture and new cultural horizons, the research aims to contribute both to the thematic and methodological development of the field of Communication Theory and to the comprehension of ongoing changes in the 21st century. It concerns, in sum, an examination of how the progressive state of hyperconnected dispersion differs from the vertigos of perception and from the modulations of modern subjectivity, tending to corrode subjective configurations molded by lettered culture, which are also historically determined. Ways of life that are increasingly online will be, in turn, connected to the continuous production of accelerated, optimized, immediate bodies that are compatible with the business, productivist, and performative logic that has been dominating contemporary, advanced, or emerging societies.   


Eco.Pós - Programa de Pós-Graduação da Escola de Comunicação da UFRJ - O Curso - Histórico
v.20, n.2 (2017)
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